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DC4LIFE


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Bill Gates wishes he weren't so rich Reply with quote

http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/04/news/newsmakers/gates.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

DAMN he used to have 90 billion dollars...no wonder he is giving so much money to charity.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Bill Gates wishes he weren't so rich Reply with quote

DC4LIFE wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/04/news/newsmakers/gates.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

DAMN he used to have 90 billion dollars...no wonder he is giving so much money to charity.



awe, poor bill, he can always make a ck out to Good Ol BornToFly, I'll help him with his woes.... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he doesnt want to be rich then he should just give away his money. thats a quick way to become poor.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently worth 50 billion... dizzamn that's a whole lotta scrill.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VikingFan1126 wrote:
If he doesnt want to be rich then he should just give away his money. thats a quick way to become poor.


Uh I think that was mentioned as why he was donating so much to charity.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vikingfan, he donated like 20 billion to AIDS and malaria charities.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill is my uncle right Cowboys#1 Very Happy


i wouldnt complain if he were to throw some money my way
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VikingFan1126 wrote:
If he doesnt want to be rich then he should just give away his money. thats a quick way to become poor.

I don't think its possible to even give money away that quickly. Someone once came up with a stat that at his average income rate, if he dropped a $100 and picked it up, he would lose money! The guy gets what, $200 million a day?

On the other hand I do admire what he has done with all that money...I wish I could afford to donate more than $5...
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor Gates....
Seriously though, hes only giving his kids 15 million each. Is he gunna donate the rest??!?! I mean come on, he gets anything he wants, but won't let his kids? I'd give them atleast a billion each and then put money in the grandkids bank accounts. Then donate the rest and give to family members...
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats easy for him to say.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cew28315039 wrote:
Bill is my uncle right Cowboys#1 Very Happy


i wouldnt complain if he were to throw some money my way

Yep. You must get some crazy birthday check
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 million is plenty for each of his kids. That guy really knows how to give to charity. He's got so much, and yet he's giving up so much of it. Reminds me of Carnegie, except without the hired killings.
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