Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Bill Gates Hilariously Can't Guess the Price of Groceries

Bill Gates Hilariously Can't Guess the Price of Groceries

Gates may not know the cost of Rice-A-Roni, but he knows the value of compassion.

Gates had fun with his image February 21, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", when the host invited him to play a game of Bill's Grocery Bills. Gates's overall performance was spotty; he struggled to identify the price of just about everything-except dental floss.

"This will be interesting", quipped Ellen, who informed the studio audience that they'd receive a special prize if Gates accurately guessed the prices of three of the five products within $1.

The show also shared a video of DeGeneres interviewing Gates, in which he discusses his indoor trampoline room, becoming a billionaire at 21, and the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In his defense, Gates did tell Degeneres early in the game that the last time he was at a supermarket was "a long time ago".

He guessed the wrong price of a box of Rice-a-Roni, a large container of Tide Pods and a bag of Totino's Pizza Rolls. For TGIFriday's frozen spinach and artichoke dip, Gates was shocked that the audience thought it cost less than $10 because it's a chain restaurant brand. Ellen eventually had to drop a huge hint, telling Gates to go lower than $5.

Gates is worth an estimated $91.8 billion.

The put it bluntly, Gates was awful at the game.

In the early days of Microsoft, Gates said he always anxious about making payroll - in part because numerous people working at the company were older with families.

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