Bill Gates criticises Elizabeth Warren's plan for tax on super-rich

Elizabeth Warren Offers to Meet With Bill Gates and Talk Wealth Tax After His Criticisms

The 64-year-old Gates said he had not spoken to Warren about her proposals, but added he is unsure if she would be willing to meet with him.

"I'm not sure how open-minded she is or that she'd even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money", Gates said. "I'm good at innovation. and it's very much a full-time job", he said. If I had to have paid $20 billion, it's fine. It is an interesting opinion that runs counter to what many tech historians may feel is accurate, but as far as Gates is concerned, Microsoft was positioned to make Windows Mobile more popular than Android (instead, Gates in 2017 ditched his Windows Phone for an Android handset).

Gates has previously supported an increase in the capital gains tax, the rate at which money made through investments is taxed, and a higher estate tax, which is implemented when a millionaire or billionaire dies and money is passed onto their heirs.

"Now nobody here has ever heard of Windows Mobile", Gates said on Wednesday.

But just because Gates can write a 12-digit check for taxes doesn't mean he should, the tech founder said.

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However, Gates said he isn't a supporter of the wealth taxes proposed by Democratic presidential candidates. "You and the other candidates are having a really interesting conversation on how to solve some of the world's toughest problems like eliminating global poverty and avoiding a climate disaster (though those issues don't get talked about as much as they should)". "But I just don't want to grab that big megaphone".

During his interview Wednesday, Gates was pressed on who he would vote for in a hypothetical general election between Warren and President Donald Trump, whose policies and rhetoric he has lightly criticized, particularly when it comes to foreign aid. "If you create a company that is super valuable, at least some part of that you should be able to have - a little bit for consumption, and hopefully the balance to do philanthropic things".

Invoice Gates mentioned Wednesday that he "made a mistake" when he determined to fulfill with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein whereas in search of cash for his worldwide well being marketing campaign. "It turned out that was a bad judgment", Gates explained in a speech to The New York Times Dealbook Conference. "That was a mirage", Gates said. (The magazine puts his wealth at $97 billion).

"Would you want to?" the moderator asked.

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