The world's richest billionaires 2014

A familiar name is back on top after a four-year hiatus. He leads a record-high number of billionaires from all corners of the globe, whose combined net worth of $6.4 trillion is also an all-time high.

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Mar 3, 2014 9:05AM
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My wife spends like I'm on this list.
Mar 3, 2014 10:55AM
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You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

........Abraham Lincoln

Mar 3, 2014 8:49AM
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It's great to see Bill Gates back on top of the list! I don't know him personally, but from what I've seen and read he's a true leader for our times!

Honestly he's one of the few people left in our society that I personally look up too as an inspiration! Not only has he made himself the richest man in the world, just starting from scrap out of his garage, but he's given more money back to needed causes then any other person ever has!! I think the greatest legacy you can leave behind is to be a truly caring and giving person!! We need more people like him leading this world into a better future!! 
Mar 3, 2014 8:34AM
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I don't know how relevant this is to the article that I just read, but I saw a bumper sticker the other day which read:  'FOR OBAMA SO LOVED THE POOR, THAT HE CREATED MILLIONS MORE'.
Mar 3, 2014 9:16AM
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"Roughly two-thirds of the billionaires built their own fortunes,"  Well, I guess that blows a hole in the whiners who bi*ch daily about 1) inherited, undeserved wealth;  2) the victim mentality that there is no room for poor little me; and,  3)  I need to steal wealth in order to have any; 4) I'm owed "equal" outcomes.  The producers deserve ALL that they have worked for ... and, they did build that!
Mar 3, 2014 9:36AM
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Amazing how they mention the amount of support the Koch brothers gave to Republicans as a line item but, nothing about Gates and Buffet. Expected of course by this one-sided excuse for news site.
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I'm catching up with Bill Gates!

[mainly cause he is giving his money away but hey I'm still gaining]

Another 2.5 million years and I think I got him beat!

Mar 3, 2014 9:33AM
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If only I had the knowledge that some of these people have to at least get started!!!!  I would be happy with 6 figures.  I couldn't even fathom what it must be like to have that much money.
Mar 3, 2014 11:11AM
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Facebook?! Really?! An application that just lets a bunch of lazy idiots sit around whining about how bad their life has gotten from just sitting around and not getting out and about.
Mar 3, 2014 9:07AM
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The Rothschild's have more than all of these combined... Why aren't they on the list?
Mar 3, 2014 9:43AM
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Bill Gates started from scrap out of his garage? 

 

His dad was a lawyer, so it  probably was   'expensive scrap'.

 

It is that first million that is hard to make.

Mar 3, 2014 11:42AM
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Forget money. Our freedom is our wealth and we are losing it. Enjoy what is left of it before it is all gone. Government controls your health. What's next?
Mar 3, 2014 12:28PM
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Glad ol' Bill is topping the list. He's American, self-made, and generous.
Mar 3, 2014 9:30AM
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Deport all Illegals to Carlos slims house--Deport all Illegal alien Mexican law breakers and let carlos the crooked support them!
Mar 3, 2014 11:32AM
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the rich keep getting richer and the poor poorer!
Mar 3, 2014 12:02PM
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Sam Walton is spinning in his grave the way the Waltons are flaunting their wealth while abusing their employees and hiking the price of their goods just to be featured on Forbes. That is the problem with Americans idolizing individuals who don't give a damn about them as people, but are supported by government favors and hand outs to keep them rich. Thse government fgavors and hand outs are tax payer dollars, your and my money, and we idolize a bunch of neo-Confederates like the Kochs who are buying up legislators as if the House of Congress is a Five and Dime. Doesn't it seem ironic that a lot of immigrants are risking their lives and freedom to get to America, and are fighting to stay in America while Forbes hold up a Mexican billionaire who is robbing their country and forcing them to flee for opportunity in America? That should tell all of a lot about these billionaires.

Mar 3, 2014 9:36AM
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Amazing how they mention the amount of support the Koch brothers gave to Republicans as a line item but, nothing about Gates and Buffet. Expected of course by this one-sided excuse for news site.
Mar 3, 2014 12:16PM
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Koch Brothers are mentally ill to me.   I mean 80 billion between them and they felt the need to go on TV and tell us that the poor in America are rich compared to the world?   Well If you compare us to Bangladesh maybe so.  But comparing us to Bangladesh is comparing folks chasing rats for dinner in garbage dumps to folks on food stamps.

 

The idea is why did Koch feel the need to say this?  Did he feel threatened that someone might get a few pennies from him?  I can't imagine his family and his wife.. I am guessing they are scolded for spending anything.

 

I had a VP at work who scolded his wife at a party for buying a dress without consulting him first.   He made me get three bids for a $28 sign.   Mentally ill.

Mar 3, 2014 9:35AM
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I can understand the so called "Evil" Conservatives holding on to their money but why are these so called "caring" wealth redistribution persons having so much money? Shouldn't they be giving it out to the less fortunate like they speak??? How many Billions do Liberals need to live off of, or are they just hypocrites?
Mar 3, 2014 12:25PM
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Wal-Mart, most successful company in world and the worst paid employees.  That folks proves that no matter how successful a company without clout and power they will pay you dirt and rely on us tax payers to provide their workers with food stamps, free health care and even ask us shoppers to donate food so their employees will have a good Thanksgiving.
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