Bill Gates says the IRS has to keep his tax return on a special computer because ordinary computers can’t handle numbers that big:
“My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can’t deal with the numbers,”
– Bill Gates said at a Microsoft conference held in Lisbon.
He he, perhaps they should think about running Linux 🙂
“So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven’t paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer,” he added in comments broadcast on television.
“Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake,” he said
Gates’s fortune is put at $47-billion (about R284-billion), according to the latest list of the world’s rich published by Forbes magazine.
Last month Time magazine named Gates and his wife Melinda, along with rock star Bono, its “Persons of the Year” for 2005, citing their charitable work and activism aimed at reducing global poverty and improving world health.
The couple’s Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has a $29-billion (R175-billion) endowment making it the world’s biggest charity.