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New York.-Of the world’s 10 richest people gauged by Bloomberg, four have major investments in the Dominican Republic, including those in first and third place.

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, who tops the list with an estimated at US$74.7 billion, owns America Movil, which is the parent of the telecom Claro in Dominican Republic.

Second on the list is Microsoft founder Bill Gates (US$ 62.7 billion), followed by Spanish Amacio Ortega (US$ 57.0 billion) who owns Inditex, parent of the Zara store chain, which has several local outlets.

Fifth place finds the owner of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad (US$42.2 billion), who opened a store in the Dominican capital three years ago.

Bloomberg ranks French baron Bernard Arnault eighth, with US$28.6 billion, of the chain Carrefour, which has been in the country for several years.

Others not as rich

Among the top 40 billionaires figure jut one Brazilian, Jorge Lemann, owner of the breweries AB Inbev (US$18.8 billion), and who at 36th is his country’s only representative.

Bloomberg, hired by eldia.com.do, takes into account the price of shares in publicly traded companies.

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Written by: guillermone, 3 Jan 2013 10:08 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Only the very wealthy are able to invest in a place like the DR where they have the capacity to control the variables which influences the end result of their success.
Written by: Atabey, 3 Jan 2013 10:33 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

If other peer countries can live and prosper with higher taxes than the DR, AND you want modern schools, public services, etc., then higher taxes are inevitable. Remember, no free lunch.


Written by: BASTA, 3 Jan 2013 11:10 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
you want modern schools, public services, etc., then higher taxes are inevitable. Remember, no free lunch.== Sure it's free with 650,00 state emplyees and nothing gets done except the Stealing.

Written by: ohhhvictor, 3 Jan 2013 3:11 PM
From: United States


Los que saben saben!

They put the money where they know it's a SURE thing!

Thanks God we have PLD to give stability to our country!
Written by: danny00, 3 Jan 2013 4:08 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
new york had 58 million tourists last year.
the average price of and apt is one million and 5 hundred dollars
$1,5000. and thats just the low price.
few months ago 11 million people flew into the new york airports, 5 million where tourists.
new york city receives about 100,000 a day. each and every day.
choo choo.
if u have money invest in the dr its a great country with great people.
have a nice day while u still have your money in your pockets.
Written by: danny00, 3 Jan 2013 4:09 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
They put the money where they know it's a SURE thing!
YEAH REAL SURE.
Written by: guillermone, 3 Jan 2013 4:47 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
danny00- You are a smart and sensible "man" I think or hope.

Tell us exactly, where in your most infinite wisdom and insight or what is your advice as the best and most REAL SURE place to put our money for the 2013 New Year?

And is perhaps Haiti a better option than the DR?
Written by: synapse, 3 Jan 2013 5:06 PM
From: United States

What a load of CACA ! Bill Gates has no investment other than Microsoft programs that are royalty based through resellers and MS loses more to pirated software than it makes in the DR !

The other jokers are just poster boys.
Written by: RoyStone, 3 Jan 2013 6:13 PM
From: Australia
How about Bishop Sergio von Helde, personal fortune over 2 billion US, with his Universal Church of the Kingdom of God taking market share from the wealthiest multinational cooperation in the world - the Catholic Church!
Written by: rokete, 3 Jan 2013 6:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
Way to go (RoyStone)!!

The Catholic Church is highly profitable. They have a branch in every town and village in the entire country. Loads of money is produced and expatriated without paying a cent in taxes. While at the same time, help in keeping people dumb and uneducated to be exploited by the privileged few.
Written by: RoyStone, 3 Jan 2013 6:46 PM
From: Australia
It's worse than that, Rockete
Have you read the 1954 Concordat between the Holy See and the Dominican Republic? (Signed by Hitler's Pope and Trujillo). It is still in force!
Written by: josean, 3 Jan 2013 6:56 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Written by: josean, 3 Jan 2013 9:48 AMFrom: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

And IDIOT IRS Atabey wants to TAX MUG them Away!
Written by: rokete, 3 Jan 2013 7:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
What does it say (RoyStone).

Enlighten me.

What is in that manifesto??
Written by: jasfalon, 5 Jan 2013 7:59 AM
From: United States
Carlos SLIME, another scumbag friend of Leonel and the US.
Written by: jasfalon, 5 Jan 2013 8:01 AM
From: United States
All scumbags who care for $$$$$, not people.
Written by: RoyStone, 5 Jan 2013 8:13 AM
From: Australia
rockete,
I've lost the link to a copy of the Dominican Concordat, but Josean has a copy (he kindly sent the link to me).

However you may be interested in the following:

"A back-room deal between two politicians in May 2009 helped to make the Dominican Republic the first country to enshrine three current Vatican policies in its new Constitution, which came into effect later that year. One amendment says that “the right to life is inviolable from conception until death”. The other two define the family (rather than the individual) as the fundamental unit of society, and marriage as the union of a man and a woman."

concordatwatch.eu/topic-37181.843
Written by: RoyStone, 5 Jan 2013 8:14 AM
From: Australia
continuing:

"By defining life as existing from the moment of conception until death, the “right to life” amendment, outlaws several methods of birth control. This is expected to drive desperate women to the back alley abortionists. The Vatican, however, seems unconcerned at the prospect of unwanted births in a poor country where more than a third can’t afford enough to eat. It’s the Dominican women and children who will bear the brunt of the papal policy, but for the Catholic Church it marks a milestone in a programme drawn up under the last pope, John Paul II, to promote reproduction at all costs."
Written by: rokete, 5 Jan 2013 5:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
Ok, got it, thanks.
Written by: jasfalon, 6 Jan 2013 8:13 AM
From: United States
What's religion have to do with life?
Written by: jasfalon, 6 Jan 2013 8:25 AM
From: United States
I have no religion.
I am human.
I live from conception to death.
NOBODY has any right to eliminate me at any point - abortion, capital punishment, murder, or invasion of country.
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