Bill Gates added $9 billion to his fortune this past year, tops Forbes list of 400 richest Americans

By Shawn Knight
Sep 29, 2014
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  1. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the richest person in America. Gates sits atop Forbes' list of the 400 wealthiest Americans with a total net worth of $81.2 billion - roughly $13.4 billion more than the next richest American...

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  2. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,079   +330

    Damn bill just toss me 1 billion my family would be set for generations.
  3. I would gladly take only $50 million and my family tree until I dont know when will be set for generations.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I can play this game too, I'll settle for 5 million :)
  5. He's still a greedy pig.
  6. Bill Gates don't owe you anything. If you want that kind of money then here's an advice: work for it.
  7. And you are a lousy socialist who are just jealous of his success. In case you don't know, Bill Gates is the world's most generous person on the planet in dollar terms, but don't let this fact get in the way of your cynicism.
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  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Thank you Mr. Limbaugh. I think through all those illegal painkillers you have been taking that you somehow missed that it was a game and humor.

    PS. I think Mr.Gates can defend himself very nicely. He doesn't need your help.

  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,079   +330

    lol someone took a dump in his cereal this morning.

    And just to play along what is the percentage of people that actually worked for it and became billionaires its very few. In the real world a combination of a lot of things have to fall into place besides just working hard to achieve that goal.

    I wish it was that simple.
  10. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,371   +2,160

    Meh. Throw me $120,000 and I'll do the rest myself.
  11. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    Do you have any idea how many peoples lives have been improved as a result of Bill Gates? Microsoft employs over 120,000 people and its success was a driving factor in the computing revolution of the 80's and 90's, there are literally millions of people all over the world that owe their livelihoods to the empire that Mr Gates created... not just the those that work directly for MS but entire companies that would not exist were it not for MSDOS/Windows. Bill Gates is not rich because he is greedy, he's rich because he changed the world. Anyone that has half a clue about how the world works knows that even if he doesn't donate a single cent of his vast and well deserved fortune that he is still a hero.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Peoples livelihood was just fine before Mr Gates came along. Bill has made an impact in our live yes, but to say people all over the world owe their livelihood is a bit over the top.
  13. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    It's not over the top at all if you consider the multitude of people that make a living off developing and supporting software that runs on windows.
  14. I recommend all the people here to watch this video from start to end, worth watching im telling you guys.

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