Bill Gates net worth: Microsoft founder worth this staggering amount

Bill Gates, 62, is a US business magnate, philanthropist, investor and the main founder of computer giant .

Bill is reported to be the second-richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

The business’ co-founder, Paul Allen, tragically passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

How much is Bill Gates worth today?

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Bill Gates net worth: Microsoft founder worth staggering amount after death of co-founder

According to Forbes, Bill has a staggering net worth of $95.7 billion (£72 billion).

Most of his money comes from his career at Microsoft, a company he founded and held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect.

Bill launched Microsoft with his co-founder Paul in 1975, which became the world’s largest PC software company.

From 1995 to 2017 he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world.

He was only surpassed in October 2017 by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.

After building and eventually retiring from Microsoft, Bill pursued a number of different philanthropic projects.

Bill Gates net worth: Microsoft founder worth this much after Paul Allen deathBill co-founded with Paul Allen in 1975 (Image: Getty Images)

The businessman has donated staggering

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