Originally posted by 00bil
EDIT: I also read in his speech that the guy Riyadi owns about 700 tonnes (btw for Americans I think this refers to metric tonnes = 100kg, rather than 'tons') - 700 would be just under half of all the gold ever mined, by his estimates then? And it's owned by one person!!edit on 24-2-2012 by 00bil because: More info
RE-EDIT: 1000kg not 100edit on 24-2-2012 by 00bil because: (no reason given)
Yeah a bit connected to that is one of my fave bits, and has had me properly laughing : "He did not have the 750,000 tonnes of gold which was supposed to be backing it; he had only 700 tonnes."
Only 700 tonnes of gold, almost as if that's something to be ashamed of the way it's said! Was really laughing at that earlier when watching the clip.