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Bill Gates Chats with Ellen for the First Time

Bill Gates Chats with Ellen for the First Time


I am so happy to have you here. This is the first time
having you on, so thanks. So I know you were nervous
about the entrance. I think people feel like
they’re supposed to dance. And I was really
surprised because I was here earlier today
for your rehearsal and then you abandoned it. But we should at least
show them the rehearsal because it was really good. [MUSIC PLAYING] [LAUGHING] [CHEERING] It was good. [APPLAUSE] Your daughter is looking
at you like, I’ve never seen you dance like that. Hi. So the last time
we saw each other it was at the White House. We both were receiving
the Medal of Freedom. And that was quite
a day, wasn’t it? That was an amazing group. Yeah. Really, really fun. So you are here with your
daughter who is 21, right? And you were 21 when you
became a billionaire. Is that right? Almost, yep. All right, so around that age. You were like the youngest
person to become a billionaire, is that right? Yeah, in terms of earning
it on my own, yeah. Right. OK. Which is the most
important thing. So when you were a kid,
did you care about money? Or you just cared
about technology and it just happened? Mostly I loved software. I do remember at
the private school I went to there were other kids
whose families were better off. Like they had a
Porsche or something. But it wasn’t that
big of a deal. My thing was that I just
loved doing software. I loved hiring people. And I was stunned when it
ended up being so valuable. Really? Yeah. It surprised you? Yeah. Because I always had
to be careful that we wouldn’t hire too many people. I was always worried
because people who worked for me were older
than me and they had kids. And I always thought well
what if we don’t get paid. Will I be able to
meet the payroll? So I was always
very conservative about the finances. And then when we did
go public, what was I? 30, by then. Then I was kind of stunned
at what it multiplied out to. Right. So, when you became
a billionaire, at what point did
you start relaxing? Were you still nervous when
you became a billionaire? Like I got to watch this? Well I always wanted to have
enough money in the bank so that even if our customers
didn’t pay us for a year, we could still keep paying
everybody and do the R&D. So I’d still be viewed
as conservative. I don’t have that many things
that are extravagant taste so it didn’t change too much. So nothing really changed. So you didn’t say, oh I’m
going to buy a Porsche. I did. That I did. All right. Yeah. You did. All right. Yeah, that was an indulgence. And then eventually, for
my travel, I got a plane. Which is a huge indulgence. So those are my two. Well not really, because
you travel all the time. So that’s important
that you have a plane. So you have a Porsche and
a plane and that’s it? Well, in terms of
crazy things, yeah. Yeah. There’s not like any
like wild– like you didn’t build like an
aquarium with sharks in it or something like that? We have a trampoline
room in our house. Oh wow. The kids like that. Indoor trampoline. I recommend it. Just one giant trampoline. Yeah. Yeah, it’s a room with
a very high ceiling. Well yeah, I hope. That would be
cruel if you didn’t put a high ceiling in there. Go on kids. All right, so let’s
talk about this. So you already put $40
billion of your own money into your foundation. Yep. $40 billion. And you’ve kind of
encouraged other billionaires to do this as well. Because it really is
kind of up to the people to fix the problems in the
world, it seems, right? So what is your main
focus right now? My wife Melinda and I picked
global health as our big thing. The fact that still we
have five million kids who die under the age of five. Now it was over
10 million when we got started so there’s been
huge progress over the last 18 years. So things like
malaria, diarrhea. Coming up with new
drugs and vaccines and getting them out to
all the kids in the world. That’s our main thing. Our second biggest
thing is all in the US, which is trying to help improve
the education system here. Yeah. [APPLAUSE] And how do you do that? I always think you
get what you pay for. So if you don’t pay teachers,
because most teachers are paying out of their own pocket
to take care of these students. So how do you do that? Well, there are some
really phenomenal teachers. And so the dream is that
you could take that top 10% and have them help the others
to get best practices, the best teaching ideas to spread
all over the country. We’re listening to you,
obviously $40 billion does a lot. And there are other
people that are helping. But what can we do? What is the best thing that
you could say that just one person can do to help? Well particularly with
schools, the ability to go to the local public
school or charter school and engage with the
kids, mentor kids, talk about the kind
of work you do. There’s huge
opportunities there. With the challenges, say
in Africa, part of it is people’s voice. There’s a real question
now whether the US takes this less than 1% of our budget
that saves tens of millions of lives and whether we don’t
prioritize continuing that. So it’s a hot debate in terms
of is it good for America to be generous and help
the rest of the world live a healthy life. Well, I mean the fact that
you’re helping so many people all around the world. Because that, to me,
is what when you have that kind of money, it’s for. That’s the best thing
you can do actually. You’re making such
a huge difference. I’m glad you’re a billionaire. [APPLAUSE] All right, you can learn more
about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the
website and gatesletter.com.

Comments (100)

  1. What a truly GREAT man!

  2. Bill gate like to drink water

  3. Worlds richest man and yet the daughter seems to be the most simple person.

  4. 0:53 i wanna be her

  5. It is unbelievable that this man was the richest person in the world by the way he dress up, like he's so simple.

  6. I don't know how the daughter is dressed like this. I if I was his daughter I couldn't imagine how I would be dressed like. She is dressed like a college student who is busy studying and working

  7. I love how humble they are by saying "Bill Gates chats with Ellen for the first time" sounds as if had got that amazing opportunity to chat with her and not the other way around..

