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(Some Guy)   The richest human who ever lived was worth half a trillion dollars. Now, I'm off to the dollar store to shop for this week's groceries. Damn I hate my life--Subby   (celebritynetworth.com) divider line 130
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2012-10-14 10:07:07 AM
List fails without "Bob from accounting". He has a lovely wife and three girls. He's the richest man in the whole world.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-14 10:17:57 AM
List fails without "Bob from accounting". He has a lovely wife and three girls. He's the richest man in the whole world.

As a child I sometimes played a family- or child-oriented board game. You played out your life / career on the board. You had to set goals for yourself at the start, dividing a fixed number of points among wealth, fame, and happiness. My sister's friend put all her points on happiness. I thought that was a silly girly thing to do.
 
2012-10-14 10:22:15 AM

ZAZ: I thought that was a silly girly thing to do.


i48.tinypic.com


/:P~~~
 
2012-10-14 10:40:57 AM
Not a single roman emperor? Fire your economist.
 
2012-10-14 11:40:13 AM
Where in the hell did they pull that image for #1 from?

geesh.
 
2012-10-14 12:38:01 PM
I'm going to be shopping at Meijer today to get a set of dishes for the three year old on my credit card.
 
2012-10-14 01:10:44 PM

Gwendolyn: Where in the hell did they pull that image for #1 from?

geesh.


Civ IV.
 
2012-10-14 01:54:09 PM
Man, I got all bootstrappy and all I got was a shiatty business that puts along, a job that won't break $60k/year in my life, and a massive bill to get some more certs to try and change the salary. WTF am I doing wrong?
 
2012-10-14 01:54:27 PM
Your disappointment that you're not rich is the reason you're miserable, subby. Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?

The day I stopped giving a shiat about all non-essentials my life got much, much better.
 
2012-10-14 01:56:19 PM
Now don't hang on
Nothin' last forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy
 
2012-10-14 01:57:14 PM
The dollar store? Is that where poor people go to buy more money?
 
2012-10-14 01:58:03 PM
But was any of them as rich as Croesus?
 
2012-10-14 02:00:31 PM

Kit Fister: Man, I got all bootstrappy and all I got was a shiatty business that puts along, a job that won't break $60k/year in my life, and a massive bill to get some more certs to try and change the salary. WTF am I doing wrong?


You aren't corrupt enough. And you haven't bought off a government to get lucrative monopoly concessions.
 
2012-10-14 02:00:36 PM
 
2012-10-14 02:01:53 PM
#16 John of Gaunt - Net Worth $110 Billion

Who is John of Gaunt?
 
2012-10-14 02:07:38 PM

Antagonism: Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?


I think my life than 99.999% of them.


I really doubt the validity of the numbers in the list, though. Subby's unnecessary exaggeration aside, I'd like to see the math used to come up with some of those numbers.
 
2012-10-14 02:07:44 PM

nytmare: #16 John of Gaunt - Net Worth $110 Billion

Who is John of Gaunt?


I think they misspelled John Galt.
 
2012-10-14 02:10:35 PM
The canned ham from the Dollar Store tastes just like the ham slice in the military MRE.
 
2012-10-14 02:16:03 PM
List fails without Marcus Licinius Crassus
 
2012-10-14 02:16:21 PM

Gwendolyn: Where in the hell did they pull that image for #1 from?

geesh.


Much better pic:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-14 02:16:53 PM
Ha. I'm on my way to Trader Joe's for my meat and veggies.
 
2012-10-14 02:17:32 PM

Antagonism: Your disappointment that you're not rich is the reason you're miserable, subby. Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?

The day I stopped giving a shiat about all non-essentials my life got much, much better.


Fark requires a headline, so I supply one. Don't take it personally, I don't. I'm not poor, I'm not rich, I'm middle class. I go into the Dollar store with my wife for the same reason you do. They have cheap candy ..I read the article, and I couldn't wrap my itty bitty brain around the fact that some people have that much money. -- Smitty.
 
