Bill Gates reveals the two ‘crazy” items he purchased when he became a billionare

Bill Gates was on The Ellen Show on Wednesday, February 21 where he discussed Microsoft , the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his two “indulgences” he bought when he became a billionaire.

With a net worth of $91 billion, the Microsoft founder could buy anything he desires.

Bill admitted on Ellen that he has never had extravagant taste, and that his primary concern was making sure all of his employees were paid given they had families to care for.

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“I always wanted to have enough money in the bank so that even if our customers didn’t pay us for a year, we could still keep paying everybody and the R&D.”

“So nothing really changed. So you didn’t say “Oh I’m going to buy a Porsche?”, pressed Ellen.

“I did–that I did”, Bill Gates said humbly. “That was an indulgence.”

The Porsche he bought was in fact a 911 Porsche, he said in a Bloomberg interview.

Bill Gates rumored 1979 Porsche 911.

His next indulgence was a private plane.

“…Eventually for my travels, I got a plane, which was a huge indulgence”, says Bill.


It is widely rumored that he owns a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express with a price tag of $40 million.



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