Bill Gates Talks to Reddit

Bill Gates talks to Reddit
Microsoft co-founder and philanthroper Bill Gates

Bill Gates signed on to Reddit earlier this week for his first AMA (Ask Me Anything). That's a question and answer forum in which Reddit users post questions and the AMA "host" (some celebrities, many not) answer in real-time. Not familiar with the Reddit format? It's easier to read the streamlined version on Bill Gates' own site, The Gates Notes, where he also, in case you didn't know, posts book reviews he writes himself.

A few highlights from Bill Gates' answers to the questions that surfaced on his AMA:

"Philanthropy is mostly about a broad set of people giving but it helps if the most wealthy set a strong example..."

"I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them."

"Seriously Bing is the better product at this point. Try the challenge."

"Most giving is done by the middle class, so it is the backbone of generosity, particularly in the United States."

"I keep waiting for Spinal Tap to go back on tour..."

"I am disappointed more isn't being done to reduce carbon emissions."

Read the full responses here.