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Bill Gates is Doing a Reddit AMA Right Now

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What would you ask the richest man in the United States?

As Reddit grows in popularity, more and more big names are doing AMAs on the site. For those not in the know, an AMA is an 'Ask Me Anything,' post on Reddit. Famous AMAers in the past have included everyone from Snoop Lion to President Barack Obama.


About an hour ago, former Microsoft CEO and founder Bill Gates added himself to the list with a post titled, "I'm Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA."

Gates explains in his post that while many people know him from his Microsoft days, his full time work these days is with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private foundation that he runs with his wife Melinda. No doubt many of the questions he gets will be about computers, technology, and the internet (indeed, the top voted question relates to the push against the open and free Internet). Still, it should be an interesting read, so head on over to Reddit and check it out!

As a bonus, Gates decided to answer some of the more important and press questions ahead of time. These include, "How much money is in your wallet?" and "Can I have a million dollars?" Check out the answers to those questions in the video below.

Bill Gates AMA

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    ojas , February 11, 2013 7:58 PM
    Probably ask him why he hasn't encouraged Microshaft's board to fire Ballmer yet.
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    yeungl , February 11, 2013 5:09 PM
    Is that his voice?
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    farrengottu , February 11, 2013 5:19 PM
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    chicofehr , February 11, 2013 5:34 PM
    Q:How much money is in your wallet?
    A:I don't always carry a wallet, um, but I've got one with me and it looks like i got, well, $100.
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    ojas , February 11, 2013 7:58 PM
    Probably ask him why he hasn't encouraged Microshaft's board to fire Ballmer yet.
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    lemlo , February 11, 2013 8:04 PM
    "Did you just bro Bill Gates?" hahaha.. gotta love reddit.
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    dalethepcman , February 11, 2013 8:30 PM
    He answered a lot of questions. That was a good ama.
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    memadmax , February 11, 2013 9:26 PM
    Fir ballmer and have a bonfire with remaining copies of win8......
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    CaedenV , February 11, 2013 9:44 PM
    ojasProbably ask him why he hasn't encouraged Microshaft's board to fire Ballmer yet.

    Um... maybe because (for better or worse) he likes Balmer. Balmer wasn't exactly new to the company when he was picked. Either Balmer has something he is holding over the board of directors (unlikely), or the board actually likes that Balmer can get things done... whether or not customers like what is being done is an entirely different issue, but you cannot say that Balmer is ineffective.
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    alidan , February 11, 2013 10:12 PM
    if he would answer any question truthfully

    do you think microsoft is being managed properly, and his views on vista and windows 8 metro being default...

    knowing he would never make real statements on those things

    what cherity do you feel gave you the most money for your $, not necessarily the one that had the biggest impact over all, just $ to $ which one was the best.
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    tomfreak , February 11, 2013 11:08 PM
    Can u get back to Microsoft temp and fix windows 8?
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2013 2:02 AM
    Get the phone UI off of laptops and desktops that do not have touch, or exect Apple sales to go past the stratosphere and into interstellar space! Metro is Poopware, and it will never be productivity ware. Sell metro to the vending machine makers and be done with it!!!!!
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    Anonymous , February 12, 2013 2:03 AM
    correction Expect!