Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Last Update: 05-13-2016

Number of Stocks: 18
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $17,189 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 0%

Countries: USA
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Bill Gates' s Profile & Performance

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Bill Gates is one of the smartest businessmen in the world. He founded Microsoft and grew it to the world's largest software maker and monopolized the PC world. Bill Gates was the richest man for 15 consecutive years.

Warren Buffett once said that Bill Gates can do what he does and he cannot do what Bill Gates does. Bill Gates now sits on the board of Berkshire Hathaway, and owns a few percent of Berkshire shares. The portfolio we track here before June 2009 is called Cascade Investment, which is the personal portfolio of Bill Gates. The portfolio is managed by Michael Larson

Edit: Since June 2009, the portfolio we track is for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. It is still managed by Michael Larson

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David Carlson Invests in Stake in Microsoft Company is expanding and paying a healthy dividend yield
Guru David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), who manages the Elfun Trusts' mutual fund and the Damon Runyon equity portfolio for GE Asset Management, purchased a 480,000-share stake in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in the first quarter. Read more...
Low PS for Caterpillar, L-3, Advanced Auto Parts These are stocks gurus are buying that are trading with low PS
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are companies with market caps above $5 billion that are trading with low P/S ratios. Read more...
Richest Guru of All Sells Out Stake in BP Bill Gates sold out in the 4th quarter
Guru Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) sold his 6,134,939-share stake in BP PLC (NYSE:BP) in the fourth quarter. Read more...
Bill Gates Reduces Position in Berkshire Hathaway Guru also sells stake in BP
The founder of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the world’s largest personal computer software company, Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) has an estimated net worth of $83.5 billion, according to Bloomberg. Read more...
Bill Gates on Being Fanatical Microsoft founder describes what it takes to build a great company
As I was reading the transcript of an interview that Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) had with Charlie Rose, a very interesting subject came up. It seems that Gates had recently expanded his circle of competence to cover science and other topics that can help his foundation's goals. Why do I say recently? Because in the interview, Gates is explicit in that while he was building Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), he dedicated most of his spare time and reading to developing great software. The love for science was there, but he believed in being fanatical to achieve results.
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Watch: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Hang Out, Visit Dairy Queen, Play Ukulele Two gurus celebrate 25 years of unlikely friendship with first ever VR video Warren Buffett,Bill Gates - Watch: Warren Buffett And Bill Gates Hang Out, Visit Dairy Queen, Play Ukulele
The chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) and founder of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) became friends 25 years ago and have since collaborated in business and charity. This week, Buffett and Gates made a virtual reality video of some of their shenanigans. More...

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Company Shares Trading With Low P/S Ratios Most of these stocks are undervalued Bill Gates,Mairs and Power,Jim Simons,Jeremy Grant - Company Shares Trading With Low P/S Ratios
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are companies with market caps above $5 billion that are trading with low P/S ratios. More...

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David Carlson Invests in Stake in Microsoft Company is expanding and paying a healthy dividend yield David Carlson,Bill Gates - David Carlson Invests In Stake In Microsoft
Guru David Carlson (Trades, Portfolio), who manages the Elfun Trusts' mutual fund and the Damon Runyon equity portfolio for GE Asset Management, purchased a 480,000-share stake in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in the first quarter. More...

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Low PS for Caterpillar, L-3, Advanced Auto Parts These are stocks gurus are buying that are trading with low PS Bill Gates,PRIMECAP Management,Bill Nygren,Tom Gay - Low PS For Caterpillar, L-3, Advanced Auto Parts
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are companies with market caps above $5 billion that are trading with low P/S ratios. More...

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Richest Guru of All Sells Out Stake in BP Bill Gates sold out in the 4th quarter Bill Gates - Richest Guru Of All Sells Out Stake In BP
Guru Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) sold his 6,134,939-share stake in BP PLC (NYSE:BP) in the fourth quarter. More...

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AutoNation Is a Buy for Patient Value Investors Stock offers chance to buy from pessimists and sell to optimists later Bill Gates,Edward Lampert - AutoNation Is A Buy For Patient Value Investors
“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists” - Benjamin Graham More...

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Bill Gates Reduces Position in Berkshire Hathaway Guru also sells stake in BP Bill Gates - Bill Gates Reduces Position In Berkshire Hathaway
The founder of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the world’s largest personal computer software company, Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) has an estimated net worth of $83.5 billion, according to Bloomberg. More...

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Bill Gates on Being Fanatical Microsoft founder describes what it takes to build a great company Bill Gates - Bill Gates On Being Fanatical
As I was reading the transcript of an interview that Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) had with Charlie Rose, a very interesting subject came up. It seems that Gates had recently expanded his circle of competence to cover science and other topics that can help his foundation's goals. Why do I say recently? Because in the interview, Gates is explicit in that while he was building Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), he dedicated most of his spare time and reading to developing great software. The love for science was there, but he believed in being fanatical to achieve results. More...

