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    (Original post by lovely_me)
    Bill Gates came from an incredibly rich family. He went to one of the best private schools in the US.
    I stand corrected.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    I got negged for saying this just...
    What a shame. Hopefully I wont get negged


    [Ok, so someone actually negged me =.= ]
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    (Original post by LibraryHomeCinema)
    Branson isn't the best example. He was given over £1 million to set up a company by his father. He went from rich to richer.

    Bill Gates went from zero to crazy wealthy.


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    (Original post by super.teve)
    Was Barack Obama poor? Okay, why was I negged,- for this I assume?
    I asked a question, you could have answered it.
    No he wasn't. If I am correct, he lived a middle class lifestyle when younger.
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    (Original post by wangelo)
    Whoever wins the euromillions.
    What if they were already rich? :cry2:
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    Mark Zuckerberg. Went from setting up a small Harvard-based social networking site with $1,000 to being the world's youngest billionaire, being worth 6.9 billion dollars at 26 years old.
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    Mark Zuckerberg. Went from setting up a small Harvard-based social networking site with $1,000 to being the world's youngest billionaire, being worth 6.9 billion dollars at 26 years old.
    I wonder who will play him in the movie.
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    Jay-Z (pretty much all rappers but he's had the biggest change)
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    (Original post by ussumane)
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    No.


    No he wasn't. If I am correct, he lived a middle class lifestyle when younger.
    Yes.
    Middle class is arguably poor? (In relative terms to the superich,- in the grand scheme of things, then no of course not, but relative, yes).
    Relative poor to richness.

    Everything has to be put into context.

    He is now going to have millions,- after he writes his book etc.

    If he had a household income of say $120,000 before and is now a millionaire,- in comparison he was poor.
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    Most of these people didn't go from poor to rich in real terms, to be honest; many of them were relatively poorer members of Western states, but in world terms they'd always been pretty well off.
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    Quite a few I think.

    Andrew Reynolds
    Richard Branson
    That Lakmish fella.
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    Duncan Bannatyne.
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    J.K Rowling.
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    Every Rich Black Person.
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    Bill Gates came from an upper middle class family, hardly "poor". For real life examples, Alan Sugar, Narayan Murthy, JK Rowling, founder of Ikea (cant remember his name).
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    (Original post by House of Jonny)
    Quite a few I think.

    Andrew Reynolds
    Richard Branson
    That Lakmish fella.
    Lakshmi Mittal(owner of Arcelor) was born in a wealthy steel family.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    Yes.
    Middle class is arguably poor?
    Relative poor to richness.

    Everything has to be put into context.

    He is now going to have millions,- after he writes his book etc.

    If he had a household income of say $120,000 before and is now a millionaire,- in comparison he was poor.
    If comparing Bill Gates to Obama, would you consider Obama as poor?
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    (Original post by boromir9111)
    I wonder who will play him in the movie.
    Do you mean 'The Social Network'?
    Jesse Eisenberg played him
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    (Original post by ussumane)
    If comparing Bill Gates to Obama, would you consider Obama as poor?
    Maybe?
    No in my opinion.

    It depends if you mean absolute or relative poverty.

    Absolute, then hell no,- neither are or were poor.

    Relative to each other,- then yes, Bill Gates is rich, Obama poor.

    But ofcourse not in the way you mean, relative to each other, yes.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    Yes.
    Middle class is arguably poor?
    Relative poor to richness.

    Everything has to be put into context.

    He is now going to have millions,- after he writes his book etc.

    If he had a household income of say $120,000 before and is now a millionaire,- in comparison he was poor.
    Being middle class earning $120,000 does not make you poor. He had a very good education; prep schools, Harvard Law School etc which was funded by his parents and gave him the neccessary contacts/skills for his current job. The OP was implying a 'rag to riches' story, and Obama's past is far from that, regardless of relativity.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    I got negged for saying this just...
    ...

    It is quite silly of you to assume he was poor... how could he possibly have gotten the connections and education (from private schools) needed to become the President if he was poor?
 
 
 
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