Forbes magazine reported that, according to the billionaires rating, the fortune of Microsoft founder Bill Gates last week for the first time since 1999 exceeded 100 billion dollars. Gates managed to achieve this against the backdrop of rising Microsoft stock value ahead of the company's expected financial report on April 24. Since the beginning of last week, Microsoft shares went up by 2% and on Thursday reached a maximum value of 123 dollars 52 cents per share. Currently, the fortune of Bill Gates is estimated at 100 billion 610 million dollars. In the Forbes ranking, Bill Gates is second only to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is $152 billion 950 million.