1 Nov 2015

Forget That Forbes Comic Book, Bill Gates Is Nowhere Near The Richest Person On The Planet, Not Even Close.

Just misunderstood? Two harmless looking old gentlemen...

If you believe that Bill Gates is the wealthiest person on the planet, congratulations, you've been had!  The truth is, he isn't even close.  The horrific figures that Bernie Sanders has been quoting all over the United States campaign trail are also FAAAAAAR too optimistic. Why? Because the richest people in the world are so much richer than Bill Gates, there is simply no chance their wealth will ever be made public.  This is not a guess. Lets deconstruct a few aspects.
Most overtly, It's common knowledge that the Federal Reserve bank in the US not audited, and that simply one undisclosed source of wealth, apart from undeclared historic heritage blended into the wealth ethernet of properties, offshore funds hidden by Swiss banks and complex shareholder arrangements.
I strongly suggest reading my post from a while back where I reveal who owns the Fed, this was accurate at the time despite it not being publically declared.
To be fair, artistic license was used to make these chaps look friendlier.

First, the official story:
In January 2014, Oxfam announced that the richest 85 people on the planet share a combined wealth of $110 trillion. The figure was based on Forbes’s rich list 2013, and it equates to 65 times the total wealth of the entire bottom half (3.5 billion) of the world’s population. While some deluded commentators welcomed this as “fantastic news,” the rest of us were disgusted. Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam’s executive director, said at the time: “It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world’s population own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus.”
Two months later, following Oxfam’s calculation and having published the new 2014 rich list, Forbes journalist Kasia Morena did some fact-checking. She found that the number of billionaires owning the same as the poorest 3.5 billion had dropped from 85 to 67: which demonstrates an enormous widening of the global inequality gap in just one year.

Don't let the handsome, welcoming face fool you.  He's not nice as he looks.

Fast-forward to 2015, and another Oxfam investigation. The anti-poverty charity warned in January that if nothing is done to tackle global wealth inequality- by forcing corporations to pay their taxes and closing off-shore tax havens, for example- JUst based on the under-declared bogus figures, the richest 1% will own more than everybody else in the world combined by 2016. In a paper called Wealth: Having it all and wanting more, Oxfam outlined how the richest 1 percent have seen their share of global wealth increase from 44% in 2009 to 48% in 2014, and will likely surpass 50% in 2016. Winnie Byanyima again warned that the explosion in inequality is holding back the fight against global poverty at a time when one in nine people do not have enough to eat, and more than a billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day.
The organization also outlined how 20 percent of billionaires around the world have interests in the financial and insurance sectors, a group that saw their cash wealth increase by 11 percent in the last 12 months. Billionaires listed as having interests in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors saw their collective net worth increase by 47 percent, and the industry spent more than $500 million lobbyingpolicy makers in Washington and Brussels in 2013 alone.
“Do we really want to live in a world where the one percent own more than the rest of us combined?” Byanyima asked. “The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering, and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda, the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast.”

Bill Gates, richest of all the peasants, but still a bit backwards, making money from "Sales" lol.

Here is Forbes’s (real-time) list of the 66 billionaires who (officially) own half of all global assets, and will soon own more than the rest of Earth’s seven billion population combined. They range from CEOs of large corporations to oil and gas tycoons and Silicon valley entrepreneurs. The list details name, net worth, percentage change since the 2015 results, their age, industry and nationality. Bill Gates is ranked first at $469 billion, and James Simons at #66 with the $14 billion he made from hedge funds.

But where are the world’s Royal families? And more to the point, where are the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers? These two families have an unimaginable amount of wealth that surpasses the trillion mark- they are the only trillionaires in the world, and yet they are missing from Forbes’s list every single year, along with the handful of other men commonly believed to own our politicians, our media, our corporations, our scientists, and even our money supply.

If you want to understand how we got here, I lay it all out for you in my easy to follow series covering the financial backstory of history, THE ESSENTIAL backstory to history.


John D. Rockefeller has been proven not to be Skeletor by DNA testing. We remain unconvinced.