February 2, 2017

Being a billionaire is so basic.

Microsoft honcho Bill Gates is currently worth over $75 billion and is on par to become America’s first trillionaire. 😍

According to a new anaylsis by CNBC, if the 61-year-old continues to grow his wealth at the current rate he’ll reach T baller status at the age of 86. Mo’ money, no problems!

The study found that the world’s richest peeps are amassing more and more coin by 11% each year.

In addition to Gates, other billionaires that could reach the new trillionaire milestone in 25 years include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook kingpin Mark Zuckerberg and Spanish business magnate and ZARA founder Amancio Ortega .

Interestingly, Vladimir Putin does not appear on the list as no one actually knows how much the Russian leader is worth. But some believe he could surpass Gates. Nyet!


Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom was the honor of a lifetime—and it was especially humbling because Bill and I still feel like the work of our foundation is only just beginning. We know that there is still a lot more to be done, and we are committed to spending the rest of our lives working with our partners here and around the world to do as much as we can to build a better future for all of us. The day was made even more special by the chance to celebrate the other honorees, and, for me, one of the highlights was sharing a stage with so many path-breaking women. Margaret Hamilton and Grace Hopper, computer scientists who developed software for NASA and the Navy, are shining examples to girls who dream of careers in tech. Elouise Cobell fought for the rights of Native Americans in a landmark court case and won. Diana Ross is one of my favorite entertainers, but her cultural and social significance extends far beyond the world of entertainment. And who doesn’t love Ellen? All of these women are living proof that progress is possible—and also living reminders that each one of us has the power to drive the progress we want to see. Thank you for an unforgettable day.

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