This morning on MSNBC, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof asserted that Bill Gates, who was seated nearby on set, is "richer than God":
"Here with us now, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of Microsoft, maker of the surface, Bill Gates," began the MSNBC host. "Very good to have you on the show this morning. Today, Bill unveils his annual letter, which features the findings of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Also with us, columnist for the New York Times, Nick Kristof, who has traveled to Africa with Bill Gates, you traveled to two places with him. ... How is he as a traveling partner?"
"You know, boy, he has logistics down better than I do. Buses actually go places. Planes go places. It's better than hitching a ride with war lords," said Kristof.
He soon added, "And you know, you just see traveling with him the incredible impact, not just that, I mean, he's richer than God--
"Right, there's that," said the MSNBC host.
"But bringing business and civility to global aid," said the Times columnist.
"So let's talk about what you do with all that money and how you do it," said the MSNBC host, turning to Gates. "Because it can't be a simple task."
Gates is considered the richest man in America, with an estimated net worth of $65 billion.