Bill Gates buys the catholic church
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Best Internet Hoaxes Of All Time
5. Bill Gates buys the catholic church
This hoax was considered the very first in the internet world and fooled many. In 1994 rumours started circulating that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was going to buy the Catholic Church for shares in his technology company. This was immediately denied by both Microsoft and the Roman Catholic Church, but not before it caused quite a stir worldwide.