Turns Out Bill Gates The Billionaire Hasn't A Clue What Groceries Actually Cost

Pizza rolls apparently cost $28

Turns Out Bill Gates The Billionaire Hasn't A Clue What Groceries Actually Cost The Ellen Show

It's not very often we feel sorry for people who have paid more money in tax than there are people in the world.

But Bill Gates - who has handed over more than $10 billion in taxes - just looked so mortified when he was asked to guess the price of groceries that we want to give him a cup of tea and a Werther's Original.

Gates' public embarrassment came on a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when the Microsoft co-founder was forced to play a game called "Bill's Grocery Bills".

Not satisfied with making him participate, Ellen also decided that Gates' success would determine whether or not the audience went home with a prize.

"When was the last time you have been to a supermarket?" Ellen asked.

"A long time ago," Gates admitted.

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Cut to Gates rather confidently declaring that a box of Rice-A-Roni cost $US5 (really $1), a box of laundry detergent $4 (really $19.97) and a bag of pizza rolls $22 (really $8.98).

By the time Gates had reached the final item - a frozen spinach dip - he looked so over his televised humiliation that he required numerous prompts.

"Thank you," he awkwardly whispered to Ellen.

Someone get the man a Butter Menthol.

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