- How Bill and Melinda chose the tail numbers for their aircrafts
- What kind of private jets the couple owns
How could you be one of the richest people in the world and not own a private jet? Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft, owns a single Global Express worth about $40 million. This long range jet competes against the Gulfstream V, Boeing 737 and Airbus A319CJ. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also owns 2 Challenger 350’s. Bill Gates lives a modest life, he doesnt wear alot of jewelry or spend money on ‘toys’ such as yachts or sports cars. But his collection of private jets are known to him as his guilty pleasures and are his tools for better.
His jets registration numbers are N887WM and N194WM. The WM probably stands for William and Melinda. They met in August 1987 (887) and were married in January 1994 (194). The N194WM is a brand new Gulfstream G650ER. The N887WM is also a G650ER. The aircraft are registered to a company named MENTE LLC.