Wow, Bill is really funny! If you haven’t watched his retirement video yet, go watch it now. Well worth the 8 minutes in my opinion.
He uses a cast of celebrities and the front runners for the presidential election to really put on a good show. The people at Microsoft are giving their last thoughts on Bill Gates and the things they have to say about him are hilarious. They are saying how he has it all together while the video shows him driving down the road with his briefcase on top of his car.
It’s an inside look to what Bill really does while at the office, one scene shows him playing with his Star Wars action figures while talking about the magic and power of software.
You wouldn’t think that a man of his status would do some of the things he has shown in the video. He was cutting a rap album with Jay-Z as his producer. What fun his rap was, they even talk about how to come out of retirement just to get people interested again.
Bill Gates is definitely shown in a different light than ever before as he struggles through the thought of retirement. The succession of ways he tries to spend his time is hilarious. He calls the presidential candidates one after another to see if they already have their running mates picked out. Hillary Clinton just turns him down and Obama thinks that the call is from Bill Shatner from Star Treck, and then when He says no the other Bill, Obama replies, Oh Bill Clinton?
The video ends with Bill Gates walking out of his office with his box of stuff and he sits it on top of his car as he previously did with his briefcase except this time it all falls off when he drives away, a great way to describe through video how different life for Bill will be now that he isn’t working at Microsoft anymore.
I can’t see him stepping away completely, but I’m sure the time clock on his life is ticking and he wants to be able to spend some of that money that he has made over the last 30 years.
Here is the video: