Bill Gates Says He Would Pick Up $100 If He Found It On The Ground


Bill Gates is doing an Ask Me Anything Q&A on Reddit .

To publicize it, he made a promo video in which he answers three teaser questions of sorts. There was one intriguing Gates’ answer to a rather innocuous question: If you saw a $100 bill on the ground, would you pick it up?

Gates says in the video that “all my
thoughts about money were formed at a time when $100 really was a substantial amount of money. If it’s lying there, maybe it belongs to somebody and you ought to find
it for them and return it to them. It’d be nice.”

“They’re probably fairly distraught about having dropped it. But I would pick it up and give it to [The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] because there, $100 actually buys quite a bit.”

I have only one question: Is Bill Gates a miser of sorts?  With all his philanthropy, maybe not, but $100 when you’ve got billions? Hmm..


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