Dividends4Life: 5 Good Dividend Stocks Owned by Bill Gates

5 Good Dividend Stocks Owned by Bill Gates

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | | 0 comments »

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, with an estimated net worth of $86 billion, according to Forbes. He's also one of the world's largest philanthropists, running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alongside his wife. The activities of the foundation are funded by a trust, which holds investment assets donated by Gates. (The trust also receives donations from fellow billionaire Warren Buffett.) For his own benefit, Gates has Cascade Investment, his personal wealth management firm, headed up by Michael Larson. If steady income is important to the health of your portfolio, you could do worse than follow the lead of Gates. After sifting through the publicly disclosed holdings in the billionaire's personal and charitable portfolios, we identified five of the most attractive dividend stocks owned by Bill Gates...

Ecolab (ECL) provides water treatment and other industrial-scale maintenance services for the oil and gas industry. Shipping giants UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX) have long enjoyed a wide moat that protects them from would-be competitors. Walgreens (WBA) has boosted its dividend every year since 1975. It merged with Alliance Boots in 2014 to form the current company. The Gates trust own nearly 12 million shares of the world's largest retailer WalMart (WMT). Waste Management’s (WM) revenues aren’t particularly sensitive to economic cycles for one simple reason: There will always be garbage.

Source: Kiplinger

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