How Much Money Does Bill Gates Have?

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According to Forbes magazine's 2014 rankings of the world's billionaires, Bill Gates has a net worth of approximately $76 billion. This is up $9 billion from the previous year due to a bounce in Microsoft shares and has earned him the honor of being the richest person in the United States and in the world.

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, stepped down from his position as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and is focusing on philanthropic endeavors. He and his wife Melinda co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and they have donated $28 billion to charity in recent years.