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(Reuters)   One of the very few times you might modify the sum of $38 billion with the adjective "only"   (reuters.com) divider line
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2019-07-08 10:43:00 AM  
9 votes:
Jimminy Christmas, that'd buy a lot of $1 tacos.
 
2019-07-08 10:42:53 AM  
8 votes:

bluorangefyre: Still enough to buy a few mid-sized countries.


And with enough left over to buy several senators and congressmen
 
2019-07-08 11:25:40 AM  
7 votes:
In meaningful, functional terms, it cost him almost nothing beyond the time he spent fighting/litigating it.  At that wealth level, you're not changing anything about your life or career plans based on the loss.  Some investments move, some numbers change categories, his life stays exactly as he's accustomed.
 
2019-07-08 11:20:22 AM  
7 votes:
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So this one basically cost him 38 billion dollars.
 
2019-07-08 12:24:50 PM  
6 votes:
he lost 62 billion in stock, and is still the richest man in the world.

I don't know why, but that just seems like a symptom of a broken economy to me.

/Maybe it's the fact that, last i checked, in good neighborhoods, about 1/5 kids can't afford lunch
 
2019-07-08 12:21:30 PM  
6 votes:

valkore: Khellendros: Invincible: Khellendros: In meaningful, functional terms, it cost him almost nothing beyond the time he spent fighting/litigating it.  At that wealth level, you're not changing anything about your life or career plans based on the loss.  Some investments move, some numbers change categories, his life stays exactly as he's accustomed.

I'm having trouble imagining anything he can't afford now that he could preciously.

And even that is besides the point - it wouldn't affect his needs, fulfillment, or success.  His lifestyle doesn't downgrade.  Doesn't change whether he drives a certain car, flies in (or even owns) private jets, drinks the best alcohol, gets into the best clubs/organizations.  His clothes won't change, his house doesn't get smaller.  He can afford literally any needs or wants as far as healthcare.  He'd sit at the same tables in the same rooms in Las Vegas, he'll rub elbows with the same stars, politicians, and business leaders.

He can still buy and sell 99.9999% of any business/product/patent/IP on the planet without any interruption.  Functionally, the lost of $38B - more money than 99.9999% of people on the planet will ever see - will change nothing for him.

It is pretty mind boggling, isn't it?  Once you get to that level, it's not about the money.  It's about imposing your will and winning.  Hell, I'd say that mindset kicks in as soon as you have $5 million to your name, assuming you're not trying to actively parlay that into $50 million.


Think on this:  Someone who accquires more animals than they can take care of or piles up thier house with more junk than they could ever need is called a "hoarder" and regarded as mentally ill
Someone who single mindedly chases after booze or drugs or gambling or porn or whatever to the exclusion of relationships, happiness or anything else is called an addict and is seen as having a disease and in need of help

But, Acquire more money than you could possibly spend in 10 lifetimes (hell Bezos couldn't even spend the INTEREST on his money even if he single-mindedly did nothing else) and spend you life trying to get MORE?

why then you are a hero, a Captain of industry, a role model to be admired and emulated
 
2019-07-08 2:25:10 PM  
5 votes:

AngryDragon: I'm sure she earned it...


to the extent that he did, she did.   She married him BEFORE he was rich, BEFORE Amazon existed.  And if you are foolish enough to believe the "great man" theory of history or commerce, you've likely never been married.   She took the risks right along side him, she deserves the same rewards
 
2019-07-08 11:30:56 AM  
5 votes:
The lawyers must be pissed that this didn't drag on for another 4 years.
 
2019-07-08 10:45:31 AM  
5 votes:
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2019-07-08 10:28:19 AM  
5 votes:
Still enough to buy a few mid-sized countries.
 
2019-07-08 10:43:47 AM  
4 votes:
Don't lose hope Farkers with only 38 billion any of you incel looking dirtbags can score too:
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2019-07-08 11:28:26 AM  
3 votes:

jmr61: https://www.wric.com/news/local-news/​c​hesterfield-family-fends-off-naked-int​ruder-who-claimed-to-be-the-devil/


Interesting post.  I think you might be lost.

Try over here: https://www.fark.com/comments/1​0481045​/When-a-naked-crazy-person-breaks-into​-your-house-insisting-they-are-devil-3​9-warning-shots-is-a-waste-of-37-bulle​ts-Double-tap-get-on-with-your-day
 
2019-07-08 10:49:15 AM  
3 votes:

Bslim: Don't lose hope Farkers with only 38 billion any of you incel looking dirtbags can score too:
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What a difference $150B makes

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2019-07-08 3:46:42 PM  
2 votes:

mjbok: Magorn: AngryDragon: I'm sure she earned it...

to the extent that he did, she did.   She married him BEFORE he was rich, BEFORE Amazon existed.  And if you are foolish enough to believe the "great man" theory of history or commerce, you've likely never been married.   She took the risks right along side him, she deserves the same rewards

Bullshiat.  If you're married and you both work and one of you writes the next 50 shades and earns a hundred million, the other did nothing to earn that.


because while she was grinding away at a full-time job to keep a roof over your head and food on the table so you could write your "masterpiece", she did NOTHING to earn it. Chauvinistic nonsense.  Don;t want to enter a partnership where the other party is entitled to have of what you acquire during the partnership? Don't nobody's forcing you to, in life or business. but if you do shaddup  when it comes time to pay out, you knew the rules going in
 
2019-07-08 12:16:03 PM  
2 votes:

Khellendros: Invincible: Khellendros: In meaningful, functional terms, it cost him almost nothing beyond the time he spent fighting/litigating it.  At that wealth level, you're not changing anything about your life or career plans based on the loss.  Some investments move, some numbers change categories, his life stays exactly as he's accustomed.

