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Ya of course he is going to live in the nicest house he can, wouldnt you? But if you notice he doesnt buy a hundred cars or diamond plated bathrooms or even wear expensive suits to interviews. He is a good guy and he is not a rich snob, even though he is rich haha.
I have to point out that Gates is the biggest philanthropist in addition to being the world's richest man.

Shades of grey my friends, shades of grey.
    
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Yea, really. I have never paid to download an MP3 and I never will. Why pay the same price (or more) when you can go to Barnes and Noble, Hastings, or your local record store and buy the hard copy with complete liner art, then rip it. Der dee der!
Yea, he is a HUGE philanthropist, and earned his money in a positive way, whether you like it or not. It's not like he owns a coal power plant industry or a exotic tree deforesting company. ***** I'm not a hippy BTW
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Well maybe he isn't so bad. I mean when you buy from Microsoft, it's probply going to chairty one day. When he dies it all goes to charity
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Well maybe he isn't so bad. I mean when you buy from Microsoft, it's probply going to chairty one day. When he dies it all goes to charity
Most certianly not! Pupils!
post #25 of 29
um yeah it probably is he gives most of his money away to charity... and except for his house he tries to make his kids lives just like and highmid class family. or atleast thats what i have read, and i don't recall ever reading anything badd about him ever.
post #26 of 29
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dont judge bill gates on what microsoft does, jusge him on what he does personally. i dont have the exact figure on how much he has given to charity but it is in the 50 billion range i believe
Ya, its like 50 million A YEAR
    
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I have to point out that Gates is the biggest philanthropist in addition to being the world's richest man.

Shades of grey my friends, shades of grey.
Actually, Warren Buffet is the biggest philanthropist. But Gates comes in second to him in a very close battle. The two combined, if they put all of their fortune to one cause, probably could cure it.
    
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post #28 of 29
We forget sometimes that Bill Gates is one of us, a computer nerd. He's also a really smart business man. Any avid computer user realizes that DRM is a pain and needs a lot of work.
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post #29 of 29
Why did bill say what he did

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Music files purchased on iTunes can't be used on Windows Media
Lose of earnings
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Even more shocking to the system is that PlaysForSure music files and services won't work with Microsoft's own Zune players
More lose of earnings

That is the only reason that bill is against any of that stuff

Not because he actually cares what happens to the lesser man but on how much capital his company could make if there was no should thing
 
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