Bill Gates is already one of the most powerful people in the world.
He’s also one of America’s wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of $50.7 billion.
That’s according to Forbes, which estimates Gates’ net worth to be $45.5 billion.
But in his first year as the world’s richest man, Gates made headlines for something he said during a keynote speech at the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: That he had “never made” money.
“I’ve never made money,” Gates said.
“It’s a myth.”
The billionaire made the comments during a Q&A session with reporters after giving a speech about the future of the Internet.
He said that his goal is to “create the best possible future.”
Gates said that while he believes in the idea of being a “good steward” of the planet, he believes he can only achieve that by becoming more wealthy.
He also suggested that his financial success may not be a sign that he’s living up to his potential.
Gates recently told Business Insider that he is “a billionaire,” but he has not released any financial documents or publicly listed assets, which may suggest that he doesn’t have any money to invest.
In a video released by the Gates Foundation in October, he said he does not “want to go broke” by running the Bill &Mart foundation, which is dedicated to making the world a better place.
But he said the foundation has given away a lot of money in the past.
“My goal is not to create a billion-dollar fortune,” Gates told reporters in the video.
“My goal has always been to create the best society possible.”
He said he has no plans to give away any of his wealth, but he did say that he will donate some of it to charity.
“The first thing I will do is make sure that I have as much as I can do for those who need it most,” he said.
“There are some things I think we need to be doing to be a better society.”
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