I'm having trouble imagining anything he can't afford now that he could preciously.

And even that is besides the point - it wouldn't affect his needs, fulfillment, or success.  His lifestyle doesn't downgrade.  Doesn't change whether he drives a certain car, flies in (or even owns) private jets, drinks the best alcohol, gets into the best clubs/organizations.  His clothes won't change, his house doesn't get smaller.  He can afford literally any needs or wants as far as healthcare.  He'd sit at the same tables in the same rooms in Las Vegas, he'll rub elbows with the same stars, politicians, and business leaders.

He can still buy and sell 99.9999% of any business/product/patent/IP on the planet without any interruption.  Functionally, the lost of $38B - more money than 99.9999% of people on the planet will ever see - will change nothing for him.


It is pretty mind boggling, isn't it?  Once you get to that level, it's not about the money.  It's about imposing your will and winning.  Hell, I'd say that mindset kicks in as soon as you have $5 million to your name, assuming you're not trying to actively parlay that into $50 million.
 
2019-07-08 11:40:13 AM  
2 votes:

Invincible: Khellendros: In meaningful, functional terms, it cost him almost nothing beyond the time he spent fighting/litigating it.  At that wealth level, you're not changing anything about your life or career plans based on the loss.  Some investments move, some numbers change categories, his life stays exactly as he's accustomed.

I'm having trouble imagining anything he can't afford now that he could preciously.


76,000 fewer chicks at the same time.

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2019-07-08 11:03:52 AM  
2 votes:
How do you turn a 5 turn into a 10?
add $38 billion
 
2019-07-08 10:59:52 AM  
2 votes:

Bslim: Don't lose hope Farkers with only 38 billion any of you incel looking dirtbags can score too:
[pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]


Incel means ugly on the inside. Kind of similar to people who disdain bald men's existential value for the arbitrary reason of bald being different from the norm.
 
2019-07-08 10:56:45 AM  
2 votes:
Now she can finally afford an extra 10gb of data on a Canadian wireless plan!
 
2019-07-08 10:48:06 AM  
2 votes:
I'd comfort her.  She appears to need comforting after that trauma...
 
2019-07-08 5:34:41 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: ecause while she was grinding away at a full-time job to keep a roof over your head and food on the table so you could write your "masterpiece", she did NOTHING to earn it. Chauvinistic nonsense. Don;t want to enter a partnership where the other party is entitled to have of what you acquire during the partnership? Don't nobody's forcing you to, in life or business. but if you do shaddup when it comes time to pay out, you knew the rules going in


Look at what I wrote.  If two spouses both work full time and in their spare time one writes it the other one wasn't supporting the other writing it.  Gender was not mentioned once in my post.  50 Shades was written by a woman.  Even if you start from nothing, the success of one is not necessarily anything to do with the other, especially if the one that has the success was supporting the family from the beginning.  If Kevin Durant got married before he signed right before he signed his Supermax contract (I don't know his marital status) would his wife been responsible for his success?

In the case of Amazon she WAS part of it, but to say automatically that just because you're married you contributed to your spouses success is foolish.  My wife and I both do well.  She does considerably better than me.  We both have moved up our respective ladders over the two decades we've been married.  Her job success (and mine) were not dependent on each other.
 
2019-07-08 3:13:01 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: AngryDragon: I'm sure she earned it...

to the extent that he did, she did.   She married him BEFORE he was rich, BEFORE Amazon existed.  And if you are foolish enough to believe the "great man" theory of history or commerce, you've likely never been married.   She took the risks right along side him, she deserves the same rewards


Bullshiat.  If you're married and you both work and one of you writes the next 50 shades and earns a hundred million, the other did nothing to earn that.
 
2019-07-08 11:51:46 AM  
1 vote:

MeatBrains: Bslim: Don't lose hope Farkers with only 38 billion any of you incel looking dirtbags can score too:
[pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]

Incel means ugly on the inside. Kind of similar to people who disdain bald men's existential value for the arbitrary reason of bald being different from the norm.


^^ One of the more hilariously defensive posts I've seen around here in a while.
 
2019-07-08 11:45:50 AM  
1 vote:

Invincible: Khellendros: In meaningful, functional terms, it cost him almost nothing beyond the time he spent fighting/litigating it.  At that wealth level, you're not changing anything about your life or career plans based on the loss.  Some investments move, some numbers change categories, his life stays exactly as he's accustomed.

I'm having trouble imagining anything he can't afford now that he could preciously.


And even that is besides the point - it wouldn't affect his needs, fulfillment, or success.  His lifestyle doesn't downgrade.  Doesn't change whether he drives a certain car, flies in (or even owns) private jets, drinks the best alcohol, gets into the best clubs/organizations.  His clothes won't change, his house doesn't get smaller.  He can afford literally any needs or wants as far as healthcare.  He'd sit at the same tables in the same rooms in Las Vegas, he'll rub elbows with the same stars, politicians, and business leaders.

He can still buy and sell 99.9999% of any business/product/patent/IP on the planet without any interruption.  Functionally, the lost of $38B - more money than 99.9999% of people on the planet will ever see - will change nothing for him.
 
2019-07-08 11:37:02 AM  
1 vote:

jmr61: All at once that woman has become VERY good looking.


She always was.
 
2019-07-08 11:05:54 AM  
1 vote:
 
2019-07-08 11:05:24 AM  
1 vote:
And neither one looks worth a million
 
2019-07-08 10:56:55 AM  
1 vote:
Man, can I just have $1bil?

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2019-07-08 10:56:46 AM  
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2019-07-08 10:48:02 AM  
1 vote:
All at once that woman has become VERY good looking.
 
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