A Reddit user was shocked to find out her Secret Santa was none other than multi-millionaire, Bill Gates. And the gifts he got her were nothing short of spectacular…
The concept usually involves a group of people – work colleagues or friends – putting their names into a hat, and picking one out at random.
Once you’ve picked a name from the hat, you then have to buy that certain person a gift, all while never disclosing who got who which present.
In order to make it easier to shop for someone who you would never usually shop for, obviously.
So people don’t go too mad with the spending, a price budget of between $15-$20 per present is usually given to the Secret Santas.
Well, recently one Reddit user got the surprise of a lifetime when she found out her Secret Santa was none other than multi-millionaire, Bill Gates.
He doesn’t have the shabbiest of resumes; he is the co-founder of Microsoft, and is now one of the richest men in the world, with his net worth coming in at around $100 billion dollars.
The company wrote and developed one of the most-used computer software in the world. According to Forbes, Microsoft is the third biggest company in the world, with an estimated worth of $947 billion dollars.
Yep, the business mogul never actually graduated.
He initially left Seattle and enrolled at Harvard University in the fall of 1973, aiming for a career in law after pressure from his parents. However, Gates would spend more time in the computer lab than he would in class, and he rarely studied for his exams.
College life isn’t for everyone.
A mere 2 years after enrolling, Gates left Harvard and re-joined his partner, Paul Allen, whom he had started a small computer company with when he was just fifteen. Beats what I was doing when I was fifteen…
Fast forward a couple of years and the pair had created their company, Microsoft.
The name Microsoft came from a blend of the words “microcomputer” and “software,” and was officially launched in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1976.
Microsoft Office was launched in 1989, which included a number of programs designed to be used, well… in an office. Obviously.
Word processors, spreadsheets, mail programs, and presentation systems were all included in the Office package.
The fact that he’s one of the world’s richest men alone tells you everything you need to know, doesn’t it?
You’d expect your gifts to be pretty exceptional, right? Well, Megan Cummins was in for a treat.
Keep scrolling to find out exactly what she got…
Megan Cummins, AKA VietteLLC on Reddit, posted her special gift onto YouTube, saying that she “loved” it all.
“I’ve done the Reddit gift exchange for years now, “ she wrote in a post describing the experience. “I love all the silly little gifts. I always check out the Bill Gates post and laugh at how crazy it must have been for that person, never for a second even considering it a possibility for me.”
“I could fit about 5 of me in the box I got,” wrote Megan. “I did, in fact, stare awkwardly at the FedEx guy — I was so far beyond confused.”
Including a thirty-pound stuffed Pusheen (a popular cartoon cat used in Facebook sticker sets), $750 in donations to her 3 favorite animal shelters, a Stormy stuffed animal (Pusheen’s sister), Dr. Who items, a Dave Matthews band shirt, books, a snow globe, and a sweet cross-stitch of herself, Bill Gates and their cats!
“I hope you didn’t mind I crashed your family portrait.”
“I started to burst out loud laughing and crying simultaneously,” wrote Megan. “I was a cliché.”
“[I love] knowing that at some point during my work week Bill Gates was somewhere having a professional photo taken with a jumbo Pusheen and writing me notes about cats.” So do we. Or maybe Bill Gates just happens to have a million thirty pound Pusheens sitting around his house. Maybe that’s just how he rolls.”
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