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Prince Barry

Meet the Billionaires
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:30:06 pm »


World's billionaires, the richest men for 2008 according to Forbes..



The three richest..




#1 Warren Buffett

Age: 77

Fortune: self made

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Net Worth: $62.0 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Omaha, Nebraska , United States, North America

Industry: Investments

Marital Status: widowed, remarried, 3 children

Education: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts/Science, Columbia University, Master of Science
 
America's most beloved investor is now the world's richest man. He soared past friend and bridge partner Bill Gates as shares of Berkshire Hathaway climbed 25% since the middle of last July. Son of Nebraska politician delivered newspapers as a boy. Filed first tax return at age 13, claiming $35 deduction for bicycle. Studied under value investing guru Benjamin Graham at Columbia. He took over the textile firm Berkshire Hathaway in 1965. Today holding company invested in insurance (Geico, General Re), jewelry (Borsheim's), utilities (MidAmerican Energy), food (Dairy Queen, See's Candies). Also has non-controlling stakes in Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo. Insurance operations flourished in 2007. "That party is over. It's a certainty that insurance-industry profit margins, including ours, will fall significantly in 2008." The Oracle of Omaha issued a challenge to members of The Forbes 400 in October; said he would donate $1 million to charity if the collective group of richest Americans would admit they pay lesser taxes, as a percentage of income, than their secretaries. Had long promised to give away his fortune posthumously. He irrevocably earmarked the majority of his Berkshire shares to charity in 2006, mostly to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gift was valued at $31 billion on day of announcement; donation will far exceed that sum so long as Berkshire shares continue to rise.





#2 Carlos Slim Helu & family

Age: 68

Fortune: self made

Source: telecom

Net Worth: $60.0 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: Mexico

Residence: Mexico City , Mexico, Latin America

Industry: Communications

Marital Status: widowed, 6 children

Education:

Second-richest man in the world this year; even richer than Microsoft's Bill Gates, at least for now, thanks to strong Mexican equities market and the performance of his wireless telephone company, America Movil. The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Slim made his first fortune in 1990 when he bought fixed line operator Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) in a privatization. In December, America Movil struck a deal with Yahoo to provide mobile Web services to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. A widower and father of six, Slim is a baseball fan and art collector. He keeps his art collection in Mexico City's Museo Soumaya, which he named after his late wife. In recent years, he has donated close to $7 billion worth of cash and stock to fund education and health projects, and to the revitalization of Mexico City's downtown historical district.





#3 William Gates III

Age: 52

Fortune: self made

Source: Microsoft

Net Worth: $58.0 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Medina, Washington , United States, North America

Industry: Software

Marital Status: married, 3 children

Education: Harvard University, Drop Out

Harvard dropout and Microsoft visionary no longer the world's richest man. Blame Yahoo: Microsoft shares have fallen 15% since the company boldly attempted to merge with the search engine giant to better fight Google for Internet dominance. Gates is preparing to give up day-to-day involvement in the company he cofounded 33 years ago to spend more time focused on his philanthropic endeavors. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has $38.7 billion in assets, donates to causes aimed at bringing financial tools to the poor, speeding up the development of vaccines (for AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis), bettering America's lagging high schools. Sells 20 million Microsoft shares every quarter with proceeds going to private investment vehicle Cascade with more than half of net worth now outside of Microsoft. Company spent $6 billion to land Web ad firm Aquantive last May. Would-be rival to Apple's iPod, the Zune, not yet a hit. Believes Microsoft's far-flung bets, including 10-year affair with Internet-based television, may soon pay off; says next 10 years will be the "most interesting" in software history.


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The youngest billionaire...   
      


