Bill's money stemmed from starting his own business doing what he loved - being a software geek of the 70's. The money came afterwards. The fact that he is a bad-software geek is irrelevant. He made some choices long ago that were better than Apple's.
I could use more money - and not be corrupted (I think...)
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were just two of many hackers of yesteryear which helped create all the computers we take for granted today. I tell you one thing, if I could create something that would net me 56 billion pounds I would do it and wouldn't have a second though about threads like this.