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Old 04-26-2005, 07:38 AM   #31 (permalink)
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oh ok. i think Bill gates once had 50 billions and now he has about 35-45 billions.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Billions over billions

Hm.

Does it actually matter whether you have 35 or 40 or 50 billion sitting somewhere? Unless you play the game of "mine's bigger than your's" and are not planning on buying entire countries, there is nothing that you couldn't do with 35 that you can do with 50 billion, right?

In the end, money is what money does. In Germany we have a saying "your last shirt doesn't have any pockets". So, what's the use of piling up the billions? When you leave this planet, you cannot take it with you anyways.

I strongly believe that for William Gates III. money is not the important issue here. It is more about power, competitive edge and turning visions into reality (every desktop/notebook running MS products...).

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Old 04-27-2005, 05:35 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I strongly believe that for William Gates III. money is not the important issue here. It is more about power, competitive edge and turning visions into reality
I agree. It seems to me that the too richest men in the USA (Gates, Buffett) don't enjoy their money, they are to busy trying to have the No.1 spot and trying to be all powerfull, and both, I believe can tend to be very stingy.

Hence, they have no toys.

But if your not even close to being No.1 and perhaps arn't that bothered about getting there, then you got out and buy three megayachts, your own boeing, a sea plane and maybe even a few restored WW2 planes.

Or something like that.

It cost 900 million to build the QM2, Mr Gates could easily have one of them.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:15 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I disagree...

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I have to disagree with you on your last reasoning as to why Buffet and Gates don´t "enjoy" their money...

I have a good friend who works at Microsoft relatively close to Gates and let me assure you, he does have a number of very cool, very high tech toys to play with... not to mention a number of great cars to go in his 40 car garage at his house in Seattle... I would agree, however, that it is mostly about power and vision for him..

Buffet on the other hand... I think he is just a total freak for the beauty of compounding interest.. But, i don´t even think its about the money itself for him, rather the mental challenge to beat the market itself. Apparently the reason he doesn´t give any money to charity is because he believes that he can grow it so much faster that he will be able to leave THAT much more when he dies. I´ve heard he´s giving the vast majority of his fortune to a number of charities when he passes though (like his wife just did when she gave away over 2bil with her passing)...

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Old 04-27-2005, 09:52 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Could I ask him to be in he's last will.......only 0.5% of wat he has....even 0.1%....I'd be verry happy
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:15 AM   #36 (permalink)
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It cost 900 million to build the QM2, Mr Gates could easily have one of them.
I say one word: Maintenance
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:36 PM   #37 (permalink)
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About "it being to bigg to enter in certain places", what do they care they have toy's to go there..... I wonder how big their biggest "dingy" will be,..... maybe 80 or 90', think of LGB who has a "toy" sailing - and a "toy" motor boat I would love to have.
This is the second time I hear about LGB on this forum, but I still haven't managed to get any informations about this yacht on the web.

Could anyone give me some more details about this yacht ? (such as pics, link etc...)

Thanks !!!
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:02 PM   #38 (permalink)
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At Webshots you can see Le Grand Bleu and pictures of many other yachts;
http://community.webshots.com/album/181024113tWnrzX
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:55 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Could I ask him to be in he's last will.......only 0.5% of wat he has....even 0.1%....I'd be verry happy

I heard that when Gates passes away, he will give his children 0.01% of his weath...which is about 10 million...I can settle for that!
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:20 PM   #40 (permalink)
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That's awfully selfish. If I had to put up with Gates as a father (power hungry ego-maniacal computer geek that he is) I'm sure expect a helluva' lot more.
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This is the second time I hear about LGB on this forum, but I still haven't managed to get any informations about this yacht on the web.

Could anyone give me some more details about this yacht ? (such as pics, link etc...)

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Is LGB Le Grand Bleu?
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Is LGB Le Grand Bleu?
Yes, in this context it means Le Grand Bleu. However this thread is about Project Platinum...
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Thanks for the link anyway, boss !!!
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:57 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link anyway, boss !!!
You are welcome Remy! As long as we are talking yachts I like to contribute, but the long discussion on peoples wealth is not so interesting to find under this headline...
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:47 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Not to change the vector of this thread, but Lars is right... we should try to maintain the topic of each thread (helps in doing searches).
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