Bill Gates - now making quick cash from jockstraps
Dig, if you will, a picture. You’re Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and one of the few men in the world who can safely say they’ve got more dollars than blood cells. With your Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation set up and carrying out good works across the globe, the world is your oyster. So what do you do next? You buy a 3.14 per cent stake in beleaguered tracksuit merchants JJB Sports, that’s what.
Oh yes, this is not some kind of elaborate prank – it is the truth. Next time you buy a Frisbee or a pair of trainer socks from JJB, Bill Gates will be trousering some of the proceeds.
The purchase was made through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as their purpose is to “help all people lead healthy, productive lives” we can sort of join the dots. Exercise = health, therefore being a part of an organisation that, among other things, is responsible for flogging off last season’s Chelsea away strip, is a positive move.
But… Bill Gates also owns a small stake in Carpetright. Explain THAT if you can.