(FiveNation.com)- Bill Gates denied that he was a robot when asked about his love life, according to The Daily Mail. During a visit to Kenya, the billionaire sat down for an interview with the BBC where he discussed his recent divorce from his wife Melinda. When asked if he would like to find love again, he responded, “Sure, I’m not a robot.”
The comment comes after Gates was reportedly seen walking around with a mystery woman in Australia, although it is not currently clear what the nature of their relationship is.
Gates is ranked number six on a list of the world’s richest men, behind Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. When asked about the hypocrisy surrounding his private jet use despite his climate change advocacy, Gates said that he combats the amount of jet fuel he puts in the air.
“I do more than offset all those emissions by things like paying for direct air capture to get done—that’s over $9 million a year,” he said.
Gates also went after Elon Musk’s goal to settle mankind on Mars, calling it a waste of money, according to Newsmax. Instead, he reiterated the importance of investing in life-saving vaccines. He was asked about his relationship with the World Health Organization in trying to eradicate polio.
He said that there have only been a few hundred cases a year and they have a “very credible plan” to get that number lower within the next four years “but it’s been much harder” than anticipated. When they started, he claimed that there were over 200,000 cases per year.
Addressing concerns that the public looked at him as an enemy regarding public health, he said that he found it surprising.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has reportedly invested more than $10 billion to get vaccines to some of the poorest countries in the world, according to their website.