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101 Responses to Who`d You Rather Be: Air Jordan Or Gates? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Link: Who`d You Rather Be: Air Jordan Or Gates? - Once again, it comes down to the jocks and the nerds.
  2. Profile photo of Danielgj
    Danielgj Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Thats sad but funny
  3. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    they could donate 10K to me i would put it to better use ;P
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Yeah, its like Chris Rock said. Michael Jordan is RICH - the guy who cuts him checks is WEALTHY.
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    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    Still....I`d rather be Jordan
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    This depresses me.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Yeah, but who needs 64 million a year any ways. Waste of money.
  8. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Wow, this was going around in e-mail when I was still using web crawlers and BBS` in highschool
  9. Profile photo of th1rt3n
    th1rt3n Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    haha, go nerds!
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    jimistik82 Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    How much can he take with him when he dies ? same as every1 else 0
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    lol....that was easy....but those jordan stats were wicked...
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    i dunno, gates works his ass off, even after his retirement.

    Who`s up for some golf?
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    This is pretty awesome, actually.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    @jimistik82
    What`s that got to do with anything? He`s still got enough money to literally buy a small country.
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    bklynusa Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    2nd sucks..
  16. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    It`s not right that anyone should make that much money :-|
  17. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    I think all those sports stars get paid waaay too much.
  18. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    How can he make $200 a minute yet only get paid $19.60 watching the 100 meter dash?
  19. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    nice, i said gates when i read the title.
  20. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    I would be happy with just 1 million I mean I would make that last the rest of my life
  21. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    Lol, capitalism
  22. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    Eh, when you reach a certain amount of money, what`s the point of having more? They both have more than they will ever need.

    So I`d take Jordan`s money, his championships, and his god-like status over the extra billions.
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    xXamwxxXx Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    Doubt Jordan makes that much. maybe companies he is affiliated with and licensing brings in a lot of money but there`s a lot of hands in those pots.
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    kitka_1994 Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Jordan is loved by millions for skill, persistence and the ability to create art with a ball, bill gates gets death threats for vista.
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    GullCull Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Instead of making 100 billion dollars I`d settle for 100 million and not rip people off with my products. Really how much money can 1 man spend in a lifetime?
  26. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    "All those X get paid way too much".

    Depends how you value work. The reason they get paid that much, is because they make that much + more, for the company that paid them.

    Lets look at the value of the work of the guy who redesigned Coke`s bottle into that square thing. They can now fit 25% more coke in that shipping container. This will reduce shipping costs.

    Considering they sell 1.2 billion drinks a day, even if it costs them 1cent a bottle, you have effectively given the company ~3 million dollars a day for the rest of their life.

    The work of this designer, has made the company 3 million dollars a day. If they pay him 1% of what they`ll save this year because of him, that`s over 10 million, and they`re basically drating him.

    Similarly with Jordan. Nike knows they`ve made more money than him, from him. Paying him less, just means Nike makes more (from his work).
  27. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    eh, I just admire Gates more, and not simply because he`s wealthier.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    kitka, are you saying that you`d rather be poor and loved than rich and hated? That`s stupid. Jordan will never meet most of the people that love him, and Gates will never meet most of the people that hate him. And Gates can buy more poo.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Yea, but I bet Jordan beats Gates where it really counts if you know what I`m saying.
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    Skellan Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    You mean "A" nerd wins, doe not apply to anyone else.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    "The work of this designer, has made the company 3 million dollars a day. If they pay him 1% of what they`ll save this year because of him, that`s over 10 million, and they`re basically drating him."

    They`re drating him worse than that- there`s no drating way he got paid 10 mil.

    Also, what square bottle? haven`t seen it.
  32. Profile photo of GeniusSolar
    GeniusSolar Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    N3RDZ RU1E!!!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    This would be a good time to admit that I actually like Win 7. I use Ubuntu on my home desktop, but I needed a laptop for school- and it had to be either a windows or mac machine to run certain software- and there was no way I was gonna shell out the $$$ for a mac. Got Win 7 pro 64-bit. I have to say- I`m impressed so far.
  34. Profile photo of Major-K
    Major-K Female 13-17
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Nerds are awesome. I`d rather be with a nerd than a jock.
  35. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Ironically Jordan wants to be Gates and I`d bet Gates dreams of being Jordan.
  36. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    id rather be a jock and drat hot cheerleaders most "nerds" are just fat, ugly, and get with ugly fat nerd chicks. either way your gonna end up in the same class. the jock just gets with better girls.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    ouch XDD
  38. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    @basketkase lol my boyfriend is a not conventionally attractive super nerd who owns his own fairly successful web design business and he has me. I wouldn`t say he`s doing too badly :P
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    bdr127
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    July 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm
    Not quite..... A lot of Gates` money is tied up in businesses - i.e. It`s not liquid cash. He can`t just spend his billions on stuff, if he wanted to. He would have to sell all his stakes in those businesses.

