If his money continues to grow the same pace at which it has been growing for the last two decades, Microsoft founder Bill Gates will be world’s first trillionaire, not very long from now. Latest estimates suggest that in the next 25 years he will be the first trillionaire in the entire universe.
This means that Gates will be wealthier than an overwhelmingly large number of nations not just in Africa and Asia, but also in Europe and Latin America. Only fifteen nations have trillion dollar economies right now. This includes United States, China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, India, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Korea, Russia, Australia, Spain and Mexico.
United States is the biggest economy in the world with GDP estimated to be around $18,561.934 billion followed by China whose GDP is estimated to be worth $11,391.619 billion.
Reports from Oxfam International suggest that the world may have its first trillionaire in the next 25 years, when Bill Gates becomes around 86 years old. The report says that at the time when Gates left Microsoft in 2006, his net worth was USD 50 billion that had gone up to USD 75 billion.
Bill Gates is the topmost philanthropists in the world and gives a substantial part of his wealth to many causes dear to his heart. Besides, he is one of the founding members of The Giving Pledge, a commitment from some of the richest individuals in the world to give away more than half of their worth. In the meantime Forbes estimates that Gates’ current wealth is over USD 84 billion.
While talking about the prediction, the Oxfam report says, “In such an environment, if you are already rich, you have to try hard not to keep getting a lot richer”.