Forbes has published the newWikipedia. The mainstream media love to write piles of flagrantly untrue populist crap. For example, Forbes writes
The richest people in the world have gotten poorer, just like the rest of us.Like the rest of us: really? The reality is that most average people haven't been affected by the crisis at all. Aside from a few exceptions, it is only the rich people who suffer. Of course, this suffering is the billionaires' type of suffering, but relatively speaking, it is much more intense suffering than what any group of average people has experienced.
Petr Kellner of Czechia became the richest person in the post-socialist world, jumping by 13 stairs roughly to the 75th spot with his USD 6 billion. He has lost money but others have lost much more. Globally, the richest three people right now are:
- Bill Gates: G$40 (2008: G$58)
- Warren Buffett G$37 (2008: G$62)
- Carlos Slim Helú G$35 (2008: G$60)