Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Last Update: 11-13-2015

Number of Stocks: 19
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $17,237 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 8%

Countries: USA
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Bill Gates' s Profile & Performance

Profile

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

Total Holding History

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'Dead Companies Walking' Is a Great Book on Short Selling Scott Fearton's tome emphasizes learning from mistakes
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. Read more...
Warren Buffett Talks About His Work, Ethics, Principles, Attitude, Mentors, Friends Guru shares his insights and offers pearls of advice
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. Read more...
How Bill Gates' Tenacity, Luck Helped His Success The book 'Hard Drive' is an inspiring read for investors
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). Read more...
The Oracle of Software The story of Larry Ellison's trials and tribulations creating software giant Oracle
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. Read more...
Bill Gates Makes Two Transactions in 3rd Quarter Guru adds to stake in Berkshire Hathaway, slashes stake in BP
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. Read 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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An Interview With Bill Gates About Technology, Energy and Microsoft
Bill Gates has been listed as the world's richest man for 16 out of the past 20 years. In addition, his charity spends $4 billion a year fighting poverty and disease. More...

Bill Gates, Microsoft, Technology, Video


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Bill Gates' stocks with growing earnings and trading with Low P/E Bill Gates - Bill Gates' Stocks With Growing Earnings And Trading With Low P/E
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates.The foundation maintains an online database of grants on its website which includes for each grant the name of the grantee organization, the purpose of the grant and the amount. This database is publicly available. More...

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Notes – The Snowball, By Alice Schroeder: Part V, Chap. 43-52 Bill Gates,Charlie Munger - Notes – The Snowball, By Alice Schroeder: Part V, Chap. 43-52
The following are reading notes for The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder (buy on Amazon.com). This post covers Part V: The King of Wall Street, Chap. 43-52 More...

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Bill Gates Sells Part of Stake in Berkshire Hathaway in First Quarter Bill Gates, Warren Buffett - Bill Gates Sells Part Of Stake In Berkshire Hathaway In First Quarter
When you are the co-founder of the world’s largest personal computer company – Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) – and one of the world’s wealthiest people, it is not necessary for you to make many stock moves in a quarter unless you feel compelled to do so. Apparently, Gates did not feel so compelled in the first quarter. He made only three transactions, and two of them were sales. More...

Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett


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12 High Quality Dividend Stocks for Retirement Bill Gates - 12 High Quality Dividend Stocks For Retirement
Retired investors have different investment needs than investors still in the accumulation phase. Retirees require a mix of current income, safety, and growth that is difficult to find. This article examines 12 dividend stocks that match retirees needs for current income, safety, and growth. More...

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Warren Buffett Joins Mr. and Mrs. Gates For A Discussion On Their Greatest Achievements Warren Buffett, Bill Gates - Warren Buffett Joins Mr. And Mrs. Gates For A Discussion On Their Greatest Achievements
Can it really be nine years since Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) announced that he was giving all of his money to the Gates Foundation? More...

WARREN BUFFETT, STOCKS, GATES foundation


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Should You Buy UPS After Recent Correction? Bill Gates - Should You Buy UPS After Recent Correction?
United Parcel Service's (NYSE:UPS) stock price has corrected over 12% since the beginning of this year. The company has seen buying from top gurus like Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) and Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) last quarter. One can now buy the stock at a price lower than what these gurus paid for it . UPS' valuation is attractive and it has good growth prospects. Here's a look at the company in detail. More...

LONG, UPS


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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: UPS, HST, KORS, FAST, TIF
According to GuruFocus' list of 52-week lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 52-week lows. More...

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User Comments

Gurufocus
ReplyGurufocus - 1 year ago
@Smgacm, @Culpel: most of the stocks in this portfolio are the same as in Cascade investment. We used to track Cascade, but they stopped filing for a while.
Culpel
ReplyCulpel - 1 year ago
Smgacm,

Same question.

Thank you.
Smgacm
ReplySmgacm - 1 year ago
Gurufocus,

Why don't you include Cascade Investment? It seems that it would be useful to your subscribers. Thank you.
Gurufocus
ReplyGurufocus - 1 year ago
hi Boutch2fr,

this is the portfolio of Gate Foundation Trust instead of Cascade Investment.
Power of Incentives
ReplyPower of Incentives - 1 year ago
is DEERE maybe missing?
on the Deere IR website, Cascade investements LLC (Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) holding) is the main shareholder with 8% of shares, valueing that stake at around 2,5 billion.
That would make it second behind Berkshire on the list...
Gurufocus
ReplyGurufocus - 2 years ago
It is true that Gates isn't buying Berkshire. But his other holdings are interesting.
Josh Zachariah
ReplyJosh Zachariah - 2 years ago
I question the value of tracking this fund. Gates isn't buying Berkshire, Buffett is gifting Berkshire shares to the Gates foundation.

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