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The democratisation of IT: Amazon and Microsoft own half the cloud infrastructure market

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Re: Who do you make richer?

There is a very simple explanation to all this: Microsoft is hugely profitable company.

Microsoft stock price was about $70 in 2017 and now it's double that - about $140. Even if he had donated half of his MS stocks 2 years ago, he'd be as wealthy now.

BG owns (reportedly) 330M shares. That's $46B. Not doubt the geezer has other stock and properties in addition to just MSFT stock if his net value is double that.

How would you donate those Billions (in reasonable time) for a better lifestyle in 3rd world countries or something similar?

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