The rich are different than you and me. – F Scott Fitzgerald
There’s a brilliant scene in the first season of HBO’s Silicon Valley where the shy oddball Peter Gregory demonstrates how billionaires can quickly tie the dots together to make millions. In the scene Peter is being chased by two desperate executives from one of his portfolio companies for an emergency loan to cover payroll. To their consternation Peter is seemingly distracted by curiosity over Burger King and hilarity ensues as the two men are driven to panic. However, it all ends well for everyone as you will see in the clip.
I imagine billionaires such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk have a similar talent and thought process for spotting profit opportunities.