There was once a famous anecdote related to Bill Gates, that if he saw a $100 bill on the ground, he would not bother to pick it up. Recently, Bill Gates personally deciphered the mystery of this anecdote.
In 1992, Bill Gates first rose to the position of the richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of $ 6.3 billion. At the same time, a famous anecdote about this billionaire was spread around the world, which is: “If Bill Gates saw the $100 bill dropped on the ground, he would ignore it and not pick it up. on that bill, because in the time it took Bill Gates to bend down and pick up the dropped bill, he’d made more than $100.”
So what is true about this anecdote? Bill Gates himself spoke out to decipher this famous anecdote.
Accordingly, Bill Gates recently participated in an online Q&A on social network Reddit. One Reddit user asked if Bill Gates would pick up the bill if he saw the $100 bill fall to the ground.
“All of my thoughts on money were formed at a time when $100 was really a substantial amount of money. You know, if a $100 bill is there it means it belongs. Maybe the person who dropped the money will be quite upset because he lost the $100, so you need to pick it up, find the owner of the bill and return it to them,” Bill Gates replied. Reddit user question.
“However, I might as well pick up that $100 bill and give it to charity, because there, $100 actually buys quite a bit of useful stuff,” Gates added.
Bill Gates’ answer has made many Reddit users excited. Many people said they were satisfied when the famous anecdote about Bill Gates finally had an answer.
“It’s great if you try to find the owner of the lost note to return it. I remember a few years ago, my wife and I were shopping at a convenience store and dropped some money. May Luckily, another guest picked it up and returned it to us, which made us very happy and touched because good people are still around,” one Reddit user commented.
Bill Gates joined an online Q&A session with the social network Reddit just a few days after he said he would spend an additional $ 20 billion to support the charity named after himself and his ex-wife, Bill & Melinda Gates, to help The world is dealing with current problems such as post-epidemic reconstruction, gender inequality, poverty alleviation, environmental change, and the crisis caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Bill Gates said his goal in the future is to get out of the list of the richest people in the world, as he plans to spend all of his fortune to philanthropic activities.
Bill Gates is currently the fourth richest person in the world, with an estimated fortune of $122.4 billion.
(According to Dan Tri, Reddit/SoMag)