Mar 11, 2006

The Midas Meatball

According¨to Forbes magazine's annual ranking, IKEA’s Ingvar Kamprad has a net worth of 28 billion dollars putting him in 4rth place, behind Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Carlos Slim Helú.

And did you know...he can drink any given Pole or Ruskie under any given table from his catalogue (That damned catalogue of his has overtaken the Bible as the world's most distributed publication.)

I've met a fair share of his American store chieftains and man do they all come across as horrible pricks whereas ol' Ingvar is about as down to earth as they get. Which just goes to prove, even Nazis (alt. link) and neo-Leninist butchers can be fellas one can imagine oneself shooting the shit with over drinks.

BTW. Kamprad is the richest man in the world. Forbes is wrong. Dead wrong. Though Gates would still be richest if he never gave so much away to charities.

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