Bill Gates Headed For Space, Says Cosmonaut

During a live interview on Russian state television, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin revealed that American billionaire and former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi aboard the International Space Station told him Microsoft's chairman is planning a space flight: "Charles said that Bill Gates is also preparing to visit space." Gates, the world's richest man with an estimated net worth of $25 billion, could presumably afford the ticket but to date has shown little inclination for high-risk endeavours.

Simonyi paid a U.S.-based company called Space Adventures $25 million for arranging his trip to the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Space Adventures cashes in on wealthy individuals' desire for adventure: for $102,000, the company will arrange for a sub-orbital space flight 62 miles above the earth and for $100 million, an expedition to the moon. Simonyi, the fifth tourist to travel to the International Space Station, is scheduled to return to earth on April 20th.

News source: InformationWeek

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More like richest reported person. If you check the forbes list of the richest 100 in the world, you'll notice lots of people missing.

Where are the big American oil people who we know have billions? They're not even on the list. The list is a scham. We're only shown the "public" people, not those in the background you never herd of who have $$$$.


And about bill gates, that's just insane to go to space. Screw that. If I had that money, I'd be chilling on planet earth and not taking risks. He can buy anything and everyone he wants. If I was him, I'd try to extend my life as much as possible and not do things that can, if something happens, cause me to loose my life.

redFX said,
More like richest reported person. If you check the forbes list of the richest 100 in the world, you'll notice lots of people missing.

Where are the big American oil people who we know have billions? They're not even on the list. The list is a scham. We're only shown the "public" people, not those in the background you never herd of who have $$$$.


And about bill gates, that's just insane to go to space. Screw that. If I had that money, I'd be chilling on planet earth and not taking risks. He can buy anything and everyone he wants. If I was him, I'd try to extend my life as much as possible and not do things that can, if something happens, cause me to loose my life.


U retarded, moron. Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. Yeah, Like 80% of his money is in Microsoft stock and other corps. but he is still the richest mofo on the planet. There could be a guy somethere in the African desert with billions in hard cash under his pillow, but Bill Gates is still the richest mofo on the planet, period. Dont u guys ever read?

1 more thing, u really think going into space is insane??? Yeah cuz spooning in a cave on planet earth with 52billion dollars is more exciting, than actually doing something with that money and taking risks. Let me guess, ur 1 of those idots that is scared to fly too, haha u wussy. It's geeks like u that I used to beat up in school.

I'm quite sure Bill Gates is the wealthiest person in the world, although it would depend on how "wealth" is being measured. Most of Gate's money is in stock, it's possible someone else could have more actual cash, so to speak.

I believe he's the person to have made the most money "by himself" while there are richer people that inherited lots of money or something in that line. He's not the richest person in the world.

Double hearsay: A told B that C is going to do something. Not exactly ironclad evidence of C's intent to do something. :confused: