American Billionaire Bill Gates And 10 Expensive Things He Owns

American Billionaire Bill Gates is a businessman, founder of Microsoft and very popular in America with a net worth of $80 Billion Dollars.

10 – Xanadu 2.0 (House)

Its one of the largest and most expensive houses in the United States and possibly, the world with the mansion built directly into the hill and designed to directly protect the environment with a full-blown stream that catches rainwater running and drains it into a lake.

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There is an amazing amount of rooms in this house and they include a trampoline room, 10-car underground garage, separate guest house, digital aquarium, library, home theatre, reception hall, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, floating dock, 24 bathrooms and a roof-top infinity pool.

If that is not enough, Bill Gates has a site-wide server than connects the whole home to one of the fastest internet connections on the planet.

The price for this insane luxury pad you may ask? A cool $132,000,000 dollars.

9 – Rancho Pasena

If you thought that Bill Gates main home was the only one that he owns, then you clearly do not know him very well.

He and his wife Melinda, also own a horse ranch in Pasena that is currently being upgraded and this property stretches across 200 acres and sits over 200 miles north of San Diego.

The ranch features a race track, a large number of horse stalls and other horse enclosures where their daughter can keep her pride and joy safe and secure.

Bill Gates purchased Rancho Pasena for around $18,000,000 dollars.

8 – Bill Gates Florida Home

The last of Bill Gates three houses, this amazing pad is located in Wellington, Florida with Mediterranean design, open floor plan and 20-horsestall barn.

Built in 2010, this home features four bathrooms, four bedrooms, 3-acres of horse tracks and a horse arena that can hold many large shows.

The house is worth $8.5 million dollars and it is reported that he also purchased the villa next door for a cool $13 million.

7 – Porsche 957 Coupe

Up until 1999, even Bill Gates and his vast wealth was unable to acquire this car due to it apparently never having been issued with a crash rating.

The car was held in customs, until United States President at the time, Bill Clinton, passed a safety law that helped a number of collectable cars achieve safety standards.

Bill’s model can reach 60mph in a matter of only 3.7 seconds, and can go up to a top speed of 195 miles per hour.

Only 337 types of this car were ever made in the world, so dont expect Bill Gates model to be coming up for sale any time soon.

6 – Porsche 930

The 930 also goes by the name of the 911 turbo, which is why its often been mistook for the other model.

The model belonging to Bill Gates collection can go from 0-60 in roughly 9.2 seconds and has a maximum speed of 153 miles per hour.

The car only features two types of engines, a three litre one in vehicles manufactured between 1975 and 1977 while the other the 3.3 litre comes i vehicles that were produced between 1978 to 1989.

5 – Porsche 911 Carrera

Bill Gates once owned a 1977 model featuring a 3.3 litre engine that was responsible for producing 300bhp at the time of ownership.

He sold the car in 2012 when he decided to put the car up for auction and the auction house believed that it would only sell for around $62,000.

Instead the car sold for around $80,000 and the model had been in production since 1963 with the greatest reason of love from car aficionados being its amazing design.

4 – Bombardier Global Express BD-700

Bill Gates long range corporate jet can reach a top speed of mach 0.88 and likely costs around 45 million dollars.

Gates often uses that plane to attend business meetings and other important work with the charity he runs alongside Melinda.

The plane features conference facilities, bar service, personal chef, with comfortable seating and room for up to 19 passengers.

The plane can travel at speeds upwards of 590mph with a cruising altitude of 51,000 feet and a range of 6,325 nautical miles.

3 – Private Island

The island of Grand Bouge is the largest in Belize and it is rumoured that Bill Gates has purchased the island for close to $25 million.

It is currently unknown whether anything has been built on the island, however he may have built an underground bunker encase of world war three.

2 – Codex Leicester

The Codex Leicester is a collection of scientific writings by the world renowned Leonardo Divinci and it was purchased by Bill Gates who left no stone unturned in acquiring it.

The Codex consists of 18-sheets of paper, each folded in half and written on both sides forming a complete 72-page document.

It was hand-written in Italian by Leonardo using his characteristic mirror writing and was supported by copious drawings and diagrams of his inventions.

The Codex was sold to Bill Gates by Christies Auction House on the 11th November 1994 in New York City, for close to $31 Million.

Not many people know, that some of the Codex pages were scanned and uploaded into copies of windows 98 and windows ME as desktop themes.

1 – Lost on the Grand Banks (Painting)

The Lost on the Grand Banks painting is one of several by American painter, Winslow Homer on many of his marine subjects.

Bill Gates purchased the painting in 1998 while he was still chairman of the Microsoft Organisation.

Gates reportedly paid around $30 million dollars for the sea-scape and at the time, this was a record price for any American painting.

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