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The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.
The aggregate net worth of the world’s top billionaires stood at $3.7 trillion at the market close on Dec. 31, according to the ranking.
And there is me with less than £900 to my name, cruel sick world
reply to post by Cabin
Sorry but some people look at this the wrong way do they have that in cash NO , it's the same when people on here complain when a company makes x million in a year profit, you have to look at what turnover was used to make that profit.
For example supermarket chains may make 100's of millions in profit but the actual PERCENTAGE of profit may be 4% or lower!
I have friends who run businesses that make 30-45% profit!!! they are not billionaires a couple are millionaires the others VERY comfortable.
So who is greedier ?
I tell ya... News stories like this make ya want to go Occupy something, huh?
Here here for the 99% of us being played for fools by that very rarified 1% of the obscenely wealthy.
For the record, the man I work for at a different site is also a millionaire. Several times over, as I understand it. He's the most down to earth person you'd want to get to know and you'd never guess he IS wealthy unless you saw pics of his properties or he just told ya. That isn't obscenely wealthy. That is the American Dream given form.
The people who count their wealth at levels which exceed the GDP of multiple nations, combined? That is where I start calling 1% classes... That's where the very concept of money has lost meaning as we understand it.edit on 4-1-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)