Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Buffett Hating

Carlos Slim, the Mexican tycoon just a hair from being the world's richest man, scoffed yesterday at Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for "playing Santa Claus" to cure poverty's ills.

Slim climbed on his meanie soapbox just days after his $49 billion fortune was ranked by Forbes as the third-richest behind that No. 1 Gates and No. 2 Buffett - only a few billion shy from eclipsing them both.

"Poverty isn't solved with donations," he said at the unveiling of his own health care initiative. Slim continued that building good businesses do [sic] more for society than "going around like Santa Claus."

It's so odd to hear anything but reverence for Warren Buffett. This guy is keeping it real - real crazy capitalist. Hating a guy after he's made billions from investing in business growth, for using those billions towards providing health care, water, hospitals and schools? From everyone's favorite paper, The New York Post. If the Post is calling you a "meanie," you must be a HUGE asshole. And doesn't Carlos Slim sound like the nickname Bush would have given him anyway? I'm guessing he loves Bush.

(h/t to DealBreaker. That means hat tip. Took me a sec to figure it out first time I saw it.)

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