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originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
Trump taxes and financials are a false flag. Trump uses it as a decoy to occupy the Left and Fake News. If his finances and taxes were shady, the corrupt and Dem weaponized IRS would have already blown the whistle. Best they can do is audit and cost him time and money. Dems and Fake News are like moths to the flame when Trump constantly trolls them.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Fallingdown
You're comparing the richest people of all time to Trump? Notice how the list I made had to either work for their investors or seek them out and impress them, while Trump had to just be born into wealth and ask his father who already had connections to set him up for prime opportunities.
Mansa Musa (1280-1337, king of the Mali empire) wealth indescribable Augustus Caesar (63 BC-14 AD, Roman emperor) $4.6tn (£3.5tn) Zhao Xu (1048-1085, emperor Shenzong of Song in China) wealth incalculable Akbar I (1542-1605, emperor of India's Mughal dynasty) wealth incalculable Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919, Scottish-American industrialist) $372bn John D Rockefeller (1839-1937) American business magnate) $341bn Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia) $300bn Mir Osman Ali Khan ( 1886-1967, Indian royal) $230bn William The Conqueror (1028-1087) $229.5bn Muammar Gaddafi (1942-2011, long-time ruler of Libya) $200bn
The golden king Mansa Musa was born in 1280 into a family of rulers. His brother, Mansa Abu-Bakr, ruled the empire until 1312, when he abdicated to go on an expedition. According to 14th Century Syrian historian Shibab al-Umari, Abu-Bakr was obsessed with the Atlantic Ocean and what lay beyond it. He reportedly embarked on an expedition with a fleet of 2,000 ships and thousands of men, women and slaves. They sailed off, never to return. Some, like the late American historian Ivan Van Sertima, entertain the idea that they reached South America. But there is no evidence of this. In any case, Mansa Musa inherited the kingdom he left behind. Under his rule, the kingdom of Mali grew significantly. He annexed 24 cities, including Timbuktu. The kingdom stretched for about 2,000 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to modern-day Niger, taking in parts of what are now Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Ivory Coast.
so the richest person to ever live was a black king from mali who abdicated the throne and pretty much went on an adventure and gave out so much cash(read gold) that it crashed the middle eastern economy for years and devalued the value of gold by roughly 1.5 billion dollars mostly over night and was so wealthy we cant even get an estimate and historians say if europe tried to screw with him when he lived (vs colonialism times) he may very well have defeated them
With such a large land mass came great resources such as gold and salt. During the reign of Mansa Musa, the empire of Mali accounted for almost half of the Old World's gold, according to the British Museum. And all of it belonged to the king. "As the ruler, Mansa Musa had almost unlimited access to the most highly valued source of wealth in the medieval world," Kathleen Bickford Berzock, who specializes in African art at the Block Museum of Art at the Northwestern University, told the BBC. "Major trading centres that traded in gold and other goods were also in his territory, and he garnered wealth from this trade," she added.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Donald Trump has a 98% success rate among all of his businesses.
Only an idiot would bet against Trump.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Dfairlite
Small loan of a million dollars, and connections out the wazoo from old wealth made Trump.
A self made billionaire is Bezo's, Rockefeller, Gates, Buffet etc. people who started with literally nothing, or modest means, Trump had old wealth in his back pocket. Sure he used the money wisely but he also had daddy to fall back on when he was almost personally bankrupt to essentially co-sign for him with banks to make a deal.
Meh, real estate always stays strong as long as people want it. His only big achievement I actually think he made in his life was becoming the POTUS.
Jeff spent summers working at his maternal grandfather's ranch in Cotulla, Texas, fixing windmills, castrating cattle, laying pipes, and repairing pumps. Lawrence Preston "Pop" Gise had held jobs that a young boy couldn't help but find cool. Gise worked on space technology and missile defense systems at Darpa in the late 1950s; in 1964, Congress appointed him manager of the Atomic Energy Commission's Albuquerque operations office, where he supervised 26,000 employees in the AEC's western region, including the Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Livermore laboratories. He retired to his southwest Texas spread in 1968, and he doted on Jeff from the time his grandson was an infant. "Mr. Gise was a towering figure in Jeff's life," says Weinstein.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Dfairlite
Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders would take 70% to 90% of that $484 million. That's their desired corporate tax rate. The President would have to lay off thousands of employees all over the world.
Jealous, short-sighted Democrats.