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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    Well, as long there are ****** who buy Windows...
    I've been using Linux desktop only since 2004 and I am just fine.

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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    Except Microsoft's stock will not continue to rise at this rate. M2 is only around $11T with maybe 10% of that in actual physical US currency me thinks.

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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    Ditto...those are mind boggling numbers of which I can't conceive.

    If you don't mind...I'd like to drift off topic for a second or two and look at "trillion" from another perspective.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It hasn't happened yet, but it just might, the world's first trillionaire.

    To put that in perspective, if you spent a million dollars every day, that would be 365.25 million a year. It would take 2.74 years to spend a billion dollars, and 2,740 years to spend a trillion.

    Oh, and a quadrillion is about 67 years of the entire GDP of the United States.

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    1 trillion seconds is equal to 31688.8 years. And traveling the speed of light is 186,000 MILES "PER SECOND". Think about it....

    It's also said that it would take about 25,000 earth years to get to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy (where we live) from earth "travelling the "speed of light" - 186,000 miles "per second". Another wild thing to ponder in relationship to time and distance. Think "seconds" in 25,000 years - then think about the distance travelled per second at the speed of light.

    Now...how trillions of miles have been travelled between earth and the center of the Milky Way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Except Microsoft's stock will not continue to rise at this rate. M2 is only around $11T with maybe 10% of that in actual physical US currency me thinks.
    Are you suggesting that if he cashed it all out at that quadrillion mark there may be an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Are you suggesting that if he cashed it all out at that quadrillion mark there may be an issue?
    For him when the shares would be going ten for a penny if he wanted cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It hasn't happened yet, but it just might, the world's first trillionaire.

    To put that in perspective, if you spent a million dollars every day, that would be 365.25 million a year. It would take 2.74 years to spend a billion dollars, and 2,740 years to spend a trillion.

    Oh, and a quadrillion is about 67 years of the entire GDP of the United States.

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    Your link is from 15 years ago.

    Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row and has reclaimed the title of world’s richest person from Mexico’s Carlos Slim with a net worth of $72 billion.
    Inside The 2013 Forbes 400: Facts And Figures On America's Richest - Forbes

    That's from a few days ago. In other words, he's got a long ways to go to become a trillionaire. Still, it is fun to think about what I'd do if I had even 1% of 1% of his money ($7.2 million, if my math's correct).

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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Your link is from 15 years ago.
    Hmmm.. so it is. I hadn't noticed that.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Inside The 2013 Forbes 400: Facts And Figures On America's Richest - Forbes

    That's from a few days ago. In other words, he's got a long ways to go to become a trillionaire. Still, it is fun to think about what I'd do if I had even 1% of 1% of his money ($7.2 million, if my math's correct).
    Yes, it is, isn't it?

    The first one is actually not likely to be Bill Gates as he tends to give a lot of it away.

    Here's another more up to date link.

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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    His estate is 66,000 square feet. quite out of the ordinary!

    And contrasting to that, I recall an interview with his wife remarking that she'd rather a much smaller house and more time with Bill. And that she had to really push him to work out each week. Very ordinary...he's just a guy like everyone else. He has more power than most people and there is no rule book for what to do with that power, but it seems like with the leadership of other powerful private individuals, he's trying to do some good.

    I also recall reading something about Bill visiting Jobs on the hospital and the awkwardness of Jobs talking about his mega-yacht, and bill talking about philanthropy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Hmmm.. so it is. I hadn't noticed that.
    When it said Microsoft's share were rising at historic rates, that's what tipped me off.

    The first one is actually not likely to be Bill Gates as he tends to give a lot of it away.
    He seems to be a pretty decent man.

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    Re: world's first trillionaire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    His estate is 66,000 square feet. quite out of the ordinary!

    And contrasting to that, I recall an interview with his wife remarking that she'd rather a much smaller house and more time with Bill. And that she had to really push him to work out each week. Very ordinary...he's just a guy like everyone else. He has more power than most people and there is no rule book for what to do with that power, but it seems like with the leadership of other powerful private individuals, he's trying to do some good.

    I also recall reading something about Bill visiting Jobs on the hospital and the awkwardness of Jobs talking about his mega-yacht, and bill talking about philanthropy.
    This is "paper wealth", not cash. He is a major philanthropist who has tried to make a difference. I can't imagine how inconvenient it is to maintain and clean a 66,000 sf house. Just taking care of my 1220 sf house is a pain in the ass.

    If you have a good day, you're just a rich as Bill Gates is.
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