Bill Gates will not give you $5,000 to share a Facebook photo

Published On: Feb 13 2013 02:22:21 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 13 2013 02:28:23 PM EST

There is a new hoax going around Facebook which involves a photograph of Bill Gates.

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“Hey Facebook, 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 your Windows XP, right?” says a sign in the hands of the Microsoft founder.

n reality, Bill Gates isn’t going to give you $5,000 for clicking share. Nobody is, for that matter. The photo was taken from Gates' first-ever Reddit AMA, which he hosted on Monday. Here’s the original image:

--The original photo of Bill Gates which appeared on Reddit

Some people shared this simply because they thought it was funny – they know it’s fake. But there are plenty of people that believe sharing this photo will net them five grand from one of the richest men in the world.

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