As of 2013, Bill Gates earned between $11.5 billion and $13.3 billion per year, according to Business Insider and GeckoandFly.com. The multibillionaire is so wealthy that experts say it isn't worth his time to stop and pick up a $100 bill if he drops one.
Gates, whose fortune is largely a result of earnings from Microsoft, the company he founded, remains among the wealthier individuals throughout the world. He was named the richest person alive by Forbes magazine for each consecutive year from 1995 to 2007 and again in 2009, according to News.Mic.com. Bloomberg announced he was worth an estimated net $72.7 billion in 2013.