5 things you probably didn’t know about Bill Gates


What would you ask the wealthiest man in America? Check out the highlights from the Microsoft founder’s Q&A session on Reddit.

“I’m Bill Gates. Ask me anything.” The creator of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took to the interwebs Monday to answer the burning questions of tech geeks, humorists, and interested parties everywhere. The social news site Reddit hosted an “Ask Me Anything” chat with the iconic dot-com billionaire.

His answers ranged from the philosophical, to the technical, to the downright silly. Here are five unexpected things about Bill Gates from his brief soujourn online.

He’s cheap-when it comes to trust funds, that is.

“I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favour to them,” wrote the billionaire in reference to the (comparatively) sparse trust fund of $10 million that he and Mrs. Gates intend to leave their children.

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