5 Billionaires Surprisingly Richer Than An Entire Nation
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5 Billionaires Surprisingly Richer Than An Entire Nation

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 28 March 2014, 11:42 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: Every man strives for a luxurious lifestyle. Some people are born with a silver spoon and in the lap of luxury some make it to top with their own efforts. The ability to turn ideas into money is what makes the rich, richer and then richest. However, each year many known faces make an appearance on the list of richest people and names like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates dominates the rankings. You might have heard of many stories of rags to riches but have you ever heard of people who have wealth more than their own nation?

Here’s the list of 5 people whose current wealth is more than the total GDP of few nations:

1. Bill Gates

Total Wealth: $76 Billion

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates has topped the list 15 times in the last 20 years. This year Forbes estimates his current net worth to be $76 billion. He is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and Chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen.

As of 2014, the current total wealth of Bill Gates is more than the total GDP of Syrian Arab Republic in 2012 which was around $73.67billion. Syria is called as "lower middle income country" by the World Bank and this country is in to exports of crude oil, refined products, raw cotton, clothing, fruits, and grains.

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1: I do not think they should be referred to as RICH but more as accumulaters and guards of the accumulated wealth. RICHNESS OF LIFE is dependent on how the wealth is used for common good and not to produce more wealth.

Most are MENTALLY RETARDED who do not know how to use the wealth for good of the society and should be pitied instead of being envied.
Posted by:Gursharan Singh - 31 Mar, 2014