No, Bill Gates does not own Microsoft. After leaving the board of directors in 2020, he ceased disclosing his ownership interest in Microsoft.
Bill Gates founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. In 2020, Bill Gates stepped down from his position as Chief Software Architect and Chairman of the Board to devote more time to his philanthropic endeavors at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since 2008, Bill Gates has donated more than $28 billion to charity; he pledged another $50 million to fight AIDS in Africa in 2018.
Who Owns Microsoft Now?
The largest shareholders of Microsoft are State Street Corporation, Vanguard Group Inc., Jean-Philippe Courtois, Bradford L. Smith, and BlackRock Inc. (BLK).
Who Is Microsoft’s Largest Shareholder?
Microsoft’s largest shareholder is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with an 8.01% stake in the company.