Some fascinating names on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index:

 

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Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets

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8 Responses to “Bloomberg Billionaire Index”

  1. Jojo says:

    And what is interesting about Bill Gates is that he not only added $7 billion to his total YOY wealth in 2012 but according to Forbes, he gave away $28 billion on top of it! So he was really the number one guy by far.

  2. Robert M says:

    I can’t believe you succumbed to this nonsense. You know if you watch dinosaurs fight you’re going to get stepped on.

  3. DeDude says:

    Interesting that Sweden – a small country with high taxes, big government, and lots of efforts to distribute income evenly – has two people among the top 20.

  4. louiswi says:

    Even more interesting is the truly richest of the rich are not mentioned at all but prefer to not be identified.

  5. VennData says:

    “…Obama SAID he raised their taxes but he just raised YOURS…”

    This is what I’ve been hearing from all the folks who hated the stimulus, rarely talked about ending the extra payroll deduction, but now can’t talk about it enough…

    …since it supports the GOP meme: “Democrats SAY they’re going to tax the rich, but they’ll tax you, watch your wallet.”

    Yeah well that was the stimulus you hated so much going away. TO which they then dissemble or start shouting “Bengazi” or “He’s going to take my gun!”

    Where is Grover Norquist?

  6. James Cameron says:

    Interesting that Sweden – a small country with high taxes, big government, and lots of efforts to distribute income evenly – has two people among the top 20

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    There appears to be some dispute where Ingvar Kamprad is on that list:

    Swedish documentary alleges tax fraud by Ikea founder

    “The billionaire founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, had long maintained that he and his family no longer controlled the global furniture giant. But a Swedish documentary claimed on Thursday that he has used a previously unknown foundation to run the company in secret and avoid taxes.”

    http://goo.gl/bT6oq

  7. Mike in Nola says:

    Interesting tidbit about wealth in the late middle ages. My wife is reading about Henry Tudor (Henry 7th) and I mentioned that I thought he was descended from John of Gaunt who gets mentioned occasionally. She looked him up and John of Gaunt was the younger brother of the black prince. In addition to whatever royal wealth he got, he married well and eventually got to marry his long time mistress after the first two wives passed away. Talk about a charmed life, although maybe some don’t want to marry their mistresses.

    In any case, he wound up worth the equivalent of well over $100B in todays dollars and would rank as one of the richest men in history.

  8. sellstop says:

    Look at all the Waltons! Would someone please unionize that outfit. Please.