We all know that Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft is the world’s richest man and has been so for quite sometime. But have you ever stopped and wondered what he does or buys with all his money? Well, it’s time for us to find out. Here are ten of the most exciting things that Bill Gates owns or Bill Gates Toys.
#1 A $123 million worth house.
It is said that it took seven years and $63 million for Bill Gates to construct this house.
#2 Changing artwork on the walls
The fine art on the walls of Bill Gates’ home can be changed with only a touch of a button. Anyone having their favourite paintings or photographs, stored on storage devices, can have them displayed on the walls as artwork.
#3 A 60 feet swimming pool which is located in its own 3,900 square foot building with its own underwater music system.
#4 A huge trampoline which is kept in a room whose ceiling is 20 foot high. The size of the trampoline is not known.
#5 For the bookworms, a 2,100-square-foot library with a domed roof and two secret bookcases.
It is also said that apart from other works of literature, the Codex Leicester, a 16th century Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that Bill Gates bought for $30.8 million at an auction in 1994 is also kept in the library.
#6 No mansion of the rich is complete without its own personal home theatre and so is the same with Bill Gates. His home theatre is based on Art Deco theme with even a popcorn machine. The home theatre can host up to 20 guests.
#7 An artificial stream and beach.
It is ensured that the stream and the wetland estuary are well stocked with salmon and sea-run cutthroat trout.
As for the beach, it has sand that is delivered in large quantities all the way from St Lucia every year.
#8 Private art collection.
Bill Gates is a well known patron and lover of art work and his collection is quite impressive.
His collection includes an oil painting named ‘Lost on the Grand Banks’ by Winslow Homer, which he bought for $36 million and ‘Polo Crowd’ by George Bellows, bought for $28 million.
#9 Private jet.
Gates’ Bombardier BD-700 can pose a stiff competition to high-end corporate jets like Boeing 737 BBJ, Gulfstream V and Airbus ACJ31
#10 Car collection
Apart from his love for art, Bill Gates is also known to be a huge fan of antique and modern cars.