The one person richer than Bill Gates!!!

Someone asked Bill Gates, Is there any person richer than you?

He said, yes, only one. Many years ago, I had been dismissed and I had gone to New York airport. I read titles of newspapers there. I liked one of them and I want to buy it. But I didn’t have change (coin). So abandoned the idea, suddenly, a black boy called me and told me, “This newspaper for you.” I said, but I don’t have change. He said, “No problem, I give you free”.

After 3 months, I went there. Coincidentally, that story happened again and that same boy gave me another free newspaper again. I said, I can’t accept it. But he said, “I give you from my profit.”

After 19 years, I had been rich and I decided to find that boy. I found him after one and half month’s search. I asked him, do you know me? He said, “Yes, you’re famous Bill Gates.”

I said, you gave me free newspaper 2 times many years ago. Now, I want to compensate it. I am going to give you everything that you want. Black young man replied, “You can’t compensate it!”

I said, why? He said, “Because I gave you when I was poor. You want to give me when you are rich. So, how do you compensate?”

Bill Gates said, I think that black young man is richer than me.

You don’t have to be rich or wait to be rich to give……

*Real attitude of giving is when you lack*

Keep the Spirit Alive.

Thank you Arisa for bringing this my way.

Steve Job’s Last Words before his passing …!!!

Steve Job’s Last Words before his passing …

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:
Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles.  Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world?  Sick bed…
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – Book of Healthy Life.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

Thanks George Onwuchekwa for bringing this my way.

Posted by Damian@8wdee.com

The Rich in Africa!!!

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*167,000 – the number of Ultra High Networth Individuals in 2013.
1% live in Africa.

*1 billion – the number of people that lived on less than US$1.25 a day in 2011.
40% live in sub-Saharan Africa.

*Nigeria had the fastest growing rate of champagne consumption after France in 2011.

*R47,500 (+-USD4500) – the cost of a 40x55x20 cm suitcase at the Louis Vitton store ins Sandton city Johannesburg.

*19,500  – the number of private jets in the world. There are 450 in Africa.

*Square meter of luxury property that can be purchased with USD 1million:
– 215.1 m2 in Capetown
– 40.2 m2 in New York
– 25.2 m2 in London
– 15 m2 in Monaco.

If you know the cost in Banana Island Lagos please put your comments below.

Posted by Damian @8WDee.com.

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make!!!

Because none of us have many years to live, and we can’t take along anything when we go, so we don’t have to be too thrifty…

Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be
enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don’t leave all to your children or grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites who are waiting for the day you will die!!

Don’t worry about what will happen after we are gone, because when we return to dust, we will feel nothing about praises or criticisms. The time to enjoythe worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over!

Don’t worry too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!

Don’t expect too much from your children. Caring children, though
caring, would be too busy with their jobs and commitments to render much
help.

Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties and wealth.

Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth; but that you have no claims to their money.

50-year old like you, don’t trade in your health for wealth by working
yourself to an early grave anymore… Because your money may not be able to buy your health…

When to stop making money, and how much is enough (hundred thousands, million, ten million)?

Out of thousand hectares of good farm land, you can consume only three quarts (of rice) daily; out of a thousand mansions, you only need eight square meters of space to rest at night.

So, as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. You should live happily. Every family has its own problems.
Just donot compare with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better, etc., but challenge others for happiness, health,enjoyment, quality of life and longevity…

Don’t worry about things that you can’t change because it doesn’t
help and it may spoil your health.

You have to create your own well-being and find your own place of
happiness.As long as you are in good mood and good health, think about happy things,do happy things daily and have fun in doing, then you will pass your timehappily every day.

One day passes without happiness, you will lose one day.
One day passes with happiness, and then you gain one day.

In good spirit, sickness will cure; in a happy spirit, sickness will cure
faster; in high and happy spirits; sickness will never come.

With good mood, suitable amount of exercise, always in the sun, variety of foods, reasonable amount of vitamin and mineral intake, hopefully you will live another 20 or 30 years of healthy life of pleasure.

Above all, learn to cherish the goodness around… and FRIENDS… They all make you feel young and “wanted”… without them you are surely to feel lost!!

Wishing you all the best.

Please share this with all your friends who are 50 plus
and those who will be 50 plus after some time.

Courtesy – Admiral Chin Naidu