Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world’s richest man.
“I wish I wasn’t. There is nothing good that comes out of that,” said Gates, whose personal fortune sank by billions since last week when the software giant disappointed investors by saying new investments would crimp earnings.
The corporate leader who made Microsoft into the world’s largest software maker – and who is also one of the biggest philanthropists – is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He explained that he did not like the attention of being the world’s richest person.