How Much Of Microsoft Does Bill Gates Own Today?

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, but his overall stake in the company may be a bit smaller than many might imagine. And it’s getting smaller all the time: After selling off the bulk of his shares over time, Gates’ stake in Microsoft was 2.3 percent in 2017, and in the company’s most recent proxy statement Gates’ stake is listed as …

What You’d Have if You Invested $1000 in Microsoft and Apple at IPO

If you had invested in either Apple or Microsoft at the time of its initial public offering, or IPO, your gamble would have paid off big time. But one of these tech heavyweights would have earned you significantly more than the other. A $1,000 investment in Apple on the day of its IPO on December 12, 1980, would be worth …