10 Questions for Bill Gates

He's not just the chairman of Microsoft and the richest man in the world, with $46 billion in his bank account. Later this year the Queen of England will make Bill Gates a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his philanthropic work. TIME's Lev Grossman caught up with him on a speaking tour of college campuses.

IS THERE SOMETHING IRONIC ABOUT A COLLEGE DROPOUT LECTURING PEOPLE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD EDUCATION? You could say that. If you've got a chance to be at the beginning of a paradigm shift, like we were, then...

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