16 billionaires who started with nothing

Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp made Jan Koum the world's newest self-made billionaire. Here's a look at Koum and 15 others who went from pennies to billions.

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Jan 15, 2014 2:35PM
Jan 20, 2014 9:10AM
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George Soros should have been killed by the NAZI'S. This SOB is behind all of the United States problems!!!!  Obama  is nothing more than a SOROS  PUPPET!!!!!!!! This man is a bad man & hopefully will get what he deserves one of these days!!!!!!!!!
Jan 15, 2014 2:13PM
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15 billionaires who started with nothing - and proceeded to use their money to influence our government to push a personal agenda and promote corruption.

 

I'm sure what oprah did to reach this level would make any of her fans (who are capable of critical thinking) sick to their stomachs.

Jan 15, 2014 4:42PM
Jan 20, 2014 10:35AM
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Now George Soros makes it his job to destroy the United States of America through his stooge BHO and the liberal/socialist/communist/democrats.
Jan 20, 2014 10:23AM
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Soros, the democrat backer who, by his own admission, wants to bring America down! THIS is the democRAT party!
Jan 15, 2014 4:35PM
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The article is entitled "From Broke to Billionaire"

 

Ken Langone-"To help pay for Langone's school at Bucknell University, he worked odd jobs and his parents mortgaged their home."

 

Is that "broke?" Seems like a typical middle class family to me.

 

Ralph Laren- "Ralph Lauren was once a clerk at Brooks Brothers dreaming of men's ties."

 

I guess having an "average job" is equivalent to being "broke" in MSN's estimation.

 

Jan 17, 2014 9:09AM
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The harder I work the "luckier" I get.
Jan 20, 2014 9:24AM
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More in-depth search should be done on soros, My understanding was he was involved in killing of fellow Jews in camps and stealing Jews belongings............do your own search of this bugger.
Jan 18, 2014 6:49PM
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Aren't we supposed to hate these people because they're wealthy?  Aren't these the people behind all of America's woes?  According the President and liberal press, these are the people responsible.  How can you post such an article when they've brought America so much misery?

 

Jan 15, 2014 3:14PM
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Be a good citizen!

 

Pay your taxes you hard- working Billionaires.

Jan 15, 2014 2:44PM
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YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 15, 2014 2:41PM
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HEY -  MSN DOESN'T MENTION HOW MANY MEXICAN PEASANTS ARE BILLIONAIRES FROM OUR GENIUS IRS!!!!!!!!!!

AND THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO REPORT IT!!!!!

THE U.S GOVERNMENT =  CONSORTIUM OF THIEVES AND TRAITORS
OBAMA = JUDAS + TRAITOR + AGENT FOR AL QAEDA
PELOSI = IGNORANT MS. JUDAS
REID = PAID ACCOMPLICE
MSNBC = OBVIOUSLY A PAID ACCOMPLICE!!!!!!!!!

Jan 18, 2014 8:35PM
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I hate all of them, they are the cause of all poverty....signed Barack Oblama.
Jan 15, 2014 4:18PM
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Glad hard works pay off to anyone :)


Jan 15, 2014 6:21PM
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They didn't build that!

 

Oh wait...  They did.

Jan 20, 2014 11:53AM
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SOROS AN ADMITTED HATER OF AMERICA AND OUR BELIEFS SEEMS TO SPEND PLENTY OF TIME WITH OUR SO CALLED PRESIDENT AND A REPEATED GUEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE, MAKES YOU WONDER. ANYONE EVER CHECK HOW HE MADE HIS MONEY INITIALLY? BY SELLING OUT HIS OWN PEOPLE TO THE NATZI'S. NOT ONLY SHOULD HE NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BUT AS AN ENEMY OF AMERICA HE SHOULD'NT BE ALLOWED IN THE COUNTRY. WHILE WE ARE AT IT LETS GET RID OF HIS COMPANY "PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE"  EVER WONDER HOW THEY CAME UP WITH THE NAME "PROGRESSIVE"?  NOW YOU KNOW. WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!
Jan 15, 2014 7:35PM
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I'm a billionaire in Obama Dollars!  mmm, mmm, mmm!
Jan 15, 2014 2:33PM
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These folks tickle me

They have no idea what it is to work  all day all month for years and years and save a few bucks ,then something happens and you loose even the few bucks you saved; Ive been hauling rubbish for years you can't be lazy and be a rubbish man cleaning out basements attics and barns and wharehouses, then your truck gets too old and when you realize you need a new truck you just don't have the money and your just a little too old for the credit unio to want to lend you the money to purchase one. I have been a good worker all my life and struggled through the tough times and some good times were well deserved. Now at 67 and will never be able to stop  working ,i need a new truck and won't be able to get one . I never got a welfare check don't want one never collected don't want to ,but probably wont be able to buy that new 12ft. truck with a lift gate. Im still able to do the job but i can certainly tell it's not like it was years ago. I need one of these billionares to help me and I will pay them back just like i always paid my bills on time everytime never late no excuses. So oprah come on hun im waiting for you ; the first thing we will do is go have coffee together and then . we will go get my new truck and i wil give a few smooches on the cheek. lol I'm waiting look me up on Facebook im in waterford pa.

 

 

 

Jan 15, 2014 5:30PM
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 Looks like Obozo's homosexual comrades.
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