June 2, 2010

Tonight on Larry King!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Bill Gates and his dad, two of
the most influential men in the
world, on their phenomenal success!
Plus, they talk to Larry
about their lives, passions,
philanthropy and changing the world.

We want to hear from you!

Do YOU think the rich aren't paying enough in taxes?

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Roberta Gallant   June 2nd, 2010 7:27 pm ET

Larry, why did you invite Bill Gates to your show that is Larry King Live again to speak on the air? You must have a lover fare with all of the celebrities! Is that true or false? You are nothing but crazy over
all of the celebrities. Gee! Why do the celebrities thrill you
so much!

Steven Haigh , CD   June 2nd, 2010 8:01 pm ET

Dear Mr. Gates: I have tried to support your OS as much as I could over the last 25 years. Unfortunately I am sick of having to upgrade every so many years and having my system crash all the time. I was with the Canadian Military for 22 years and instructed computer maintenance and Data Communications. I have tried to be a loyal and registered user of MS Operating systems. Unfortunately you have left me in Vista dust of dead state and I will not be a loyal Microsoft user ever again!! Do you wonder why Apple has taken over???


Steven Haigh

Masami Kawamoto   June 2nd, 2010 8:26 pm ET

Glad to see Mr.Bill Gate's Father when Father's Day on the corner!
If I could see the show itself, which I cannot unfortunately, mainly out of finantial reason. If the script can be read on CNN site, I'd be glad to see.
Anyway, personally, (is it because my digital life had started with the last OEM released version of Windows95?) I prefer Windows OS to Mac OS.
(The name itself shows how it's developed to see the world, to me.)
Lastly, give my 'Go on' message to Steve Jobs.( I bought iPod nano 5th red generation at last, to know Steve Jobs got cancer. In the latest Apple conference, Steve Jobs sits on the black sofa, instead of standing as he always did. )

Julianna M Hamann, Ph D   June 2nd, 2010 8:50 pm ET

June 2
In the early 1950s, I was a young counselor at a summer camp for underprivileged children where I witnessed several college-aged counselors become victims to the dreaded disease of polio while administering to the needs of less fortunate children of New York. Fortunately, I was spared and again, fortunately, it has been eradicated in our Western Hemisphere.

However polio is still rampaged in third world countries such as Ethiopia where its youth are in dire need of polio vaccinations. To help continue to eradicate the disease, please ask both Bill Jr. and Bill Sr. to address the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s unwavering support of the Rotary International’s PolioPlus Campaign and make mention of the outstanding newly released DVD, “After the Rains: pursuing polio to the ends of the Earth,” a documentary produced by Jack and Leslie Hamann of Seattle, which illustrates the efforts of a Seattle Rotarian, Ezra Teshome, who committed more than a quarter of his life to Rotary’s heroic polio campaign.

Grandma Julie, (79 and still breathing gratefully.)

RickFromDetroit   June 2nd, 2010 9:05 pm ET

After 15 years of using the windows operating system, [I started with 3.1] I can finally relax and not worry about crashes. Vista Ultimate with Windows Steady State on my HP offers the reliability I have longed to have on my PC.

Hugh in California   June 2nd, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Do the rich pay enough taxes? They never have, why would they ever want to? Money = Power, Power = Corruption.

Tylendal   June 2nd, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Mr. Gates, how much was DOS luck or design?

Alain   June 2nd, 2010 9:12 pm ET

BP oil ...

1 – Stop the leak and prevent the spill of crude oil and natural gas.
2 – Start cleaning immediately the ocean and land affected by the crude oil.
3 – Start prevents more crude oil and natural gas to pollute the ocean.

Yes! There is a way to stop the pollution and I have the solution ...

cliff   June 2nd, 2010 9:13 pm ET

What cars does Bill jr. drive or have for him and wife

RickFromDetroit   June 2nd, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Taxing the wealthy? All I can say is "check consumer spending, tax revenues, personal debt, and personal savings"

maureen   June 2nd, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Larry, do you know how to operate a PC proficiently, are you personally involved with the use of Mr. Gates products?

jack   June 2nd, 2010 9:19 pm ET

What types of computers does Bill Gates see for the future?

Kellie   June 2nd, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Mr Gates , I am enjoying watching you and your Father, I drive a School bus and am always telling the kids they better do good in schoold they could be the next Bill Gates..LOL But I would like to know if your company ever takes on students to intern, I home school my son (15) and he is computer and Gaming crazy and very good at beta testing with Sony workers at night, I am a older parent and I am scared I will not be able to send him to college...I am going to get the book you and your father are great people..

