This is particularly interesting; the richest man in the world, Bill Gates with a net worth of $87billion proudly wears a $10 ordinary Casio watch and despite being a technology genius, he has banned his children from using mobile phones–while a lot of us with little to nothing do the opposite.
In a recent interview with UK’s Mirror, the legendary founder of the world’s largest software firm, Microsoft, revealed he has strict cell phone bans in his home.
“We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour.You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess,” he said.
He added: “We don’t have cell phones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier.”
The Mirror wrote:
Gates’ no-nonsense approach should not be a surprise. He is famous for it. There may be £67billion to his name but there’s nothing excessive or showy about the man in the flesh.
Wearing an £8 Casio watch and assuring me that he had a “very nice curry last night”, the 61-year-old adds: “I’m big on pretty mainstream American hamburgers, McDonald’s, Burger King.”