SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin - A few weeks ago Bill Gates, 57, visited the town of Sheboygan which is situated on Lake Michigan.
Gates traveled to the Wisconsin city to see about purchasing the famous lake which is one of the five famous Great Lakes.
The man, who is ranked number two on 'The Forbes List of Richest People,' told Tilapia Frisbee with The Right Coast Illustrated Revue that he has been trying to buy one of the Great Lakes for the past ten years.
He stated that back in September of 2002, he had just about finalized plans to purchase Lake Erie from the city of Cleveland, when the deal fell through due to a mix-up in the ownership transfer documents.
He pointed out that the lake's ownership actually showed to be the town of Erie, Pennsylvania. But legal documents clearly proved that Erie had relinquished all rights to the lake back in 1957, after receiving a check for $1.7 million from the Cleveland City Council.
Bill Gates' attorney Charleston Straydiddle with the Brooklyn law firm of Fitzowitz, Straydiddle, & Goldenbocker was able to take the necessary legal steps to secure the rights to Lake Erie, but by then Gates had decided to try to purchase the much larger Lake Michigan instead.
The man who is worth $61 billion revealed that in late October of this year, he received a phone call informing him that Lake Michigan was on the market.
He immediately called up his lawyer and made the necessary purchase arrangements.
SIDENOTE: Bill Gates, who says that he and his wife Melinda, 48, have everything (of course) commented to Miss Frisbee that he knows his wife is going to be surprised as the dickens when she wakes up on Christmas morning and opens the Christmas card which holds the title deed to Lake Michigan.