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Rich Enough to Buy a Country?

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Money & Business, Rich & Famous, Variety

Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:

When is someone “financially rich”? Is it measured by how many cars you won, or how many properties you have spread throughout the world? Is it measured by the circles you move in or the number of company’s boards on which you sit?

Maybe it’s all of the above, but perhaps the pinnacle is when you’re financial wealth is greater than that of countries.


Forbes lists 400 individuals that have financial wealth greater than that of some countries. Bill Gates is unsurprisingly one of them, and with his net worth of $50 billion USD he has a greater wealth than the GDP of 140 countries, which include Bolivia, Uruguay, Bolivia, El Salvador and Costa Rica.


So what about Warren Buffet? Well, he could buy North Korea, whilst Michael Bloomberg – the Mayor of New York – could purchase Zambia.

Other countries that are within the radar of these seriously rich individuals, include Barbados, Montenegro, Belize and Haiti.

The question is, what would they do with them?

If you’re interested in finding out what other countries would be included in the list of approximately 150, check out the CIA Handbook.


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