Gates Richest Again...

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  1. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Billy boy tops the Forbes List for the eleventh year running, link. He prob needs a 'Big Mac' cluster to count all his money! :p

    Steven Paul Jobs doesn't do too badly at 74 with $2.6 billion. And the full list is here.
     
  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    I read that more than 400 people in U.S have more than 1.000.000.000.000 U$ ... wanna know how many of them are PC users... apart from the first in the list... ;)
     
  3. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    No one has that amount of money; that is one trillion dollars. Bill Gates is worth approximately $60,000,000,000 (duly corrected: I'll stick to scientific notation, dammit!). What you probably read was that the sum total of this year's richest Americans' wealth exceeded one trillion (10^12). This year, 313 Americans were worth one billion (10^9) or more.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Bill gates has a lot more than 60 million, try something more like $60,000,000,000 (60 billion :eek: ).
     
  5. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    Well... to be picky... That's only 60 million. I think you forgot a few zeroes.

    Edit: Gah... Beaten to the punch
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I applaud him for his charitable giving via the "Bill And Belinda Gates Charitable Trust." His children will never have any needs unmet.
     
  7. munkle thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It must be said that he does dole out a heck of a lot to charitable causes, but I guess it's just a drop in the ocean to him. Not to knock him giving of course.
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    IRC he has given away literally BILLIONS to charity. Good on him!
     
  9. munkle thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It would be nice to be in a position to be able to do that! :p
     
  10. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Bill Gates is the worlds richest man, In other news the sky is still blue.
     
  11. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    it's always entertaining when a person gets corrected for the same thing he was trying to correct someone else over :D
     
  12. 7on macrumors 601

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  14. raynegus macrumors regular

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    Where is Trump on the list? Just curious since the guy gets so much attention for being rich.
     
  15. stoid macrumors 601

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    Haven't many of his donations been used to buy Macintosh computers for schools?
     
  16. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Its actually "Melinda" Gates. ;)
     

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