The loaded lots ….

These lots were probably dirt poor in their prior lifes, and then died and reincarnated filthy rich… 

Got this in my inbox, and thought of posting it here.

William H. Gates is the richest man in the world; he is worth a staggering USD52.8 billion. To put this in perspective, consider what can be done with that amount of money.

  • He could pay the salary of President George W. Bush (US$400,000) for 132,000 years 

  • You could win Survivor 52,000 times and still not match up to his fortune 

  • His wealth exceeds the annual budget of Russia. 

And in today’s news, AlKhaleej Times (10 March 2007) reported Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world, but his lead over other entrepreneurs is narrowing, according to Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires published on Thursday.  

An extract from the news, Investment guru Warren Buffett’s personal fortune climbed to 52 billion, and Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim Helu jumping into third place with a massive 19 billion dollar increase in his net worth. There were now a record 946 billionaires in the world, up more than 150 from last year, with Forbes attributing the increase to a commodities boom, the march of technology and the relative weakness of the US dollar.

While the 20th annual list was dominated as usual by US businessmen, Russian oligarchs and Asian entrepreneurs – especially those from India and China – were increasingly making their presence felt.

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While the average age for the richest was 62, the youngest billionaire was a German, Albert von Thurn Und Taxis, only 23 years old, who inherited his wealth that includes 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of woodland. He still lives with his mother and older sisters, in a family castle in Regensburg. Another of the youngest billionaires was entirely self-made, China’s William Ding, 36 (pix), who started his company, NetEase, as an Internet portal and then shifted the focus to online gaming.

Among the new entrants were Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Google executives Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Dell founder Michael Dell and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi

~ by pickholes on March 10, 2007.

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