With an estimated net worth of over $96 billion, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the world’s second-richest person according to Forbes, second only to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. And that fact netizens repeatedly pointed out after seeing a picture of him standing in line to get some burgers and fries.
The picture, posted on Facebook by former Microsoft employee Mike Galos on January 15, shows Gates standing in a line outside a takeaway joint in Seattle, US to collect food. The picture has since gone viral. Contrasting Gates’ humility with the reported behaviour of current US President Donald Trump, Galos wrote in the post,
“When you’re worth about $100,000,000,000, run the largest charity in the history of the world and stand in line for a burger, fries and Coke at Dick’s like the rest of us…”
Here’s how people on social media reacted to the viral photo:
#BillGates, may be a founder of #Microsoft with a net worth of $100,000,000,000, he may also run the largest #charity in the history of the #world, but when it comes to waiting for burgers and fries in a queue, the #billionaire is just like the rest of us. #India needs to learn. pic.twitter.com/at5GuRVZ9U
— Varun Sareen (@BadassBabauu) January 20, 2019
Bill Gates at Dick’s Burgers, waiting in line to place his order. Y r worth $95 billion, casually dressed, don’t need ‘swag’ to prove U r ridiculously rich, run d largest charity in the world, & stand in line like d rest, for burger, fries & Coke, that’s how real winners behave. pic.twitter.com/KIFR27LiE7
— Parvez A. Faruki (@pfaruki) January 20, 2019
LOve this pic : ))
Billionaires – they’re just like us! Bill Gates, 63, is spotted waiting in line to grab a burger, fries and a Coke at Dick’s drive-in in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/JPySEqeW6s
— Pippa Ettore (@pettore) January 18, 2019
Bill Gates waiting in queue to order his favorite Burger.
This remind me of famous say
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing”
Camille Pissarro#livethelittlethings #lifeisgood #smiles #mompreneur #entrepreneur pic.twitter.com/EZ6tuQX2q6
— Abdel Salam Abu Hasan (@AbdelSalamAbuH1) January 19, 2019
What a wonderful Man!!
This is Bill Gates!! He is a role model for us. pic.twitter.com/suiijIzQTF
— ReenaJames (@ReenaJa14018174) January 20, 2019
Bill Gates waiting in line for a burger like a normal citizen. Your MCM will be forming celebrities status demanding privilege. pic.twitter.com/y7iEfsKdhI
— Champion of Warri (@boyjovi_) January 18, 2019
Bill Gates , founder of Microsoft and the richest man in the world , waits patiently in the line to collect the burger…. Hope this #humbleness teaches people some lesson on #humility . pic.twitter.com/SDs7TdpW67
— Nimra abbasi (@Nimraabbasi5803) January 20, 2019
After co-founding the software firm Microsoft in 1975, Gates became a billionaire at the age of 31. Except for four years, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world from 1995 to 2017. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and has since pursued a number of philanthropic endeavours through Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, donating to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs. In 2009, he co-founded The Giving Pledge with Warren Buffet, through which they and other billionaires pledge to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.