Bill Gates has concoctions in the brain.
The billionaire acquired a nearly $1 billion stake in Heineken Holding NV, giving him a 3.7% stake in the Dutch company.
According to the filing from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), the founder of Microsoft bought 10.8 million shares worth approximately $939.87 million on Feb. 17. The transaction took place on the same day that Femsa, Heineken’s major shareholder in Mexico, sold billions of euros worth of shares.
According to BloombergFemsa has indicated that it wants to sell all its shares in Heineken within two to three years.
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Not a big beer man
Despite the huge investment in Heineken, Gates had admitted that beer isn’t really his cup of tea.
During a “Ask Me Anything” chat on Reddit a few years ago he was asked what his favorite beer was.
“I’m not a big beer drinker,” Gates wrote. “When I end up at something like a baseball game, I drink light beer to get into the mood of all the other beer drinkers. Sorry to disappoint real beer drinkers.”
Heineken is not the only Dutch company in which Gates has invested money. According to Bloomberg, the wealthy businessman has also invested in online supermarket Picnic, and has an interest of approximately 1.3 percent in fertilizer producer OCI, which is listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange.