Bill Gates paid $30 million for a Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that he considers priceless because the Italian genius inspires him. Watch Charlie Rose's profile of Gates on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
It has a very odd shape — it looks different no matter what angle you look at it from. There’s spaces underneath for books, a tall slot at the back for your large-format Life and Look magazines, and the classic kidney-shaped top means it’ll both fit everywhere and not quite fit anywhere. Of course, we had to buy it.