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    machocomacho wrote:
    Bill Gates = $$$$$   Microsoft = Brains
    This is simple Microsoft needs Bill Gates to finance their development, if he dies , gives all his money to charity, then Microsoft loses its war chest and it would have trouble riding through a storm. He is only essiential for his money, do you think he programs 18 hours a day?

    BULL#$!*. Look companies are founded and run and their founders up and leave, or die all the time. The whole thing is not going to collapse to the ground in financial ruin. I think Bill long ago stoped reaching into his own pocket to pay the electric bill.