Bill Gates will always be remembered as one of Microsoft’s co-founders and responsible for developing the operating system for Windows computers. However, It’s been a few years since he quit the vast majority of the work he was doing at the company to devote himself to the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’, one of the largest private foundations in the world.
The fact that he is not responsible for Microsoft and has delegated many of his tasks to other people does not mean that Gates is a complete stranger to the company or to Apple. In fact, according to 2019 data, he would still have shares, about $55 billion in Microsoft stock
In November 2019, when the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” submitted its latest quarterly report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, it contained shares of 16 different companies, adding a total of $21 trillion in investment. 54% of this amount is in a single company: Berkshire Hathaway.
Berkshire Hathaway is owned by Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway It is a company owned by Warren Buffett., one of the largest investors in the world, in addition to being the largest shareholder, chairman and managing director of this company, thus occupying in 2017 the third place on the list made by Forbes of the richest people in the world. Buffett is one of Bill Gates’ close friends.
This society holds stakes in internationally recognized companies such as Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Delta Air Lines and, since 2016, Apple, one of Microsoft’s biggest rivals. Specifically, Berkshire Hathaway owns approximately 248,838,679 shares of Apple (or 5.68%), worth $79,000 million.
However, since the release of the data in November 2019, the number of shares may have changed, and may have decreased or increased. the boys of The next web did the calculations for how many of those stakes might belong to Bill Gates
Berkshire Hathaway owns 248,838,679 Apple shares, or approximately
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation owns 54,912,525 Berkshire Hathaway shares as of November 2019, with a market capitalization of $555 billion, which would be $12.5 billion today, or 2.25% of the total business. Berkshire Hathaway owned 248,838,679 shares of Apple in November 2019, with a total market cap of $1.4 trillion, which would equal $79 trillion today, or 5.68% of the company’s total.
2.25% of the $79 trillion in Apple shares owned by Berkshire Hathaway are held by Bill and Melinda Gates, which today represents a total of $1.8 billion in Apple holdings. In other words, only 0.13% of Apple’s total value is in trust.
It’s not that it’s an outrageous number, quite the contrary. But it is curious that the co-founder of Microsoft owns such a number of shares in the company that he was and still is his main rival in some areas.
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