Bill Gates Chats with Ellen for the First Time

I am so happy to have you here. This is the first time
having you on, so thanks. So I know you were nervous
about the entrance. I think people feel like
they’re supposed to dance. And I was really
surprised because I was here earlier today
for your rehearsal and then you abandoned it. But we should at least
show them the rehearsal because it was really good. [MUSIC PLAYING] [LAUGHING] [CHEERING] It was good. [APPLAUSE] Your daughter is looking
at you like, I’ve never seen you dance like that. Hi. So the last time
we saw each other it was at the White House. We both were receiving
the Medal of Freedom. And that was quite
a day, wasn’t it? That was an amazing group. Yeah. Really, really fun. So you are here with your
daughter who is 21, right? And you were 21 when you
became a billionaire. Is that right? Almost, yep. All right, so around that age. You were like the youngest
person to become a billionaire, is that right? Yeah, in terms of earning
it on my own, yeah. Right. OK. Which is the most
important thing. So when you were a kid,
did you care about money? Or you just cared
about technology and it just happened? Mostly I loved software. I do remember at
the private school I went to there were other kids
whose families were better off. Like they had a
Porsche or something. But it wasn’t that
big of a deal. My thing was that I just
loved doing software. I loved hiring people. And I was stunned when it
ended up being so valuable. Really? Yeah. It surprised you? Yeah. Because I always had
to be careful that we wouldn’t hire too many people. I was always worried
because people who worked for me were older
than me and they had kids. And I always thought well
what if we don’t get paid. Will I be able to
meet the payroll? So I was always
very conservative about the finances. And then when we did
go public, what was I? 30, by then. Then I was kind of stunned
at what it multiplied out to. Right. So, when you became
a billionaire, at what point did
you start relaxing? Were you still nervous when
you became a billionaire? Like I got to watch this? Well I always wanted to have
enough money in the bank so that even if our customers
didn’t pay us for a year, we could still keep paying
everybody and do the R&D. So I’d still be viewed
as conservative. I don’t have that many things
that are extravagant taste so it didn’t change too much. So nothing really changed. So you didn’t say, oh I’m
going to buy a Porsche. I did. That I did. All right. Yeah. You did. All right. Yeah, that was an indulgence. And then eventually, for
my travel, I got a plane. Which is a huge indulgence. So those are my two. Well not really, because
you travel all the time. So that’s important
that you have a plane. So you have a Porsche and
a plane and that’s it? Well, in terms of
crazy things, yeah. Yeah. There’s not like any
like wild– like you didn’t build like an
aquarium with sharks in it or something like that? We have a trampoline
room in our house. Oh wow. The kids like that. Indoor trampoline. I recommend it. Just one giant trampoline. Yeah. Yeah, it’s a room with
a very high ceiling. Well yeah, I hope. That would be
cruel if you didn’t put a high ceiling in there. Go on kids. All right, so let’s
talk about this. So you already put $40
billion of your own money into your foundation. Yep. $40 billion. And you’ve kind of
encouraged other billionaires to do this as well. Because it really is
kind of up to the people to fix the problems in the
world, it seems, right? So what is your main
focus right now? My wife Melinda and I picked
global health as our big thing. The fact that still we
have five million kids who die under the age of five. Now it was over
10 million when we got started so there’s been
huge progress over the last 18 years. So things like
malaria, diarrhea. Coming up with new
drugs and vaccines and getting them out to
all the kids in the world. That’s our main thing. Our second biggest
thing is all in the US, which is trying to help improve
the education system here. Yeah. [APPLAUSE] And how do you do that? I always think you
get what you pay for. So if you don’t pay teachers,
because most teachers are paying out of their own pocket
to take care of these students. So how do you do that? Well, there are some
really phenomenal teachers. And so the dream is that
you could take that top 10% and have them help the others
to get best practices, the best teaching ideas to spread
all over the country. We’re listening to you,
obviously $40 billion does a lot. And there are other
people that are helping. But what can we do? What is the best thing that
you could say that just one person can do to help? Well particularly with
schools, the ability to go to the local public
school or charter school and engage with the
kids, mentor kids, talk about the kind
of work you do. There’s huge
opportunities there. With the challenges, say
in Africa, part of it is people’s voice. There’s a real question
now whether the US takes this less than 1% of our budget
that saves tens of millions of lives and whether we don’t
prioritize continuing that. So it’s a hot debate in terms
of is it good for America to be generous and help
the rest of the world live a healthy life. Well, I mean the fact that
you’re helping so many people all around the world. Because that, to me,
is what when you have that kind of money, it’s for. That’s the best thing
you can do actually. You’re making such
a huge difference. I’m glad you’re a billionaire. [APPLAUSE] All right, you can learn more
about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the
website and

97 comments on “Bill Gates Chats with Ellen for the First Time”

  1. Abraham Ngotau says:

    I love this show Ellen I need some more.

