How many times have you heard the quote “rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke while broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich”? Probably too many a times. While fortunes are lost and gained all the time, it does ring true.
Say, for instance, Bill Gates who happen to be one of the richest men in the world keeps his feet on the ground and even lines up for food just like regular people do.
Apparently, the billionaire in his red sweater, gray pants, and black sneakers, was spotted while patiently waiting in a queue at Dick’s Drive-In in Seattle over the weekend. A photo of him was then taken from the Wallingford neighborhood and uploaded to a closed alumni board page by Mike Galos, a former Microsoft employee.
“When you’re worth about USD100,000,000,000, 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,” the caption of the photo reads.
With a net worth of $95.5 billion, nobody would’ve guessed that somebody like Bill Gates would prefer a meal that costs merely $7.68! The deluxe burger from the drive-in costs $3.40, while the fries and a can of Coke are $1.90 and $2.38, respectively.
“This is how really rich people behave unlike the gold toilet seat wannabe poser in the White House,” Galos added in the post that shortly became a hit on social media while probably throwing shade at President Donald Trump all at once.
“Bill’s not big on attention but is generally friendly and understands he’s a bit of a celebrity. I’ve chatted with him at parties before but on the street or in a restaurant I don’t know him well enough to go over and say hi,” Galos further said.
Not only is he a fan of Dick’s-a burger chain in Seattle, Washington, Bill Gates turns out to be a regular customer of Burgermaster in Bellevue as well. A photo of him in front of the said burger joint has also been shared on the internet before.
“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger. Dick’s has not raised their prices enough,” Gates once said way back in 2011.