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Bill Gates' Dividend Portfolio

Bill Gates is the second wealthiest man on the planet with a net worth in excess of $90 billion.
Just like you and me, Bill wants to earn a return on his pile of cash. Of the 16 publicly-traded companies held in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, 12 pay dividends.
In this article, I track and analyze changes in Bill Gates’ portfolio of dividend stocks.
Like most periods, the first quarter of 2019 didn't have much activity. However, while no new companies were added to the portfolio, Bill Gates' trust exited its stake in Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which it had held since the fourth quarter of 2014.
 The firm's same-store retail sales have declined for over two years as more shopping heads online, and lower drug reimbursement rates are now hurting Walgreens' pharmacy business.

Walgreens hopes to return its business to bottom line growth after this fiscal year by taking more costs out of its business, continuing to consolidate the pharmacy chain industry, …

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