Businessman worth US$100 billion

William Henry “Bill” Gates III, chairman and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, (a software development company) in Redmond, WA, USA, worth slightly more than US$100 billion in April 1999, according to the international business magazine Forbes Global. The year before (1998) Gates was worth half that. Most of Gates’s wealth was in Microsoft stock and other securities, making him the richest person in the world for the 5th year in a row.

According to data gathered in April 1999, Forbes Global listed a total of 460 billionaires (in U.S. dollars) world-wide.

      April 1999
      William Henry “Bill” Gates III
      Chairman and Co-founder
      Microsoft Corporation
      Redmond, WA, USA

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