Cascade Investment

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Cascade Investment, L.L.C.
Limited liability company
Industry Investments
Founded 1994; 23 years ago (1994)
Founder Bill Gates
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, United States
Key people
Bill Gates (Chairman)
Michael Larson (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.[1] Cascade is the successor company to Dominion Income Management, the former investment vehicle for Gates' holdings, which was managed by Andrew Evans.[2]

List of investments and companies[edit]

The company describes itself as a diversified investment company. Its investments include:

Company Ticker Sector Ownership % Acquisition Date
Arcos Dorados Holdings NYSEARCO Restaurants 6.65 Unknown
AutoNation[citation needed] NYSEAN Auto Retailer 18.24 Unknown
Berkshire Hathaway NYSEBRK.A Diversified 5 Unknown
Canadian National Railway NYSECNI Transport 12[3] Unknown
Carpetright LSECPR Flooring 5.95[4] Unknown
Coca-Cola FEMSA NYSEKOF Beverage 20 [5] Unknown
Dante-O-Giovanni Corporation Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ecolab NYSEECL Cleaning Products 11 [6] Unknown
ElBarbary Investment Group Unknown Automotive Parts Unknown Unknown
FEMSA NYSEFMX Beverage and Retail Unknown Unknown
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Private Hospitality 47.5[7] Unknown
Ginkgo Bioworks Private Biotechnology Unknown Unknown
ICOS[citation needed] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
John Deere NYSEDE Agricultural Equipment 8.3[citation needed] Unknown
Liberty Global NASDAQLBTYA Cable Broadband 4.1[8] Unknown
Microsoft Corporation NASDAQMSFT Technology Unknown Unknown
Newport News Shipbuilding[citation needed] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nimbus Discovery[9] Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Oanda Corporation[10] Private Unknown Unknown Unknown
Otter Tail Power Company[citation needed] NASDAQOTTR Unknown Unknown Unknown
Pan American Silver Corporation[citation needed] NASDAQPAAS Metals Unknown Unknown
Republic Services, Inc NYSERSG Waste Management 30.99[11] Unknown
Sapphire Energy[12] Private Biofuel Unknown 2008
Schrödinger[13][14] Private Science Unknown 2010
Schnitzer Steel Industries[citation needed] NYSESCHN Scrap Metal and Steel Unknown Unknown
Sears Holdings[15] NASDAQSHLD Embedded retailer in a Real Estate Co Unknown Unknown
Televisa[16] NYSETV Media Unknown Unknown
Waste Management, Inc[17] NYSEWM Waste management Unknown Unknown

Past Investments[edit]

Company Ticker Sector Ownership % Acquisition Date Sale Date Fate
Scient[citation needed] Unknown IT Unknown August 2007 9 August 2009 Publicis Takeover

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, Matthew. "Gates No Longer World's Richest Man". Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  2. ^ Torres, Craig. "Convicted Felons Handle Gates Fortune". Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Bill Gates largest shareholder in Canadian National". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Groom, Nichola (2008-08-01). "Bill Gates discloses 20 pct Coca-Cola Femsa stake | Reuters". Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Cleaning up". The Economist. 2013-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Four Seasons Chief Is Feeling the Squeeze". The Wall Street Journal. 2013-12-10. 
  8. ^ "SCHEDULE 13G". SEC. 2014-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Nimbus Discovery Secures $24MM Series A Financing". 2008-06-28. 
  10. ^ "$100-Million Investment in OANDA Corporation Recognizes Growth Potential in the Frenetic World of Forex". OANDA. 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  11. ^ "Cascade Investment Llc Insider of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) Just Picked up Shares In It". May 2015. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  12. ^ Martin LaMonica (2008-09-17). "Bill Gates invests in algae fuel | Green Tech - CNET News". Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  13. ^ "Schrödinger Receives Additional Equity Investment from Bill Gates". 2012-12-12. 
  14. ^ "Bill Gates Takes Stake in Creating New Drugs". The Wall Street Journal. 2010-04-29. 
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ "Bill Gates aumenta su participación accionaria en Televisa". 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  17. ^ "Why Bill Gates Loves These 'Garbage' Stocks". Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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