So, Bill Gates was on The Colbert Report for the first time Wednesday night, presumably to promote the works of his massive philanthropic organization the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the recent release of his annual status letter. Colbert asked him if he was still the richest guy in the world (he’s not), why he’s not focusing his attention on ‘murica first (he is, with education), and whether or not he misses the day-to-day activities at Microsoft.
He also ended the interview asking Gates about Steve Jobs.
“I was lucky enough to meet Steve Jobs a few times,” said Colbert. “People always say ‘what a cool guy’ Steve Jobs was. And you’re out there saving the world, and yet, you don’t have the cool factor.”
“He was always cooler than me,” said Gates.
“Maybe saving the world will get cool,” said Colbert.
“It’s okay,” said Gates. “He was brilliant, he had his own style, he had his own approach. And mine is just a little geekier than his was.”
Check out the full interview below: