The former big boss of Microsoft does have a nice little pad down on the shores of Lake Washington.

Bill Gate's Place
Bill and Melinda Gates' $150 million house. Annual taxes are over $1 million.

Bill Gate's Home - Wide angle
Much of the house is built underground into the hill, so the house looks smaller than it actually is.
Unfortunately the hidden section underground did not escape the taxman's view; Bill paid over a million dollars last year on property taxes.

Gate's Pool
A stream flows through the property.
The pool room is in the background.

US News Interactive view of Bill Gates' house