One of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates is popular worldwide as the man who created Microsoft. Besides his background in software, Gates is also known for his investments, his writing, and his philanthropic efforts. Bill Gates revolutionized the use of computers and many advances that came later are due in no small measure to his efforts. Being as amazingly wealthy as he is, it should come as no surprise about the expensive things owned by Bill Gates.
These are 10 of the most expensive things owned by Bill Gates.
This work of art titled ‘Lost On The Grand Banks’ by Winslow Homer was purchased by Bill Gates for a grand total of thirty-six million dollars, twenty years ago. It is by far the most expensive American painting ever bought and it is now showcased just outside the library in his home.
2. Interior Design
It only stands to reason that the home of one of the richest men in the world would be a thing of beauty, especially when it is a genius like Bill Gates. His home has lights and art that switch between different colours and themes with only the push of a button.
3. Swimming Pool
An amazing mansion wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t have a pool. Gates has a massive pool that is sixty-feet long and with varying depths. To make it even better, the pool has speakers placed underwater so that you can listen to music while swimming.
4. Home Theatre
A lot of people have home theatres but Bill Gates has taken his theatre to another level altogether. It is luxurious and almost overwhelming in its sophistication. The room can easily fit in around twenty people.
Owning waterfront property is one thing, but creating it is something else entirely. Gates has built himself a manmade beach and a manmade stream. It might sound mind-boggling to the rest of us but it is probably just a few weeks worth of income for him.
A lot of wealthy people own fleets of cars according to their tastes and desires. Preferring a more vintage style, Gates has purchased a 959 Coupe, a 1988 Porsche, a Porsche 930 A, and a Porsche 911 Carrera.
Coupled with his fascination for machines comes his fascination for books. Gates believes in gaining as much knowledge as possible so, he has a massive library which even has hidden shelves that others can’t access.
As busy as he is, there’s no doubt that Gates needs a faster form of transportation than the Average Joe. His private plane is just as good or maybe even better than the latest of aircraft released by Boeing.
Even though he is a tech giant, Gates still retains a sense of fun and he’s built a trampoline that covers the entire room. Every step into the room is an adventure.
Almost a palace in itself, Gates’ home is worth more than a hundred million dollars and took well over half a decade to construct. One look at it will show you how wealthy the man is.