Updated November 1st, 2017
Bill Gates is the richest man in the world with a net worth of over $86 billion in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has a massive $23 billion and the portfolio holdings gives us some nice insights.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owns several highly profitable companies, with sustainable competitive advantages. The trust is investing over 45% in de Financial Services sector and has major holdings in industrials and technology sector. Many of the stocks are also dividend players, and grow their dividend payouts over time, like the Dividend Aristocrats.
Bill & Melinda Gates porfolio
Here are the top 19 stocks held by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as of 2017-09-30.
|BRK.B||Berkshire Hathaway Inc||Insurance|
|MSFT||Microsoft Corp||Application Software|
|WM||Waste Management Inc||Waste Management|
|CNI||Canadian National Railway Co||Transportation & Logistics|
|CAT||Caterpillar Inc||Farm & Construction Machinery|
|WMT||Wal-Mart Stores Inc||Retail - Defensive|
|FDX||FedEx Corp||Transportation & Logistics|
|UPS||United Parcel Service Inc||Transportation & Logistics|
|CCI||Crown Castle International Corp||Communication Services|
|KOF||Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV||Beverages - Non-Alcoholic|
|TV||Grupo Televisa SAB||Entertainment|
|LBTYK||Liberty Global PLC||Communication Services|
|LBTYA||Liberty Global PLC||Communication Services|
|ARCO||Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc||Restaurants|
|WBA||Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc||Retail - Defensive|
|LILA||LiLAC Group||Communication Services|
|LILAK||LiLAC Group||Communication Services|