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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:36 PM
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Poll question: When will the net worth of the wealthiest billionaire exceed the number of people who ever lived?
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:40 PM by valerief
Number of US dollar vs. number of heads.

The number of people (or useless eaters as the .01% call us) who have ever lived on Earth (107.6 billion) is still greater than the 2011 Forbes net worth of the wealthiest billionaire (74 billion US dollars).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2002/HowManyPeopleHaveEverL...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_billionaires

NUMBER WHO HAVE EVER BEEN BORN 107,602,707,791
World population in mid-2011 6,987,000,000
Percent of those ever born who are living in 2011 6.5

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:38 PM
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1. It depends what currency you use..
If you use yen I suspect someone is already well over the number..
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:39 PM
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2. Oops. I put the US dollars in the wrong spot. Thanks. nt
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:40 PM by valerief
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:39 PM
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3. You are equating "people" with dollar bills? That's disturbing.
I think people are priceless, in their own ways, by and large!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:40 PM
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4. I'm playing with numbers. Lighten up, doodlehead!
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:42 PM by valerief
:hi:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:44 PM
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5. I just don't get it.
Assigning a dollar value to a person reminds me of pre-65 America.

By that, I mean 1865....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:49 PM
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6. I don't understand why you think dollars are being assigned to people.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:52 PM by valerief
You're making an assumption I'm certainly not making. I guess I don't think that way, but you certainly do.

I'm comparing numbers in the billions.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:54 PM
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7. Because you are comparing net worth to people, that's why.
Knock yourself out, I just don't quite get the point of it. That's all I am saying.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:49 PM
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8. No. I'm not. nt
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:10 PM
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9. Well, ya coulda fooled me--you're looking at two numbers, and one is cash and the other is people.
All I know is what I read in your subject line.
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