Second-richest-man-in-the-world Bill Gates admits it’s been “a long time” since he grocery shopped. That was painfully obvious on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, when host DeGeneres challenged Gates to a The Price Is Right-style grocery price guessing game, which he of course failed miserably.
All Gates had to do was guess three out of five prices within a dollar of their actual cost, and he’d win prizes for the audience. “If you get all of them, we’ll pay off your children’s student loans,” DeGeneres jokes. “No danger there!” Gates quips back, because laughing at the crushing burden of student debt is a favorite past-time of The Rich, behind lobbying for nonsensical tax reform.
Gates proceeded to bungle his way through the game, estimating that Rice-A-Roni costs $5 (actual cost: $1); that a box of Tide Pods costs $4 (actual cost: $19.97); and that Totino’s Pizza Rolls cost $22 (actual cost: $8.89).
The one item Gates guessed within a dollar? Floss. What a nerd.