Gates Says Wealth Has Down Side What would it be like to be the world's richest person? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who's worth $50 billion, recently gave an interviewer this assessment: "There's nothing good that comes out of it."

Gates Says Wealth Has Down Side

Gates Says Wealth Has Down Side

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What would it be like to be the world's richest person? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who's worth $50 billion, recently gave an interviewer this assessment: "There's nothing good that comes out of it."

JOHN YDSTIE, host:

Good morning, I'm John Ydstie. We've all pondered it at some point: What would it be like to be the world's richest person? Well, according to the man himself, it's really not that great. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who's worth $50 billion, says he wishes he weren't the world's wealthiest individual. There's nothing good that comes out of it, he told an interviewer. Some may disagree. Remember the movie Trading Places?

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