Where Bill Gates Vacations (The Answer May Shock You)
Where do brainy billionaires vacation? Oh, just garbage dumps...or missile silos, if we're talking about brainy billionaire Bill Gates.
Thanks to the question-and-answer period known as an "AMA" (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, we now know where to find Mr. Gates relaxing during his off hoursthat is, if anyone but Mr. Gates has access to these places. Here's what happened: Bill was asked, "What would be your definition of a chill and fun day?" He replied in a broad sense, taking it to mean hobbies and vacation.
I love playing tennis. I am an avid bridge player (a card game if you have not heard of it - it was more popular in the past!). I like to tour interesting things with my kids like power plants, garbage dumps, the Large Hadron Collider, Antarctica, missile Silos (Arizona),... I read a lot and watch courses (online or the Learning Company)..
We think one of the following Reddit comments bets underscores the badass-ness of Gates' vacation locations: "Most people travel to Antarctica. Bill Gates tours it."
Now if trips to Antarctica and the Large Hadron Collider (we're ignoring the garbage dumps) aren't motivation enough to have a brilliant get-crazy-rich idea, then we don't know what is!
As a side note, several years ago we learned what the late head of Apple liked to do with his vacation time since nearly causing an international incident. Steve Jobs had flown with his family in their private jet for some R&R in Osaka, Japan. As a souvenir, he purchased ninja throwing stars, which the Japanese airport agents would not permit him to carry home (even on his private plane), and Jobs was understandably a little miffed, making headlines.