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Moscow! World Billionaire Capital

Here is your Billionaire Club Card. Easy quick reference chart.

1,346 billionaires scattered to the wind, they are increasingly hard to avoid. Hard to remember even their name, let along their lairs & haunts. For your protection, travel with your very own, Billionaire Club Card. Don't leave home without it!

  1. Moscow = 76 billionaires (in US Dollars)
  2. New York = 70
  3. Hong Kong = 54
  4. Beijing = 41
  5. London 40

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2013. Moscow: The Russian capital – known for its oligarchs...
The list, compiled by Chinese luxury publishing group Hurun Report, found many billionaires (in US Dollars):

  1. United States = 409
  2. China = 317
  3. Russia = 88
  4. [not mentioned]
  5. UK 56

Carlos Slim, 73, the Mexican telecoms tycoon, takes top spot as the "Richest Man on the Planet" with a staggering personal fortune of $66bn (£43bn). Second comes US investor Warren Buffet, 82, with $58bn. Microsoft owner Bill Gates places fourth with $54bn.
Moscow's reputation as a fountain of new wealth since the fall of the Soviet Union was enhanced once more as it was ranked billionaire capital of the world....

Caution: "Self Made" includes "Heavily Financed"



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Many Former KGB or Bureaucrats

Most likely or family of. Where else would of they got the resources to take over former State companies and enterprises in Russia or Eastern Europe? If not for the people of the USSR.

Russian gangsters own much of the good stuff in Eastern Europe from what I have seen in my travels and speaking with locals.

donvino

I presented your question directly to the KGB.

"Where else would of they got the resources to take over former State companies and enterprises in Russia or Eastern Europe? - DonVino, DailyPaul member, 2013

KGB Answers.

"Did you mean: Where else would if they got the resources to take over former State companies and enterprises in Russia or Eastern Europe?" - KGB attempt at correcting grammar.

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Nearest approximation to provide Comrade DonVino our useful answer to his complex, compound, confounded question:

Who plays Alice in Alice and wonderland...?<..S.W.A.A..>

http://www.KGBanswers.com/who-plays-alice-in-alice-and-wonde...

Mia Wasikowska played as Alice in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She also provided the voice for Alice in the 2010 Alice in Wonderland video game.

Answered by kgb agent Christopher C on Saturday, April 28 2012 at 09:14PM EDT

-------- KGB Question & Answer: provided in Russian. --------
(Use international font to read Russian KGB transmissions. Little is revealed w/o enabling Russian characters.)

Кто играет Алиса в стране чудес Алиса и Тимом Бертоном? <.. S.W.A.A..>

Миа Васиковска играет, как Алиса в стране Тима Бертона Алиса в Стране чудес.

Она также представила свой ​​голос за Алисой в 2010 Алиса в стране чудес видеоигр.

Ответил агент КГБ Кристофер C на Субботу, 28 апреля 2012 в 09:14 PM EDT
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For those whom do not see Russian characters, Russia remains an enigma. Who created the money? Then, who got the money?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Just as I suspected. Alice was mentioned to lead me astray.

They must have seen me coming. I have a fondness for Alice & Her Adventuress in Wonderland. The KGB indubitably knows these sorts of things.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Ha!

Classic! Unclassic!

Are they worse than the Western 'Gangsters'

who have everyone convinced that they are God fearing Patriots? Not that I am into that but most are. I would say that the Western interests are enslaving and murdering far more than Russian Oligarchs. I traveled there as well. I thought it was very free compared to here.

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Travel is better adventure. Better than believing newspapers.

In my experience, better to not read newspapers.

I innocently asked the KGB, "Who creates Russian money?"

They confessed, "I don't know." Taking them at their word, I figure neither the KGB nor I know who.

Though they cannot answer, "Who creates Russian money?" They did provide a list of irrelevant questions which may diffuse the issue (of who creates Russian paper-money). Here is the first irrelevant alternate question:

What is Russian money called? – KGB answers
Russian currency is called the Ruble. One Ruble is worth 0.0391308 US Dollars.
www.kgbanswers.com/what-is-russian-money-called/10362259

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Very interesting.

I think I know who #4 is.

I am glad Russians and Chinese are free to succeed now.

#4? Starts with an "I" ... But it ain't me.

The Million Pound Banknote

Your reading practice is The Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain. This story is for students who do not know much English. Reading is a very good way of adding new words to your English vocabulary. Some words in the text are underlined. These are words that you will need to look for in a dictionary. If you think that this text is too easy, you can try reading the same story at the intermediate level.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Why thank you, MT!

My vocabulary could fit in a tea cup, and my age hinders me from expanding it too rapidly. But I try. I love your comments and am excited to see what you wrote.

Yes, 'I'! I knew it.

Be careful

for what you wish for.

donvino