#785 Mark Zuckerberg

Age: 23

Fortune: self made

Source: Facebook

Net Worth: $1.5 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: United States

Residence: Palo Alto, California , United States, North America

Industry: Technology

Marital Status: single,

Education: Harvard University, Drop Out

Tech's newest golden boy founded addictive social networking site Facebook in February 2004 from his Harvard dorm room. Left school for Silicon Valley later that year; scored initial $500,000 investment from PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. Venture firms soon swooned, among them Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Today Facebook boasts 66 million active users. Estimated annual sales: $150 million. Expanding beyond being a college-only message system and photo album; now courting users to 55,000 different high school, business and city networks. Problems with privacy: installed "News Feed" in 2006; program automatically alerted users' friends to changes they made to their profiles. Outcry over privacy concerns led company to backpedal; Zuckerberg issued apology. Similar controversy ensued after release of Facebook Beacon late last year; program automatically alerted friends of activities on selected outside sites, including eBay and Fandango. Microsoft bought 1.6% stake for $240 million last October; deal led many to suggest the company is worth $15 billion. Some analysts—and even a few Facebook investors—suggest the company's value is far lower.


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Filipino billionaires

There were two Filipinos who made it to this exclusive club of rich people..




#785 Lucio Tan & family

Age: 73

Fortune: self made

Source: diversified

Net Worth: $1.5 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: Philippines

Residence: Manila , Philippines, Asia & Australia

Industry: Tobacco

Marital Status: married, 6 children

Education: Far Eastern University, Bachelor of Arts / Science

Former engineer from Fujian Province in China started out mopping floors to put himself through school. Wealth now held in aviation, real estate, mining, liquor and tobacco companies. His Philippine Airlines just emerged from receivership in 2007, but a safety downgrade from the U.S. FAA may limit plans to expand international routes. Also owns a portfolio of real estate in Hong Kong. Hobbies include flying helicopters.





#843 Henry Sy & family

Age: 83

Fortune: self made

Source: malls

Net Worth: $1.4 bil 

Country Of Citizenship: Philippines

Residence: Manila , Philippines, Asia & Australia

Industry: Diversified

Marital Status: married, 6 children

Education:

Controls the Philippines' largest retailer, SM Group, named for the small shoe mart he opened in Manila 60 years ago. His SM Prime Holdings owns SM Mall of Asia, the country's largest mall, with more than 4 million square feet of space, as well as another 30-plus malls throughout the archipelago and in China. Has plans to open another three this year. Banco de Oro-Epi, run by daughter Teresita Sy-Coson, is the Philippines' second-largest bank. Aging entrepreneur, who is often seen wearing Hawaiian shirts, remains chairman but is largely handing over daily operations to his six kids.



manoyihay

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 10:06:09 pm »
at the age of 23 bilyonaryo na.  toast::

onin

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 10:34:47 pm »
AKO BILYONRYO DIN..BILYONARYO SA UTNG

el cabronâ„¢

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 02:52:29 am »
bakit kaya di kasali si CHAVIT at GLORIA???  ;D

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Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 03:57:40 am »
bakit kaya di kasali si CHAVIT at GLORIA???  ;D

hehe... kulang p nkukurakot nila para mapabilang s ganyan...   toast::


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leightot

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 04:12:42 am »
mga lopez? di kasali? sila da may ari ng pilipinas eh hahahaha

Synapse

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 05:01:07 am »
How about Zobel de Ayala? $ 2 Billion ang asset nya..

Mark's asset is somekind of an anomaly. Hindi galing sa kanya ang idea ng facebook. It's a group of students sa Harvard na nagpapatulong ng thesis nila but Mark stole it, registered it then sa kanya na ipangalan ang patent so wala ng magawa ung mga students.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2008, 05:02:39 am by Synapse »
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uzamaki4000

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 10:35:50 am »
How about Zobel de Ayala? $ 2 Billion ang asset nya..

Mark's asset is somekind of an anomaly. Hindi galing sa kanya ang idea ng facebook. It's a group of students sa Harvard na nagpapatulong ng thesis nila but Mark stole it, registered it then sa kanya na ipangalan ang patent so wala ng magawa ung mga students.
ganyan ata ginawa ni gates dati kay jobs... kinuha ang concept tapos nag tayo ng sariling OS.
SEEK AND DESTROY - TISSUE STYLE

leightot

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008, 01:25:37 pm »
How about Zobel de Ayala? $ 2 Billion ang asset nya..