Hmd   June 2nd, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Mr Bill Gates, Senior and Junior, Do you own a Macintosh?

Jan   June 2nd, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I hope Mr. Gates does not agree with his son's unwavering opinion on world population control.

Jan   June 2nd, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Sustainable? When you hear the powerful elite using this word, run for your life!!

Ephrem   June 2nd, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Hi Mr. Bill Gates,

I liked the contribution you made.


Al Horn   June 2nd, 2010 9:36 pm ET

If they feel so strongly about the rich paying more taxes let them write a check themselves. Why wait for the IRS to tax them?

Dan C form Hartford CT   June 2nd, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Mr Gates,
GATES (BILL & MELINDA) FOUNDATION is listed as the 9th largest holder of BP traded stock. As a major share holder how do you feel about the oil gusher in the Gulf and secondly BPs efforts to mitigate the situation?

Linda   June 2nd, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Just wondering what Bill Gates thinks about the excessive amounts that kids are spending on computers, not writing programs but becoming more and more reclusive and antisocial. Do you limit your kids computer time, like their TV time?

Michael Durbrow   June 2nd, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I wonder what Bill and Bill think of where we are headed as a nation and a world in the near and distant future? Are they religious? Do they believe technology "ever gets in the way" of living? Does Facebook and Twitter make communication between human beings impersonal? DO we rather now go online with our laptops to talk to people all over the world but shut the door on the family across the street?

Dana Gaudet   June 2nd, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Dear Mr. Gates,
Would you ever consider running for president and fixing the economic problems of the country?


Indy   June 2nd, 2010 9:40 pm ET

I sold Windows 3.0 in 1989.......

Thanks have outsourced all the jobs ?????

What do I do now ?????

Nancy Baleja   June 2nd, 2010 9:41 pm ET

With all your world travels, what is your opinion on birth control and population control?

Bob Boroski   June 2nd, 2010 9:41 pm ET

My daughter just started working for Bill as an intern out of Vancouver, BC. She's a smart kid and very proud that she's one of just a few that made it into this program. Your foundation work inspires her as much as (or more ...) than your computing success. I understand she's writing her own feature for SQL Server. Bill, what's your view on the relationship between shareholder's need for return on investment and helping less fortunate people. Is the world really all about maximizing profit? Love your foundation work. Please keep it up. Best Regards, Bob

vic nashville tn   June 2nd, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I don’t know why some people against for TAX

We are paying tax for the service we get from our government

Bill Gates paying more than 6 billion as tax glad to hear that

People doesn’t want pay tax get more government service then they blame big government big spending

Micheal Lambert   June 2nd, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Is Bill planning on helping Haiti in any way through the BMG Foundation? Thanks,

quest   June 2nd, 2010 9:45 pm ET

can you tell us about the contribution of indian techies for microsoft and the USA economy. also it would be great if you could touch on the issue with respect to highly educated legal immigrants. mostly the illegals get more attention from the media....

Jerry Poirier   June 2nd, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Does Bill Gates use a Blackberry or I phone or other device?

Sarah Beth   June 2nd, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Bill – you are a believer in preventing disease, why not back the organic farmers, who don't use chemicals that not only cause cancer and disease, but soil erosion and many other environmental problems? Organic farming can sustain our world food supply and do so much more to save our planet, but it would have a positive effect on disease prevention.

Glen Pickersgill   June 2nd, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I beg to differ. Microsoft has imploded. Vista was a disaster as it was never completed yet you offred it to the public. Explorer 8 is not a stellar perfomer and your worst example is Messenger life. I bought your Cam and of course it's restricted to Life. Horrible and yes I still use your product until this new computer crashes and then Hello Apple.

Debbie Richards   June 2nd, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Will Bill Gates run for President of U.S. someday?

James Douglas   June 2nd, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I think the rich of the world have never paid enough taxes, but those worth their salt will give that they are able to save away from the government to charities. It would just be nice to see more money going to charities aimed at saving the environment, given current events in the South.

Nancy Turnbull   June 2nd, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Do you think it's too late at 55 years for someone to start their own business? And if not what small business do you recommend.
Sincerly, An admirer, Keep up the great work with your foundation

Mary Donarum   June 2nd, 2010 9:54 pm ET

If the Gates are changing the world, are they contributing or financing the new Ignite lab that Dr Dietrich Stephan is organizing in the VA/Wash DC area to research the brain and genes effecting disorders of the brain. This sounds like one of the popular research areas of the future. (To find a cure/cause of brain malfunctions would be a Godsend.)

jack   June 2nd, 2010 9:54 pm ET

I feel Windows should continue to offer patches for older Windows programs. If you sell a product and people still use them, you should provide updates for it. Some people prefer the older programs, but had to buy newer versions of Windows . If they didn't their, computer would soon crash with viruses. Was this done deliberately to maximize profits? How soon do you plan to abandon Windows Vista?