  8. A bit mad that you need billionaires to sort your schools out, isnt that what your government is for?

  9. Who is who? Can't tell..

  10. Giving bill gates 20k is like adding water to the ocean

  11. Every words of bill gates ate paid.

  12. You are a very smart anchor i love you

  13. My mans got them moves tho

  14. I call this, the millionaires talk

  15. Education??… Wut wrong with our edumication?

  16. in the beginning, not a single person clapped for the less number of starving black africans, but everyone claps when they say better education in america.

  17. net worth ellen, 450 million (450,000,000), bill gates, 100 billion (100,000,000,000), casually 200x richer

  18. Back when Bill Gates was the richest man in the world.

  19. Gucci gang destroyed

  20. I felt the billionaire very unexciting till i saw the dance moves by him today! Hope he will continue to be a role model in business and even in philanthropy.

  21. Bills daughter looks like Ginny from Harry Potter

  22. Who is Bill Gates?

  23. Ellen can you pls tell Bill Gate to stand for president 2020 the world would be
    Perfect for once

  24. I feel like that was photoshopped

  25. idk y but ellen and bill gates have this kind thing coming from them and i just wanna hug them for some reason

  26. Bet, he can drop 1 million dollars and it would be NOTHING. His wallet would be still 100 lbs

  27. Idk how many porsches he could buy during the duration of this interview

  28. Good to see you Ellen show

  29. Good to see you Ellen show

  30. She is so nice I love her

  31. Can I have him number .?. Coz I have some problem I need to solve bt I don't have money

  32. Richest person in the world and her daughter just sitting with the audience all together that s so humbled

  33. The man who thinks the earth is overpopulated

  34. I need 1bil 😂😂

  35. Listen a lot and talk little

  36. Bill Gates:- Let be Microsoft
    Steve Jobs:- Let be Apple
    Me:- Its Be MicroApple

  37. How come Donald Trump has become the president of the USA but not Bill Gates? 😮

  38. I read the title horribly wrong instead of chats i read cheats

  39. 40 million or 40 billion? they edited that good lol

  40. his vaccine makes women in Africa sterile

  41. His glasses probably costed more than just a state

  42. All that money but no Class!!!

  43. There's a seminar where Gates openly says that his vaccines are a means of causing population reduction in the third world. His altruism is just a façade. There's more to his vaccines most people aren't aware of.

  44. 比尔盖兹的女儿真好看

  45. Am I the only one who was more impressed by his dance moves? All the comments are about his humility.

  46. God : you can have Bill gates money
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  48. I searched up the creator of Microsoft and he came out👌

  49. Ellen show is sooooo cringy

  50. this guy is so cool

  51. Bill gates should become the next president of U.S

  52. Allah loves those who give charity and spent on its creature.

  53. Can I be your child please?

  54. Ellen ,let me put it this way ,he loves electronic money

  55. Who is this man??❓ ❓

  56. Will srk come in Ellen show ?

  57. Bill gates is the definition of the word humble.

  58. Did the editor forget to disable the comments🤣

  59. Trump making a mockery out of our country.

  60. Look very humble, for a billionaire.

  61. The Smart Man disburses the Salary Amount, I think more than many countries Yearly Economic Budget…I mean Hats Off……

  62. Ellen : How rich you wanna be?
    Bill : Yes

  63. Bill Gates is money grabbing machine and he’s not giving tax by doing that. We could erase poverty from the Earth if people spend only 30 billion dollars 💵

  64. Everyone saying “no Gucci belt insight” or designer needs to relax. It all boils down to taste, he will spend his money on other luxuries & you can guarantee that will be merino wool gracing his shirt & not cotton etc

  65. Seems like a really nice guy!!

  66. so modest , so simple , so spontenous , good man

  67. Bill Gates for 2020

  68. His money makes rappers look broke
    And look at him

  69. Is that a full show ??

  70. First time listened to every word in an interview.

  71. well i was expecting a better interview with a person like Bill Gates level – no brainer at all. Ellen, your most favs celebs are just crumbs compared to this guy, and i guess it reflects on how this interview turned out : “MeH”

  72. yeah they just humble and omg he can dance

  73. Humbleness Overloaded

  74. Bill Gates To Knjr Nikla 😁😂🤣

  75. Bill gates: “uhhhhhhh,uhh,uhh”

  76. for you all saying “not a gucci belt in sight” he wears bruno cucinelli . shirts cost 4 gucci belts.

  77. Become a millionaire is so easy… just be a billionaire and get married 😎

  78. Gates has a childish voice, but seems like a good guy.

  79. Was that dance real???

  80. I respect that man he do the best

  81. *gives money to one of the richest people ever*

  82. Everything going to be better tomorrow .my dream

  83. Were is the part with the check

  84. His daughter is so cute ♥️

  85. I love mr. Bell gates

  86. Hi! Ma'am ellen pls. Tell bill gates to send a computer for me😀. For my kids.

  87. Bill gates is not only richest by the means & resources but also by heart. Love this man.❤️

  88. Who knows he might have a secret advanced hologram glasses

  89. I don’t trust this guy…

  90. He doesn't say a lot

  91. I have so much respect for Bill Gates, perfect example of an amazing human being. If we had more people like him the world would be a much better place!

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