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Bill Gates announcing his retirement tomorrow

deep

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Will transition out of his primary role at M$ by 2008, focusing more on his charitable organization.
 

gsnuff

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If he is stepping up on the philanthropic front, Gates is (officially) the new Rockerfeller!

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Vincent Vega

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gsnuff said:
If he is stepping up on the philanthropic front, Gates is (officially) the new Rockerfeller!

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The Gates Foundation already dwarfs Rockefeller's. The endowmnent is currently worth something like $28 BILLION, with annual donations exceeding $1 Billion. It is primarily geared toward reducing inequality in global healthcare and education, and operates in over 100 countries. Truly global in scope. Whatever people may say about his wealth and whether or not it's "deserved" (which I always laugh at because it's a stupid comment), the man is putting his immense money where his mouth is, and should be commended.
 
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Liquidity

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Vincent Vega said:
The Gates Foundation already dwarfs Rockefeller's. The endowmnent is currently worth something like $28 BILLION, with annual donations exceeding $1 Billion. It is primarily geared toward reducing inequality in global healthcare and education, and operates in over 100 countries. Truly global in scope. Whatever people may say about his wealth and whether or not it's "deserved" (which I always laugh at because it's a stupid comment), the man is putting his immense money where his mouth is, and should be commended.
werd. 28 billion... geez, does anybody else even come close?
 

artemis

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Nice - creating a space for someone else is always nice!

edit: wonder if he is going to eventually become involved in politicking...?
 

kuba

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Vincent Vega said:
The Gates Foundation already dwarfs Rockefeller's. The endowmnent is currently worth something like $28 BILLION, with annual donations exceeding $1 Billion. It is primarily geared toward reducing inequality in global healthcare and education, and operates in over 100 countries. Truly global in scope. Whatever people may say about his wealth and whether or not it's "deserved" (which I always laugh at because it's a stupid comment), the man is putting his immense money where his mouth is, and should be commended.
But what if you toook today's money vs yesterday's money and did a comparo?

Meaning, what was rockefeller's money THEN worth TODAY?
 

Adam

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Wikipedia says he gave away $550 million, which assuming it was all given away in 1900 (it wasn't, but wiki shows most of his major donations starting around this time), than this magic tool says it would be about $11 billion.

Interestingly, esteemed economic journal askmen.com puts his worth in 2001 dollars at $200 billion.
 
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NemIsis

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I know this is falsely attributed to Gates..but everytime I hear his name I think of these rules...and chuckle softly to myself..

Have them posted in my classroom and read them the first day. Kids think they are great!!

Rule No. 1: Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase "It's not fair" 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids, they realized Rule No. 1.

Rule No. 2: The real world won't care as much about your self-esteem as much as your school does. It'll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. Usually, when inflated self-esteem meets reality, kids complain that it's not fair. (See Rule No. 1)

Rule No. 3: Sorry, you won't make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won't be a vice president or have a car phone either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn't have a Gap label.

Rule No. 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait 'til you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he's not going to ask you how you feel about it.

Rule No. 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren't embarrassed making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Kurt Cobain all weekend.

Rule No. 6: It's not your parents' fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of "It's my life," and "You're not the boss of me," and other eloquent proclamations of your generation. When you turn 18, it's on your dime. Don't whine about it, or you'll sound like a baby boomer.

Rule No. 7: Before you were born your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your bedroom.

Rule No. 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't. In some schools, they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest anyone's feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. (See Rule No. 1, Rule No. 2 and Rule No. 4.)

Rule No. 9: Life is not divided into semesters, and you don't get summers off. Not even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For eight hours. And you don't get a new life every 10 weeks. It just goes on and on. While we're at it, very few jobs are interested in fostering your self-expression or helping you find yourself. Fewer still lead to self-realization. (See Rule No. 1 and Rule No. 2.)

Rule No. 10: Television is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs. Your friends will not be as perky or pliable as Jennifer Aniston.

Rule No. 11: Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.
 

kuba

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Adam said:
Wikipedia says he gave away $550 million, which assuming it was all given away in 1900 (it wasn't, but wiki shows most of his major donations starting around this time), than this magic tool says it would be about $11 billion.
Wicked tool!
 

silver1

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mr tall said:
he should grow a moustache

made of gold
"Hey Bill. There's something different about you today. Did you get a new haircut?"

"Look closer Lenny!"

"Oh. You've encased youself in 24 Karat gold!"



"All hail King Homer!!!!"
 
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