The world’s richest man, Bill Gates founder and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corp. released information to the press saying that the Internal Revenue Agency runs his financial data on a special computer.
“My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can’t deal with the numbers, so I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven’t paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer,” said Gates during a public meeting. “Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake.”
Forbes’ latest list of the richest people in the world says Gates currently holds approximately 47 billion USD, and growing.
On top of his personal fortune, The Gates Foundation, the Gates family’s non-profit charity has approximately 30 billion USD - the world’s largest charity. Time Magazine named the Gates family its “Persons of the Year” for 2005 due to their “charitable work and attempts to improve quality of life worldwide.”
Before the comments roll in saying that there must be code in Windows to fool with Gates’ taxes being calculated on Windows, an IRS spokesman said that the agency’s computers do not run the Windows OS, rather running on a custom IBM-developed system developed in the 1960s, and still in use today.
The exact reasoning that Gates’ tax calculation requires a seperate computer is unknown, however, is unlikely the result of memory flaws or “too large of numbers,” but rather the result of too many sources and destinations for the money.