Bill Gates has no clue what groceries cost

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It’s no secret that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is extremely wealthy. As such, it’s not hard to imagine that he may be a little out of touch with everyday people. Those who are rich and famous often have a whole crew of staff working for them, which means they don’t have to do the mundane tasks the rest of us do. That was certainly the case for Oprah, who revealed during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ YouTube series that she had recently stepped foot inside a bank for the first time since 1988.

DeGeneres seems to have a knack for exposing just how out of touch the rich and famous are, and this time she turned her attention to Gates. When he appeared on her show, DeGeneres decided to play a game with the billionaire and ask him to guess the prices of some grocery store items.

While his guesses may not be a surprise when you remember just how rich he is, they’re still pretty funny. Check out the clip below:

First up was a box of Rice-A-Roni, which Gates pegged at $5. He was a bit off, as the product actually clocks in at just $1. He was wrong again when he guessed Tide Pods cost $10. The actual price was nearly double that at $19.97. He finally scored a win with dental floss, which he guessed at $4, wit the actual price being $3.78.

But his most outrageous guess was probably for a bag of Totino’s Pizza Rolls. Gates guessed that this popular frozen food cost a whopping $22. When the audience balked at his guess, he lowered it to $15. DeGeneres nudged him a little lower, and he decided to go with $8, which turned out to be just under the correct price of $8.98. Frozen foods seemed to be a problem for him, as he initially put a box of frozen T.G.I. Fridays Spinach & Artichoke Dip at $10, while the real price was just $3.66.

Billionaires—it turns out they’re not quite like us.

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