Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has visited Pakistan for the first time. Today, the billionaire paid a visit to Islamabad and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The two talked on polio eradication as well as other critical issues.
He praised Pakistan for eliminating polio to the point where the country was polio-free for a year. He commended polio workers as well as parents around the country for their assistance.
According to the Microsoft executive, Pakistan has the full backing of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which will continue to assist Pakistan in the future.
Bill Gates, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk, is one of the world’s wealthiest persons.
His current net worth is $131.4 billion, making him wealthier than more than 130 countries worldwide, including Pakistan. Yes, you read that correctly: his net worth is currently greater than Pakistan’s whole annual budget, which is officially assessed at about $48 billion for the years 2021-2022.
In terms of the country’s annual budget, he is only slightly wealthier than Pakistan. Pakistan is not as poor as you might imagine when it comes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is one of the roots of a country’s total net worth.
Our country’s GDP was $280 billion at the end of 2021, significantly exceeding Bill Gates’ net worth but dangerously close to Elon Musk’s present worth of $249 billion.