    Jordan, on the other hand, not only has stakes in various businesses, but he also gets straight-up cash for many endorsements. Liquid.
  40. Profile photo of B34sT
    B34sT Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    you really don`t need that much money anyways.... what Michael Jordan makes is good enough....
  41. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    @bdr127 you really don`t think Gates has more than enough cash to buy anything he would ever want? He has more cash AND more investments than Jordan.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Major-K
    if that is true, you would be the first girl I ever heard about with that opinion.
  43. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    @inversegrav well make me the second. I have always loved nerdy men.
  44. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    Average full-time salaries were ~$65,000 (Australia) in 2010. Suppose you had only $1 million, that`s equivalent to around 15.4 years full-time salary. Wisely invested, much more. I would be more than happy with a fraction of a percent of what these dudes have. Retire 15 years earlier, or work a buttload harder for extra money you don`t really need? Tough choice.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Still rather be Michael Jordan
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    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Don`t know if these figures are accurate but this is BEYOND old. I don`t mean like "star wars kid" old, I mean back before proper world wide web old,early 90`s.
  47. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    madest, but doesnt everyone dream to be someone else? its in our nature.
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    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    Why the hell would you want an Acura NSX? With that kind of money, go get a new Saleen or something worthwhile?
  49. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    Rich, athletic and respected all over the world or rich, geeky and the reason that paper clip demon pops up on my computer? hmmmm, let me see ...
  50. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    @paddy215 I haven`t seen that paperclip since 1999. You`re doing something wrong.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    Jordan doesnt have to even work to make his money while gates has to keep all his stocks in check and be stressed out bout finance and work. he doesnt have time to enjoy his wealth as jordan would
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    once you have more than you can ever spend, does having more count?

    I don`t know... let`s ask Oprah
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    Satisjaktion Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    I think once you get to the point of having as much money as Michael Jordan, someone having more than you doesn`t really concern you all that much. Unless of course you were hoping to buy Sweden or something.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    once you have more than you can ever spend, does having more count?

    I don`t know... let`s ask Oprah

    ---

    You know she pays like $100k to get her eyebrows waxed?

    She hops in her private jet to fly to Cali to go to her special eyebrow person. :|
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm
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    Gompers Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    I would definitely rather be Michael Jordan. It would have been much more fun building an empire on being the best basketball player in history rather than the most popular software/computer engineer.
  57. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Uh Gatorade, Gates has a staff of accountants that make as much as Jordan. Their job is worrying about money so he doesn`t have to. Ever.
  58. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Jordan prolly got more poon though.
  59. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    "Jordan doesnt have to even work to make his money while gates has to keep all his stocks in check and be stressed out bout finance and work. he doesnt have time to enjoy his wealth as jordan would
    "

    that`s where Bill Gates hires people to deal with that poo. Plus he isn`t the ceo of mircosoft. Isn`t he just an `adviser` now?
  60. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    What it really boils down to is the level of happiness one possesses. The level of happiness levels off at a certain point the more money you make. Besides do you really believe Bill Gates has a more of an impact on todays youth than Michael Jordan?
  61. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    @Concetra Gates has had more of an impact on the WORLD, nevermind just the youth. He is the founder of the operating system that is most widely used internationally. Microsoft was crucial in making the home computer a reality, of bringing this technology to the masses. Michael Jordon just plays basketball very well. Gates has a solid place in history for changing the world he lived in permanently. To write your comment, you used technology that Bill Gates helped create, how has Jordon effected your life beyond entertaining you for a couple of hours?
  62. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    "Besides do you really believe Bill Gates has a more of an impact on todays youth than Michael Jordan?"

    Yes he does. He impacts them more than Mike ever did, and ever will.
  63. Profile photo of alphanoninc
    alphanoninc Male 70 & Over
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    July 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    ...this says Bill Gates has over 3 trillion dollars. ???
  64. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    Yep alpha. He`s worth that and more.
  65. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    Let`s just say that if he died (next year) his estate tax would pay down 1/14th of the US debt instantly.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:02 am
    and Gates is giving 99% of his money to charity when he dies.
  67. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:03 am
    "What it really boils down to is the level of happiness one possesses. The level of happiness levels off at a certain point the more money you make. Besides do you really believe Bill Gates has a more of an impact on todays youth than Michael Jordan? " totally depends what your into. I`m from the UK so basketball isn`t big to me. I couldn`t care less about Jordan. But I`m a technology freak so Gates interests me.
  68. Profile photo of Rossengan
    Rossengan Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:07 am
    HOLY BALLS.
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    meganmakeart Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:08 am
    Holler at ze nerds!
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:48 am
    "If someone were to hand him is his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at a rate of $200 every second."

