William Henry Gates III–or popularly known as Bill Gates held the title of Forbes’ richest person in the world from 1997 to 2017. He has since lost this spot to Jeff Bezos since two years ago but still in the second position.
Here are some of the luxury cars driven by Microsoft mogul, Bill Gates.
PORSCHE (three of them, actually)
Gates is a Porsche-lover; in fact, he had a couple of them in his garage: Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 959 Coupe, and Porsche 930.
It’s his first “splurge”, and used to race it in the desert. It’s “notorious” for getting Gates in trouble for over-speeding.
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (Carrera Cabriolet 964)
There were only 250 of these speed demons were ever produced in the world, so of course, Bill Gates had to have it.
Porsche 930 Turbo
It’s the turbocharged version of Porsche 911, so yes, it’s fast. Gates called it “the Rocket”. He later sold it in the ’90s where it was then shipped to Vienna, Austria. The owner fully restored it and auctioned the vehicle seven years ago.
Porsche 959 Coupe
Interestingly, this car was banned from getting imported on US soil because it couldn’t meet import emission standards. It was actually Bill Gates’ lawyer who helped change the legislation so this model can enter the country.
It was the last Jaguar designed by its company co-founder, William Lyons. It stayed in production for more than two decades.
The Ferrari 348 is the final V8 model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his death. According to Time Magazine, it later became became known as the “dune buggy” after he spun it into the sand.
This isn’t a proof-reading error–and yes, the billionaire does have a 2008 Ford Focus. In fact, he’s known to drive it to his office from time to time.
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