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    The 20 Richest People On Earth

    Rank Name Nation Net Worth (Billion US $) Source

    1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)
    2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)
    3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)
    4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)
    5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)
    6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 (Ikea)
    7. Paul Allen US 21.0 (Microsoft)
    8. Karl Albrecht Germany 18.5 (supermarkets)
    9. Lawrence Ellison US 18.4 (Oracle)
    10 S. Robson Walton US 18.3 (Wal-Mart)
    11. Jim Walton US 18.2 (Wal-Mart)
    11. John Walton US 18.2 (Wal-Mart)
    13. Alice Walton US 18.0 (Wal-Mart)
    13. Helen Walton US 18.0 (Wal-Mart)
    15. Kenneth Thomson and family Canada 17.9 (pubishing)
    16. Liliane Bettencourt France 17.2 (L'Oreal)
    17. Bernard Arnault France 17.0 (LVMH)
    18. Michael Dell US 16.0 (Dell)
    19. Sheldon Adelson US 15.6 (casinos)
    20. Theo Albrecht Germany 15.5 (supermarkets)

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    I remember reading about how Rockefeller's wealth in today's terms would have somewhere in the region of 500 billion, so all these guys are peanuts compared to him .
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    dammit, i was so close this year!
    makes the 14.5billion ive got in my account look poor...

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    To think if these guys gave 1 billion each to needy people around the world, the world would be a lot better place. They'd still have more than 14 billion each left after that!
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    Will not work Masterblaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    To think if these guys gave 1 billion each to needy people around the world, the world would be a lot better place. They'd still have more than 14 billion each left after that!
    someone told me once that if the church were to sell all the art and sculptures and stuff they have at the vatican, they could get rid of poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    To think if these guys gave 1 billion each to needy people around the world, the world would be a lot better place. They'd still have more than 14 billion each left after that!
    I doubt it would. The reason half the third world countries are the way they are is because of government corruption. But Gates has the right idea running loads of projects through his foundation. He has committed to keeping $1,000,000,000 on his retirement and giving the rest away... Having a Carnegie-type legacy is almost certainly more important to him than being the worlds richest person.

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    Bill gates has donated roughly 0.75 Billion and the problems are still there

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    I was sure Gates donated 1 billion to a charity, his own I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterblaster
    To think if these guys gave 1 billion each to needy people around the world, the world would be a lot better place. They'd still have more than 14 billion each left after that!

    I believe Gates does a hell of a lot for charity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    someone told me once that if the church were to sell all the art and sculptures and stuff they have at the vatican, they could get rid of poverty.
    And if all the churches in the world gave away everything, there would be very little war..
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    It'll take billions of billions to rectify world poverty and hunger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    And if all the churches in the world gave away everything, there would be very little war..
    Not true. War will be pravalent with or without religion. Religion is just one of the many excuses for war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Will not work Masterblaster
    Yeah I know it wont work, and I never said the world would be 'totally RID of poverty' all I said was if these guys donated a billion odd each, it'd make the world a better place.

    Poverty and hunger would still be as rampant, but at least in some parts of the world there would be some improvement.

    I'm also aware of Bill Gates' contributions to charity which I think are a fantastic gesture. But my main point was I guess towards the other richest people, they can afford to change some lives in some communities around the globe.

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    Mexico have more millionars then usa have,The reason being,They get rid of their number one acid and it is,it is own people,they keep crossing the border and mexico gets benefit of the doubt.
    bill gat,I saw his interview with this journalist,The journalist asked him,What is some thing that he is not good at at all,He responded saying,My wife has better puzzling mind then me,lol
    Bob is very insane stay away from him

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