Major shareholders comprise co-founder Bill Gates, who stepped down from the company’s board in 2020, which is why these shares are no longer publicly reported. In 2019, Gates still owned a stake of 103 million stocks, which accounted for 1.34% of the company’s ownership (worth over $23 billion in January 2023). Other individual shareholders comprise Satya Nadella, the company’s CEO, Brad Smith (former president), Jean-Philippe Courtois (EVP), and Amy Hood (former CFO).
Microsoft top shareholders
It’s important to note that in 2020, Bill Gates stepped down from the board of directors.
Thus we no longer have an exact disclosing of the company’s stock ownership.
Therefore, we can find that in 2019, when Bill Gates still owned a substantial stake in Microsoft, a stake of almost 103 million stocks worth 1.34% of the company.
In September 2022, Microsoft’s market cap was 1.76 trillion-dollar, thus making Bill Gates’ stake potentially worth more than $23 billion.
Over the last decade, Bill Gates has been selling most of Microsoft’s shares, focusing more and more on his foundation.
Therefore, we see the left stake of the company’s ownership.
Below is Microsoft’s board of directors.
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