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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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Who is the most successful person you know of?

SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
Who is the most successful person you know of? How about the most successful person you know personally?


  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭
    I think I'm about the five billionth successful person in the world.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    How do you define 'success' @Saira? If it is in money terms, then Bill Gates still holds the number one title, followed by Amancia Ortega (Spanish fashion business magnate best known for the global brand Zara - valued at $75.8 billion, Warren Buffett (US business magnate valued at $68.2 billion), Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder valued at $63.1 billion), Charles Koch (American businessman valued at $55.2 billion), David Koch (Koch Industries, valued at $55.2 billion), Carlos Slim (Mexican business magnate valued at $51.4 billion), Mark Zuckerberg (co-founder and CEO of Facebook valued at $49.7 billion), Larry Ellison (co-founder of Oracle Corporation and CEO until September 2014, valued at $43.4 billion), Ingvar Kamprad (Swedish founder of IKEA worth $42.5 billion).

    By contast, the richest women in the world start a bit further down. Liliane Bettencourt of France (aged 94) has a net worth of $39.5 billion (L'Oreal), followed by American Alice Walton, daughter of the founder of Walmart ($33.8 billion), with Jacqueline Mars, the granddaughter Frank Mars, ($27 billion).

    Liliane Bettencourt

    Of course I don't know any of these folk personally!
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