At a population of just over 300 million, that's about $3 billion, so he could do it. I'm not in any way suggesting he should do this (he's already one of the most generous rich people anyway), I'm just interested in how this would impact the economy if he did. For people who are already rich, it would probably not affect them. But it would obviously impact middle-class and the poor would go nuts. If everyone had more money to spend (except BG obviously), would this essentially devalue the dollar and lead to an increase in price? I'm mainly wondering if it's possible that this act could actually hurt the economy, since people would still have the same income as before despite the possibility of increased prices, so once they blew through the 10k they might find themselves worse off? Just wondering, I'm not an expert on economics or anything so I've probably made some wrong assumptions.