Do you trust Forbes Top 400 Richest listing?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by achilles28, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Do you really believe Forbes top 400 richest is credible??

    What law compells these money baggers to open their books to the gawking public?

    True, some must disclose due to s-e-c security reporting.

    But what about the rest? They aren't obliged to share.

    Given that, how do we know the list isn't just a compilation of those who volunteered or whose wealth is publicly known?

    Do you really think the english royal family only has a combined wealth of a few hundred million pounds?? Bullshit.

    Hundreds of TRILLIONS exist in real, untouched wealth amassed from the plundering of nations, war profiteering, slave labor and govt loans (fiat debt money creation). And the richest man on the planet only has 52 billion- give or take???

    I don't think so.
  2. The underground economy doesn't participate in consensus polls.
  3. 10 billion dollars in US funds flown to Iraq is not accounted for. Some people say its more.
  4. Theres 2.6 TRILLION unaccounted for at the Pentagon.

    Thats 2,600 Billion.
  5. Fidel is said to be worth 10% of cubas gdp for the last 40 years..10 billion I think not ( forbes estimate a while back )...$10 billion maybe in one of his speculative trading accounts, the one he doesnt even bother to look at..... :D

    Escobar was said to have 1 billion in cash in one of his rooms in his ranch in colombia...I bet that wasnt included in his forbes listing back in the day... 3 billion net worth ...yeah right..maybe in an off year

  6. Government is the biggest mafia cartel out there. All these people that think that government is too bureaucratic, inefficient, ineffective - whatever. All that wastage is done on purpose, cause it enables people to get rich.
  7. There must be some entry criteria apart from obscene oceans of money.

    The sultan of brunei, various royal families, certain mega bucks russian (cough) entrepreneurs.......havent seen forbes one , just the local BRW (business reveiw weekly, or, Bloody Rich Wankers magazine) top 100, and yeah, it would have to be controlled somewhat.

    Your not going to name name's of someone who could probably buy you and the magazine you work for with pocket change, that would be kinda dumb.
  8. Used to be 7th richest on Forbes list.