Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world's richest man for the 8th year in a row.
"I wish I wasn't. There is nothing good that comes out of that," said Gates.
Yeah, right. Would somebody please pimp-slap his ass?
The Microsoft founder, currently worth $50 billion, is also a big philanthropist but explained that he did not like the attention of being the world's richest person. "You get more visibility as a result of it," he complained during an interview.
Still, Gates joked about his plight being unequaled in wealth. Asked if he surrounded himself with financial peers, he quipped, "No, I sit alone."
The Microsoft co-founder said that the person he learned most from in the world, aside from technology colleagues, was fellow-billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffett.
"He has this very refreshing, simple way of looking at things so I put him top of the list," said Gates, citing Buffett's integrity.