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Bill Gates set to build his own brand new city

Bill Gates set to build his own brand new city

The undeveloped land is about 45 minutes outside of Phoenix. The initial plan calls for 3,800 of the 24,800 acres to be devoted to office, commercial, and retail space.

In an interview with KPNX, Ronald Schott, executive emeritus at the Arizona Technology Council, applauded the decision by Belmont Partners and Gates to create the project in Tonopah.

A group that is associated with an investment company owned by Gates has invested $80 million in a development that will be high-tech and located outside Phoenix. Four hundred and seventy acres of land has been designated for the making of public schools.

There will be space for 80,000 residential units for a projected population of 182,000.

Arizona, which neighbours California, home to tech hub Silicon Valley, has always been trying to become the go-to place for innovative technology companies.

Gates is no stranger to being one step ahead of the game, and this "smart city" could be both a breeding and testing ground for futuristic technologies. Several major companies in the driverless auto industry such as, Waymo, Uber and Intel, are testing their innovations in the state. While now without water or electricity, the city's growth would also be driven by the completion of I-11, an interstate highway connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas, Nevada.




The ex-CEO of Microsoft recently slipped from the place of the world's richest man, but still, his wealth is beyond the imagination of most of us.

In a news release, Belmont Partners said, "Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs".

"Belmont is an incredible opportunity for the state of Arizona", Grady Gammage, Jr., an attorney representing Belmont Partners, said in a statement.

It further added, "The new investment will help Belmont become a template for the development of a sustainable city capitalizing on cutting-edge infrastructure".

Few details have as yet been revealed about when construction on Belmont will begin - or who is likely to live in the city.


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