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Bloombergs review of the richest people

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  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Bloomberg published the Billionar index related to the past year. (translated from the Dutch newspaper)
    The results are shocking:
    The 300 richest people in the world became together 524 billion richer!!
    In total these rich people owned at year end closing: 3.7 trillion.
    Only about 70 of the 300 did not make any gains.
    Eike Batista a Brazilian oil billionair lost 12 billion because his company OGX went bankrupt.

    Bill Gates; got back on top by beating Carlos Slim because of Microsoft stock gains, so he could add 15.8 billiion to his assets.
    Per December 31th he was worth 78.5 billion.

    Heineken: (the only Dutch person on the list) the (inhereter) Charlene Carvalho-Heineken increased her wealth from 92.8 million to 10.3 billion.

    So considering the above, be aware that also these facts will have enormous effect on our future elections; we will become even more in the grip of elections done by "money" because the rich have plenty to spent to get it their way.
    As another note: The French have approved the 75% tax on the rich; which I think will backfire because they (the rich) always find ways to evade such or just move out of the country and stack it in the Caymans together with Romney and may be Obama!!!

    Mr. Biden ( who seemed not too poor either) visits right now his brother on a multi million dollar estate here in Naples; all the roads were full of police and the motorcade was at least bigger than for the British Queen!!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I thought this was a Democratic site; however no one seems to be interested to stop the "tide" of the increase of the billionairs, who by 2016 can spent like crazy to get their "puppet" in the White House. So keep on sleeping Democrats!! The "big Bang" seems more important.
  • Center Left
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    http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/2014-01-03/cya

    I was interested in the topic but everything is better with a link. This link shows the top 200 billionaires. Remember when there weren't 200 billionaires ?
    Ms. Jobs looks nice. (Steve's widow) worth 13B. Any chance I could marry in w/o a prenup ? I didn't think so.
  • Liberal
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    As a symbolic sign of support I'm going to stop drinking Heineken's and only swallow Guinness!

    And ...hope Elisabeth Warren runs and wins the next presidential election.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Oh sure, one more fraud in the White House, that's what we really need!!
  • Liberal
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    So JC, who looks good to you?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    pr Wrote: So JC, who looks good to you?
    To be honest I don't know, I will just have to wait and see how the year progresses, one thing I will ignore ,all stump speeches that demeans, denigrates or tries to humiliate the other candidate or their party just for the purpose of getting a sound byte, I will listen to points regarding issues, and what needs to be done and what hasn't been, I am so tired of gotcha ads or contrived television moments, and at all press conferences I want the candidates to not filibuster a answer but to just answer the question and then if need be ,explain their answer, and of course, no secret plans to solve our nations problems. I have yet to see a genuine candidate as of yet, but I will be looking.
  • Independent
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    johnnycee Wrote:
    pr Wrote: So JC, who looks good to you?
    To be honest I don't know, I will just have to wait and see how the year progresses, one thing I will ignore ,all stump speeches that demeans, denigrates or tries to humiliate the other candidate or their party just for the purpose of getting a sound byte, I will listen to points regarding issues, and what needs to be done and what hasn't been, I am so tired of gotcha ads or contrived television moments, and at all press conferences I want the candidates to not filibuster a answer but to just answer the question and then if need be ,explain their answer, and of course, no secret plans to solve our nations problems. I have yet to see a genuine candidate as of yet, but I will be looking.
    J.C. you are right again; I have no clue whatsoever who will be a good candidate; the word "integrity" is the key; since none in the White House know that word; most of them are "smooth" talkers "twisters" and "gamblers" as well as "puppets" of the "lobby" and "money" machine. Most of them have very little international experience or any clue on how the rest of the world thinks (also due to the fact they have to have a US birth certificate).
    Also most "voters" have never been outside the country except may be on vacation; let alone the rednecks and homeless. Then we have the religeous voters who of course vote for the person who speaks the same language as the priest. So that will determine our next president; no, I'm mistaken the big "money" will determine our next president. Wow what a mistake of mine.
    Anyway whichever way you look at it, it will always be the wrong person; so I put my hands up in the air and wait and see what happens.
  • Democrat
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    I really wish that voters would use the ballot box as it was intended, and that is to put the most qualified person in those positions of power that can make OUR lives better rather then their own.
  • Liberal
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    Unfortunately most qualified people have no interest in becoming a member of the ruling class.

    Elizabeth Warren, so far, fits the most qualified in my opinion. Only time will tell. Obama looked good at first and looked how that ended!
  • Democrat
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    pr Wrote: Unfortunately most qualified people have no interest in becoming a member of the ruling class.

    Elizabeth Warren, so far, fits the most qualified in my opinion. Only time will tell. Obama looked good at first and looked how that ended!



    What makes Ms. Warren so qualified, I can only remember the negative press involving her using a false premise of being a Native American to gain a foothold in the democratic process? And not just her Party affiliation.