publication date: Monday, March 16, 1998 (part of Round I)
clue: He's not just a rich nerd. He's super-rich... and a super nerd.
explanation: At the time, Gates was the richest man in the world, worth approximately $90 billion. He looked like a stereotypical nerd, and built his fortune as the founder and CEO of the Microsoft computer software corporation. more…
solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, David Mitzman, Kelly Lee, Edward Tegge, Jason Peter Fedorow, Ryan Orsucci, Chris Hornish, Dave Kilstein, and Matt Roberts
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Denise Sawicki, David Mitzman, and Kelly Lee.
trivia: This was the game's first very popular goo. The number of players temporarily spiked this week.