Bill Gates Reveals What Makes Him Feel 'Pretty Stupid'

PHOTO: Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrives at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 22, 2015. AP Photo
Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrives at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Jan. 22, 2015.

Bill Gates is part of the world's elite brain trust but there's still one thing that makes the Microsoft founder feel "stupid."

During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session today, the global philanthropist said his one big regret in life has been not learning a foreign language.

"I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages," Gates said. "I took Latin and Greek in high school and got A's and I guess it helps my vocabulary but I wish I knew French or Arabic or Chinese."

Gates said he hopes to follow the example of fellow tech titan Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in learning a second language.

"I keep hoping to get time to study one of these -- probably French because it is the easiest," Gates said. "I did Duolingo for a while but didn't keep it up. Mark Zuckerberg amazingly learned Mandarin and did a Q&A with Chinese students -- incredible."