Mark's asset is somekind of an anomaly. Hindi galing sa kanya ang idea ng facebook. It's a group of students sa Harvard na nagpapatulong ng thesis nila but Mark stole it, registered it then sa kanya na ipangalan ang patent so wala ng magawa ung mga students.

oo tama nabasa ko rin ang history ng facebook mga nerd pala ng harvard gumawa nito exlusive sa group nila then eventually inopen nila sa public.

boytbak

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 01:32:18 pm »
di naman pinoy yan mga yan e.. intsik yan tinawag lang na pinoy kasi dito nakatira

bakit kaya walang pure blood pinoy billionaire? lol  ???

pataloka

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2008, 02:32:18 pm »
kasi ang mga bilyonaryo sa pinas nasa gobyerno.. ayaw lumantad, kasi galing sa taumbyan na nakaw ang yaman.. hehehe..  ;D

ninz

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 12:34:30 am »
bat hnd ako kasali jan!! haha joke lng

-=Kurabo=-

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2008, 01:49:46 am »
mas mayaman pa kanila Lucio Tan at Henry Sy ang mga Politiko natin.. hindi lang kasi pwedeng ibulgar baka kasi mabuko ;D

it ain't over. . .till its over

buladaz

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 01:41:48 pm »
Yung mga Ayala? pang ilan kaya sila sa ranking?  ::)

Paprika

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2008, 06:57:01 am »
Hintayin niyo ako diyan. Gimme a year or two.
I know a word that starts with F and ends in UCK. Firetruck.


yakk

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008, 12:29:27 am »
kasi ang mga bilyonaryo sa pinas nasa gobyerno.. ayaw lumantad, kasi galing sa taumbyan na nakaw ang yaman.. hehehe..  ;D

tama ka dyan pre. hehehe.

mangkepwing

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008, 07:50:48 am »
tama ka dyan pre. hehehe.
hindi lang pulitiko , pati si bong pineda , hindi siya pulitko isa lang siyang , ***Te** lord at tska lumaon dumami na ung business niya
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Erotomania

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2008, 08:10:20 am »
Kung Top 10 Filipino Billionaire's ang pag uusapan, pasok si SG diyan  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Master Of Disaster (m.d)

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008, 09:46:43 am »
di naman pinoy yan mga yan e.. intsik yan tinawag lang na pinoy kasi dito nakatira

bakit kaya walang pure blood pinoy billionaire? lol  ???
meron mga campos at yun may ari ng Mercury drug at mga LOpezes
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prinzshady223

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2008, 02:25:46 am »
How about Zobel de Ayala? $ 2 Billion ang asset nya..

Mark's asset is somekind of an anomaly. Hindi galing sa kanya ang idea ng facebook. It's a group of students sa Harvard na nagpapatulong ng thesis nila but Mark stole it, registered it then sa kanya na ipangalan ang patent so wala ng magawa ung mga students.


its still a business just like sa zagu brand... ganun din ang story nito...

but really facebook founder is one of a kind really...

mahirap na atang tibagin yung record nya na yun...

gkhan

Re: Meet the Billionaires
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2008, 08:41:22 am »
This is not to denigrate thse so called Filipino "billionaires" but when the "yaman" is not really theirs, u can not say they r hard earned.  They would just like be the politicians whose so called "wealth" are basically kaban ng bayan.

Before, Paseo de Roxas was an airstrip.  So how can an airstrip being used by the public be privately owned now? From whom did they buy it?

The torrens system was introduced by the Americans sometime in 1907.  How can a cogon grass somewhere in a placed called Cubao now be owned by a family? From whom did they buy it?

Sometimes, when a company need to do an IPO or to market something, they hav to do some "media hyping".  That is to create confidence in the public so their product or shares can be bought.  Just like in the movie industry, a write up of a personage would be resorted to complete with glittering adjectives of so-called "accomplishments".  Pero pag tinalupan mo na, you will find out that the "actress" pala was just some bargirl embellished with the "kolehyala" or "buena familia" pa-effect.

The old man who is supposed to be one of the richest (as per Forbes) was tears flowing (with the daughter and sons on his side) when told in a letter (with Chinese characters and seal) to return the assets which he was made a custodian more than twenty (20) years ago.  Another so-called "taipan" was at first even fighting back and reluctant but did agree later after na mahimasmasan.