Bill Gates: The World's Richest Man
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Bill Gates: The World's Richest Man

August 1, 1997
By Scott Lewis

Forbes magazine recently named Bill Gates, yes the Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, as the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth over $36 Billion.

The interesting part of this, for me, is that Forbes states that Bill earned about half that in the last year. Now, let me see if I have this... Bill was one of the richest men in the world last year. In one years time he was able to double his value and become the richest man in the world. This guy is definitely making more money than he can spend.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make more money than you could spend. I am not talking about making millions of dollars here. You could spend millions fairly easily. But to make billions a year, that is hard to spend. I am a car nut to the core, and I dream about the day when I win the lottery so I can start building my car collection. But even on a couple of million dollars a year salary from a lottery, I would have to be careful how much to spend on cars. If I were making billions a year I would buy every car that I ever wanted.

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