2012-10-14 02:21:41 PM

Gwendolyn: Where in the hell did they pull that image for #1 from?

geesh.


img138.imageshack.us

Civilization IV

Be sure to hand over your geek cred card at the door.
 
2012-10-14 02:22:33 PM

indarwinsshadow: Antagonism: Your disappointment that you're not rich is the reason you're miserable, subby. Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?

The day I stopped giving a shiat about all non-essentials my life got much, much better.

Fark requires a headline, so I supply one. Don't take it personally, I don't. I'm not poor, I'm not rich, I'm middle class. I go into the Dollar store with my wife for the same reason you do. They have cheap candy ..I read the article, and I couldn't wrap my itty bitty brain around the fact that some people have that much money. -- Smitty.


You don't have to sign the headline. We know subby wrote the headline.
 
2012-10-14 02:24:19 PM

doglover: Not a single roman emperor? Fire your economist.


Missing also is Ramses
 
2012-10-14 02:25:46 PM

LiquidTester: indarwinsshadow: Antagonism: Your disappointment that you're not rich is the reason you're miserable, subby. Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?

The day I stopped giving a shiat about all non-essentials my life got much, much better.

Fark requires a headline, so I supply one. Don't take it personally, I don't. I'm not poor, I'm not rich, I'm middle class. I go into the Dollar store with my wife for the same reason you do. They have cheap candy ..I read the article, and I couldn't wrap my itty bitty brain around the fact that some people have that much money. -- Smitty.

You don't have to sign the headline. We know subby wrote the headline.


Yeah, actually that wasn't. I left it at the "I hate my life" (I always think of Stuart from the Big Bang Theory when I read that). I'm not sure why the moderator changed the headline. I'm not complaining. It's my first green light in months.
 
2012-10-14 02:26:36 PM
I dont see how you can compare actual rulers to capitalists... at some point, money just stops being a useful figure. Money is a form of power... and not the ultimate one.
 
2012-10-14 02:28:45 PM
Sure, the top 25 may have had some money. But not a single one of them did it Gangnam Style.
 
2012-10-14 02:30:46 PM
i'd rather be sexy than rich


/kinda sexy
//not rich, but not poor
 
2012-10-14 02:31:09 PM

KrispyKritter: Sure, the top 25 may have had some money. But not a single one of them did it Gangnam Style.


Gangham style died 2 days ago. Didn't you read the article
 
2012-10-14 02:32:34 PM
FTFA: "...annual rate of inflation of 2199.6%."

ummm... I'm no rocket scientist but..no... that's bad math.

And anyhoo, I count myself as richer than Mansa Musa because he didn't have a flush toilet, hot and cold water on tap, central air conditioning or a computer, but I do.

/Winning!!
 
2012-10-14 02:35:24 PM
More tax breaks for the rich!

Trickle-down really works!
 
2012-10-14 02:37:21 PM

Three-Fifty: FTFA: "...annual rate of inflation of 2199.6%."

ummm... I'm no rocket scientist but..no... that's bad math.

And anyhoo, I count myself as richer than Mansa Musa because he didn't have a flush toilet, hot and cold water on tap, central air conditioning or a computer, but I do.

/Winning!!


Yeah, I think an iPhone would have cost more in the 10th century than it does today.
 
2012-10-14 02:38:10 PM
Aside from unlimited access to all the women he could ever want, you have more material comfort, better medical care, and overall quality of life than Mansa Musa could have ever dreamed of.
 
2012-10-14 02:44:41 PM

Kit Fister: Man, I got all bootstrappy and all I got was a shiatty business that puts along, a job that won't break $60k/year in my life, and a massive bill to get some more certs to try and change the salary. WTF am I doing wrong?


I don't hear mention of the crushing of foes, or driving them before you, so by what right do you claim to hear the lamentation of women?

Sheesh. Everyone wants the world handed to them on a silver platter these days. And you call yourself bootstrappy? Back in my day, we hung our rivals up by their own bootstraps.
 
