Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest man. Gates, who had held the position since 1995, fell to third place on the list, which was released Wednesday.
Now all he'll have to comfort himself is his billions of dollars.
It was posted last year!
That one of the guys ahead of him has investments in oil. With the way the world is getting raped (without justification) on gas / petrol prices lately, and oil companies having their MOST PROFITABLE year ever last year, I'd expect to see some of the world's richest people keep getting richer as they jack up the price of oil for no reason.
No duh...the guy's been "unemployed" for several months now. Talk about kicking a man when he's down. :p
This is true, Leave the poor guy alone! Bubble up
it's been a while since he was the riches man. That's why he is the third richest. The Mexican guy dethroned him a while ago.
Carlos Slim, a Mexican telecoms expert. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... @below Brisie Carlos Slim is second :P
yeah i remember this, but who's Warren Buffet?
Have you been living in a bubble? You don't know who the megainvestor Warren Buffet is? The one who said the following sentences: “Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” "The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.” The dude is a friggin genius. As a small investor.. I really admire him.
Go play videogames
Warren Buffet is the man who donated most of his fortune to double the size of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. He's also one of the most respected financial minds in the world and his annual speech/meeting attract more than 5000 people. I also love this man cause he said he would donate most of his money because what's he gonna do with it when he dies. A great person to say the least.
Yeah, it's been a while since Bill was the world's richest man. Misleading title.
rofl @ rockstar bubbles+
i certainly wish i had this problem.
Is he losing money due RROD issues???
"The drop is speculatively due to Microsoft's stock fluctuations this year and his decision to step away from full-time work in order to focus on charity. Not really anything to do with Three Red Lights then."
I believe the RROD was decisive.
"...his decision to step away from full-time work in order to focus on charity." It must be to atone for his sins... *SARCASM*
he must be really fustrated.I would like to take some of that burden from him.Bill its really not a problem i can help
He's given away so many billions of dollars so that I simply don't care what a chart says, he'll always be richest in my book.
Exactly. Bill Gates has shown the strenght of his Character by giving away more money than anyone in History. Yet the anti-MS zealots come in here to insult him. How sad.
I know people shouldn't insult him, but a lot of them do, due to the type of people he seems to be represented by on this site. TheMART, FirstKnight, Genuine, power of Green, and the others don't do much to help his or Microsoft's image on this site. Then again, I really don't think Bill Gates would give two sh*ts about what a bunch of disgruntled teenage nerds on a videogame news site think of him. So there's really no need to worry about it :)
If that was the case with me then I would NEVER even consider buying a ps3 because of the stupid stuff ive read on this site. Im not talking about extremes like you tho, Im talking most the people on this site, anyone who cant see both systems have great games is a fanboy extreme. I think 360 has better games right now, so I have to wait to buy a ps3. These people think all games suck if there on 360. There are alot more of these people here than there are extreme 360 fanboys like the ones you mention. you may just not notice it cause its what you wanna hear.
No, they don't make ME hate Bill Gates, I admire the man. However, you'd be suprised how easily some people are swayed into believing one thing or another. A simple glance at the comments on a 'PS3 vs. 360 comparison video' and you'll get what I'm saying. People often see what they want to see, especially when they're taking sides. To a degree, that's just human nature. It's not right or moral, but that's the way it is. Btw, how am I an 'extreme' fanboy? I play games not consoles, and if you enjoy what you play, and what you play it on, you win. Therefore, fanboyism is a pointless venture. I never badmouthed Bill Gates or Micorsoft, so I don't see what caused you to make that assumption.
but you make it seem like there are so many 360 zealots when you can just go to the open zone and see what My point was. Rediculously moronic people on any side mabe even the wii.
Yeah, I understand. A fanboy's a fanboy, it doesn't matter what console he/she supports, it's just that it wouldn't make sense if I listed PS fanboys (which would be very easy for me to do).
Bill will be just fine...
I used not like B Gates.. but he's ok in my book... I read somewhere that he give close 50% of his wealth to charity. To put in perspective, The walmart family that consist of 4 or 5 I think (this is coming from the same article), have a combine wealth of 200 billion dollars only gave $6000 combined last year to charity. They sux
Jesus man just cause you got money does not mean you need to give it away to charity. Charity is only if you feel generous enough. Doesn't matter if im a millionaire or a billionaire I would not waste my time giving to charity. My hard worked money goes toward myself and my family.
Yes, but if you and your family have more money than you know what to do with, the very least you could do is try to make a little difference in the world.
If you were a millionaire or billionaire, it would seem you still could not afford a shred of class. You're whats wrong with humanity.
if thats true then wallmart are bastards.
I'd swap his 3rd place with my position any day.
