不久前，在他的第六场名为“Ask Me Anything”的Reddit直播活动中，有人问盖茨：“你觉得短期内会再次出现类似2008年那样的金融危机吗？”
盖茨指的是自己的朋友、另一位亿万富翁，同时也是知名投资人兼伯克希尔·哈撒韦公司掌门人沃伦·巴菲特。两人在2010年发起了裸捐计划The Giving Pledge，鼓励富人将大部分财产贡献给慈善事业。
It’s been 10 years since a financial crisis in the U.S. escalated into a global recession. And billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes another is coming.
He’s just not sure when.
During his sixth Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tuesday, Gates was asked: “Do you think in the near future, we will have another financial crisis similar to the one in 2008?”
His response was short and notable.
“Yes. It is hard to say when but this is a certainty. Fortunately we got through that one reasonably well. Warren has talked about this and he understands this area far better than I do.”
Gates is referring to fellow billionaire and friend Warren Buffett, the famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway chief. Buffett and Gates founded The Giving Pledge in 2010, a campaign to encourage wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Gates finished his answer on a rosier note.
“Despite this prediction of bumps ahead I am quite optimistic about how innovation and capitalism will improve the situation for humans everywhere,” Gates wrote on Reddit.
Gates answered dozens of questions in this latest AMA, including the cryptocurrencies and health care.