    "He`ll make about $19.60 while watchng the 100 metre dash in the Olympics."

    So the 100metres takes 0.098 seconds?
  71. Profile photo of AntiCool88
    AntiCool88 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 12:58 am
    I like Gates
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 1:04 am
    Topperhey, good point sir.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 1:09 am
    neeeerd
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 1:13 am
    Old facts are old.
    I wish I were a nerd.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 1:13 am
    *bigger nerd
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    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 2:40 am
    They say that if Bill Gates found a hundred dollar bill on his way to work, it would be a waste of time just to bend down and snatch it, because he`d make more if he was a second earlier to work
  77. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:11 am
    Just sorta swoop it up as you`re passing along! Like a boss.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:38 am
    @ Paddy...why do you think Jordan is respected all over the world? People who are suffering and starving have better things to I think about, I would imagine. I live in Canada and I could not care less about him or basketball in general. I respect Gates, who is making a difference to everyone, regardless of whether they know who he is or not.
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    600R3d Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:51 am
    Bill Gates current net worth = $53 billion
    Michael Jordan 500 year savings = $32.5 billion
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Bill Gates current net worth = $53 billion

    Don`t forget to count the value of Microsoft in that.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:17 am
    "and Gates is giving 99% of his money to charity when he dies."

    AFTER the US government gets 55% of it.
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    Shahar102 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:22 am
    xD
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:20 am
    Jordan is also a shrewd businessman. He dabbles in a lot of things, including ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, a racing team, his shoe line, etc etc etc.

    It`s a stupid debate though really because when you have as much money as he does the difference between him and Gates is trivial anyway. I`m pretty sure Mike is extremely happy with his life.
  84. Profile photo of banjolegs
    banjolegs Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Peloos: there is still a huuuuge gap between the earnings of these two.. The fact that from the viewpoint of mortal man it looks close doesn`t alter the fact that the difference between jordans` $40 mill and Gates` $40 bill is a factor of 1000
  85. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:20 am
    But both men should be happy with their lot in life. If not, then they have failed.
  86. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    nerd wins indeed!
  87. Profile photo of alley228
    alley228 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    love gates` face :)
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    Gates be trollin`
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    HOORAY FOR THE NERDS
  90. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:07 am
    "Peloos: there is still a huuuuge gap between the earnings of these two.. The fact that from the viewpoint of mortal man it looks close doesn`t alter the fact that the difference between jordans` $40 mill and Gates` $40 bill is a factor of 1000."

    You`re missing my point, though. I understand how big of a gap there is. What I want to know is how a financial gap equals a happiness gap. Is Bill Gates really a better person? Or better at life? I`m not trying to debase Bill here because he`s an awesome guy. I just don`t understand how somebody with millions of dollars is supposed to feel lesser because somebody else has more money than him. I`m one of those people who has always been bothered by how much worth most people put into money.
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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    August 1, 2010 at 8:10 am
    Michael Jordan should invent a game where he has to spend more money than he has coming in to see if he can ever be out of pocket :)
  92. Profile photo of LifeRocker
    LifeRocker Male 13-17
    54 posts
    August 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    "Is Bill Gates really a better person? Or better at life?"
    Think about it this way... What changed your life the most? Watching Michael Jordan play with his pretty shiny ball? Or Bill Gates having founded Microsoft?
  93. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    Bioshocker: Just buy Neverland or something, there are wonderful ways to dump your money nowadays.
  94. Profile photo of Jackdabomb
    Jackdabomb Male 13-17
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    August 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Yes but Michael Jordan probably gets laid more often
  95. Profile photo of ippa
    ippa Female 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 3:10 am
    Bill Gates is hard core!
  96. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 2, 2010 at 8:43 am
    And my house still isnt paid for. Seems like they could come off a hundred grand for a brother. Dang.
  97. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    >LifeRocker
    Well said!
  98. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    and i have to eat ketchup & boiling water soup every day
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    charliew07 Male 13-17
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    August 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    i wouldn`t mind being either
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    I`d be Jordan. I just couldn`t resist the temptation of having a big black anaconda in my pants. Even if Gates has money, you can`t buy a bigger p0n0s.

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