Actually he hasn't been the richest guy in a couple of years now.
that in the time it takes you or I to pick up a 100 dollar bill from the ground, Mr Gates would have made more money. Which makes sence since, if he made 1 billion a year, he would make 31 dollar a second. lol /sad
This is the way I heard it: If he dropped a $100 bill on the ground, he should leave it there. He would waste more money in the time it took him to pick it up.
I would be happy with 31 dollars an hour, let alone a second.
...the people who bought a xBox360 are poorer to!!! ;-D
Don't forget about those of us who wasted money upgrading to Vista. That wasted over $250 of my money. I wonder if Bill will stop shedding the tear a minute and give me the money back?
yea he only has $58 billion and is in 3rd of the richest now, im sure he's upset by this article
$58 billion??? How's the man going to eat?
I'll give you a HINT:It starts with an X,and ends with a RING OF DEATH Jump OUT and Play B3YOND
The only thing you should jump out of is the window :-)
...100 millionth on the list!!! ;-D i.e i got 50p!!! ;-D
yo SON OF a B!tCH .. that was my spot! how did u get that money?
See what you BABOONS have done!!!!!!! I blame you monkeys for my reign ending. Because of you BABOONS complaining about the RROD, I had to fork over all that money to cover your silly "warranty" causing me to lose my spot on the top. Now you BABOONS are really gonna get it. Just wait until I release the SUPER DUPER XBOX360 SUPREME ELITE WITH KETCHUP ON TOP. That'll be the best xbox ever, but I'm gonna get my money back from you BABOONS one way or the other.....HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA Thanks Cats.
LMAO Xbox 360 is flopping all over the world.... and begging for Bliu Ray so the 360 can seem more "relevant". Xbox 360 has already lost BOTS.
Bill and Harry Your Right The Xbox 3$hitty is going downhill. XBOTS FAIL !!!1!! Haha thank god i dint throw my money down the toiet and buy that piece of crap xD JUMP OUT AND PLAY B3YOND
You need to add that nice tear to your photo Bill.
Hey EVERYONE go onto http://www.billgates.justgo... xD JUMP OUT AND PLAY B3YOND
Put a towel on it Gates. Lol.
What is this, a retard convention? Bill Gates slips to third because a couple of other billionaires have their stocks raise big time, and all of a sudden Bill Gates, MS, and the 360 are failures? Give me a break. Let me know when ANYONE from Sony even comes remotely close.
HAhahahaha. "richest man." hilarious. you mean richest man we're allowed to know about? You mean not counting Lord Rothschild of the NWO global elite? ok. Rothschild literally owns and prints the money for these "richest men." He's wroth hundreds of trillions. He literally runs the planet. What he says goes.
of xbots dollhairs, which are worth nothing this is a foreshadow of the console war. the xbotsplzfixme will drop to third just like bill. o wait, it's already in fourth.
...you're one of David Ike's fans? There's no "world order", cut the conspiracy theory crap. I love it how people still believe this crap after countlessly being proven wrong. David Ike has ZERO proof for what he's writing, all his books are pseudo-science, speculation, forgery and imagination. They're pretty fun to read if you think of them as science fiction. It's like Scientology on steroids.
You're drooling again. Now we both know I've already told you about that. And funny how you bring up Icke instead of Alex Jones? Icke doesn't have it all together, but he certainly has it more together than most of the idiots around the world, including those in the media, and especially, you. Flag-kissing hillbilly.
While I don't really believe David Icke is all there, you've at least got to admit that listening to him is sort of fascinating. Even if you think he is lying.
Well after 13 years holding the crown...should we even care 60 billion vs 57 billion. Haha Oh well sucks to be him...
yea, the mexican TeleCom guy carlos slim may be the richest, but does he give away billions of dollars annually? is he going to retire to become a philanthropist? not that i know of... so it doesnt matter who's the richest
Bill is worth 58 billion and we feel sorry for him.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O!
+30billion dollars to his charity xD
Errr, wasn't he dethroned a long time ago? I remember hearing a quote from him when asked about it, saying; "It doesn't bother me at all, in fact I prefer it. Being the wealthiest man in the world brings too much attention". (or something to that point) Now that I think about it, that was more than a year ago when I heard about that. I guess he got back to the top spot again and lost it.
the red ring of death has finally payed off
I really feel bad for Gates... Ow wait, no I don't!
he still has more $$ than you and me (and everyone here) put together. Now who is really crying?
...and we should care because?
I can't say I really care either, but at least this article got the 'news' part right...
I bet his xbox 3fixme broke for like the 17th time and he went into a corner and wouldn't come out while his rivals slowly took passed him out.
When I have $58 billion in my bank account I could care less about being the richest man. Hell Bill Gate's could buy out the website that posted this article with the change in his wallet.