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Exploring The Assets Up For Grabs In The $150 Billion Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce

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The news that Bill and Melinda Gates were divorcing stunned us all. Bill and Melinda Gates have a LOT of assets to divide, it goes without saying. Bill Gates had a net worth of $1.25 billion when they first started dating in 1987, making him a multi-billionaire. He had an estimated $15 billion in wealth when they got married in 1994. partly because of his Microsoft stock. From 1995 through 2017, Bill held the title of richest man in the world without interruption. Before the divorce was announced, Bill’s $146 billion net worth was the 4th-largest fortune in the world.

Bill and Melinda are apparently planning to split their assets according to a separation contract that has been recently negotiated. Although it may not be our concern, we are eager to watch how everything turns out.

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The Assets Of A $150 Billion Couple

US Farmland

Personal Real Estate

Value: $350 million approx.

Bill and Melinda also own a $59 million ranch in Wellington, Florida, the equestrian capital of the world. Equestrian Jennifer Gates is a skilled rider.

The family also owns a $9 million 492-acre ranch in Wyoming called Irma Lake Lodge that originally belonged to Buffalo Bill (back in 1902) and is named after his oldest daughter. Gates purchased the home in 2009. Irma Lake Lodge has access to more than three million acres of wilderness and forest thanks to its proximity to the Washakie Wilderness and the Shoshone National Forest. There is a 15,000 square foot main home with five bedrooms and three bedrooms as well as a guesthouse, caretaker’s house, stable, and rusted hut. On the property is also the original three-room hunting cabin of Buffalo Bill.

Two residences are also owned by Bill and Melinda in California. In 2014, they paid Jenny Craig $18 million to buy Rancho Paseana. The 228-acre estate is situated in San Diego County’s Rancho Santa Fe. The home comes with its own orchard, racetrack, and five barns that can house 50 horses.

Cars:

Gates also owns a fleet of automobiles. A 30-car garage is available at Xanadu 2.0. He is the owner of a Ferrari 348, a Jaguar XJ6, and a Porsche 930 Turbo. His most valuable car is a Porsche 959 he had to wait 13 years for while it cleared customs in the U.S. The electrified Porsche Taycan is what he most recently bought.

Private Jets:

Art Collection: