Billionaires – they’re just like us! Bill Gates, 63, is spotted waiting in line to grab a burger, fries and a Coke at Dick’s drive-in in Seattle
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 63, was spotted in line at Dick’s Drive-In burger joint in Seattle on Sunday
He was snapped wearing a red sweater and patiently waiting for his order with his hands in his pockets
The meal would have cost the billionaire just $7.68 thanks to the drive-in’s cheap prices where a deluxe burger costs $3.40
The photo was shared online after it was posted in a Microsoft alumni group
The picture has already racked up 15,000 likes and 12,000 shares
Gates is known to be a burger-lover and frequents Burgermaster in Bellevue
Bill Gates may be one of the richest men in the world, but he’ll have to wait in line for a burger just like the rest of us.
The burger-loving billionaire was spotted waiting in a line at Dick’s Drive-In in Seattle over the weekend, to the delight of fellow customers.
The American business magnate with a fortune of $95.5 billion was seen wearing a red sweater, gray pants and black sneakers as he waited with his hands in his pockets for his burger order on Sunday.
The meal would have cost the billionaire just $7.68 thanks to the drive-in’s cheap prices where a deluxe burger costs $3.40, fries $1.90, and a large Coke $2.38
The casual photo of the billionaire was posted on Facebook on Tuesday by a former Microsoft employee Mike Galos.
The photo was snapped in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle on Sunday evening by a Microsoft alum who posted the picture to a closed alumni board page.
‘When you’re worth about $100,000,000,000, run the largest charity in the history of the world and stand in line for a burger, fries and Coke at Dick’s like the rest of us…’ Galos captioned the photo which instantly went viral.
‘THIS is how real rich people behave unlike the gold toilet seat wannabe poser in the White House,’ he added, throwing a punch at President Donald Trump.
The picture has racked up 15,000 likes and 12,000 shares.
Galos said Gates is incredibly humble when it comes to his massive fortune and celebrity status.
‘Bill’s not big on attention but is generally friendly and understands he’s a bit of a celebrity…I’ve chatted with him at parties before but on the street or in a restaurant I don’t know him well enough to go over and say hi,’ he said.
He’s known to be a fan of Dick’s, a burger chain in Seattle, Washington as well as a regular customer of Burgermaster in Bellevue
In 2011 he once said: ‘I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger. Dick’s has not raised their prices enough’
Dining at Dick’s Drive-In was a change for the Microsoft founder who is known to be a die-hard fan and loyal customer of Burgermaster in Bellevue.
Fans doted on seeing the billionaire’s casual appearance at the fast-food chain.
‘Nobody seems to notice him…he fits right in,’ one Facebook user wrote.
‘He’s my kind of guy!’ another added.
‘Yo Bill! A deluxe and a chocolate shake?’ another added.
‘I know he’s a sucker for a good, greasy tech-fuel burger,’ one fan wrote.
Even though his fortune allows the tech giant to dine anywhere he’d like, Gates says that at a certain point it’s all the same.
‘I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that,’ Gates said in 2011 during an appearance at the University of Washington.
‘But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger. Dick’s has not raised their prices enough,’ he added.