"Prizefight: Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs"
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Prizefight: Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs
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>> What's up, Prizefight fans. It's time for tech's ultimate throw down, show down. I'm Brian Tong and we've got a face off like no other. We're taking the two biggest names in tech and throw them in the Prizefight ring. It's Bill Gates versus Steve Jobs and this one's going 10-rounds, so hold on to your butts. Round 1 is Baller Status. Whose pockets are lined with so much cash that money ain't a thing and they can make it rain all day. Bill Gates current net worth is at $58 Billion, as Steve Jobs is at $5.4 Billion. BG's rolling ten times stronger. This round goes to Gates. First you get the money and Round 2 is all about Power. Fortune releases their Power 25 List each year. At the end of 2007, Bill Gates ranked 7th and who do you think is numero uno, you got it. Steven Paul Jobs. He's changed the game for computing, music, wireless phones, retail and Hollywood and no one has more influence over such a diverse group of businesses. Jobs flexes his muscles. We're even at one. Next stop, who's got Street Cred. You've heard of the options backdating scandal with SJ, but he's been cleared of that. BG, this guy has a criminal record. He was arrested for speeding and driving without a license. Sure, it was 31 years ago, but there's the mug shot to prove it. That's like gangster. Gates takes the lead. Round 4: Education. Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs dropped out of college to pursue their dreams, but the odds of you doing the same thing, taking over the world and ending up on a Prizefight, pretty slim. So go get your diploma and educate yourself people. Nobody gets a point this round. Next round, it's [inaudible] factor. You've heard the stories about Steve Jobs, plus he outright smacked tops Microsoft in his keynotes and have you seen those ads?
>> So, what do you get planned, what are you gonna do?
>> Just gonna copy everything you did in 2007?
>> No contest here. Steven was the [inaudible]. Round 6: Employment History. Bill Gates has run Microsoft his entire life and is stepping down on his own terms to run his foundation. Steve Jobs was ousted by the company he built then return to Apple to make it bigger and better than it ever was. SJ has point away and I can hear the Apple fan boys cheering with a glee. Appearance is next. Whose passion is fashion? Steve Jobs, you know he looks in the mirror, like a lot. Picks out the perfect pair of Levi's and he uses that lint remover on his St. Croix black 'em up turtleneck before lacing up his box fresh New Balance sneakers. Now, William, looks in the mirror twice a week, maybe in the morning and if disheveled is style, well then he's got it. But he wears different shirts, ties, pants, even colors. He changes. Gates gives us something to look at every time and he takes this round. We're almost there people. Round 8, is Cult Leader Status. Who makes people cheer, even weep and scream like little girls at a Hannah Montana Concert when he announces the latest product? Even though everyone in the crowd already knows how it looks and the specs for it. Three words, reality distortion field. It's a real thing. Look it up at Wikipedia. And when 3G actually gets announced, oh, all hell is breaking loose. Jobs can lead a cult like no other. Next round, it's all about the Mrs'. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are both married men, so who has the hotter wife and you have to pick one. It's really like comparing apples to oranges. And if you have to ask me, I'm picking apples baby. So after 9 highly contested rounds, SJ leads 5 to 3. This doesn't look good for BG. What's the final round that will decide it all? It's Philanthropy. Who gives 'till it hurts. I'm sure Steve Jobs has privately given to a lot of charitable causes. The fact is he terminated all of Apple's corporate philanthropy programs in 1997. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated tens of billions of dollars in every US State and more than 100 countries. The bottom line, BG is changing and saving lives. We're giving him a triple point score in this round. So total of the final score and it's 6 to 5 making him the Prizefight winner. Thanks for having fun with us and I hope I didn't hurt anybody's feelings 'cause at the end of the day, both of these guys are billionaires. I'm Brian Tong, and we'll catch you guys next time on another Prizefight. Pow!
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