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The world is not fair at all, (Soma Hii)

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mwenda_Pole, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Mwenda_Pole

    Mwenda_Pole JF-Expert Member

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    Bill Gates, America's richest man with a net worth of $50 billion, has a personal balance sheet larger than the gross domestic product (GDP) of 140 countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. The Microsoft (MSFT) visionary's nest egg is just short of the GDP of Tanzania and Burma.

    Source: Yahoo (today)
     
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    Congo JF-Expert Member

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    Mbona hukumalizia hadithi yote. Ungeitoa kama hivi hapa.
    Countries Billionaires Could Buy

    by Keren Blankfeld
    Friday, October 2, 2009provided by[​IMG]

    These American moguls could buy some of the world's economies
    Castles in France. Islands in the Caribbean. Private jets. With a collective $1.27 trillion at their disposal, the members of The Forbes 400 could buy almost anything.
    More from Forbes.com:

    • In Pictures: Countries Billionaires Could Buy

    • In Pictures: The 400 Richest Americans

    • Fun Billionaire StatisticsHow about a country? A quick glance at the CIA Fact Book suggests the individual fortunes of many Forbes 400 members are as big as some of the world's economies.
    Bill Gates, America's richest man with a net worth of $50 billion, has a personal balance sheet larger than the gross domestic product (GDP) of 140 countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. The Microsoft (MSFT) visionary's nest egg is just short of the GDP of Tanzania and Burma.
    Warren Buffett, who lost $10 billion in the past 12 months and is this year's Forbes 400 biggest dollar loser, still has a fortune the size of North Korea's economy at $40 billion. (The Oracle of Omaha probably would steer clear of that investment, though.)
    One Forbes 400 member does actually run a small chunk of a state in an official capacity: Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While he is busy serving as the chief executive of New York City and grappling with its sluggish economy, his own personal balance sheet -- amassed through financial information services and media company Bloomberg LP -- equals the value of all the goods and services produced in South Africa's Republic of Zambia's ($17.5 billion).
    More from Yahoo! Finance:

    • Top Business Leaders Rate Obama's Performance to Date

    • Temping at the Top: Executives Going Hourly

    • World's Most Admired Companies Visit the Career & Work Center Some say that land developer Donald Bren, whose assets throughout the vicinity of Orange County, Calif., include 475 office buildings, 115 apartment communities, 41 retail centers, resort properties and new housing, runs Orange County -- he certainly owns most of it. And with a net worth of $12 billion, he could, in theory, buy Haiti's economy, too.
    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's $9 billion net worth is akin to the Bahamas' GDP ($9 billion). Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay (EBAY), the world's biggest auction marketplace, could theoretically control Somalia's market with his $5.5 billion fortune.
    George Lucas, the famed Hollywood director behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and ILM, the world's most bankable special effects shop, has a $3 billion fortune, making him worth as much as the GDP of Guyana.
    Hedge fund founder David Shaw's $2.5 billion net worth parallels Belize's marketplace.
    Investor John Paulson amassed much of his fortune by exploiting the real estate bubble and shorting the subprime market in 2007. Today he has a net worth of $6.8 billion -- the equivalent of Montenegro's gross domestic product.
    Although Eli Broad's fortune suffered because of AIG's (AIG) collapse last fall -- he's lost $1.3 billion in the last 12 months -- he still has a bank account that rivals Barbados' economy ($5.4 billion).
    Forbes 400 members with net worths just under $1 billion still possess fortunes that could operate the economies of significant fractions of the globe. Gary Magness, who owns water rights in Colorado through his ranch holdings, has a net worth of $990 million, which barely exceeds Vanuatu's GDP ($988.5 million).
    If this year's three poorest Forbes 400 members were to combine their wealth (a combined $2.9 billion), their amassed fortune would be worth more than the workings of Belize's entire economy.

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    muhanga JF-Expert Member

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    The world is not fair at all....

    It is my dear; he worked ‘extra' hard to reach where he is... What do you expect kwa nchi kama yetu hii ambako hakuna nidhamu ya kitu chochote, nchi inashindwa kukusanya kodi sawasawa kwa sababu haijaandaa hata hao walipa kodi wenyewe, watu wavivu hawafanyi kazi kabisaa, rushwa, wizi na upuuzi mwingine unaofanana na huo n.k n.k sasa unaexpect nini hapo? pamoja na kuwa utajiri wake ni mkubwa kupindukia lakini bado anajitahidi hata kusuport masuala ya kijamii kwa hizi nchi zetu, again pesa kama hizo zikiletwa zinaishia kwenye mikono ya watu wengi hata walengwa haziwafikii... hapo mie huchoka kabisa na nchi zetu hizi.
     
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    Jile79 JF-Expert Member

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    yetu mimacho na mimasikio tunatumbua tu wakati wenzetu wanapaa......tusonge mbele hawa jamaa wawe ndio changamoto yetu ya kutamani kupiga hatua......sisi twashangaa wenzetu wapiga hatua nyingi zaidi mbele wakati huo sisi twaludi nyuma hatua kibao....................
     
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    Mvina JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa upande mwingine utaona hawa wenzetu wanafaidi matunda ya babu zoa ambao tayari walishafanya kazi ya maana wakati babu zetu walikuwa bado wanakusanya matunda na kuwinda mwituni.Wakati sisi tunaamka wala hatujui A-z wenzetu wanaamuka na mawazo ya kuzalisha in excess na siyo kuwaza mlo wa siku ataupataje!
     
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    mchajikobe JF-Expert Member

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    Wewe unaonyesha hata babu yako angekuwa na mijihela ungeiteketeza tuu,sababu unaamini katika urithi zaidi,kwanini hutaki kuamini kama wamestruggle wenyewe!!!
     
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    The world would not be so nice if it was fair because some people are smarter and work harder and are luckier than others. A fair world would be rubbish..
     
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    kui JF-Expert Member

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    Mwendapole my dear, there're those who're lucky enough, those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and grew up within a priveleged life and was surrounded and got everything they wanted or needed in life, and there're those who worked their way up, but, with all that, I think the most important thing is hard work, that extra effort to achieve want you really want in life, be it money, power, legacy goodwill, charity, if you work hard enough you can it can be a little easy to succeed. Although it depends with the location, influence and connections you have, those things can either speed up or slow down your achievement process or any goals you have in life. ( my two cents)
     
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    Kwa kweli!!! Why is it not fair in this case? The guy worked for his money so it doesn't get any fairer than that. What is not fair is our wealthy politicians getting vitambis and magari manne in their big ass garages from money that's not theirs (za walipa ushuru na za misaada ya kutoka huko kwa watu kama Gates himself). Kujinufaisha wao na familia zao (in a very BIG way, think yearly medical check-ups in private hospitals in Europe) when the rest of us can't even afford to get vital treatments in Muhimbili. Is that fair? Kuwa tajiri (even in excess) is not a crime, as long as it was achieved in the right way.
     
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    Utajiri..mtihani na Umaskini mtihani, Kuumwa mtihani kuwa na afya mtihani, kuwa mzuri mtihani kuwa mbaya mtihani etc..etc..
    my take: Average of all things is fairly enough!
     
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