Who is richer, Donald Trump or Bill Gates?


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As of Dec. 23, 2014, Bill Gates is richer than Donald Trump. Bill Gates is also the richest person in the world with a net worth of $81.5 billion. Donald Trump has a net worth of $4 billion.

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William Henry Gates III, or Bill Gates, is an American mogul who is widely recognized as the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation. Together with Paul Allen, he founded Microsoft on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. Microsoft's initial public offering in 1986, and ensuing rise in share price, was directly responsible for creating three billionaires, including Bill Gates. He occupied the position of CEO and chairman of Microsoft for an extended period of time prior to stepping down from day-to-day operations at the company. As of December 2014, he serves in the capacity of Technology Advisor of Microsoft and is the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Donald John Trump, Sr. is an American businessman, investor, author and TV personality. He is founder of the Trump Entertainment Resorts and, as of 2014, is chairman and president of the Trump Organization. He is regarded as one of the most popular real estate entrepreneurs in the United States. Alternate sources of wealth include his ownership of the Miss Universe Organization and his television show "The Apprentice."

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