|Type||Limited liability company|
|Headquarters||Kirkland, Washington, U.S.|
|Key people||Bill Gates (Chairman)
(Manager and CIO)
Cascade Investment, LLC is an American holding and investment company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, United States. It is controlled by Bill Gates, and managed by Michael Larson. More than half of Gates' fortune is held in assets outside his holding of Microsoft shares. Cascade is the successor company to Dominion Income Management, the former investment vehicle for Gates' holdings, which was managed by Andrew Evans.
List of investments and companies
The company describes itself as a diversified investment company. Its investments include:
- Arcos Dorados Holdings - 6.65%
- AutoNation
- Berkshire Hathaway
- Canadian National Railway - 12% Stake 
- Coca Cola Femsa SAB de CV - 20% stake
- Dante-O-Giovanni Corporation
- Ecolab 11% 
- ElBarbary Investment Group
- FEMSA (Mexican brewer)
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts - 47.5% Stake 
- ICOS
- John Deere - 8.3%
- Liberty Global - 4.1% 
- Microsoft Corporation
- Newport News Shipbuilding
- Nimbus Discovery
- OANDA Corporation
- Otter Tail Power Company
- Pan American Silver Corporation
- Republic Services, Inc - U.S. waste management - 20-29% (estimated)
- Sapphire Energy
- Schnitzer Steel Industries
- Scient
- Televisa 
- Waste Management, Inc
- Wisconsin Central Transportation
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