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Gates: Windows Mobile would have beaten Android had antitrust case not happened

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sat down with Geek Wire for an interview in early 2019 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sat down with Geek Wire for an interview in early 2019
Conrad Doyle | 08 November, 2019, 04:44

"I've paid more than anyone in taxes", he said.

"I've paid over $10 billion in taxes, I've paid more than anyone in taxes", Gates said during a New York Times/DealBook conference.

Asked if he would consider meeting Warren, Gates said, "I'm not sure how open-minded she is, or that she would even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money".

Senator Warren responded to his comments via Twitter, writing that she was always happy to meet with people, even if they had differing views.

Warren then responded on Twitter that she would be happy to meet with Gates, and reassured him the price tag he would pay to the government under her plan wouldn't be almost what he fears. And Bloomberg's Billionaire Index estimates Gates' annual returns on those investments at 7.5% - in other words, his wealth could accumulate, albeit at a much slower rate, even if he faced a 6% wealth tax. Elizabeth Warren in a back and forth about wealth and taxes.

Gates also said it is "tricky" recruiting billionaires to sign his Giving Pledge, which encourages rich people to donate a portion of their wealth, because of the way some have made their fortunes. Then, he added, "Sorry - I'm just kidding, ' to chuckles from a live audience".

Speaking at a forum in New York with New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates came off as far from enthusiastic about Warren 2020.

Warren's calculator allows billionaires to put in their net-worth to figure out how much the tax would cost them.

" But when you say I should pay 100 billion When I was in the USA dollar, I began to do some mathematical calculations on the rest", he added.

"I didn't think Microsoft should be broken up, I argued against it, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone", he said. (New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via Reuters) Bill and Melinda Gates talk to reporters in New York on February 22, 2016.

Invoice Gates mentioned Wednesday that he "made a mistake" when he determined to fulfill with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein whereas in search of cash for his worldwide well being marketing campaign. "And I hope that the more professional candidate is an electable candidate".

Gates added that the government "does need more resources" for things like health care and education and suggested other ways of raising revenue.

"A very attractive Swedish woman and her daughter dropped by and I ended up staying there quite late", he wrote in some of the messages.

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