Bill Gates says he wishes he wasn’t the world’s richest man.

Poor Bill Gates. He has a tough life what with being the richest man in the world and all. He even said in an interview that he wishes he wasn’t the richest man:

“I wish I wasn’t,” he said in a session in which he was being interviewed by Donny Deutsch, the host of an interview show on CNBC.

Gates is ranked by Forbes magazine as the world’s richest individual, with an estimated wealth of about $50 billion.

“There’s nothing good that comes out of that,” he said. “You get more visibility as a result of it.”

We all have our crosses to bear and his is that he never has to decide which bill he’s going to pay this month or whether he’s ill enough to justify going to see a doctor. Must be hella rough. No, really. I’m not being sarcastic at all. I promise.


Still, I’d love to have Bill’s problem. At least when you have too much money you can balance things out by giving some of it away and Bill honestly deserves big time kudos for the fact that he gives away quite a lot all the time through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If being so rich is still bothering him, though, I’d happily offer my services in taking some of that cash off his hands. Hell, a mere $25,000 would be more than enough for me to pay off every debt I have, get my car back into shape, and put a decent down payment on a house. That’s not much. Probably a good lunch for Bill. Not that he should feel obligated, it’s his money and he should spend it how he sees fit, but if he wants some help I’m humbly at his service.

7 thoughts on “Bill Gates says he wishes he wasn’t the world’s richest man.

  1. If you want any help with that, Les, I’d be happy to assist you in helping the unfortunate Mr Gates to feel a little better. Just let me know…

  2. I think there is a problem on the Transmission/Gear box/clutch on my 1997 Ford Mondeo (FORD= Fix Or Repair Daily) which is likely to be expensive at some point. A new Saab 9-3 would be nice Mr G. And if you could stretch to it could you help out with the wedding costs- we’ve done it for only about £6000 (about $10k) but I’m sure we could squeeze you in on the top table if you want to sponsor us.  Hell I’ll even change the colour scheme to the MS logo.

    ps. Thanks to your prompt ‘login problem’ response Les- much appreciated.

    (capchca- england – how top is that! obviously a good sign, Rooney’s metatarsel not withstanding)

  3. Last_Hussar:

    (capchca- england – how top is that! obviously a good sign, Rooney’s metatarsel not withstanding)

    Football (soccer) player is he?
    I’m in a glass house – don ‘t thro too many stones. LOL  LOL

  4. I guess I’m a little more “needy” than you, Les. I’d be happy if Mr. Bill wants to share about 1 billion of that visibility with me.

    Okay, 500 million, but that’s my final offer.

  5. Don’t get me wrong. I’m willing to take whatever he feels like handing over and if it just happens to be several millions of dollars then I’ll suffer the burden of trying to figure out what to spend it all on. I was just tossing out what it would take make me debt-free and independent.

    I mean, I’m offering to do him a favor so there’s no point in me being greedy about it, right?

  6. Haha. Thats funny. I wonder if it all comes into perspective once you have or can purchase damn near
    everything money can buy?  Bill sounds like hes
    getting older. I wonder how long till he starts selling mortality and devalues life completely.

    If I had all kinds of loot I would do stupid shit with it.

    I imagine a “Brewsters millions” scenario would be

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