News Flash! Gates loses billions!
still sits comfortably atop the list of the wealthiest people in the world. Larry Ellison
, meanwhile, lost $21 billion, but fell to only #4.
The Billionaire Club
now includes 538 members in 46 countries, with an average net worth of $3.2 billion. Is it more disturbing that, for a comparison, the GDP of Afghanistan is a paltry $21 billion (bested by the list's top 5)? Or that the GDP per capita of the U.S. is a relatively microscopic $36,144?
posted by padjet1
on Jun 22, 2001 -
So we've got opinions about Bill Gates
. But what about billionaire George Soros
? He funds, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year, various causes in the US
, in Europe
, and elsewhere
. He's a critic of what he sees as the excesses
of late capitalism. But does Soros represent a good thing? (More inside...)
posted by snarkout
on Dec 27, 2000 -