Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, ranks fourth on the Forbes list of billionaires. His fortune allows him to buy all the cars he wants. Yet he has a surprisingly affordable car that surprises everyone.
Bill Gates' philanthropy and luxury car collection
Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. According to the prestigious Forbes magazine, he is the fourth richest man on the planet. His bank account allows him to buy all the cars he wants, but strangely enough, he owns an unusually cheap car that would surprise everyone.
Ten million dollars of his fortune will go to his children, according to Bill Gates himself, and the rest will be inherited by his foundation, thinking of his fellow man and those who need it most. This says a lot about the kind of philanthropist he is, so we can wonder what kind of cars he owns. The report mentions his variety of high-end vehicles, such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S or the Ferrari 348.
The 2008 Ford Focus: a surprisingly affordable car in Bill Gates' collection
Despite his collection of luxury cars, the co-creator of Microsoft has a much more economical example, considered even unusual. The cheapest car Bill Gates owns is a 2008 Ford Focus, a model with a 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine that develops 130 hp. It can reach a speed of 250 kilometers per hour and go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds.
A strong message to her children and the world
What is most striking about this Ford model is that it has an estimated value of $15,000, an unusual figure for what Bill Gates' coffers represent, but one that shows his children that material possessions are not the most important thing. To give you an idea, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is over $220,000, while the Ferrari 348 can top $100,000. The Focus is almost a gift.
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