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Teddy Schleifer
Bill Gates on a wealth tax: "I've paid over $10 billion in taxes. I've paid more than anyone in taxes. If I had to pay $20 billion, it's fine." "But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I'm starting to do a little math over what I have left over."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Gates on whether he'd meet with Elizabeth Warren: "I'm not sure how open minded she is -- or that she'd even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Gates is asked who he'd vote for in a Trump vs. Warren election. He doesn't directly say. He says he'd vote for whoever has the "more professional approach" to the presidency, even if he disagrees with them. "I hope the more professional candidate is an electable candidate."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates says he's open to taxing philanthropic gifts to private foundations.
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates, should we abolish billionaires? "Maybe I'm just too biased to think that if you create a company that's super valuable, that at least some part of that you should be able to have -- a little bit for consumption, and the balance to do philanthropic things."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates on why he doesn't spend his billions on U.S. elections: "I choose not to participate in large political donations. There are times it might feel tempting to do so. And there are other people who choose to do so. But I just don't want to grab that gigantic mega-phone."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates on his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein: "I made a mistake in judgment that I thought that those discussions would lead, literally, to billions of dollars to global health." "And I gave him some benefit by the association. So I made a doubly wrong mistake there."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Gates says it's "tricky" to recruit billionaires to sign The Giving Pledge -- especially so overseas -- because need to vet them. "I feel bad: We probably will at some point accept someone into the Giving Pledge and it will turn out that their fortune is a disreputable fortune."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates says "targeting should not be allowed" on political ads. But he also says that corporations should not be fact-checking political ads. "No private company can or should make those judgments."
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Bill Gates says he's working on a book about climate change due out next summer.
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Teddy Schleifer Nov 6
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Sorkin: "Do you have any interest in space?" Bill Gates: "No." Sorkin: "Your neigbor in Seattle likes space." Gates: "He can have it." Billionaires joking who can "have" space.
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