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Bill Gates is worth $100 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

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  • Bill Gates’ net worth is officially $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index.
  • That makes him $24 billion richer than he was five years ago, and puts him in a two-man club with Jeff Bezos, reported Business Insider’s Julie Bort.
  • While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune.
  • He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune.

Bill Gates is getting richer and richer — his net worth is worth over $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index. He’s $9.5 billion richer than he was one year ago and $24 billion richer than he was five years ago, reported Business Insider’s Julie Bort.

That puts Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft and the world’s second-richest person, in a two-man club of people worth more than $100 billion with Jeff Bezos, wrote Bort.

It’s hard to imagine what to do with that amount of money, but Gates knows how to make the most of it. While he has some indulgences — like a Washington estate worth $125 million, a private airplane, and a luxury-car collection — they make up only a fraction of his massive fortune.

He and wife, Melinda, previously said it’s unfair they’re so rich. Instead of spending billions on themselves, they often donate it to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They’ve also pledged to give away most of their fortune through the Giving Pledge, which they launched in 2010.

See how Gates spends his billions.

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Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has an estimated net worth of just over $100 billion, making him the world’s second-richest person.

Source: Bloomberg

He’s $9.5 billion richer than he was one year ago and $24 billion richer than he was five years ago.

Source: Business Insider

His net worth puts him in a two-man club of people worth more than $100 billion with Jeff Bezos.

Source: Business Insider

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