"The world's second-richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, was a
major Irish bank bondholder ahead of the financial collapse that saw the
taxpayer put on the hook for the €64bn bank bailout.
Gates was a bondholder in Anglo Irish Bank, Irish Nationwide Building
Society, Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank, according to filings
seen by the Sunday Independent. The filings detail investments held by
Gates' Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation."