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mor911
03-10-2006, 10:48 AM
This is actually kinda depressing... But interesting nonetheless. This article is about a crap load of people that have more money than most up us can even fathom. The list shows name/location/age/net worth (in billions)/primary company or investment.

1. William Gates III, Washington, 50, $50, Microsoft

2. Warren Buffett, Nebraska, 75, $42, Berkshire Hathaway

3. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico, 66, $30, telecom

4. Ingvar Kamprad, Sweden, 79, $28, Ikea

5. Lakshmi Mittal, India, 55, $23.5, steel

6. Paul Allen, Washington, 53, $22, Microsoft, investments

7. Bernard Arnault, France, 57, $21.5, LVMH

8. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Saudi Arabia, 49, $20, investments

9. Kenneth Thomson and family, Canada, 82, $19.6, publishing

10. Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, 77, $18.8, diversified

11. Roman Abramovich, Russia, 39, $18.2, oil

12. Michael Dell, Texas, 41, $17.1, Dell

13. Karl Albrecht, Germany, 86, $17, supermarkets

14. Sheldon Adelson, Nevada, 72, $16.1, casinos, hotels

15. Liliane Bettencourt, France, 83, $16, L'Oreal

15. Lawrence Ellison, California, 61, $16, Oracle

17. Christy Walton, Wyoming, 51, $15.9, Wal-Mart

17. Jim Walton, Arkansas, 58, $15.9, Wal-Mart

19. S. Robson Walton, Arkansas, 62, $15.8, Wal-Mart

20. Alice Walton, Texas, 56, $15.7, Wal-Mart


http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060310/BUSINESS07/603100330/1020/BUSINESS

Motion
03-10-2006, 11:03 AM
Here's another list. Crazy to think there are 793 Billionaires in the world, worth a combined $2.6 trillion.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/forbes/P146582.asp?GT1=7922

Noodle Arm
03-10-2006, 11:12 AM
I'm #21 on that list

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 11:14 AM
The Wal-Mart Waltons combined are worth 63.4 That would be #1 on the list. Selling cheap stuff pays off I guess. Rich and Powerful Family.

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 11:17 AM
I hate WalMart

mor911
03-10-2006, 11:19 AM
I hate WalMart
:yeahthat:
The Mor's more of a Target (pronounced Tar-jay for the sophisticated) guy myself. :sidelol:

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 11:21 AM
I am a Meijer person but here in southern Indiana we only have Tarjay, and WallyWorld.

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 11:23 AM
:yeahthat:
The Mor's more of a Target (pronounced Tar-jay for the sophisticated) guy myself. :sidelol:

Me too... I'l drive past 5 WalMarts to get to a Target.

WeVie
03-10-2006, 11:23 AM
why do you hate wal=mart?

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 11:29 AM
why do you hate wal=mart?

Besides the fact that generally, they kill local economies? refuse to pay decent wages or offer benefits to their employees?(they'll limit everyone's hours to 39/wk so they can classify them as "part time" and avoid offering benefits)..and are discriminatory against women regarding promotions within the company?

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 11:31 AM
Besides the fact that generally, they kill local economies? refuse to pay decent wages or offer benefits to their employees?(they'll limit everyone's hours to 39/wk so they can classify them as "part time" and avoid offering benefits)..and are discriminatory against women regarding promotions within the company? well yeah.............But they seel American made products.

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 11:33 AM
well yeah.............But they seel American made products.

so does Target :wink:

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 11:35 AM
so does Target :wink:Are you sure. I bet the next time you go to Target you have a VERY hard time finding anything made in the USA. Aside from groceries. it's a hard task.

Kobe
03-10-2006, 11:37 AM
I work 32 hours a week for Wal-Mart and I have no complaints whatsoever. I got started out at more than any other place around here was paying.

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 11:53 AM
Check Target online...

I see Black & Decker, Hamilton Beach, Kitchen Aid ... in the appliance dept....

Black & Decker, Titan (http://www.titan-us.com/), and Zircon (http://www.zircon.com/)all over the tool dept...

Black & Decker and Toro in Lawn & Garden...

RCA, Apple, and Gibson in the electronics Dept....


that was just a cursory pass through.... :wink:

Motion
03-10-2006, 12:35 PM
Ugh can't believe some of you are bashing Wal-mart in favor of Target. I could careless about Wal-mart but Target is a farce. French owned and completely unsupportive of the US at all. They forbid any kind of fundraiser or causes that support the us military on their property.

mor911
03-10-2006, 12:40 PM
Why should a french owned company have anything to do with the french government?

I can;t stand Walmart... Not because of wages, employees, hours or anything like that. I hate 'em just because they over price old games and their style in house wares suck (IMO). Target seems to have a lot more style to their selection... Not to mention Tatget store are often WAY better kept and cleaner.

Target being french and Walmart being amercan has nothing (and should have nothing) to do with whom I chose as the consumer.

