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Gates bitch slapped down to number 2.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by diggity, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. diggity

    diggity Guest

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?t...storyID=4744821

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ingvar Kamprad, the Swede who founded furniture retail chain IKEA, has overtaken Microsoft's Bill Gates as the world's richest man, Swedish TV news reported on Sunday.

    Citing next week's edition of the Swedish business weekly Veckans Affarer, public service SVT2 television said Kamprad, 77, has a personal fortune of 400 billion crowns ($53 billion).

    Gates's fortune is put at $47 billion, according to the latest list of the world's rich in U.S. Forbes magazine, SVT2 said.

    Kamprad, known for frugal habits such as flying economy class, lives in Switzerland and no longer takes part in the daily running of IKEA, but has kept ownership of the company with more than 180 stores in over 30 countries in the family.

    SVT2 said the dollar's slide against other currencies is the main reason why Kamprad has now overtaken Gates.
     
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    If I become rich, the first thing I'll change is no longer flying economy. First class fuckers have it made.
     
  3. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    fuck first class. as soon as i hit a 20mill i'm copping my own plane.


    seeks/like che guevara with bling on
     
  4. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    haha, awesome, finally someone did it, first gm blew him up, then this, bill gates is gonna get the boot off the earth island
     
  5. Ill marry the youngest of the swedish princesses...
     
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    BULLSHIT GETS CALLED

    sorry guys....


    • Ikea said that wasn't the case.

      "This is completely wrong. It's a mistake that is made all the time," said Ikea spokeswoman Marianne Barner. "Estimating the value of the company, including all the stores, and saying it's all Ingvar's, that is totally wrong."

      "Ingvar Kamprad does not own Ikea. Ingvar donated the concern to the Dutch Stichting INGKA Foundation in 1982."

      In February, Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's billionaires put Gates at No. 1 with an estimated $46.6 billion. It was the 10th consecutive year the Microsoft co-founder was atop the list.

      Buffett, the Omaha investment guru, was No. 2 with $42.9 billion.

      On that same list, Kamprad was No. 13, with an estimated fortune of $18.5 billion.
     
  7. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 6
    no shit lies all lies. long lived wallmart.
     
  8. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    I WANT £46 BILLION
     
  9. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    disappointing! i thought larry ellison was going to be the one to overtake gates anyhow
     
  10. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    even though he overtook the lead i doubt bill gates will ever be known as number two.....just think if he didnt have to shell out all that money in court bullshit......he reign once again my friends.........
     
  11. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    mang... id kill to be rich. straight up god.
     
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ^ did you read my post above?

    they got their facts wrong.
    he's like 4Billion richer than the #2 guy.

    *oh... even the Europe V. Microsoft case that just finished only fined them 600Million, and none of that is Gates' pocket money.
     
  13. HESHIANDET

    HESHIANDET Guest

    I would be hard pressed to spend a billion dollars. let alone 18 bil.....absurd amount of money. i'd overthrow the government then dip to watch shit fall apart. haha.

    oh and bitches. i'd fuck alot of girls and do alort of drugs and die...
     
  14. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    do i give a fuck about whether or not ole dude is richer than bill gates?

    no.

    i said i wish i was rich.

    /ya fuck.

    :lol:
     
  15. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    microsoft supplies free soda to all their employees...dope
     
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