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Melinda Gates. (Gates Foundation Photo)

If you live in or have visited Seattle, and have had access to a boat, perhaps you’ve done the float-past-Bill-Gates’-house thing on Lake Washington. It’s one thing to get a glimpse of the billionaire Microsoft co-founder’s property from afar, but what’s life like inside?

Melinda Gates shed a tiny bit of light on that question during an interview with CNBC that was mostly aimed at her philanthropic work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

According to a transcript of the interview provided by CNBC, Gates was asked about her upbringing, her schooling, going to work for Microsoft, meeting and marrying Bill and more. British broadcaster Tania Bryer even asked about the routine for the couple and their three children when it comes to household chores.

“At home we do share the chores,” Gates said. “So after dinner all of us get up and clean the table, do the dishes, put out the garbage. In fact we finally have a rule, because I was still doing a little bit more when the kids were little, than the kids were. Bill was, you know, and I realized I was the last one in the kitchen even though everyone was helping. We finally made a rule that no one leaves the kitchen until mom leaves the kitchen. And guess what? Everything happens a lot faster after dinner.”

Another good idea from a couple that has produced its fair share.

Check out these Instagram pics from Melinda for more Gates family time:

Happy #nationalselfieday, everyone! (And thanks, Phoebe, for keeping us young.) #selfieday

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The kids may find the eggs faster than they used to, but I still treasure our yearly Easter egg hunt. #HappyEaster

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