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    (Original post by Young Pretender)
    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.
    If you go back to my post, I put a question mark next to his name and explained why I asked the question..

    In relative terms, in the way I am defining poor.

    Bill Gates VS Barack Obama = yes, rich vs poor.

    IT'S RELATIVE.

    If you want to be pedantic, then yes.

    I only asked a simple question, if it was a true rags to riches, and it is obviously not.

    But yes the middle class are poor compared to the super rich.
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    (Original post by APonderingMind)
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    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?
    Like I said, if you go back and look at my post, I didn't know he went to private school.

    I read somewhere that he came from "humble" beginnings, and i've seen photos of him next to mud huts etc.

    It was a question...
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    (Original post by Onge)
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    this. alongside every other successfull high stakes poker player.
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    (Original post by ussumane)
    If comparing Bill Gates to Obama, would you consider Obama as poor?
    He was from a poorer background yes
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    (Original post by Isildur1)
    this. alongside every other successfull high stakes poker player.
    isildur1?

    Legend! First person on TSR I've seen who has the faintest idea who he is.
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    (Original post by super.teve)
    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.

    oh i fully get what you mean now.
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    (Original post by Isildur1)
    this. alongside every other successfull high stakes poker player.
    hey man you play? Im usually on $1/2 $2/4 PLO on ftp.
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    (Original post by Oh my Ms. Coffey)
    Cinderella.
    I'm getting annoyed, who is this beautiful girl in your signature, I must know. Is she famous?
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    (Original post by n1r4v)
    isildur1?

    Legend! First person on TSR I've seen who has the faintest idea who he is.
    i just go durrr to anyone who doesn't know who he is! (lame pun I know!)

    I've gone from poor to kinda rich through poker.
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    (Original post by Fred Ivanovic)
    i just go durrr to anyone who doesn't know who he is! (lame pun I know!)

    I've gone from poor to kinda rich through poker.
    Nice what stakes do you usually play?

    How much profit so far approx?
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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.
    Yeah Branson went to Stowe ffs. Not exacty rags to riches.
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    (Original post by n1r4v)
    Nice what stakes do you usually play?

    How much profit so far approx?
    atm just 1/2 (pounds) but have played as high as 5/10 and 10/20! And dunno... enough to get me through Uni (almost)
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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.
    You mean the world; Harvard is the best in the world, not just the US.
 
 
 
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