  2. Eden Makiese says:

    i do apreciate this man, but at the same time i start to beleive, those kind of peoples are the reel raisons of troubles appening in africa.

  3. Afif Abdullah says:

    Never heard him talk before.

  4. FUTURE PILOT says:

    Wait !!
    At beginning who was dancing??
    Was he Bill Gates!!

  5. sany singh says:

    I pray that you live 200 years.
    Real Rich.

  6. Ruth says:

    A leader will only have such quality to lead people.

  7. Rohan roy says:

    So u are Bill Gates daughter . Hey how u doin ?

  8. ALL IS WELL says:

    Greatest nicest luckiest humble loyal guy ever

  9. A Ali says:

    Floyd Mayweather needs to roll like this.

  10. Maria Khan says:

    3:38 omg, his laughter, like a kid 😂😂😂

  11. 乃丨匚乂ADI says:

    If I had money I would have do the same

  12. FPV ersity says:

    Wow you people are so blind. That is one of the most terrifying people alive when you see the other things he says. Do a little research on who these people really are and what they intend for the population. Coming from their own mouths.

  13. E.L. Norton says:

    "I don't have extravagant tastes." Lol Lives in a $150 million dollar mansion.

  14. Jef Jef says:

    thats so white

  15. Matthew Tarn says:

    Big respect to Bill.

  16. ThePiedViper says:


  17. Chukwuemeka Alglory Joshua Ogbonna says:


  18. Rodarte says:

    Is that actually bill gates dancing

  19. W4RR3N says:


  20. BBC Crawling says:

    My man is just livin' life

  21. MsM Mckim says:

    Ummm. …is he not one of the pedos mentioned on the list with Epstein…🙄

  22. yash dwivedi says:

    Not wearing a frame of diamond! Dude! U must treat urself well bill.

  23. Baljinder Kumar says:

    1:57 Gates becomes squeaky

  24. Emerald Plays says:

    I'm not even sure that rehearsal is real but I hope it was

    Edit: OK I watched again its edited but I still think that was great

  25. Dhyani Kakkad says:

    Such a down to earth person🙏🏼

  26. Edison Hernandez says:

    I think Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in this planet. Deyyymmm

  27. bigloux says:

    Billy is Transgender FTM

  28. SUMAN RAWAT says:

    Just focus on bill gates daughter to become rich person

  29. Peonear Ramirez says:

    So rich yet so humble as well as his daughter..A very well-disciplined man. I adore him.

  30. Sebas M says:

    Thats not a sofa pillow its Bills wallet lol

  31. Una nimous says:

    Was that him 🤭 whaaaaaaaat

  32. Niaj Rafi says:

    This ladies are a cowerd. He insult a such true gentleman.

  33. John A says:

    wow, didn't know he can move like that, love it …

  34. Mohammed Kubti says:

    First person to drink Ellen’s water

  35. Henrik bjørnstad says:

    Finaly a ellen video without disabled comment section

  36. Charlie Charlie says:

    There’re many wealthy people, but none of them have such a great and humble personality.
    While others are worrried in multiplying their money, Bill Gates wants to exterminate tropical diseases, such Malaria, etc… in Africa .
    He’s a visionary with principles 👏👏👏👏👏

  37. Ma Jammel says:

    Ellen: what can we do to help kids…(we like she's not rich)
    Bill Gates: volunteer your time…and this that and the other…thanks Bill…we will all just do that in our spare time when we aren't working our second and third job just to make ends meet…smdh

  38. Metro Ballin says:

    He is the most down to earth person alive hands down 👍🏻

  39. Gaurav Upreti says:

    Bill gates best man in the world.he use his money good works.

  40. Lexi Maurello says:

    He’s brilliant

  41. Ray2311us says:

    I love Bill Gates ❤️ I love all true philanthropists.

  42. GAL MYKA says:

    The goal is to be rich not to look rich. 👏

  43. Chutiya S says:

    My net worth is 20 dollars😂

  44. Nunhlui Chhangte says:

    he's very rich yet so humble and simple…. AND here kids asked their parents a new iPhone

  45. Chris C says:

    IP thief.

  46. l CursiveMist l says:

    Who will be rich person who has 1k pay check spends it on 300$ shoes? Or buys 50$ shoes and have money to save

  47. Sand dox says:

    Lucky Bill's daughter! 🙃

  48. Maanas Khandelwal says:

    that's what we say… humbleness…

  49. Kohinoor Bose says:

    My idol is Barack Obama and Bill Gates in life
    ..I learnt education is not just to gain wisdom, it is to spread among the globe….help 2 ppl and 2 ppl will help 4 and 4 ppl will help 16….and it would keep on multiplying

  50. Heavy Headshot says:

    Your a BILLianaire With GATES my mate

  51. Jasmine 17 says:

    And my classmates show off if they bought a Twix from the school recess shop. WOW.