2012-10-14 02:45:42 PM

indarwinsshadow: Antagonism: Your disappointment that you're not rich is the reason you're miserable, subby. Out of the hundred billion or so humans that have ever lived, do you think your life than 99.999% of them?

The day I stopped giving a shiat about all non-essentials my life got much, much better.

Fark requires a headline, so I supply one. Don't take it personally, I don't. I'm not poor, I'm not rich, I'm middle class. I go into the Dollar store with my wife for the same reason you do. They have cheap candy ..I read the article, and I couldn't wrap my itty bitty brain around the fact that some people have that much money. -- Smitty.


I used to be in the middle class. Changing jobs, and careers. Tried my hand at being a business owner. Got out before Bush recession killed me. I now make the same wage that I did 20 years ago, and 30% less than 8 years ago. I stopped chasing money. I now play with my kids more, and get along much better with my beautiful woman. She is this close to BA in nursing. My new dream is to get a few acres, and a pole barn to restore my '28 Chevy, and maybe start a Christmas tree farm, and sell the clocks, and bird houses I make. Semi retired as my woman brings home the Bacon:)
 
2012-10-14 02:46:44 PM
John of Gaunt - cool name bro.
 
2012-10-14 02:47:58 PM
You don't have to sign the headline. We know subby wrote the headline.

Lighten up, Francis.

Subby, you did fine. Interesting article. Would be fun to get into the criteria and numbers they used (didn't notice anyone from before ~1000AD). Some inconsistencies - you count the entire Rotheschild family holdings, but not the (current) Walton family holdings?

One thing I'm certain of, though - there are people in the world today who laugh at those numbers.
 
2012-10-14 02:48:04 PM

Alonjar: I dont see how you can compare actual rulers to capitalists... at some point, money just stops being a useful figure. Money is a form of power... and not the ultimate one.


I honestly think that at some point more money simply becomes a "whose wang is bigger" kind of scorecard. Like a half-ghey Saturday night frat party game.

/ NTTAWWT
 
2012-10-14 02:49:43 PM

Wicked Kitty: List fails without Marcus Licinius Crassus


THIS

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

WTF, guys??
 
2012-10-14 02:49:50 PM
HEY NOW, the Dollar Tree be having that good stuff!
 
2012-10-14 02:49:53 PM
When the richest man in history left his home, he ruined the world economy.
 
2012-10-14 02:50:31 PM
4) Bill Gates is the richest American and the richest person still alive on this list.

5) Carlos Slim Helu, the current richest person in the world, did not even crack the top 20



uhmm
 
2012-10-14 02:51:33 PM
It's still a bit amazing to me that the current wealthiest person in the world is from Mexico. KTel records must pay some insane royalties.

/Vaya con dios, my darling
 
2012-10-14 02:52:18 PM
How is it possible to adjust a 10th-century fortune for inflation? Without computers and airplanes and television and other modern essentials, it's apples and oranges.
 
2012-10-14 02:52:55 PM
www.blogcdn.com

A man successfully jumped from a height of some 23 miles today.

I scratched my ass and posted on Fark.

/I win!
 
2012-10-14 02:54:46 PM
No King Leopold? Pretty sure owning the entire Congo River basin would put you up on the list.
 
2012-10-14 03:04:00 PM
Half a trillion dollars and he is most famous for what??? Taking a trip to Mecca.

Relax, subby. You have already done far more than that with far less resources. Your life is golden in comparison. Mine too, for that matter.
 
2012-10-14 03:06:44 PM
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
 
2012-10-14 03:07:36 PM
Marcus Licinius Crassus had an interesting business model of a commercial fire brigade which was slightly different to the modern version.

You're a Roman living 2000 years ago, and your house catches fire. Up rolls Marcus and his small army of firemen and offers to buy your house, at a substantial discount since it is, as mentioned before, currently on fire.

Take as much time to think about it as you like, but the offered price goes down every minute.

As soon as price agreed, the troops hop in and fight the fire.

Step 3: Marcus winds up with a property portfolio on the cheap, even after the necessary repairs.
 
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