When you’re one of the richest people in the world, you can be forgiven for thinking a box of Rice-a-Roni is five bucks, right?
Which is why it comes off pretty charming that computer mogul Bill Gates has absolutely no idea what grocery store items cost, as revealed by Ellen DeGeneres when she asked him to play a little game she called “Bill’s Grocery Bills.”
In it, Gates had to do a Price is Right-esque assessment of five grocery items, and if he came within a dollar of the correct price for three of the items, the audience was promised something special.
Well, the audience shouldn’t have held their breath. Gates, who admitted that the last time he’d been to a supermarket was “a long time ago,” thought a bag of Totino’s Pizza Rolls was $22.00. (It’s a lot lower.)
Regarding a pack of TGI Friday’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Gates asked the audience: “You guys think less than ten dollars?”
“Yes. Yes we do,” Ellen replied dryly. It turned out to be $3.66.
Weirdly, Gates was able to correctly guess that a large pack of floss is about $4.00. Way to keep up that dental hygiene, Bill.
Watch above, via EllenTube.
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