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No, Facebookers, Bill Gates Isn't Giving Money to Everyone Who Shares This Photo

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Above: Photo of Bill Gates holding a sign reading, "As some of you may know, I'm Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, I mean, I brought you Windows XP, right?"

Sorry to break it to the tens of thousands of folks who've already spammed it all over Facebook, but this is a Photoshop prank, and a fairly obvious one at that.

In the original, undoctored image, taken in February 2013 during an AMA session on Reddit.com, the sign simply said: "Hi Reddit, This is Bill Gates."

Cf. Bill Gates Is Sharing His Fortune! circa 1999.

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