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Old 2004-04-07, 19:11
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Bill Gates is no longer the richest

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IKEA's owner is now the richest person in the world. 53 billion $, Bill only has 47 billion.
Don't you feel sorry for the little guy?
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Old 2004-04-07, 19:19
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The stats are false, cause Ingvar Kamprad who owns IKEA isnt richer than Bill Gates. In those stats some foundation in Holland are counted, and Kamprad says he doesnt own them. Or something like that.

Btw, he is not only the owner of Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd, he also founded it in 1944.
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Old 2004-04-07, 22:19
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In those stats some foundation in Holland are counted, and Kamprad says he doesnt own them.
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Old 2004-04-10, 03:27
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i didn't think bill gates was ever the richest man in the world. there's lotsa companies that are many times bigger than microsoft. the biggest company is still exxon mobil, i think?
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No, Microsoft has the biggest number of assets, staff ect.

A few companys can beat microsoft at specific things, but if you take "wealth" as a whole enity then Microsoft surely has the most still.
Heck, Microsoft is in controll of 90% of the computers in the world, no one else has such a monopoly over their industary
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Old 2004-04-10, 18:26
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but exxon mobil is an oil company, and oil is still worth more than windows ^_^ i think there are a few other oil companies bigger than microsoft. maybe in the future they won't be... O_O
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Old 2004-04-10, 18:53
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oh here you go, forbes 2000 puts microsoft at #32. they all vary a bit though.
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Old 2004-04-10, 22:07
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Bill Gates is (was) the richest individual person in the world. No one said Microsoft is the richest.
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Old 2004-04-10, 22:13
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There's a difference between a big company and a rich company.
(you can't expect a big fortune-cookie company to be as a rich as a small diamond marketing company)
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Bill Gates is (was) the richest individual person in the world. No one said Microsoft is the richest.
He still is, yes.
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Old 2004-04-11, 03:51
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ow ok, i should have read it more carefully ^_^
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