Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bill Gates is buying as many countries as he could afford


If Bill Gates bought up as many countries as he could afford, what would his empire look like?


According to Bloomberg, the estimated net worth of Bill Gates is around 85.6$ billion, as of June 2016.
Let’s assume a country’s worth is counted by its produced GDP, as there is no real way to know how much a country is really worth - no one’s ever bought a country in recent times with hard cash.
If he would start buying up countries starting with the lowest GDP, it would look something like this:
Data from the International Monetary Fund (2015)
Rank - Country - GDP (Millions of Int$)
156 - Burundi - 7,711
157 - Timor-Leste - 6,570
158 - Bhutan - 6,385
159 - Lesotho - 5,770
160 - Guyana - 5,759
161 - Maldives - 5,191
162 - Barbados - 4,636
163 - Liberia - 3,749
164 - Cabo Verde - 3,423
165 - The Gambia - 3,261
166 - Djibouti - 3,094
167 - Belize - 3,049
168 - Central African Republic - 3,018
169 - Guinea-Bissau - 2,680
170 - Seychelles - 2,417
171 - Antigua and Barbuda - 2,097
172 - St. Lucia - 2,030
173 - San Marino - 1,982
174 - Grenada - 1,401
175 - St. Kitts and Nevis - 1,379
176 - Comoros - 1,214
178 - Solomon Islands - 1,146
179 - Samoa - 1,000
180 - Dominica - 763
181 - Vanuatu - 685
183 - Tonga - 526
184 - Micronesia - 306
185 - Palau - 272
186 - Kiribati - 203
187 - Marshall Islands - 175
188 - Tuvalu - 37
So he would have 33 countries and around 1.8$ Billion left over. Assuming they would actually SELL to him, which they most likely wouldn’t do.
So what do you think he’d do with those 33 countries? Start his own empire and become Emperor Bill? ;)


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