Monday, March 20, 2006
Bill's Private Paradise
Do you remember that geeky guy from high school? You really should have loaned him that five spot he asked you about. Now he is Bill Gates and he can spend his bucks on stuff we could only dream about:
Gates lives outside Seattle on the banks of Lake Washington in a vast mansion that has its own private beach, cinema, library, boathouse and an estuary stocked with salmon and trout. It is a short drive from the sprawling 295-acre Microsoft campus at Redmond, where Gates's office is in Building 8 and new gadgetry is tested in a futuristic house called Building 33.