  52. Shaan Chaudhry says:

    The man wore the same thing as he wore the last time he was on ellen

  53. Alpo Hub says:

    This guy could legit give like 2k to every single person on earth

  54. Lilredthr3 says:

    Bill Gates was actually my Dad and he likes what he does and he loves being in the world more and he was actually brave and he’s smart to be honest

  55. Leo Rocko says:

    That moment when the audience only clap when Gate mention America. That's what I don't like about Americans

  56. Nadia Hassan says:


  57. Angi Z says:

    They look kinda similar xd

  58. iAddrian Channel says:

    I want to be a not just billionaire because iwant to be trillionaire someday i will do my best……

  59. patrick kitambo says:

    Bill gates is suffering from a disease of not knowing how to spend his own hardly earned money

  60. NoobMaster69 says:

    When bill gates is a better dancer than you

  61. Symbiotic Flux says:

    He acts like he wasn't rich, but went to private school, and was 26 when he bought a version of apples operating system for $50,000 , equivalent to $141,000 today. Kids, it's a rigged game.

  62. Alex Coby says:

    Floyd Mayweather has a lot to learn from Gates.

  63. Lengendary Me says:

    Bill gates is soooooooo rich yet humble vs Kylie Jenner still rich not as much but she knows how to FLEX!!!!!!

  64. belltocher says:

    If you think big brother has there nose in your business, try having enough money to make any country into a world nuclear superpower overnight.

  65. Maverick ProGamer says:

    May Allah bless this man he’s is a glowing beacon a true humanitarian!’

  66. Dharm धर्म says:

    Great guy

  67. Maverick ProGamer says:

    Ellen do you give to charity too?

  68. José Guadalupe Hernández Peréz says:

    Hey do you usually replay back??

  69. José Guadalupe Hernández Peréz says:

    I think I know who your talking about.

  70. Noemi Arce says:

    The globalist agenda of this monster is not for the welfare of humanity.

  71. Prabin Adhikari says:

    Simplicity,humble and honest!!
    Impressed a lot!!

  72. Nicol Luzano says:

    How many of you get this in recommendations??? 😆😆😆

  73. TheGamingBrothersDK says:

    1:57 hahaha

  74. Upaginit 101 says:

    He didn’t think the intro video was very funny lol I bet he is dull to be around

  75. MUI VEGITO / says:

    1:12 OoF

  76. Unique Mind says:

    Allen m indian will you marry me

  77. Ngoc Linh Hoang says:

    Lol his dancingggg!!! I cried because of laughingggg

  78. ikinciyi gecen at says:


  79. pakabe says:

    I like how you say "Porsche"…

  80. Cactus2734 says:

    He such a simple man

  81. Jewel Jack says:

    A man of few words until his favorite thing was mentioned.

  82. Jose Chavez says:

    Y’all think not buying expensive stuff is being humble. Not saying Bill Gates isn’t humble because he is a great example of a humble person, but it’s their actions not how they look. They work for their money so they can spend on whatever they want.

  83. Kooroppada Vision says:

    I following bill gats

  84. yamer11 says:

    How about those vaccination which start killing children in India Bill ?
    It was your lovely wife to say that is to many people on this planet ???
    And all of those people taking to much oxygen ?
    She was clearly talking about depopulation of planet earth.
    Is this Foundation there to take care about this "problem" ???

  85. shinobi55 says:

    Im like… Listening to Owen Wilson but just louder.

  86. TrickShotterrr says:

    Me: i want to buy ps4

    after three months still No money

    Bill: Dear daughter, how much houses do u want?

    daughter installes minecraft

  87. fun time says:

    Love you Bill too much . you are just my icon . ialways remember you

  88. Klaus Mikaelson says:

    I was like wait whaaaat …..

  89. Jake Lulgjuraj says:

    From lookin at these comments seems like nobody owns any gucci 😩

  90. Christina Grzsik says:

    Bill Gating!!! Aye!

  91. F. O. says:

    Hey Billy boy, tell us more about your travel to EBSTEIN ISLAND

  92. F. O. says:

    Bill Gates for Federal Prison 2020

  93. chamod ab says:

    Have to say that he seems like a well disciplined guy and the way he reacts to ellens jokes is very much like a shy kid and also not proud of his wealth and all what a humble person <3

  94. Κωνσταντίνος Σοροβακος says:

    i like software also

  95. avstrolopitek says:

    What the point? Bill is trying to achieve support of society?

  96. LIFE4 GAMMING says:

    Ok good

  97. Sagar Shah says:

    I love her daughter ❤️😍😍

  98. Zizou XavierD3rd says:

    Bill Gates Should be U.S President … He's got all the positive characteristics of A President Who Can Better Off A Country, He iz so Humble & Down To Earth i don't think he keeps it in mind!

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