Bill Gates Lost $7 Billion Last Year, Is Still Richer Than God

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Pity poor Bill Gates! In this terrible economy, he lost $7 billion last year, bringing his net worth down to… $50 Billion.

Don't worry! He's still the richest man on the planet, but he's less richer than everybody else than last year. Other losers on this year's Forbes 400 include Paul Allen, who lost $4.5 billion, Michael Dell, who lost $2.8 billion, and Steve Ballmer, who lost $1.7 billion.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, unlike all the other tech mavens on the list who lost money, actually made $100 million this year, bringing his value up to $8.8 billion. Good for him! I'm sure that made a fucking difference. [Forbes via Fortune]

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This will be increcibly unpopular, but, money isnt everything. It cant buy you happiness or peace or fulfill your hopes and prayers. Your dog wont love you any more if you have it. In the grand scheme of things, it means very little. If you dont agree with me, ask someone who has a child that is sick with an illness for which there is no cure.