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  1. Fogbuster

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    A Mexican telecoms tycoon has become the second richest man in the world, pushing US investment guru Warren Buffett into third place and breathing down the neck of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

    Carlos Slim Helu quietly slipped past Buffett at the end of last month thanks to his rising stock, and was valued at the close of trade Wednesday at 53.1 billion dollars, 700 million dollars more than Buffett, Forbes.com reported Wednesday.

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    He has derided Gates and Buffett for giving away so much of their wealth, reportedly saying: "Poverty isn't solved with donations," according to Forbes.

    Building businesses, he reportedly said, did more for society than "going around like Santa Claus."

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070411231558.iown0hvj&show_article=1


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    Forbes financial records on people are as credible as the National Enquirer on facts... if your into those sort of things.
     
  3. Fogbuster

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    :eek:



    Now what do we do???

    Got a better source?




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    Yeah, Forbes. I've wondered about how they get their info. Like people are going to say how much they've really got !! ;) wink, wink.

    So anyway, this guy's wealth is apparently visible, on the books. I still think his comment is germane: we help people not by being Santa Claus but by building business.


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    #75 Jersey

    I wonder when he will try and sneak across the border.
     

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