Glen Pickersgill   June 2nd, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Bravo Jack!

jack   June 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm ET

I mean if Microsoft sells a certain version of Windows, people should have full confidence that the security updates etc. will be available for the life of their computer. Plus, there is a secondary market that refurbishes and sells older computers with earlier versions of Windows . They are also left in the lurch, with their dissapointed customers. I hope you will address this issue in the future.

jack   June 2nd, 2010 10:05 pm ET

@Glen Pickersgill...Thanks, that would also be less stress on the environment . Less discarded computers.

Diann   June 2nd, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Hi, Mr. Gates:

I heard on television this week that the Cleveland Clinic had developed a new vaccine for the prevention of breast cancer that is extremely promising, but they lack the funding for clinical trials. The vaccine would actually prevent BC and would stop the growth of present tumors. Would you consider the Bill Gates Foundation checking this out in honor of your Mom and all Moms that may be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. As a BC patient for the past 15 years, I am sure that this vaccine would not be available for me, but would be thrilled to know that it would be available within 10 years for my children and grandchildren. Thank you.

Rosalice Silva-Ayers   June 2nd, 2010 10:23 pm ET


Why you don't invite Steve Jobs to your show? I know people love Bill Gates because he has been the richest man in the world for many times. But Steve is the genius, the creator, the man behind of what Bill Gates has today. And in this world we need people that create and revolutionize, and these are rare. Rich people are more common to find, especially business man.

Wes   June 2nd, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I had no idea Mr Gates will be on Larry King tonight..Just missed the show..CNN needs to a little more advertisement if such a big personality is coming on the show..

Ben Naidoo MD   June 2nd, 2010 10:52 pm ET

Mr. King you strike me as a broad- minded individual open to dialogue and intelligent ideas. Why are you or for that matter CNN not attentive to a conversation that has the potential for a ground breaking new understanding of the conflict and hyperbole in the mid-east – the interview by Charlie Rose on May 28 on PBS with the leader of Hamas..
Show me your fair mindedness by publicizing this interview that dispels
some of the myths surrounding Hamas.

june   June 2nd, 2010 10:53 pm ET

NOT about Bill Gates, Sr. and Jr., although I did enjoy their segment.

Larry, your piece about the Death of Michael Jackson being the 3rd most significant moment in your 25 years: wherein you state that in this past year we have found out what a "nice person" MJ was. Nice person? Michael Jackson was, yes, a nice person, but far more than that: civil rights activist, humanitarian, creative genius, most generous celebrit philanthropist in history, childrens' rights advocate, greatest entertainer in history, the list goes on and on; he will be remembered always in the most positive of lights, as that's what he shone upon the world and everyone in it. Larry, you sounded surprised that his passing was voted so highly. I'm of Elvis' generation and in my humble opinion, Michael in every respecct was far superior talentwise. But as I said he was more than that. We will never see his likes again; Larry you should do an entire hour on Michael now that the TRUTH about this humble talented gentleman is finally being heard. Thank you.

Smith in Oregon   June 2nd, 2010 11:05 pm ET

How about a Money Grant Mr. Bill Gates?

I watched the interview here on LKL, however I didn't hear where to write, email or call for a Grant from your enormous foundation.

Jeffrey Asti   June 2nd, 2010 11:47 pm ET

Dear Larry King,

joan   June 2nd, 2010 11:54 pm ET


Lutie P. Bliven   June 3rd, 2010 12:09 am ET

I would like to see the cost of the windows go down and be able to use the old software. like way back to dos and windows 1.0 so if you have the old software you can do it.

Mark Chance   June 3rd, 2010 12:20 am ET

Who cares about Bill Gates...

Johan van der Sloot!! is this rumor?? they are sayign they found him dead at the border of Peru??

Vince C.   June 3rd, 2010 12:30 am ET

Mr. Gates, you have been wanting to change the world for the better with scholarships, charities, your foundation and so on. What I would like to know is after being the worlds "philanthropist," how can you give speeches promoting depopulation of world society ("World Genocide" to be specific)? Also, whats you affiliation to the Builderburg Group and their New World Order stance? Take care and "God" bless!

