Bill Gates´s got Apple shares ???

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DaveTheGrey, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

    DaveTheGrey

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    Is it true that Bill Gates got 51% of the apple shares ???
    A friend of mine told me that...
    hope not

    Dave
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    HELL NO! and i beleive there was a former thread about this...but...
    Bill Gates and Microsoft back in 1997, in an effort to help Apple, bought $150 million in Apple stock. Right now I dont think anyone has more than 10% of the company, but I may be wrong. Bill Gates might not even own any shares of Apple :p

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=30188
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Microsoft, not Bill Gates, bought $150 million in non-voting Apple stock. It was not to help Apple, but to stave-off a lawsuit that M$ would have lost, but taken Apple an eternity to win. M$ the stock at a profit.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    it was partially to help Apple as well.

    hmm: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=AAPL
     

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