Reading some Zizek's work, I’ve found so far the following opinions:
from “Violence”: nowadays philanthropists are just ultra capitalists that can now afford to donate because they took obscene amounts of money from the public in the first place.
from “First as tragedy, then as farce”: most billionaires made their fortune by leveraging on the concept of “rent”. Eg Mark Zuckerberg patented a social network when the world was ready for it. Similarly, Bill Gates took ownership of an OS and he is “renting it out” to the world.
My question is: Are you aware of any other inputs Zizek gives on Bill Gates? Also, do you think that my brief summary above corresponds to his thinking? I’m not 100% clear on his concept of rent. Does he mean that Facebook and Microsoft could have been open source like say, the internet or Python?