For Once Bill Came In Third

Bill Gates no longer sits atop the list of richest individuals in the world.  While he might not be applying for welfare anytime soon, the irony is that he probably would have retained his slot for a 14th year in a row had Microsoft not bid on Yahoo.

“Microsoft shares fell 15% between Jan. 31, the day before the company announced its bid for the search engine giant, and Feb. 11, the day [Forbes] locked in stock prices for the 2008 World's Billionaires list. More than half of Gates' fortune is held outside of Microsoft shares.”

Investment mogul Warren Buffett nows tops the list followed by the telecom king of Mexico, Carlos Slim.
Via:  Forbes
Tags:  bill, CAM, AM
Comments
AjayD 6 years ago
In this competition they're all winners. I don't thinks anyone is going to feel sorry for Bill on this one.
ice91785 6 years ago

Can't say I have heard of this Carlos Slim guy a whole lot -- I may just have to read up on him a bit. As AjayD says though -- everyone is a winner! Now just get each to donate 10% of their yearly wealth to cancer or AIDs research and the world would be all set :)

deathman 6 years ago

Gates already donates a hell of a lot for his foundation.

Well just noticing how much stock prices have been moving...  Its amazing to see one day he might be up 300-400Million the next he might be down 1 Billion.  CRAZY!

frg1 6 years ago

 they are all doing better than must of us

vicaphit 6 years ago

[quote user="frg1"]better than must of us[/quote]

Most?  You sitting on a stash of money frg1?

methious 6 years ago

Maybe he should sell out the stock and buy like every thing. 

frg1 6 years ago

[quote user="vicaphit"]

[quote user="frg1"]better than must of us[/quote]

Most?  You sitting on a stash of money frg1?

[/quote] 

no but there are people who are doing ok compared to them like richard branson and i would be lucky to be sitting on a pile of change 

methious 6 years ago

[quote user="frg1"]

[quote user="vicaphit"]

[quote user="frg1"]better than must of us[/quote]

Most?  You sitting on a stash of money frg1?

[/quote] 

no but there are people who are doing ok compared to them like richard branson and i would be lucky to be sitting on a pile of change 

[/quote] 

 

If you were setting on a pile of change, err NM. Naw If you were setting on a pile of change that'd be strange. 

frg1 6 years ago

 true 

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