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Microsoft Owns Shares Up to Hundred Billion Dollars, Mason Morfit is One of the Shareholders

Written By Hanny & Melissa on Thursday, May 09, 2019 | Thursday, May 09, 2019

Not surprising if the shares of Microsoft companies or world technology are categorized as expensive shares.

This is not surprising news if Microsoft shares can be that expensive. Given the company founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, it developed rapidly and became one of the strongest and most profitable companies.

So you know, because the stock price is already expensive, Microsoft's value is also expensive. Microsoft's capitalization has reached US $ 902.64 billion. And Microsoft started its IPO itself for decades or exactly March 13, 1986. At that time the stock price was US $ 21.

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Besides the high price of Microsoft shares, there are some people who are known to be shareholders. Who are the shareholders ...? Here's the list:

1. Mason Morfit

This one, has 9.01 million shares of Microsoft shares. mason Morfit can have these shares through ValueAct. At the company, he served as Chief Investment Officer in May 2017.

Long before, Morfit had worked at Microsoft. He served as a member of the Microsoft Board of Directors from March 2014, and he ended his career at Microsoft on November 29, 2017.

2. Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's name is indeed not listed as one of the founders of Microsoft. however, he owns a large number of Microsoft shares. Ballmer owns more than 300 million shares in Microsoft.

Beginning Ballmer could become a Microsoft shareholder, because he entered the first 30 employees recruited by Bill Gates. At that time he received 8 percent of the company's shares. Starting his career as a business manager, Ballmer was promoted to a new position. He was appointed as CEO of Microsoft in January 2000, replacing Bill Gates. (investopedia/ auth)

3. Bill Gates

Once a majority shareholder and sold the shares he held, Bill Gates reportedly still owns 103 million shares of Microsoft. Bill Gates gave up his shares for sale because he wanted to fund the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Maybe as you know, Bill Gates is actively involved in many humanitarian and charitable activities. In fact, he once poured funds of US $ 76 million to pay Nigerian debt to Japan. And interestingly, even though Bill Gates always charitable donations in large numbers, he still remains at the top as one of the richest people in the world.

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4. Bradford Smith

This figure is said to hold Microsoft shares as many as 937,658 shares. Bradford Smith is listed as President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft. Not only working at Microsoft, Smith is also known to work at Netflix as a board of directors. He also heads several non-profit organizations.

5. Satya Nadella

For the fifth, there is Satya Nadella as a large number of Microsoft shareholders. He is known to hold 938,992 shares. In Microsoft's company, Satya Nadella occupies the position of CEO of Microsoft. He replaced Steve Ballmer who served from 2000 - 2014during his leadership, Microsoft's stock prices continued to rise. Plus a number of projects are done by Microsoft, starting with the Windows 10 operating system and Surface Book.

Such are some of the names of Microsoft shareholders. No need to be surprised, if they can have wealth of billions of dollars. Because, as stock prices increase, of course their wealth increases, so you don't need to be surprised at them. Hopefully useful and successful always for you...

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