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Old Dec 5th 2010, 4:27 pm
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http://www.theworldsrichest.com/

Interesting collection, and a fair few Europeans in the top 20 alongside the top north Americans (and people from other places). There are a few names I recognise eg Gates, Buffet, Ellison Armancio Ortega (Zara chief) but a lot are new to me. Wonder if they're happy?
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
Wonder if they're happy?
Somebody famous once said, "I've been poor and unhappy, and I've been rich and unhappy, and I know which of the two I would rather be!"
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What no Dell Boy?, are wee next year we'll be millionaires.
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Somebody famous once said, "I've been poor and unhappy, and I've been rich and unhappy, and I know which of the two I would rather be!"
Let's see.

Money will buy you food, drink, transpot, books, education, women, a house, it will buy you health (in the sense that you will be unlikely to suffer so many of the life corroding illnesses that the poor suffer from, plus if you ever get anything really nasty, with money you will have access to treatments that normal people won't have.)

Money will buy you a better lawyer, politicians and servants.

I gather that all that is not real, true happiness. However, it'll do till the real thing comes along.
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If you look further down the list, to number 74, you see that Silvio Berlusconi is worth $9 billion.. Ever wondered why the guy seems to attract women like he does?
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If you look further down the list, to number 74, you see that Silvio Berlusconi is worth $9 billion.. Ever wondered why the guy seems to attract women like he does?
The biggest, most powerful aprodisiac is a fat wallet.
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I have a feeling that for those in the mage rich class, they think that money and power make them happy, and the more they have the happier they will be, thus, thay will never be happy; because there is always more money and power to get.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
I have a feeling that for those in the mage rich class, they think that money and power make them happy, and the more they have the happier they will be, thus, thay will never be happy; because there is always more money and power to get.
There are seldom situations where having money is a hinderance.

I think that if you are mature and intelligent, having money can make you very, very happy indeed.

People who lack the wit and intelligence to create happiness for themsleves are going to be unhappy no matter what they have or don't have.
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I do work for a guy who thinks he is poor as he does not have his own private jet, simply becuase he moves in circles that do. All relative I suppose
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I do work for a guy who thinks he is poor as he does not have his own private jet, simply becuase he moves in circles that do. All relative I suppose
I feel sorry for him. If you strive to reach the top of the heap then how can you ever be happy?

The trick is to aim for a point on the heap where you have plenty for your needs.
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I feel sorry for him. If you strive to reach the top of the heap then how can you ever be happy?

The trick is to aim for a point on the heap where you have plenty for your needs.
I aqree too a point, but you don't need plenty, just enough.
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I aqree too a point, but you don't need plenty, just enough.
Plenty for your needs means that little bit more than absolute need for the odd rainy day.
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Somebody famous once said, "I've been poor and unhappy, and I've been rich and unhappy, and I know which of the two I would rather be!"
I like it......
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I like it......
Very few people realise what money is. It is the most wonderful substance in the world, - pure, crystalline freedom.

A little is freedom from hunger, and a lot will even buy you freedom from justice.
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Talking of the richest people, Ireland was doing alright until lately, but this guy has all the answers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu3IT...layer_embedded
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