Bill Gates is perhaps one of the biggest names in the world, not only because of the fact that he created Microsoft and he’s one of the largest philanthropists in the world, but he’s also the world’s wealthiest man, so we wanted to find out something new about him, like 20 surprising facts about Bill Gates’ house: address, technology, taxes.
Gates’ net worth in 2016 was of $75 billion, according to the latest list of billionaires from Forbes. This amount puts him at the top of the list, followed by Amancio Ortega, the boss of Zara (net worth $67 billion), and Warren Buffet, founder of Berkshire Hathaway (net worth $60.8 billion).
Admirably, however, is that even though his wealth is much more than any of can count, he has vowed to give most of it away. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation in the world, especially since the Microsoft founder and his wife have already donated tens of billions to charity. The goal is, eventually, to donate 95 percent of their wealth.
Now, knowing just how much Gates is worth, you would not think he lives in a two-bedroom cramped apartment, right? Of course not. He lives in a lavish home in Medina, Washington. It took Gates seven years to build this home and over $60 million. As a side note, if you think his home is expensive, then you should read up on the 6 Most Expensive Billionaire Homes in the World. We gathered up information from a number of sites, including Business Insider and My First Class life.
As you would expect, Xanadu 2.0 is full of crazy gadgets, great architecture; it pays attention to the environment around it as slips towards the waters of Lake Washington. It is a massive structure, measuring some 66,000 square feet, on the shores of a beautiful lake. What more could one want, right? Well, let’s learn more about these 20 surprising facts about Bill Gates’ house.