Does Bill Gates Have a Lot of Money?

Since Gates is one of the richest people in the world it seems logical to say yes, but the answer is more nuanced than that. This activity helps students learn the differences between money, net worth, and wealth.

Grade Level

 6–8, 9–12


  • Money
  • Net worth
  • Wealth

Time required

 Quick Pick: Steps 1 through 4 (5 minutes)
 Power Up: Steps 1 through 7 (15 minutes)
 Deep Dive: Steps 1 through 8 (20 minutes)

stacks and stacks of money