Reddit Interviews Microsoft's Bill Gates

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: February 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates got up close and personal in a rare interview with users of the geek social network Reddit, according to a report.

The crowdsourced-style online interview dubbed as "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) lasted for about an hour or so with Gates answering questions about the open source software movement, the government and the Internet, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, his personal opinion about the current state and the future of technology, his company Microsoft, and his relationship with the late Steve Jobs of Apple.

Meanwhile, before Gates started his Reddit interview, the multi-billionaire philantropist and tech icon even posted a YouTube video to answer in advance some of the questions from some of the lucky users and readers of Reddit. In the video someone asked him, "How much money is in your wallet?" Gates replied "$100". Another one asked him, "Can I have a million dollars?'' Gates replied "His money will go to invent new vaccines for Malaria and AIDS, invent new seeds for poor farmers to grow more, and to children growing up who don't have access to these vaccines."

Reddit has previously interviewed some other prominent personalities and celebrities on its AMA "question and answer" platform including U.S. President Barack Obama, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Korean rapper PSY.

The Reddit community interview with Gates kicked off at 10:45 a.m. PT yesterday. You can check out the questions received by Bill Gates at the said Reddit AMA here and his answers to those AMA questions here.

Now, who can say that a man of power, fame and fortune like Bill Gates do not participate in forums to share his thoughts and ideas for the betterment of this world in which we live in? I guessed he just proved his critics wrong with his thoughtful, diligent and caring answers in that very rare Reddit interview.


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