The billionaire founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is also a serious fast food lover. He is often found at Burgermaster in Bellevue, Washington, where he lives.
This week he was spotted at another local burger joint in Seattle.
Mike Galos posted a picture to Facebook on Tuesday, that’s gone viral. It’s the picture of one of the richest men in the world who is dressed in simple pants and jacket, hands in his pockets and waiting in line for his food patiently.
Well patiently because he doesn’t seem to be trying to cut the line. But we can see the hunger he holds in his eyes. He wants that burger and fries, and he will have that shake.
Galos a former Microsoft employee, said that he didn’t click the picture but found it on a closed Microsoft alumni board, posted by another ex-employee on Sunday. However he took the opportunity to make a statement about humility even in massive success.
He wrote, “THIS is how real rich people behave unlike the gold toilet seat wannabe poser in the White House.”
It’s not a one-off event either, Gates is actually a really approachable guy. He makes efforts to mingle with people that others with his status might see as beneath them.
During an appearance at the University of Washington, back in 2011, Gates talked to young adults about what being crazy rich is like.
“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that,” he said. “But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.”