Friday, March 9th 2007

Gates Still at the Top of the Rich List

Microsoft founder Bill gates has remained as the richest man in the world for yet another year, giving him 13 years at the top. Gates himself is worth an impressive $56 billion, up $2 billion from the year before. Warren Buffet holds the second spot with $52 billion, whilst Carlos Slim Helu is just behind on $49 billion. Although Gates' wealth increased less than it has done in previous years - Windows Vista may help to line his pockets a little more after the huge development costs stalled Microsoft’s profits for a short while - at 50 years of age, he’s still well below the average billionaire which is 62 years old. It’s also worth remembering that Gates has donated billions of dollars to charity, and him and his wife even set up their own charity known as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Source: Forbes
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6 Comments on Gates Still at the Top of the Rich List

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Who is Carlos and what does he do? Also, are these three richer than the Sultan of Brunei?
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EviLZeD
man hes so lucky :D its nice to see him donating to charity
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ktr
Carlos Slim Helu is the owner of compusa (told you the board is rich)...he owns the top telecommunications of all of Mexico and most of Latin America (which is a lot of land ;))...he was in the board of directors of stock exchanges and other large companies/firms.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
i'm gonna apply for a 2000 dollar grant for a machine that will run vista sweetly :D
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#5
Grings
good, i bet steve jobs got hot under the (black rollneck) collar reading this
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evil bill
by: WarEagleAU
Who is Carlos and what does he do? Also, are these three richer than the Sultan of Brunei?
The Sultan has allowed his idiot brother to waste more cash than most people could ever imagine on all kinds of crap when he was supposed to be investing it into Brunei's future after the oil runs out. He is omitted from the List as he is a head of state, otherwise he woudl be 6th

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_billionaires_%282007%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_government_and_state_by_net_worth
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