How do you raise a child who's going to grow up to be wildly successful? (And maybe even a centibillionaire?) That's a version of the question every parent asks themselves. Every parent wants their kids to be successful, to be wise, to be decent people. Very few, when their children are born, think, “I want my kid to be the world’s first centibillionaire.”
But though the Gates family may not have wished that at Bill Gates, Jr.’s birth, that’s exactly what happened. For a period of time, Bill Gates, Jr. was the richest person in the world. Now he’s the second richest, according to Forbes Magazine – which may have something to do with the fact that he keeps giving away his money.
We’re joined by both Bill Gates, Sr. and Jr., to talk about Bill Senior’s new book, “Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime,” and what 'showing up' means: in parenting, in business practices and in other aspects of life.