Ray asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 3 weeks ago

How is Bill Gates still making money if he's no longer the CEO of Microsoft?


He just topped Jeff Bezos as the world richest man. How?

6 Answers

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    He has a couple shares of stock, and likely other investments. Geez, do you think he was living paycheck to paycheck?

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    He's probably got some saved up here and there, and he might be taking Social Security as well (age: 64, can you take it then?). He also has a foundation that like throws money at poor people and stuff so that's a legitimate business where he probably takes a cut.

  • 3 weeks ago


    I'm not even sure if he is still "making" money; he might just be living off what he already made.

  • 3 weeks ago

    As far as I'm aware:

    1) Amazon stocks took a nose-dive recently from what i remember seeing in my news feeds.

    2) Bill Gates still owns stock in Microsoft + many other things too (and is apparently buds with Warren Buffet).... one list I've seen suggests Bill Gates owns stock in:

    - Walmart (11.6million shares)

    - Caterpillar Inc. (11.2million shares)

    - Canadian National Railroad (17.1million shares)

    - FedEx (3million shares)

    - Liberty Global

    - Berkshire Hathaway

    • Just have a share dealing account, put the appropriate amount of money in it, place an order. But learn from "The Motley Fool" (fool.com) + Investopedia first.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    He has Microsoft stock, and the stock pays dividends. He also has a multibillion dollar investment account that would yield dividends and capital gains.

    • John3 weeks agoReport

      Call your stock broker, and tell him you would like to buy 10 billion shares of Microsoft.  One share will cost you $149.97, so multiply that by 10 billion, and get out your checkbook.  Of course, if you're like most of us, you can't.

  • 3 weeks ago

    He still owns shares in M$, and gets dividends

    • L. E. Gant
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      When he dies, the shares will be part of his estate, which will get inherited, so, yes, "he" willearn dividends indefinitely.

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