Why is Bill Gates such a decent human being? How did he even afford all of this? The co-founder of Microsoft has been taking part in these exchanges for several years now. The tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist (or someone who works for him) gifts someone a bunch of stuff that’s tailored to whatever preferences they listed when signing up, with the addition of a donation made in their name to a related charity or relief organization. Then the person receives the package, does a double-take when they realize it’s from Gates, and proceeds to rave about their haul to the Internet.