I dunno. Bill's a billionaire. He gave this girl the gift of giving a cow to somebody else's family for charity. It's a bizarre Secret Santa gift. It's only $500, plus it doubles as a tax write off for him.
I can see Larry Ellison giving some lucky 16 year old a Ferrari as a gift instead.
10/10 would receive gift from Bill Gates again
ps: Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward.
She should at least ask for a cow for herself. It's only fair in this situation. He essentially made the US tax payer pay for this cow for somebody in a foreign land because he pays more than $500 in taxes per year.
If he had given the cow to the girl instead at least it would have had the opposite effect on the economy in some small way.