Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told CNBC on Wednesday he’s all but certain Congress won’t break up Big Tech companies despite a House subcommittee report that found Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google hold monopoly power.
Ballmer, who led Microsoft through an antitrust lawsuit in the early 2000s, also made some recommendations to those companies.
“If I’m in these guys’ shoes, I say, come on, let’s get down there and let’s regulate me and let’s get it over with so I know what I can do,” Ballmer said in a “Squawk Box” interview.
On Tuesday, the Democratic majority on the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust said the four tech titans need to be reined in by Congress and enforcers.
“I’ll bet money that they will not be broken up,” Ballmer told CNBC.
“I also don’t think the case of Apple is the same as Google is the same as Amazon,” Ballmer