Me- Here   June 3rd, 2010 1:12 am ET

Let's see now. Both Gates boys ( daddy and sonny ) want to keep the estate tax and gloat that , " I paid 6 billion in taxes" . What an arrogant spoiled little brat you are Bill Gates. You looked in the camera right at all of us and smiled when you said that. I've lost all respect for you. You acted so proud of yourself. What a twit. 6 billion when you are worth 60 billion. What a joke you are. If you think the goverment does such a wonderful job why not give it all to them. Even the person who has 2 billion and he gives 50% in taxes wouldn't complain now would he. What a shame that Old Fart Larry would have two morons on his show at the same time. By the way Larry boy, have you ever asked a challenging question in your life? Probably not !!!

Greg   June 3rd, 2010 4:01 am ET

@billgates You can only critique a product that you've used. The iPad does have voice input/ document editing capabilities. #ipad #larryking

John Freewest   June 3rd, 2010 5:57 am ET

Dear Larry,

Where has your journalistic criticism gone to?
Or is Bill Gates a great sponsor (or owner) of CNN or it's holdings?

Bill Gates wanting to be a good world-citizen is like a mobster "protecting" his neighborhood.

He has earned his fortune with very debatable far from fair business practice and still does.

And about this paying taxes by the rich thing.
How many percent does Bill really pay.

And income very often does not only come from hard labour but also from trade or other legal protection (instead of free trade) and (misuse of) power. I dare to state that most super-rich people have earned most of their fortune because of thes protection measures of use of power and not because of their hard labour.

Income earned by Hard labour should be free of tax income earned by legal protection or misuse of power should be taxed much more than now.

And by the way, why doe we condone that honest people who want to work hard cannot even get a job that pays their bills and feed their children while others wallow in billions they really don't need at all.

John Freewest   June 3rd, 2010 6:17 am ET



But you are forgetting something. Bill Gates is Jewish.
He has a score to settle with the "Arian" part of the whtite "Race".

Whether he has a right to do so is not my decision to make.

But I do know that:

Jewish Bankers financed against Germany during WorldWar One.
Jews lead the Russian and German Revolution.
Booth actions where aimed at destruction of the power of European Aristocracy in favor of Jewish human rights and trade interests.
Democracy, open borders and media-control being the tools to consolidate those interests. This together with the periods of hyper inflation and crisis, like nowadays also created by (Jewish?) banks themselves, in Germany lead to the rise of Anti-Semitic National socialism in Germany, Austria and all over Eastern-Europe.
Than The Jewish world community openly proclaimed war on this anti-Semitic movement at April 1, 1933. Which was responded to by the national socialist movement with threats of a holocaust.
And the rest is history ........ (Tenth of millions of innocent died on both sides)

Now this Bills Gates want to clear the world again of overpopulation.
Will this great world-citizen sacrifice his own family first?

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   June 3rd, 2010 7:00 am ET

Mr Bill Gates

You paid USD 6 billion in taxes. Wow. My mind boggles. If I have a fraction of your wealth I will also want to change the world.
Wipe out poverty and disease.
Is your Foundation open to the world or just Africa?
Thank You.

Dankwa   June 3rd, 2010 7:00 am ET

Hello Mr. Gates,
I have always admired you, as I am pretty much into I.T. myself.

My question for you is this: would you consider subsidizing Windows operating systems in the developing world? As it is now, piracy is huge in Africa and it is basically due to the high cost of the OS's. Households in developing countries simply do not have the purchasing power of the West, and thus many people turn to piracy.

Having said that, I was surprised to see Windows 7 Ultimate fully accessible on a torrent just 2 weeks after its release last year.

Anyway, I still admire you.

Tina Okrasinski-Smith   June 3rd, 2010 7:13 am ET

It was a refreshing point of view with father and son together..I enjoyed it! Although Mr. Gates SR. was hard pressed to think of anything Bill Jr, had done as a child...a boy rasied well..wanted to be a success and that he is.Thank you for sharing with us viewers!

Doreen   June 3rd, 2010 4:45 pm ET

Who's kidding who. Another dumb Obama utterance. B.P. just "didn't think things through." Sorry Mr Prez , they thought things through, they just didn't give a damn. I wish to God that they were the only ones paying through the nose for their GREED !!!

Jay Ramaswamy   June 3rd, 2010 4:59 pm ET

I agree with Bill Gates, Sr. on rich should pay more in taxes. If they don;t want to do so, they can go to a place like Somalia, make their money there and pay no taxes!

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