Being Bill Gates has its drawbacks

Maybe it's nice to be the wealthiest person in the world. I guess it would be nice to have a full-time maid or someone to butter a piece of toast for me, if that's what rich people do these days. But you may want to think again about being rich when you hear the number of spam messages that Bill Gates gets every day.

The Microsoft owner receives four million spam messages a day, according to recent reports. I'm assuming that even large companies don't quite receive that many spam messages a day, and this is just one guy! Although I'm not positive, I hear that he is human.

Luckily, he has spam filtering that allows him to get rid of all the spam. From the article, it appears the filtering consists of software combined with humans deleting the unwanted mail. That doesn't sound like a very fun job, but it might beat the toast-buttering position. In fact, maybe we should all write to Bill Gates and see if his spam filtering assistants respond.