Comment preview: The main difference is, using your example. Bill Gates requires you to show you have a hundred types of insurances and bonds you've never even heard of. Bill gates requires you to make your hamburger to a very exacting standard (oh, the pickle is misplaed ....


Comment preview: US is only 68 times wealthier than Greece. If Bill Gates were 68 times wealthier than you, he'd still be a schlub putting on a Walmart tie in the morning to drive a Civic to a cubicle. Thankfully for Bill, he's about 6,800,000,000 times wealthier than you. ....


Comment preview: One day, while waiting for a bus, you see a guy who looks a lot like Bill Gates, sitting quietly alone at the bus stop. Would you think that: 1. This is actually Bill Gates, or 2. This is just some random old guy who looks kinda geeky? So then the guy sit ....


Comment preview: Bill Gates goes to a convenience store and decides to put a few Snickers bars in his pocket and walk away. The shopkeeper stops him and says "Sir, taking something without paying for it is stealing. And stealing is illegal." Bill Gates replies with "Do you ....


Comment preview: I was smerkin' a berl outside in my garage when i was reading the Bill Gates AMA, i packed a massive bowl that i seriously underestimated. I put it down when i thought i should stop because i was feeling way too high. I pulled out my phone and continued w ....


Comment preview: Bill Gates doesn't make his money off of his salary. He makes his money off of owning a large chunk of one of the biggest publicly traded companies in the world, as well as through various other investments. [His net worth increased $9 billion in 2013.](ht ....


Comment preview: I know that people always want to go for the President stress angle, but from 1995 to 2008 he was 34 to 47, and from 2009 to 2014, he was 48 to 53. Take a look at nonpresidents from 34 to 47 and then 48-53. You can maintain a relatively youthful look into ....


Comment preview: Not a limo driver, but this thread could use some juicing up. I used to work with a guy who had been a limo driver in Vegas for over 20 years. One day he told me about the time he was hired to be Bill Gates's driver for several days while he was in town. A ....


Comment preview: Donating isn't always the best solution. It makes people dependent and damages economies in certain regions of Africa. It makes people start to form their economy around those donations some of which doesn't even reach the people but gets squandered away b ....


Comment preview: I read that in his will he's donating a vast majority of his money and worth to charity as well. And only leaving 10% for his family so that they actually have enough to live very comfortably on, but also want to go out and earn their own money. <citati ....


Comment preview: "I'm terribly sorry, Mr. Gates... Bill. Can I call you Bill?" "Mr. Gates will be fine." Saint Peter nodded. He was in no position to get argue or get mad. "Again, Mr. Gates. I'm terribly sorry about this. Times are hard, you understand..." Bill Gates shook ....


Comment preview: I imagined Bill Gates walking into an auditorium filled with nicely dressed people, eagerly awaiting his arrival. One spotlight follows him as he takes center stage. "Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Bill Gates, I am the founder of Microsoft and the co-fou ....


Comment preview: I heard this story about Bill Gates that I have no way to verify but here goes. 10 years ago he invited all of the Microsoft interns to his house or some kind of event where you got to schmooze with the MSFT executives and he was there. People are asking ....


Comment preview: I hate this argument. Granted, the only advantage he had was computer access while growing up- but you cannot use this argument against his success. There were numerous people who also had access to computers during that time, but not all of them are billi ....


Comment preview: "I have brought you the PC", Gates says, to the crowd. "And it was good." Everyone nods. They look at each other and exchange approval glances. The PC was good. "I have brought you the XBOX", Gates continues. "And it was good." The crowd approves in a low ....


Comment preview: Five minutes later on the phone: "Bill, it's me, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. So, I hear your daughter got married?" Bill Gates: Oh not yet, and it's all kinda sudden. I haven't even met the guy yet, but his dad said he worked for you, an ....


Comment preview: Bill Gates should do it, and put like a billion or so dollars into the wallet. That way the technology is sure to be developed at an astronomical pace due to the high reward. Also, Bill Gates will get to visit the future and technically be the first time t ....


Comment preview: I'm gonna say early-to-mid 2000s, but still ridiculously old. > movie ticket price no idea, I'm not from the US >episode of Friends checks out, (1994-2004) >new Maybach 57 S wiki says it was revealed in 2005 > visions of sugarplums dance in his ....


Comment preview: Yeah there's a lot to the Bill Gates story. I'd encourage anyone that's curious to read Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers chapter on him, or a biography, but the point is that Bill Gates was an incredibly lucky anomaly. He didn't need post-secondary like 99.999 ....


Comment preview: I said this before. My boss's boss had a meeting with Larry Ellison. He was waiting in the lobby, and some guy comes in with a Big Mac, fries, etc. The guy then puts the Big Mac, fries, and whatever else onto a silver tray with a top and walks in with i ....


Comment preview: It could seem like Bitcoin has been presented to Munger as an immediate and direct candidate for replacing every fiat currency on the intertubes and in the world at large, given his earlier comment from Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting: *"I have no conf ....


Comment preview: Rockefeller couldn't sell all his stuff. Attempting to sell all of it at once, if even possible (it's not), would alter the price of the rest of his stuff. But yeah, most people use net worth to say who is more rich. Bill Gates owns a shit ton of Microsoft ....


Comment preview: In all honesty- it might not. It's gonna be dependent on how long Bill Gates lives. I'm not saying Bill Gates is an ass, I'm a big fan of his. I think the big reason there was such a reaction to Jobs is that he makes a lot of people confront their own mor ....


Comment preview: Microsoft was different. Very different. Had to dig up an old post I made on the topic: Hearing "good things about Gates" is a very new phenomenon. Those of us that were actively involved in the tech industry in the 1990s remember all too well the days of ....


Comment preview: **TL:DR** Matt Damon is great but it devalues the work of Bill Gates to compare them since Bill Gates has committed to tackling the difficult and boring problems in the world that others won't look at. Whilst both Bill Gates and Matt Damon are both remark ....