Bill Gates owns shares of THESE companies too
Companies owned by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
Bill Gates is a very renowned personality and is an inspiration for everyone. He is the first person who comes into our mind when we talk about technology and wealth.
A lot of people just know him to be the owner of Microsoft but not everyone knows that Bill Gates has a lot companies. He is currently the third-richest man in the world, with his net worth estimated to be around USD $146 billion.
Let us know about his other companies one by one:
1. Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.:
Bill Gates Foundation’s investment portfolio has this company as the largest holding among all his invested companies. The Foundation has nearly 40 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway which has a market value of over $7 billion.
2. Waste Management, Inc.:
The second-largest holding in the Foundation’s portfolio, is Waste Management, Inc., with a market value of $1.97 billion. The Foundation holds over 18.6 million shares in Waste Management.
3. Canadian National Railway Company:
This company is the third-largest holding in the Foundation’s portfolio. It has a market value of $1.51 billion with which the foundation has over 17.1 million shares.
4. Caterpillar Inc.:
This company is the fourth-largest holding in Bill Gates’ Foundation portfolio. It has a market value of more than $1.42 billion, with which the Foundation holds over 11.2 million shares.
5. Walmart Inc.:
This is the fifth-largest holding on our list in the Foundation’s portfolio. It is a retailing giant and stores, which operates worldwide.
6. Crown Castle International:
This company operates as a real estate investment trust. It owns cell phone towers with small cells where larger towers are not feasible, and fibre connections for data transmission.
Ecolab which means Economic Laboratory is a great industry leader which generates roughly $15 billion annually. Bill Gates has a percentage portfolio of 3.9% in Ecolab.
This company provides domestic and international shipping and delivery services. The foundation has a percentage portfolio of 3.5%.
9. United Parcel Service:
It is a logistic and package delivery company that offers services to the public including transportation, distribution, ground freight, ocean freight, insurance and financing. Bill Gates’ Foundation holds a percentage portfolio of 3.4% in this company.
10. Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB:
This company is responsible for the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola beverages. The foundation owns 1.1%.
11. Schrödinger Inc.:
It is a health care technology company that operates with the aim to accelerate drug delivery in internally and externally. Bill Gates foundation has a share of 1.1% in this company.
12. Apple, Inc.:
This company makes the best-selling smartphone in the world; the iPhone. Apple has generated a revenue of $274.5 billion over the year, representing a percentage of 5.5 increased as compared to other years.