Everyone knows that Bill Gates is ridiculously, almost unfathomably wealthy, but the findings of a new report really hammer that fact home. According to this report, Gates has enough money to purchase every home in Boston.
The Washington Post reports that, per Forbes, Gates is worth $77.9 billion. According to the report from real estate website Redfin, he could use nearly all of that money to buy the114,212 Boston homes they included in their calculation—which are valued at a total of $76.6 billion— and still be worth over a billion dollars:
For the report, Redfin calculated the combined cost of every single-family home, condo and townhouse in a city by looking at home sales between April 1, 2013, and April 1, 2014. These sales were used as a representative sample of all homes in a city. The combined costs were then lined up next to the net worth of billionaires on this Forbes list.
For what it's worth, Gates wouldn't be able to purchase every home in Seattle, which add up to a combined $111.5 billion. He's most likely not losing sleep over that.
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