Bill Gates Foundation Bought Over 500,000 Apple Shares Last Quarter

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bought 501,044 shares during the first quarter of 2020, according to a new SEC filing. Those shares initially saw a 15% fall in value but then rebounded by a full 25%.

According to Smarter Analyst, Apple wasn’t the only company that the foundation picked up during the quarter. Amazon and Twitter were just two of those that are now part-owned by the Gates Foundation.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife established the world’s largest private foundation back in 2000. The foundation holds over $40 billion in assets.

The trust also built up new positions in Twitter, which has soared 48% in the past two months, by purchasing 272,420 shares. In e-commerce giant Amazon it acquired 60,460 shares. It also bought 552,383 shares of Alibaba […]

The Gates Foundation Trust’s biggest new buy was the purchase of 6,981,665 shares of Schrodinger, a life and materials sciences software company.

Apple’s aren’t the only shares that saw an upswing. Amazon shares have increased in value by a massive 45% in recent months, likely in part due to the coronavirus pandemic and the shift in spending habits worldwide.

The foundation has long done great work to help those who need it around the globe. That extends to helping end diseases and work is currently being done on a number of fronts including improving education in the United States as well as health coverage internationally.

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