I make money and you get a valuable product. Gates and company invent a usable computer and makes millions because millions benefit.
MLM is not honest; people are selling an illusory “opportunity” that can go out of business/change its comp plan/cost more than you earn etc. by pressuring, lying, etc. The consumer has not been benefitted–in fact, he is not a consumer at all but someone buying the illusory business opportunity.
Gates does not have to scream at you for being a dreams telling loser or show off his wealth in order to get you to buy anything. His product sells itself. MLM products supposedly do, but
I have never heard of anyone retailing $200 water filters or $100 bottles of vitamins.