Bill Gates

Jim Whitehead ejw@cse.ucsc.edu
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:20:11 -0800


Drat, scooped!

- Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com]On Behalf Of
> Daniel Grisinger
> Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:22 PM
> To: Pavan Kulkarni; fork@xent.com
> Subject: Re: Bill Gates
> 
> 
> Pavan Kulkarni wrote:
> > A little something for Bill Gates Lovers!. It was a forwarded 
> message, read
> > on....
> 
> Please don't.  Unless you bother to check for basic
> coherency first, at least.
> 
> > Bill Gates is 40 this year.
> 
> Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955.  He will turn 48
> this year.
> 
> > If we assume that he
> > will live for another 35 years, he has to spend US$678
> > Million per day to finish all his money before he
> > can go to heaven or hell......
> 
> I can't believe this didn't trigger lots of red flags in
> your head.  You're suggesting that he needs to spend .66 billion
> dollars per day for more than 30 years.  That works out to a
> truly enormous number.  In fact, given 10,136 days between now
> and his 75th birthday, that works out to $6,872,208,000,000
> in spending.  Not bad, that's two thirds of the US's total GDP
> at this point.
> 
> Beyond that, a nifty little Gates wealth calculator that I found
> online (and that I have no idea if it has been updated for any
> recent share grants or sales by Gates, but, really, we're talking
> rounding errors) <http://philip.greenspun.com/WealthClock> claims
> Gates' wealth as of last night as $56 billion and change.  Dividing
> that by 10136 (the number of days to his "death" at 75) we come up
> with a figure of just over $5.5 million dollars per day.
> 
> That's still a lot, but nothing even vaguely like what you
> suggested.
> 
> 
> daniel, reminded of once reading an article that claimed the number
> firearm deaths in the US had doubled every year since 1955.