Bill Gates ‘Surprised’ By Who’s NOT In Panama Papers

Bill Gates ‘Surprised’ By Who’s NOT In Panama Papers by Hadley Gamble, Matt Clinch – CNBC

The lack of U.S. citizens named in the Panama Papers has left Microsoft founder Bill Gates a little incredulous.

A massive anonymous data dump of 11.5 million encrypted internal documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has shed light on the hidden financial dealings of politicians and public officials around the globe.

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But many commentators were left wondering why so few U.S. citizens were mentioned.

“I was surprised there were so few Americans,” Gates quipped to CNBC in an exclusive interview in Qatar.

“Whenever you file your tax return, you are asked to declare what overseas bank accounts and assets you have. It doesn’t mean that everybody, absolutely answers that question correctly,” he said.

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