According to a report from Oxfam, we could see the world’s first ever trillionaire within the next 25 years, and it’s none other than Bill Gates.
Bill Gates, who is now 61-years-old, the Microsoft co-owner would be 86 by the time he makes history as the world’s first trillionaire.
Gates, who left Microsoft more than a decade ago, has been busy doing plenty of charitable work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He’s also devoted much of his time trying to eradicate infectious diseases and help improve education around the world.
So, it’s especially surprising that the man who gives away tons of money will still end up being the first trillionaire ever in the next two decades.
Then again, Bill Gates is part of The Giving Pledge, which is a program consisting of five billionaires who’ve committed to donating more than half of their net worth to philanthropy.
So, while a trillion dollars for a single individual may seem like a ridiculous amount of money, at least more than half of it will be used to make the lives of future generations better.