Bill Gates is Worth More Money Than 38 Countries

Bill Gates has more money than the national wealth of 38 different countries, including Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Belize, Fiji, Rwanda, Niger and Madagascar.

In May of 2015, Bill Gates had a net worth of $79.3 billion. He has already given away $28 billion to charity and plans to give away all but $30 million. Gates and his wife Melinda will leave $10 million each to their three children.

Gates is the richest person in the world. The next richest person is telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu with $77.1 billion, followed by investment guru Warren Buffett with $72.7 billion.

Gates made his massive fortune from the Microsoft Corporation, the software company he started with prep school classmate Paul Allen after dropping out of Harvard.

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List of Countries Worth Less Money Than Bill Gates

The table below shows all 38 countries that have a total national wealth less than Bill Gates’ net worth.

Country Total National Wealth Difference From Bill Gates
Dominica $5,478,029,872 $73,821,970,128
Tonga $5,716,681,803 $73,583,318,197
Guinea-Bissau $5,933,085,299 $73,366,914,701
Vanuatu $6,108,591,212 $73,191,408,788
St. Kitts and Nevis $6,345,291,745 $72,954,708,255
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $7,089,805,069 $72,210,194,931
Grenada $8,310,156,162 $70,989,843,838
Comoros $8,724,820,928 $70,575,179,072
Maldives $8,747,718,634 $70,552,281,366
Gambia, The $8,846,007,427 $70,453,992,573
Bhutan $10,461,909,257 $68,838,090,743
Liberia $11,057,450,444 $68,242,549,556
Seychelles $13,837,428,940 $65,462,571,060
Guyana $14,431,223,653 $64,868,776,347
St. Lucia $15,180,815,687 $64,119,184,313
Burundi $16,539,393,843 $62,760,606,157
Belize $18,828,867,961 $60,471,132,039
Cape Verde $20,991,074,372 $58,308,925,628
Sierra Leone $22,241,575,368 $57,058,424,632
Congo, Rep. $24,062,132,081 $55,237,867,919
Central African Republic $27,076,332,320 $52,223,667,680
Mauritania $33,756,707,531 $45,543,292,469
Mongolia $34,174,036,529 $45,125,963,471
Fiji $36,454,023,489 $42,845,976,511
Lesotho $36,659,439,367 $42,640,560,633
Togo $40,652,635,219 $38,647,364,781
Tajikistan $43,804,414,463 $35,495,585,537
Malawi $44,716,723,709 $34,583,276,291
Swaziland $45,684,405,217 $33,615,594,783
Lao PDR $45,695,130,285 $33,604,869,715
Rwanda $48,135,649,940 $31,164,350,060
Chad $48,683,202,990 $30,616,797,010
Papua New Guinea $52,916,846,895 $26,383,153,105
Kyrgyz Republic $54,329,217,626 $24,970,782,374
Guinea $56,453,018,329 $22,846,981,671
Niger $63,248,935,416 $16,051,064,584
Zimbabwe $64,886,597,827 $14,413,402,173
Madagascar $64,917,750,854 $14,382,249,146
Moldova $67,537,063,080 $11,762,936,920

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The countries in the table above have populations anywhere from 70,000 to over 18 million. They are mostly clustered in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Some are very rich in minerals and other subsoil assets, including Mongolia, Fiji and the Congo. Others like Tajikistan have large natural gas reserves.

Other Entities Worth Less Than Bill Gates

Bill Gates isn’t just worth more than 38 countries. There are hundreds of well known companies valued less than Gates’ net worth. Among them are Time Warner, Dollar General, Yum! Brands, Target and Nintendo. Bill Gates is also worth more than the total revenue of all 37 Marvel movies, including Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Bill Gates Has More Money Than Every Marvel Movie Ever Made

marvel money iron man 3All together, the 37 Marvel movies have taken in almost $18 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Even so, Bill Gates is worth more than four times as much as the combined earnings of every Marvel movie ever made.

Movies based on Marvel superheroes are a hot box office draw. Three of the top ten highest grossing movies of all time were made by Marvel Studios. The movies include #3 Marvel’s The Avengers at $1.5 billion, #7 Iron Man 3 at $1.2 billion and #8 Avengers: Age of Ultron at $1.15 billion. Other big Marvel sellers include the X-Men movies, the Spider Man movies, the Thor and Captain America movies and the Hulk movies, among several others.

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Bill Gates is Worth More Than Time Warner’s $70.8 Billion

bill gates net worth more than countries time warnerSpeaking of movies, Time Warner is valued at $70.8 billion, $9 billion less than Bill Gates’ net worth. The company owns Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema and has been responsible for movies from Casablanca to the Harry Potter movies to the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Other titles include The Jazz SingerThe Matrix, Superman, Batman, The Shining and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Beyond movies, Time Warner also owns HBO, Turner Broadcasting System and CNN. Time Warner is the second largest media company in the world. The only media company bigger than Time Warner is Disney.

See: Marvel Movies Are Worth More Than the Country of Belize

Bill Gates is Worth More Than Dollar General at $22.32 Billion

bill gates net worth more than dollar generalThe Dollar General company is valued at about $22 billion. At that rate, Bill Gates could buy it three times over and still have enough money left over to buy all the tickets sold to every Marvel movie made since 2008.

Dollar General has more than 11,500 stores in a total of 40 U.S. states. Most of its products cost more than a dollar. The chain frequently has outlets in areas too small to sustain a Walmart store. The company took in a total revenue of $16 billion in 2013.

Bill Gates is Worth More Than Yum! Brands at $39.58 Billion

bill gates net worth more than kfcYum! Brands stock is worth nearly $40 billion. At that price, Bill Gates is worth twice as much.

Yum! Brands is the world’s biggest fast food restaurant firm, with over 41,000 restaurants in 125 countries. In 2014, the company pulled in $13 billion in revenue.

Yum! Brands operates KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and WingStreet. In 2013 it opened a KFC restaurant in Mongolia, making it the first American fast food business in the country.

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Bill Gates is Worth More Than Target at $50.88 Billion

bill gates net worth more than targetBill Gates is worth more than the Target retailing corporation, which is valued at $50,88 billion. The Minnesota based company is the second biggest discount retailer in the U.S.

The company is #36 on the Fortune 500 list. It operates 1,934 stores across the United States and employs 366,000 people. It competes with Walmart and KMart by offering more upscale items. After many customers began referring to the chain of stores jokingly as “Targét,” the company embraced the joke and copyrighted the name, complete with French accent intact.

Bill Gates is Worth More Than Nintendo at $20.85 Billion

best selling video games super mario brosNintendo’s stock is valued at a total of $20.85 billion. At that price, Bill Gates could buy the gaming giant almost four times over.

Originally founded as a playing card company in the late 1800s, Nintendo eventually became the world’s largest video game company by revenue. Once the third most valuable company in Japan, it has produced hit games like Super Mario Bros.The Legend of Zelda, Tetris, Super Mario 64, Metroid and Pokemon.