Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $5 Billion Gift

Bill Gates made his largest one gift since the turn of the one hundred year,   giving away Microsoft Corp. gives that accounted for 5 percent of their fortune, the world’ s greatest.

The billionaire given 64 million of the software maker’ s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on 06 6, according to Securities and Trade Commission filings launched Monday.   The shares had been valued at $4. 6 billion dollars at the time.

Gates remains the richest individual on earth after the donation with a lot of money the  Bloomberg Billionaires Index appreciated at $86 billion as of ten: 40 a. m. Tuesday within New York. His donation once again places Amazon. com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos close to the top spot, having a net worth of $84. five billion.

Bezos, 53, whose fortune offers surged 30 percent since Jan. one, quickly leapfrogged Gates final month to become the world’ s richest person on an intraday basis.