Bill Gates is the richest man in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion in 2019 (update 07/07/2019), according to Forbes magazine. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has a massive $23 billion and the portfolio holdings give 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 the 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 portfolio
Here are the top 19 stocks held by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
|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|