In 1981, Masayoshi Son founded SoftBank Group, and by the peak of the dot-com bubble, his net worth was surging by billions a week. He’d become one of the earliest investors in Yahoo, bet $20 million on Alibaba, and invested in about 800 other startups at the time. Today, he’s still Japan’s richest man.
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In 2015, there were two instances of hundreds of dollars’ worth of banknotes mysteriously blown through the streets, in Kuwait and Dubai. The appearance of so much cash sparked free for alls among passers-by and drivers, news outlets reported.
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Hell money is special money used in traditional Chinese beliefs in honour of deceased family and ancestors. By burning the banknotes, people believe that their dead loved ones will have money to live on in heaven. Many such banknotes are made to look uncannily like the real thing. I wonder if the Chinese Heaven has Western Union now?
GIF: hell_2 DATE: 27/11/2009
In 2016, $66.75 billion was spent on pets in the U.S.
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In 2008, Nintendo launched a version of the DS games console that could print American dollars. However the Federal Reserve made sure the prototype never saw the light of day. Gotta protect the money monopoly (not Monopoly money) nahmean!
GIF: prints_Money DATE: 07/03/2008
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So little ones, austerity is when the big people in the government take all the tax credits and piggy banks from the poor and workers and throw it all at the fat cat and the people who already have lots of money in their pockets, just like baby Lucy above. Class dismissed.
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