Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told an online advertising conference Wednesday that he’d prefer not to be the richest person in the world.
“I wish I wasn’t,” he said in a session in which he was being interviewed by Donny Deutsch, the host of an interview show on CNBC.
Gates is ranked by Forbes magazine as the world’s richest individual, with an estimated wealth of about $50 billion.
“There’s nothing good that comes out of that,” he said. “You get more visibility as a result of it.”