What Companies Does Bill Gates Own? This article covers full list of Bill Gates companies.
Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. As many people know him for, he is a co-founder of Microsoft, along with his late childhood friend Paul Allen.
However, this noble man has a lot to offer when it comes to business, but many does not know.
After dropping out of Harvard University and founding Microsoft in 1975, and other companies we’re coming to list, which many don’t know they belong to him, Gates has been the richest man in the world numerous times.
Gates is currently the 4th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $139 billion after richest man Elon Must with an estimated net worth of $277 billion, Jeff Bezos with $195, and Bernard Arnault with $176 billion.
What Companies Does Bill Gates Own?
Below is the full list of Bill Gates companies, which many does not know.
As stated in the above paragraphs, Microsoft is the company many know to be owned by Bill Gates, but the truth is, he’s sold most of his shares in the company and stepped down as CEO, now serving as a technical advisor and has relatively little to do with day-to-day operations.
Gates now owns only 1.34% shares of the Microsoft company he co-founded. The company has annual revenue of $168 billion. Microsoft trades shares at $314.
2. Apple Inc.
Gates is also an investor in the Apple Inc. He has invested about 2 percent of his wealth into the rival company, owning a $2.7 billion stake in Apple.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, computer software and online services. Apple is the largest information technology company by revenue, and is the world’s most valuable company since January 2021 ($365.8 billion in revenue).
The Tech company also generates a lot from their business units such as iCloud, iTunes, Apple Music, App Store etc. Apple trades shares at $172.
3. Walmart Inc.
Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores from the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, and they operate around the world.
Walmart Inc. employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. The company annual revenue for 2021 was $559.151 billion, a 6.72% increase from 2020. Bill Gates holds 50 million shares, valued at over $11 billion. Walmart trades shares at $145.
FedEx Corporation, formerly Federal Express Corporation and later FDX Corporation, is an American multinational conglomerate holding company focused on transportation, e-commerce, and services based in Memphis, Tennessee. The company provides domestic and international shipping and delivery services.
FedEx has annual revenue of $87 billion, with Bill Gates owning 1.5 million shares, accounting for 2.2%. FedEx trades shares at $264.
5. United Parcel Service (UPS)
United Parcel Service is an American multinational shipping & receiving and supply chain management company which was founded in 1907. Originally known as the American Messenger Company specializing in telegraphs, UPS has grown to become a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest shipping couriers.
The company has annual revenue of $84.63 billion, with Gates owning about 2.8 million shares of the small-parcel delivery leader, accounting for 2.4% of its total portfolio. UPS trades shares at $218.
6. Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)
Caterpillar Inc. is an American Fortune 100 corporation that develops, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells engines, machinery, financial products, and insurance to customers through a worldwide dealer network. It is the world’s largest construction-equipment manufacturer.
The company has annual revenue of $41.74 billion, with Gates owning more than 18.6 million shares of the construction equipment giant, representing 9.3% of the portfolio. CAT trades shares at $224.
7. Canadian National Railway
The Canadian National Railway is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, which serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. It’s Canada’s largest railway, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network. The company has 24,000 employees.
The company has annual revenue of $14.91 billion. Bill Gates owns 68.7 million shares of the company. Canadian National Railway trades shares at $224.
8. Schrödinger Inc.
Schrödinger Inc. is an American life sciences and materials science company founded in 1990 that develops software for computational chemistry and has a pipeline of collaborative and internal drug discovery programs.
The company headquarters is in New York, with regional headquarters in Munich, Tokyo, and Bangalore. The company has annual revenue of $85.4 million, with Bill Gates holding 23% of shares. Schrödinger Inc. trades shares at $32.69.
9. Crown Castle International
Crown Castle is a real estate investment trust and provider of shared communications infrastructure in the United States. Its network includes over 40,000 cell towers and nearly 80,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions.
The company was founded on January 1, 1994, and currently has 4,500 employees. The company has annual revenue of $5.84 billion, with Gates holding 4.5 million shares. Crown Castle International trade shares at $187.86.
10. Waste Management, Inc.
Waste Management, Inc. is the provider of waste management and associated environmental services and also develops and operates waste to energy and landfill gas to energy facilities in the United States.
It’s the largest waste management company in the United States founded in 1968, the company is headquartered in the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. The company has annual revenue of $15.22 billion, with Gates holding 18.6 million shares. Waste Management, Inc. trade shares at $159.78.
11. Coca-Cola FEMSA
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., known as Coca-Cola FEMSA or KOF, is a Mexican multinational beverage company headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. The company has annual revenue of $13.3 billion, with Gates holding 16.8% of shares. Coca-Cola FEMSA trade shares at $55.57.
12. Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, founded in 1839.
The company has annual revenue of $245.5 billion, with Gates holding over $7 billion worth of shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. trade shares at $481,144.00.
13. Ecolab Inc.
Ecolab Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is an American corporation that develops and offers services, technology, and systems that specialize in water treatment, purification, cleaning, and hygiene in a wide variety of applications. The company was founded in 1923.
The company has annual revenue of $14.9 billion, with Gates holding 3.9% of shares. Ecolab Inc. trade shares at $224.80
14. Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels Limited, trading as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is an international luxury hotel and resort company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Four Seasons, founded in 1960, operates more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide.
Bill Gates and the Saudi Arabian prince own 95% of the shares, following a $3.8 billion investment in 2007 by Gates and Bin Talal.