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With great wealth comes the power to effect change. But more than money determines how much influence a billionaire wields. In compiling our first power ranking for billionaires, we weighed their political connections, the size and scope of their businesses and investments, their media coverage, their philanthropic pursuits and, of course, their net worth.
- 1 Bill Gates $40.7 billion Rank
- 2 Warren Buffett $30.5 billion Rank
- 3 Silvio Berlusconi $5.9 billion Rank
- 4 Rupert Murdoch $5.5 billion Rank
- 5 Li Ka-shing $7.8 billion Rank
- 6 Prince Alwaleed $17.7 billion Rank
- 7 Mikhail Khodorkovsky $8 billion Rank
- 8 Robson Walton $16.5 billion Rank
- 9 Carlos Slim Helú $7.4 billion Rank
- 10 Azim Premji $5.9 billion Rank
Originally posted by Lastday Prophet
Bill Gates is the one that concerns me the most. His software runs the internet, He is Brilliant and his name in the ASCII code (Bill Gates III ) equals 666, the two years he did not update the windows software (1996 and 1999 ) would equal 666 and 669. They have found hidden programs within windows software Excel . He could have a bad day and decide to send rockets off, for his software is also used by the military. The only reason I would not consider him to be the Anti-Christ is because the bible says that the Anti-Christ (BEAST) would not desire women and he is a married man. Other than that he fits the description of the Anti-Christ more closly than any other man. His intelligence separates him from all the rest. The insight into setting up the windows format is incredible. He is one of the top minds in the world today. He is surely one of the Anti-Christ's head men. We must not forget that the internet is what is being used today to monitor the communications of the world, and his software has made it all possible and easy.
[Edited on 18-5-2004 by Lastday Prophet]
Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
What about the furniture dude from Sweden or some scandinavian country? His supposedly richer than Gates .
[Edited on 18-5-2004 by TruthStrgnrThanFiction]
Originally posted by DMaikowski
The only reason I would say Bill Gates is because of the power he has. He owns Microsoft. He has a big influence. That is only my opinion!