The former Microsoft chief executive says he is ready to die in a wheelchair, but is not sure when.
Bill Gates told ABC News he is “ready to die anytime” and wants to die with dignity.
“I’ve been thinking about that for a while,” Gates said.
“I’m just not sure yet.”
Gates, 81, made headlines when he said he would donate all his fortune to charity.
His comments came just weeks after he revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease and is not 100 percent well.
“When I’m not on my knees praying and not talking about it, I’m trying to get my life together,” Gates told the BBC in March.
He also spoke about his decision to donate all of his wealth to charity after the $50 billion Microsoft deal with the Chinese company.
“It was a great moment,” Gates joked in an interview with CNN.
“At the time, I thought it would make it a lot easier for me to spend the rest of my life.”
Gets a little older Gates has not been able to sit still and he is not the only billionaire to announce his plans to die.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced in September that he would be dying at the end of the year, but he later said he was joking.
“He just said he’d like to be around for another year,” Gates’ son, Peter, told ABCNews.com.
“That was a bit of a misstep for him.”