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EcoLab a Unique Business, One of Bill Gates' Favorite Stocks The stock has finally pulled back — is it a buy? Bill Gates - EcoLab A Unique Business, One Of Bill Gates' Favorite Stocks
Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) is one of the most reliable businesses that money can buy. Although its dividend yield is low (1.4%), the company’s long-term growth outlook is outstanding and supported by ECL’s moat (90% recurring revenue in the form of essential consumables; entrenched customer relationships; twice as large as its next biggest competitor; 25,000 customer-facing employees). More...

DIVIDEND ARISTOCATS, DIVIDEND, DIVIDEND STOCKS, LONG, STOCKS, MATERIALS, BILL GATES


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'Dead Companies Walking' Is a Great Book on Short Selling Scott Fearton's tome emphasizes learning from mistakes Bill Gates,Charlie Munger - 'Dead Companies Walking' Is A Great Book On Short Selling
After reading John Huber's great article "Valeant, Short Selling and the Too-Hard Pile," I listened to his recommendation and purchased the book "Dead Companies Walking" by Scott Fearton. I have read many investing books, but this was, by far, the best I have ever read. More...

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Warren Buffett Talks About His Work, Ethics, Principles, Attitude, Mentors, Friends Guru shares his insights and offers pearls of advice Warren Buffett,Bill Gates - Warren Buffett Talks About His Work, Ethics, Principles, Attitude, Mentors, Friends
Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) reflected on his life, his hard work, ethics, mentors (Benjamin Graham), books that inspired him, luck that life showered on him, his businesses, his management principles and his friends like Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) in a recent interview. More...

WARREN BUFFETT


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How Bill Gates' Tenacity, Luck Helped His Success The book 'Hard Drive' is an inspiring read for investors Bill Gates - How Bill Gates' Tenacity, Luck Helped His Success
I recently read the book "Hard Drive" by James Wallace and Jim Erickson. The book is about the life of Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) and how he co-founded the largest software company, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). More...

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The Oracle of Software The story of Larry Ellison's trials and tribulations creating software giant Oracle Charlie Munger,Bill Gates - The Oracle Of Software
I recently read the book "Softwar" by Matthew Symonds and Larry Ellison. It is about Ellison and how he co-founded Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), one of the largest software companies ever. More...

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Bill Gates Makes Two Transactions in 3rd Quarter Guru adds to stake in Berkshire Hathaway, slashes stake in BP Bill Gates,Warren Buffett - Bill Gates Makes Two Transactions In 3rd Quarter
Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) made only two transactions in the third quarter. It’s a low volume compared to most of the gurus we follow, but when you’ve founded Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and you’re the richest man in the world – with an estimated net worth of nearly $83 billion – you don’t need to prove anything. More...

BILL GATES, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, BP, PORTFOLIO


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Risk vs. Reward With Alliance Resource Partners Alliance continues to generate profits and high dividend yield due to its cost effectiveness and operational efficiency David Dreman,Bill Gates - Risk Vs. Reward With Alliance Resource Partners
Looking for dividends? Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) and Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) could be grand slam home runs, or they could be falling knives. At the current prices, I believe it’s worth the risk. All the big banks seem to own these stocks, but outside of Renaissance Technologies and a micro position by David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio), guru ownership is nil. More...

COAL, ENERGY, DIVIDENDS


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Using Your Instincts When Making Investments in Life Sometimes we have to make critical decisions, and we must act fast Warren Buffett,Bill Gates,Carl Icahn - Using Your Instincts When Making Investments In Life
I have had the luxury to travel across the world and live in countries such as the United States, Canada and the Philippines. Along the way I have come to many crossroads where I have had to make critical decisions about my life. More...

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Apple: A Nice Holding Growth in Asia over the last 7 years is impressive. Generating excess cash over the years is a great problem. The company is more dependent than ever on iPhone sales. Warren Buffett,Bill Gates - Apple: A Nice Holding
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has done quite well over the last 10 years, and the future looks bright. The company has established its brand around the globe, and the iPhone is seen as a status symbol in many parts of the world. More...

LONG


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The Game Of Bridge and Investing – A Conversation Including Mohnish Pabrai
What is it about the game of bridge that great investors find so interesting? More...

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Bill Gates’ 4 Highest Conviction Dividend Growth Stocks Bill Gates - Bill Gates’ 4 Highest Conviction Dividend Growth Stocks
Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) is currently the richest person in the world. He has amassed a $79 billion fortune. There are 2 other people in the $70 billion+ club; Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) & Carlos ‘Slim’ Helu. More...

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Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Join Charlie Rose To Discuss The Giving Pledge
What introduction is necessary? More...

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