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  1. #1 Bill Gates wishes he weren't so rich 
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    May 4, 2006: 3:40 PM EDT
    The corporate leader says he doesn't like the attention of being the world's richest man


    REDMOND, Wash. (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world's richest man.

    "I wish I wasn't. There is nothing good that comes out of that," said Gates, whose personal fortune sank by billions since last week when the software giant disappointed investors by saying new investments would crimp earnings.

    The corporate leader who made Microsoft into the world's largest software maker - and who is also one of the biggest philanthropists - is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He explained that he did not like the attention of being the world's richest person.

    "You get more visibility as a result of it," he said during an interview conducted by CNBC reporter Donny Deutsch in front of a crowd of people attending a Microsoft advertising event. (Watch Bill Gates on CNN Pipeline's CNNMoney Business Update - 1:54)

    The Microsoft co-founder said that the person he learned most from in the world, aside from technology colleagues, was fellow-billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffett.

    "He has this very refreshing, simple way of looking at things so I put him top of the list," said Gates, adding that the top lesson from Buffett was the importance of integrity.

    Still, Gates joked about his plight being unequaled in wealth. Asked if he surrounded himself with financial peers, he quipped, "No, I sit alone."

    Gates has been the richest man in the world for eight years running - since 1998 - and was worth $90 billion at his fortune's peak in 1999, according to the Forbes list of richest people. His fortune is currently at $50 billion, according to the magazine.

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    damn you like makin threads don't you ????
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    lol thats what happens when i get bored but ill try and lower my thread rate lol 2 i guess just 2 a day -.-

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    Funny how he see's himself the worlds richest man, when he isent. "WHAT?!" You may be asking yourself. Nope, he isent. There is a prince in Arabia I belive who is way more wealthy and has more riches then Bill Gates can dream of. So gates can shove his ego up his ass, and bow down to the Prince.

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    Actually Kampard who is a swedish man who formed the company IKEA is the richest man in the world....
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    another thread autopsy...but anyways bill gates I think is just saying that so ppl wont look at him as a man who is very greedy w/ his money...which btw he is!
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    lol i agree. but this is my last thread for at least 4 hours =\ lol i just have nothing else to do -.-

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    yea I have nothing to do neither. Havent been in school since December. Kicked out for fighting and my parents suprisingly told me I could sit the rest of the year out...I dunno know why but Im not complaining
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    lol, I'm more of the kind that doesnt want a fight til I get mad, and when I get mad I really mean MAD!!!
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    lol i try and talk first if that dosnt work since im skinny and not that strong i pick up chairs and start swinging objects =\

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    I havent faught a day in my life. I have super high tolerance level, and a huge sence of humor, so good luck trying to get me into a fight because I can walk away and not care for ridicule.

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    autopsy@ or you could just use your telekenetic powers and throw your enemy into the wall....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AskAboutMe
    another thread autopsy...but anyways bill gates I think is just saying that so ppl wont look at him as a man who is very greedy w/ his money...which btw he is!
    Ok, since you guy's are Bill Gates Bashing, I figured I would be the Devil's Advocate here, please follow the LINK for some interesting facts on Bill Gates and you decide, is he really greedy or not ?


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    I never bashed Bill Gates, I really respect him
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAYN
    I never bashed Bill Gates, I really respect him
    I'm just being a generalist


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