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[Forbes] Goodbye, Bill Gates!

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Bill Gates is one of the most influential and wealthiest people the world has ever seen. He's a ruthless businessman who built Microsoft into a software empire that would dominate office and home computing around the world.

Forbes named Gates as the world's richest person for 13 years straight. But all good things must come to an end. On June 27, he is leaving the company he co-founded more than 30 years ago to devote himself to philanthropic work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here's a look back at Gates' career and what lies ahead for him.
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He hasn't been the richest man in the world for quite some time... some new guy that lives in mexico has more money then him... though I don't remember his name.
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I'm really shocked
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He hasn't been the richest man in the world for quite some time... some new guy that lives in mexico has more money then him... though I don't remember his name.
He put a lot of his money into his company. They don't count that.
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Good to see him putting that wealth to good use. I'd +rep him if I could.
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I thought he quit Microsoft a few months back.
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post #7 of 54
and isnt warren buffet the richest man in the world now?
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It depends on what criteria the survey uses. MOst of billgates wealth is tied to benefits he gets from microsoft. Mostly equity options. So if one survey counts something and another doesnt then it could offset. Id say if hes not the richest hes damn close though.
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and isnt warren buffet the richest man in the world now?
Yep.

http://www.forbes.com/2008/03/05/ric...llie_land.html
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lol look at the education of #2 and bill gates, #2 has no education and bill gates is a college dropout. Pink Floyd was right, we don't need no education. .
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