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How did Bill Gates become richer than Steve Jobs?
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were born in the same year. Both started companies with good friends: Gates founded Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) with Paul Allen in April 1975, while Jobs founded Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with Steve Wozniak exactly one year later. And both got rich — extremely rich.
How is richer than Bill Gates?
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is now worth more than both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. Both Gates and Buffett previously held the world’s richest title. Musk first passed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man in January with a net worth of $185 billion. Bezos had held the title since 2017.
Is Bill Gates smarter than Steve Jobs?
Walter Isaacson: Bill Gates Was ‘Conventionally Smarter’ Than Steve Jobs. It wasn’t the smarts, according to Walter Isaacson, the author of a recent biography of Jobs. Isaacson argued that another tech titan, Bill Gates, was “conventionally smarter” than Jobs, but lacked the Apple co-founder’s artistic instincts.
Is Bill Gates richer than Elon?
Bill Gates might have ended up richer than Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos combined by hanging onto Microsoft Corp. Gates’s 1998 holding would have been valued Friday at about $693 billion, topping Musk’s net worth of $340.4 billion and Bezos’s net worth of $200.3 billion.
How does Steve Jobs’ net worth compare to Bill Gates?
But it’s here where things diverge, because at the time of Jobs’ untimely death in 2011, his $11 billion net worth was a fraction of Gates’ $66 billion. This discrepancy may strike you as odd, given that Apple’s market capitalization at the time was $132 billion greater than Microsoft’s.
How much is Steve Jobs’ stake in Apple worth?
Jobs’ 11\% stake in Apple was worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $130 million at the time. And, for the record, this was considerably smaller than the 26\% stake he emerged with after the first serious round of fundraising in 1977. At today’s price, those stakes would be worth more than $59 billion and $139 billion, respectively.
What did Bill Gates say about the Mac?
Still, Gates appeared alongside Jobs in a 1983 video — a “Dating Game” riff — screened for Apple employees ahead of the Macintosh’s launch. In that video, Gates compliments the Mac, saying that it “really captures people’s imagination.”
In other words, had he not sold shares along the way, Jobs would have been the world’s richest person by leaps and bounds, as Gates’ current net worth is estimated at $81 billion. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to be critical — far from it, in fact.