Photo shows Bill Gates receiving a gift after TV interview, not 'offering journalist a blank cheque'

Published on 10/08/2022 at 03:21

Multiple social media posts in various languages have shared an image they claim shows Microsoft founder Bill Gates offering a journalist a blank cheque to teach them about the importance of not missing opportunities. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this interaction did not happen. The photo used in the misleading posts shows Gates accepting a gift after appearing on a British TV show in 2016.