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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:30 AM

World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012

Source: Los Angeles Times

Bloomberg News
January 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012

Their aggregate net worth climbs to $1.9 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals.

The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2012, adding $241 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals.

The aggregate net worth of the world's top 100 stood at $1.9 trillion at the market close Dec. 31, according to the index. Of the people who appeared on the final ranking of 2012, only 16 registered a net loss for the 12-month period.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-billionares-gain-20130103,0,6160422.story

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Reply World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012 (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
goclark Jan 2013 #1
Coyotl Jan 2013 #2
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #9
Scuba Jan 2013 #3
onehandle Jan 2013 #4
Scuba Jan 2013 #5
Kablooie Jan 2013 #10
Norrin Radd Jan 2013 #8
TalkingDog Jan 2013 #6
Norrin Radd Jan 2013 #7
zeemike Jan 2013 #11
Wednesdays Jan 2013 #12
leveymg Jan 2013 #13
HughBeaumont Jan 2013 #14
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:41 AM

1. "The Rich get richer and the poor get poorer"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:45 AM

2. Isn't this how the Dark Age began?

Or was that just a consequence of Roman slavery and religion?

Maybe this is how slavery began. No wait, with slavery workers had guaranteed housing and food.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:50 AM

9. I am sure the slaves...

really enjoyed that housing and food

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:59 AM

3. When we get to the point that one person has all the money, then will we revolt?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. Why wait?

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:17 AM

5. The Marie Antoinette severance package. Sweet.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:01 PM

10. Problem is the Teaparty like fanatics were the ones running the guillotines during "The Terror".

I've been reading a book about the French Revolution and the insane committee that ran the government sounds remarkably like our Tea-liban today.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:34 AM

8. You'd think more would see the endgame far in advance, given

that most have seen this play out in the boardgame Monopoly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:30 AM

6. Awesome.

The folks at "Adopt a Billionaire Charity Drive" approve.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:32 AM

7. Disgusting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:20 PM

11. That is only 2.4 billion per billionaire.

How is a billionaire supposed to live on less than that?
Have you any concept of what it cost to run that 200 foot yacht?...cut back on them and they will have to fire a cabin boy or something.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:47 PM

12. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:23 PM

13. But, don't dare raise the cap on Social Security. They can't afford it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:11 PM

14. I don't want to hear a ONE of these assholes crying poor.

If you can afford to buy an election with your pocket change AND not miss a beat in benefitting from upward wealth transfer, your TMTR should be at 45-50%.

Anyone who pulls this "success punishing" crap with me gets a long lecture. What we're letting our wealthy get away with in this country isn't even in the solar system of "punishment".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:14 PM

15. "But, but, but...this PRESIDENT believes in PUNISHING ACHIEVEMENT!!1!1!!1!"

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