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The Top 25 Bill Gates Excerpts from Reddit r/IAMA

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[–]Salacious- 3355 points  ago
What do people give you for your birthday, given that you can buy anything you want?
[–]thisisbillgates[S] 4350 points  ago
Free software. Just kidding.
Books actually.

I missed the chance to see Bill Gates interact with the people on reddit 7 months ago. So I'm writing this post as a catch up of sorts. I'm also a member of reddit and it's a social networking site where people, I dunno - socialize and post stuff. :) Read awesome after the break.

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The Bill Gates' ALS Challenge

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Goodblogs Announcement: Help Find a Name Win $150

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The good people over at are holding a naming contest. Copied via email.

They help you earn money blogging for GoodBlogs, but we've got a new opportunity for you to earn a penny for your thoughts (15,000 pennies to be exact).


Ready? If you've heard of GoodBlogs-powered site Rolling Without Limits, you probably know that this fantastic blogging community for folks with mobility issues, is sponsored by a terrific company called Transfer Master. They specialize in keeping people comfortable, with top-of-the line beds and mattresses that are particularly important to you if you're someone who happens to have a physical disability or ailment.
The new mattress is really a feat of engineering. This thing's got a medical core to really help people who need it. Sleep is important. And we want to help! Transfer Master wants YOU to help them name their new mattress! Check out the details below. Come up with the winning name, and score a $150Just in time for the holidays! 
  • The new mattress is a member of the supernal line by Transfer Master. (su·per·nal: adjective: of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.) The name you come up with should sound great in front of the word supernal. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "a cut above," doesn't it?
  • This one-of-a-kind sleeping experience has been created after a rigorous, intensive, and intricate design process to ensure it's ability to bring real quality of life to it's user. It is designed to maximize immersion and evelopment, two key elements of pressure redistribution.
  • The name should connote an absolutely luxurious experience of pleasure, comfort, and relaxation.
  • It's a legacy. This isn't your typical everyday mattress. It's going to be around for a long time. It's an investment in the comfort of not only it's current user, but that users children and grandchildren. Really, it's made that well.
Well, GoodBloggers, are you up for the challenge? Submit your idea via this quick form and we'll announce a winner soon! We're rooting for you!
Best of luck,
The GoodBlogs Crew for Transfer Master

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Anonymous P2P Lending: The Ultra Risky Reddit r/Loans Experiment AKA When I Loaned $450 to Random Strangers Online

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I've been meaning to write about this since last month but haven't gotten around to it because I feel that my experience is still insufficient and I may not fully know what I am talking about, except through what I have personally observed and known myself.

But after a few weeks of thinking, it led me to this conclusion: loaning to random strangers on is ultra risky but the returns could be very substantial. How do I know?

I've done it. 

I've turned $450 to $505 in one month. I've loaned to 5 strangers (reddit users) and earned interest.

Disclaimer: I was very very very lucky with this wild financial experiment of mine and I highly do not recommend this to anyone, specially if your finances are really tight. I repeat do not try this at all. Moreover, there have been some notions that participating in this scheme is against the Paypal terms and conditions.

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Bill Gates Net Worth (Plus Links to His Complete Stock Holdings)

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Bill Gates

Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft remains at the top of the Forbes 400 list of richest people.He owns own 4.5 % of the 277 billion company and is the largest individual shareholder. Despite giving 28 billion to his Melinda& Gates Foundation to provide polio vaccines for third world children, his net worth stands at $72.7 billion.

However, where does the rest of his wealth comes from?

The Trust’s top three investment sectors emphasize financial services at 46.9%, consumer defensive at 17.9% and industrials at 15.9%. According to the GuruFocus Score Board of Gurus, the Gates portfolio has averaged a return of 21.1% over 12 months.

Let’s take a look at his biggest yielding stocks(May 30, 2013)

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