What do you want to say to him if you can meet the richest man in the world?

Hong Kong
February 4, 2011 7:24am CST
Are you a rich person? I am not. There are just so many rich people in this world but I wonder if they will have time for mylot.They will probably traveling around the world either by plane or a cruise at the moment.They will probably doing their shopping in the most luxury shopping mall whether they will fit the design or not. They will probably enjoying their luxury dinner in a five stars hotels as well. But who cares since everyone has their life style. being poor will not make us poor inside. being rich may not be rich inside as well. There is nothing wrong being rich as long as they will still care about the poor people in the world.Anyway, if you have an opportunity to meet the richest man in the world at the moment(I guess it is still be the president of micro soft),what do you want to say to him ? Share with us.
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@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I read somewhere where Mr. Gates is not the richest. He has done some things I admire and I'd tell him, if he were. I still have a problem hearing about Gates and others being the richest when there are Arab Sheiks who must be richer.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Queen Elizabeth is probably richer too, and definitely the church. So that makes God the... No, forget that!
• United States
4 Feb 11
LOL Barring the last part of what you said, are you saying that Queen Elizabeth is a man? The topic is richest man. Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico is the richest, which I had read before.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I don't believe that I will ever be a rich person. However, that doesn't mean that I wouldn't like to have the opportunity to meet some of the richest people in the world. The main thing that I would want to ask the richest people in the world is where they came up with the ideas that made them rich people. I would really like to pick their brains like this to see if I might have some innovation that could change the world and make my life richer as well.
• China
7 Feb 11
I am not a rich person.I meet the richest man in the world next to impossible.I think most of them are frugal,not every rich man stays at five stars hotel.Most of them are not swollen with arrogance ,on the contrary,they are perhaps amiable and easy of approach.If possible,I may ask him how did he endure great hardships in pioneer work.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Feb 11
It would indeed be wondrous to meet the richest man in the world. To be the richest may not be the wealthiest though. I think i would not make any mention of money to him. I would like to see what kind of person he is without his finances getting in the way. I would speak to him of whatever made him happy.
@GreenMoo (11842)
5 Feb 11
I don't know who the richest man in the world is, so my answer would have to depend on how they came by their wealth. If they did so through a business venture then you have to assume that they are good at what they do so I would probably want to discuss that and perhaps pick up some ideas. If they earned their wealth through inheritance or investments then I'd want to know more about their outlook on life and perhaps introduce to them some ideas of my own. You must not assume that everyone with wealth is living the life of luxury. I have been doing a course this week living in a communal bunkhouse alongside a very wealthy lady who dedicates her life to environmental research and education. Her independent means allow her to finance projects which may otherwise never be funded. I have the utmost respect for her. Although you wouldn't place her along with the richest man in the world, it's quite prejudicial to place everyone in the same category just because they have money in their pocket.
@cupkitties (7259)
• United States
5 Feb 11
" Hello sir. How are you? Good? Well, that's great. What's that? Get off your lawn before you have me arrested? Oh. Okay sir. You have a wonderful day."
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
The richest man in the world should probably be guilty of all the poverty surrounding him/her. Imagine buying Dolce and Gabanna, being decked in Chanel, sipping the finest champagne in that private jet as you fly to the island you own in Costa Rica. Kind of unfair for those who are earning less than a dollar a day, without any food to eat, practically starving, with no chance of an education, neglected by parents. Sure, it's hard-earned money, but really, how could one be comfortable doing all those superfluous things when he could be spending his time changing the world, without even making a dent in his budget? It's just how numb we truly are, it's how numb the society has made us, that we think that we should only fend for ourselves, and even if we have more than we could ever consume in three lifetimes, we should still keep it.
@elena1969 (154)
4 Feb 11
If i met the richest man in the world i would ask him his main principles,his business principles,in order for me to understand how to make money without fails.I would ask him to invest in my idea,which is pretty innovative,but i won't tell it to you,yoo'll soon find it out on tv :P.Just kidding i would be proud to meet a man/woman who has success in his/her financial carrier
@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
4 Feb 11
If I met the richest person in the world I would ask him if he had any intention to do something really great for mankind ,something that would allow him to remain in history forever as a person who helped our world progress,because with that amount of money he could certainly finance some very ambitious projects that would make the world better.I would say to him that if did such a thing,he would not be remembered as a filthy rich individual,but as a true benefactor of mankind.
@csabiCZ (194)
• Romania
4 Feb 11
That to true.We can be poor but still rich in the inside or a rich man can be poor in the inside.We can't bough happiness. Well i'm not sure about what did i would say,i would ask him,how did he achieved this and what are his plans for the future.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
4 Feb 11
The Pope is the Richest man who ever walked this earth. Nobody knows or can even guess how much money he commands, and he has never payed one centavo of tax. This in it's self is a Huge Sin! Most of this money was stolen in Holy Wars, and the rest has been gathered from misguided Christians. Meeting the Pope would be about as much fun as ejecting the contents of your stomach through your mouth!
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
4 Feb 11
Hello Wild, i'm thinking now ... but it's a hard question, if i have to be honest. The one thing i would say is "Congratulations that you found your own way to be good at this business. Don't forget where you started from and also be a generous guy, make the world better and happier place for living.". I think that's all. I have respect for the people, who has successful life and also i admire them, because usually they, who started from something little as idea, never expected that some day they will become so rich and popular. But here they are, we know their names, we know how useful for all of us is their business, we know that they earn a lot and I think that the one reason for them to be so rich is that they found the right strategy of working - hard work, sleepless nights and good results.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Whatever I would want to say to Mr. Gates could not be published here. Furthermore, I expect that he would not enjoy meeting me!
@chiyosan (29864)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Maybe i will ask him or her if there is something else that he wants to have in his life? Or i will ask too if he is truly happy of his life. I can or might ask him if he can have everythng he wants anytime he wants it because he is the richest man.