Ray asked in Business & FinanceCorporations · 9 months 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
    9 months ago

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

  • Anonymous
    9 months 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.

  • 9 months ago


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

  • 9 months 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

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  • 9 months 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.

  • 9 months ago

    He still owns shares in M$, and gets dividends

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