Bill Gates is known to the world as a billionaire businessman, philanthropist and the co-founder of Microsoft with a net worth of $95.6 billion. The internet, however, saw a different, more humble side of the world’s second-richest person earlier this week.
A picture posted by a former Microsoft employee showed Mr Gates standing in a line outside a fast-food restaurant chain in Seattle, Washington, waiting to get a burger and some fries.
“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,” Mike Galos, a Former Program Manager at Microsoft wrote on Facebook.
“THIS is how real rich people behave unlike the gold toilet seat wannabe poser in the White House,” he added in an apparent swipe at US President Donald Trump. The post went viral on Facebook and has been shared more than 17,000 times.
Several Twitter users also joined in, gushing about Mr Gate’s humility.
#BillGates, worth 95 Billion Dollars, can buy all the burger companies in the world. Yet, he queues for his burger. Whom does he have to impress? pic.twitter.com/a2HMFHQrE4
— eleni chrysostomides (@elenichrysos) January 19, 2019
You don’t need swag to prove you’re rich, he stand in line like the rest of us, for burger, fries & Coke…that’s how real winners behave. This is Bill Gates pic.twitter.com/EAtTUOHUOz
— BanaBright (@BrightMingle) January 18, 2019
Can you imagine waiting in line for a deluxe and a chocolate shake and the guy standing behind you is bill gates pic.twitter.com/z4jvRjt645
— Zanders (@Zach_Anders) January 17, 2019
Bill Gates is apparently well-known for his love of burgers and is a regular at Burgermaster, a local burger joint in Bellevue.