Sunday, March 27, 2005

Castro is among the Richest in the World

Fidel Castro has a big complaint with Forbes Magazine, according to Economic times of India. " “Once again, they have committed the infamy of speaking about Castro’s fortune, placing me almost above the queen of England,” Castro said in a speech to top officials of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party, military and police." Forbes lists Castro as being worth $560 million, up from only $150 million last year. Forbes has the reputation of being very cautious in estimating wealth. After all, the billionaires always complain about being outed! They all complain, not just Fidel. How did he get his wealth? By stealing from his people, of course; the per capita income is about $2,000, less than 1/10 of the US. (No link.)

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