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Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 03, 2007 09:54AM
Carlos Slim

Richest single man in world. (not kingdom or such)

[business.guardian.co.uk]
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: DavidS
Date: July 03, 2007 10:10AM
I wonder if closing most of the CompUSA stores affected this at all. I believe his company owns the chain. Probably only a drop in the bucket for him.
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: July 03, 2007 10:12AM
Carlos makes CompUSA just the best.



A man who is of "sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
(Paul Valery)
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 03, 2007 10:22AM
Ponder this sentence from the story;

"This is estimated to have boosted his fortune to an estimated $67.8bn (£33.6bn) - equivalent to 8% of Mexico's gross domestic product"



Paul F.
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: outcast
Date: July 03, 2007 10:28AM
Call me whatever ill-educated name you wish, but I do not believe any single person should hold so much wealth.


outcast
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: July 03, 2007 10:29AM
Yes, but Chinese women still want Bill's sperm.

[www.chinadaily.com.cn]
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 03, 2007 10:42AM
outcast,

I'm a capitalist. But I agree. So, I'm a poor (not held in high esteem) capitalist, I guess. smiling smiley
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 03, 2007 10:47AM
If they earn it, they can have it.
Otherwise, WHO gets to decide that "they shouldn't have it"? You? Me?

Guess what... every time THAT game gets played, the line of what constitutes rich enough to get fleeced ends up a LOT lower than the people who thought it was a good idea would like. It usually encompasses THEM too.

Give anyone (or any government) the power to take from the rich by force, and they'll take from EVERYONE by force.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: Jp!
Date: July 03, 2007 10:57AM
Totally agree Paul.

That's where the immovable object meets irresistible force for me.

No man is worth that much more than any other man, IMO..

But, who's to say? NOT ME... I wholeheartedly admit.

Still, it seems inequitable.

But, I have no disdain for the man. But I DO have pity for other Mexicans that he might have built his empire on the backs of.

I WOULD like to be in his will, too. smiling smiley

[am I bi-polar?]
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: July 03, 2007 10:58AM
Well, a lot of what Slim has now he got by bribing the right government officials.
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Re: Gates relegated to pool boy.
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 03, 2007 01:58PM
Who's to say he earned it? Especially when you're able to pay to have laws legislated to favor you. The rich don't need anyone's help to protect them. It's the other way around.
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