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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: The latest rich list (Bill Gates still top) Reply with quote

Bill Gates
$59bn - Microsoft, software

Warren Buffett
$39bn - Berkshire Hathaway, investment

Larry Ellison
$33bn - Oracle, software

Charles Koch
$25bn - Koch Industries, diversified

David Koch
$25bn - Koch Industries, diversified

Christy Walton
$24.5bn - Wal-Mart, retail

George Soros
$22bn - Quantum, hedge fund

Sheldon Adelson
$21.5bn - Las Vegas Sands, casinos

Jim Walton
$21.1bn - Wal-Mart, retail

Alice Walton
$20.9bn - Wal-Mart, retail
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: legend Reply with quote

Bill Gates is a legend of the world, I believe that my way of development in the tcxxtc and will have him 10/1 achievement. Believe me homie.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't Carlos Slim the richest man in the world?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh... thanks, Adi.

Looks like you're right. That was the richest Americans I posted.

The global list, according to an article published in June of this year, is as follows:

1. Carlos Slim Helu ($74bn)
Telecoms, Mexico

2. Bill Gates ($56bn)
Microsoft, US

3. Warren Buffett ($50bn)
Investments, US

4. Bernard Arnault ($41bn)
Luxury goods, France

5. Larry Ellison ($39.5bn)
Oracle, US

6. Lakshmi Mittal ($31.1bn)
Steel, India

7. Amancio Ortega ($31bn)
Fashion retail, Spain

8. Eike Batista (18.2bn)
Mining, oil, Brazil

9. Mukesh Ambani ($27bn)
Petrochemicals, oil and gas, India

10. Christy Walton & family ($26.5bn)
Walmart, US
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Aaron the Aardvark there. I presume the list was only for humans?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's correct.

The Forbes list of richest non-humans is as follows:

1. Aaron the Aardvark ($91bn)
Internet entrepreneur

2. Aleksandr the meerkat ($62bn)
Insurance

3. The PG Tips monkeys ($58bn)
Tea

4. Mickey Mouse ($55bn)
Disney Corporation

5. That toucan from the Guiness ads ($49.5bn)
Guinness

6. Orange goldfish ($38.7bn)
Telecommunications

7. Those characters from the M&M ads ($29bn)
Confectionery

8. Kung Fu Panda (19.4bn)
Actor

9. The birds from Twitter ($28.5bn)
Internet

10. The whale from Twitter ($16.5bn)
Internet
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Gates is one of the very few people on this list that have made use of their immense wealth to contribute and help improve the lives of others. A truly remarkable human being.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Johnson wrote:
Bill Gates is one of the very few people on this list that have made use of their immense wealth to contribute and help improve the lives of others. A truly remarkable human being.


Providing the service that people buy is helping others isn't it? Smile
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