Mindwarp
03-10-2006, 12:45 PM
The Wal-Mart Waltons combined are worth 63.4 That would be #1 on the list. Selling cheap stuff pays off I guess. Rich and Powerful Family.


well Microsoft = 72 if you combine Paul Allen and Bill Gates.

Motion
03-10-2006, 12:45 PM
Why should a french owned company have anything to do with the french government?

I can;t stand Walmart... Not because of wages, employees, hours or anything like that. I hate 'em just because they over price old games and their style in house wares suck (IMO). Target seems to have a lot more style to their selection... Not to mention Tatget store are often WAY better kept and cleaner.

Target being french and Walmart being amercan has nothing (and should have nothing) to do with whom I chose as the consumer.

I didn't say anything about the French government. I also didn't say not to shop there just because they are French owned. I said they have crappy policies.

WharfRat
03-10-2006, 12:59 PM
I said they have crappy policies.

given the comparisons between the to companies policies, I still see Target as the lesser of two evils.

Ohio Fanatic
03-10-2006, 01:06 PM
One of the classic Walmart examples and why they are such a huge powerful organization:

one cities' Walmart meatcutters decided they wanted to unionize. So WalMart, being so antiunion, then cut/fired every Meatcutter they employed everywhere.

I hate Walmart, I'd rather pay more money anywhere else. The only thing I buy there is my toddler's dance shoes, because I can't find them anywhere else.

WeVie
03-10-2006, 01:35 PM
Besides the fact that generally, they kill local economies? refuse to pay decent wages or offer benefits to their employees?(they'll limit everyone's hours to 39/wk so they can classify them as "part time" and avoid offering benefits)..and are discriminatory against women regarding promotions within the company?


The manager at my local Wal-Mart is a woman. They make well over $100K a year. Besides that they have a higher starting wage than anyone else around here doing the same type of work.

Motion
03-10-2006, 01:36 PM
One of the classic Walmart examples and why they are such a huge powerful organization:

one cities' Walmart meatcutters decided they wanted to unionize. So WalMart, being so antiunion, then cut/fired every Meatcutter they employed everywhere.

I hate Walmart, I'd rather pay more money anywhere else. The only thing I buy there is my toddler's dance shoes, because I can't find them anywhere else.

Very common big business move when dealing with unions.

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 01:41 PM
Very common big business move when dealing with unions.Agreed, If they started those talks where I work everyone would be let go.

WeVie
03-10-2006, 01:41 PM
One of the classic Walmart examples and why they are such a huge powerful organization:

one cities' Walmart meatcutters decided they wanted to unionize. So WalMart, being so antiunion, then cut/fired every Meatcutter they employed everywhere.

I hate Walmart, I'd rather pay more money anywhere else. The only thing I buy there is my toddler's dance shoes, because I can't find them anywhere else.

I don't know the laws on it but I am pretty sure they could not do that and if they did they would have lost one of the biggest law suits in history. But I may be wrong. Who knows.

GRAPEAPE
03-10-2006, 01:45 PM
I don't know the laws on it but I am pretty sure they could not do that and if they did they would have lost one of the biggest law suits in history. But I may be wrong. Who knows.It gets weird. I could fire every person here. rename the position and hire new people worry free. Example. " lift truck operator" fire them, rename position "Shipping and reciveing operator" and get away with it. Companies do it alot. It's not right but that's how they get away with it.

byroan
03-10-2006, 03:19 PM
I can't stand target. I haven't been in one in years. Their customer service is crap.

Mindwarp
03-10-2006, 04:13 PM
I can't stand target. I haven't been in one in years. Their customer service is crap.


thats funny down here in florida its the other way around

mor911
03-10-2006, 04:16 PM
thats funny down here in florida its the other way around
Seriously. Target shopping is SOOOOO much better of an experience than dealing with rude *** walmart employees. :lol:

TJamesW_phinfan
03-10-2006, 04:20 PM
:yeahthat:
The Mor's more of a Target (pronounced Tar-jay for the sophisticated) guy myself. :sidelol:

:spit: :sidelol:

DeathStar
03-10-2006, 04:45 PM
went to target the other day...my god..so many milfs in there.

Buddwalk
03-10-2006, 05:04 PM
went to target the other day...my god..so many milfs in there.


:yes: target has the good looking people...walmart is for ugly people

sugarcane
03-10-2006, 07:50 PM
Owning a small business Walmart has everything I need in one stop but I like Tarjey for household items,decor and pillows,lamps that kind of stuff.I go to both because they are right across the street from each other here. :)

King Felix
03-10-2006, 10:53 PM
6. Paul Allen, Washington, 53, $22, Microsoft, investments


screw u paul allen........i hate you.

Blitz
03-11-2006, 12:18 AM
Ugh can't believe some of you are bashing Wal-mart in favor of Target. I could careless about Wal-mart but Target is a farce. French owned and completely unsupportive of the US at all. They forbid any kind of fundraiser or causes that support the us military on their property.

I'm not a fan of Target or Wal-mart, but the above is not true:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp