Gates no longer largest individual Microsoft shareholder

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Steve Ballmer has become Microsoft's (MSFT) largest individual shareholder after Bill Gates sold another lot of shares, taking his holding to just over 330M vs more than 333M for Ballmer. Both men own around 4%.

Institutional investors Vanguard, State Street and BlackRock have slightly larger holdings.

Bill Gates will cease to own any Microsoft shares by mid-2018 if he continues to sell 20M shares a quarter, as he has been doing for most of the last dozen years