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The two ‘craziest’ purchases I ever made –Bill Gates

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The world’s second richest man, Bill Gates, has revealed the two “craziest” decisions he ever made in terms of buying stuff.

Gates is the founder of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is the world’s second-richest person with an estimated fortune of $91.8bn, according to Bloomberg’s index.

Gates officially became a billionaire when he was 31 — the youngest billionaire in history, at the time. But the boost to his bank account didn’t send him on a spending spree, Gates said during a media interview.

“I don’t have many things that are extravagant taste, so it didn’t change too much,” Gates said, adding that his primary concern at the time was being able to pay his employees, many of whom had families to care for.

“So, you didn’t say ‘Oh I’m going to buy a Porsche?’” he was asked.

“I did — that I did,” Gates said. “That was an indulgence, and then eventually for my travel, I got a plane, which is a huge indulgence, so those are my two.”

“So, you have a Porsche and a plane and that’s it?” he was asked.

“In terms of crazy things, yes,” he said.

Gates has previously referred to his private jet as a “guilty pleasure” and “big splurge.” It has been widely reported that he owns a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express with seating for up to 19 people — and bought for $40m.

Gates also said he has a trampoline room in his home, a $125m mansion in Medina, Washington, which is less than one mile from fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.

“We have a trampoline room in our house. The kids like that. An indoor trampoline — I recommend it,” he said.

It may not come as a surprise that Gates isn’t one for opulence. He and his wife Melinda are incredibly focused on philanthropy, having donated more than $2b in 2016 to causes related to global health and development and US education.

source: Punch

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#EndSARS: ‘The Only People I Pity Are The Poor’ – Actress Caroline Hutchings

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Caroline Danjuma

Nigerian actress, Caroline Hutchings, formerly known as Caroline Danjuma, has revealed that she pities only the poor during this trying time of End SARS. The movie star took to her Instagram page to share why the poor are the most affected during this period.

She also said that a lot of celebrities ranting on social media have passports that will enable them elope easily if things get out of hand. In her words:

“So much that I want to say .. history will teach you a lot .. the only people I pity are the poor .. forget all the ranting on social media, some of us have our passports ready to elope ..

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some of us cant speak up because we still consider the contracts with our political friends, it is all about our pockets. Some of us can’t talk because we really do not care since our kids were birth abroad.

So much I want to say .. but here I am weeping in silence .. I wish I could turn it around.”

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BBNaija’s Wathoni Set To Launch New Book

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Reality TV star, Wathoni Anyasi, is set to launch a new book. The former BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ housemate and mother of one took to her Twitter page to reveal this. She also added that she is not in a competition with anyone. Rather, all she wants is to be and do better each day.

In her words:

“Never felt like I was in a competition with anyone. All I want is to be and do better each day. I hype those I love and want to see them win too.

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Countdown to my book launch A lot going on has delayed so many things I have been working on. God’s time regardless”

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‘This Made Me Smile’ – Davido Reacts To Video Of A Baby Enjoying ‘Fem’

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Nigerian singer, Davido, has reacted to a viral video of a baby enjoying his hit song, ‘Fem’. The video, which has been in circulation on social media, shows a little baby refusing to watch cartoons.

The baby cries as a way of saying he does not want to watch the cartoon being played for him. His mother then changes it to the music video for ‘Fem’. Immediately the song comes on, the baby’s countenance changes to happiness.

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Reacting to the video, Davido took to his Twitter page to write:

 “Haven’t been in the best of moods lately but this made me smile ….”

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Watch the video HERE

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