Nigeria Asks Gates to Prove Financial Worth
DEBORAH AMOS, host:
Good morning. I'm Deb Amos.
Nigeria doesn't let just anyone in the country. When Bill Gates applied for a visa, the Nigerian government wanted proof the billionaire wouldn't overstay his welcome and become a burden on the country's social services. The Microsoft chairman had to get a letter from his bank. The letter might have said that Gates is worth an estimated $59 billion dollars. His visa was approved. That will be very well, Mr. Gates.
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