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Bill Gates Attempting To Guess The Price Of Groceries Is Amazing

Claire Reid

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Bill Gates Attempting To Guess The Price Of Groceries Is Amazing

Being one of the richest men in the world, I think we can safely assume that Bill Gates doesn't do his own grocery shopping. This isn't me having a go, who wouldn't sack off the tedium of doing the weekly big shop if they could?

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Gates showed just how out of touch he is with the price of groceries when she invited him to play a The Price Is Right-style game, where he had to guess the price of a bunch of random items.


First off, Ellen shows him a packet of Rice-A-Roni, now I'm from the UK and have no idea what Rice-A-Roni is, but just from looking at the packet I would guess it's not going to cost more than a couple of dollars. Not Bill, though, who reckons one of these little boxes of rice would set you back $5.

Ellen quickly reveals the price, one single dollar, to which Bill quips: "I'll take five!"

Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Next up, the 61-year-old is shown a pack of Tide Pods and, seemingly learning from the first round, he low-balls it, guessing they cost $4. Come on, pal, However, after a little help from the audience, he ups his answer to $10. Ellen reveals the actual price - $19.97.

Floss-fanatic Bill reckoned the third item - floss - would be his best bet at getting an answer right and he was spot-on, guessing that it cost $4 (the price was revealed to be $3.78).

Next up our pal Bill is shown a bag of Pizza Rolls - again, I don't know what these are but I know that they're sure as Hell not going to cost $22 a bag, which was Bill's first guess. Twenty-two dollars. Is he OK?

Would you pay $22 for these? Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Would you pay $22 for these? Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

At this point the audience can't help but get involved and he changes his answer to $15, before eventually settling on $8. The actual price was $8.98, so not a bad guess, in the end.

It was a similar story with the cheese dip - Bill goes in with a guess of $10 at first. Clearly Bill is the type of man who loves cheese so much he doesn't care what it costs. He's gently told by Ellen to lower his guess to under five dollars, so he guesses $4, which is pretty close to the $3.66 the item actually costs. If at first you don't succeed and all that.

The main thing is you tried your best, billionaire Bill.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, bill gates

Claire Reid
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