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News Bill Gates retakes Richest Person in the World crown

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 3 Mar 2014.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Yeah! Go Bill!:clap:
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    What's more worrying is that the Koch brothers still have huge amounts of money left to pump into right-wing US politics :(
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    to the moon!
     
  5. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    He retires. Gives 28 billion away and is still the richest man in the world. He literally can't give it away fast enough. Wow.

    Still if he can a mass this sort of money from Microsoft. I can't but help think I've been over charged for my copy of Windows.
     
  6. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    Microsoft has fingers in many pies, not just windows
     
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    :sigh: sadly, yes.

    I hope Bill & Melinda keep going for a long time to come, and his 'new role' at MS doesn't take time away from his philanthropic efforts.
     
  8. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Many over priced pies
     
  9. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Meh, Microsoft is no worse than any other corporation these days. Until some other company produces an operating system that wows everyone away from Windows I can't argue with their pricing.

    Bill on the other hand I can't be mad at any more. He might have been a **** at the peak of his powers, but he's already done more than enough to put that right and goddamn it he was a stoner student with vision.
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Holy sheet, well done Bill. :D:clap:


    My kinda guy. :D
     
  11. DriftCarl

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    without microsoft I might have a very different job. Bill aint a bad guy, just a rich nerd. And he does so much now for charity.
     
  12. Star*Dagger

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    He should be taxed at a rate of 99.8%

    If you think that is unfair, he would still have 152 million dollars left.
     
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    Go Bill!!!! everybody like Bill such a modest and generous man, an example how all rich men should be.
     
  14. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I'm not sure that's how the whole capitalism/philanthropy thing works. It would just reduce the US national debt by 0.6%.

    $12,312,000,000,000 minus $76,000,000,000 is still £12,236,000,000,000.

    Maybe you should be taxed at 99.8%? Penalising success and generosity is fun!
     
  15. rollo

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    Or we could all not care sounds simple enough.

    Bill gates would not even touch USAs national debet which stands at about 12 trillion dollars last I checked. His billions would be pocket change.

    He does good charity work let it long continue.
     
  16. azazel1024

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    It also not money. Worth and has as money are different things. He has pretty much all of that on paper, but its all just stock value. If/when he cashes it out, however, it is taxed. Also if/when it kicks the bucket, it'll all be taxed as posessions are taxed in inheritance, unless he creates one heck of a trust fund, which I doubt (and even then, a lot will be taxed going in or coming out of the trust fund).

    At some point it will be taxed. Until the day it can possibly used as money, it just sits there as a fun figure on paper.
     
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