What hasn’t been said on the web recently about Microsoft founder Bill Gates (64)? He alone is said to have created the Corona Virus to reduce humanity. The survivors of the pandemic are said to be forced to be vaccinated, for which Gates and his wife Melinda have taken the World Health Organization under the nail. In the end, only to make more coal – and of course to control humanity through the microchips contained in the vaccine.
Strong tobacco based on the fantasy of crude conspiracy theorists. There is solid evidence of the car preferences of the once richest man on earth (dethroned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos).
Gates is a real Porsche fan
Multibillionaire Gates has a soft spot for German cars – more precisely: for sports cars from Zuffenhausen. In addition to an almost dog-like first-generation Porsche 911 Turbo, which Gates once bought in turquoise-metallic, the super-Porsche from the 1980s also belongs to his collection: when it was launched in 1986, the 959 was considered the fastest production vehicle in the world and was among the best its 450 hp six-cylinder boxer engine in the rear, an incredible 317 km / h top at that time.
The price of at least 420,000 Deutschmarks was already exorbitant at that time. Today, the 959 at auctions achieves irrational moon prices of several million francs. Bill Gates is said to have fought with other Porsche collectors for over a decade to pass a special law in order to be allowed to introduce the extremely rare 959 to the United States – if that’s not a real fan love.
Also Porsche prefer electric
This year Gates, who is also committed to environmental protection, bought his first electric car. And – how could it be otherwise – opted for the new Porsche Taycan. The entrepreneur recently revealed this in an interview with the successful Youtuber Marques Brownlee.
The 64-year-old initially praised Tesla’s influence on the global automotive industry, which was now forced to accelerate the change to e-mobility. “In the fight against climate change, it is extremely important that the automotive industry cut its emissions significantly,” says Gates. The electric car pioneer is a driving force behind this development. But then Gates’ fatal statement comes: Not only would he have bought a Porsche Taycan, no, he would also find it “very, very cool”.
Elon Musk’s Twitter attack
Too much for Tesla boss Elon Musk and his disciples. The Tesla boss replied to the tweet from a fan deeply disappointed by Gates: “To be honest, my conversations with Gates were never particularly impressive.” Specifically: Bill Gates can’t compete with a pioneer like me anyway. No wonder he bought a Porsche.
Bill Gates is not the first tech billionaire Elon Musk speaks about on Twitter. He has already demonstrated this friend-foe thinking to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Should Musk put a Tesla outside the door instead of sulking Bill Gates? Maybe he will still like an e-car from California.