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40 amazing facts about the most wealthy billionaires on the planet

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Money is good, but what do we know about the lives of the richest people in the world? When you control the world's great wealth, then life and concerns are completely different.


The richest people in the world know how to impress. They think, behave and work differently from ordinary people. Today, it is customary to call those who own assets worth at least $ 30 million ultra-rich.


Top facts about billionaires 


The number of billionaires in the world is no more than 2 thousand. Very rich people also experience certain problems and difficulties. But these are completely different matters. What lies behind the lives of rich people?


Rich people in business have completely different habits, principles, traditions, and lifestyles. We have collected in one collection interesting facts about the rich people of the world. Read and compare with your life. There is something to think about here!


Facts about the life of billionaires 


1. Billionaires didn't get rich in stocks. Most rich people didn't play Wall Street to get rich. You're much more likely to get paid by working in Silicon Valley, manufacturing, technology, and other things. 


2. Billions go to Wall Street when they are already rich. They preserve and increase their assets there. Therefore, the desire of many people to get rich playing forex, options, and trading in 98% of cases will not bring them money. 


3. Billionaires are in danger. The more money, the more people are trying to heat you. Billionaires suffer from invasions of privacy, slander, deceit, blackmail. Even the environment of billionaires can use the rich man or secretly deceive him. You constantly have to spend a lot of money on security and constantly be vigilant.


4. Billionaires are well educated. Often in films, they show how people drop out of school and then get rich. But this is more the exception than the rule. 


5. Harvard University ranks first in the production of billionaires, like many other good universities. Most wealthy people have achieved a lot thanks to a good education and acquired knowledge. 


6. Billionaires don't respect millionaires. Billionaires can socialize and sit together at dinner with millionaires, but they don't consider them equals. 


7. A million dollars or ten is not much for a billionaire. The top billionaire elites look down on millionaires. 



8. Billionaires are afraid of divorce. Wealthy people choose not to divorce to avoid financial losses and the collapse of their corporations. 


9. The number of divorces is no more than 8% of couples among billionaires. This is a very low percentage. Usually, rich people make marriage contracts or go through life together for a very long time.


9. Club of billionaires for men. 90% of billionaires are men. Women too rarely make their way into this elite club. 


10. Most female billionaires are widows of wealthy people. 7. Billionaires often have family problems. 


11. The more money, the more difficult it is to manage children, family, and numerous relatives. Often the family of a billionaire hates him and waits for his death, but loves his money.


12. Billionaires are getting richer and richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Money goes to money. The average inhabitant of the planet over the past 10 years has become poorer. 


13. 1% of the world's population, despite crises, unemployment, and high taxes, is getting richer. 



14. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than ordinary people. Rich people have long found ways to reduce the burden of the tax burden, withdraw money offshore, acquire citizenship from other countries and evade payments. 


15. Billionaires, friends, and personal life are incompatible. When you have a lot of money, it is very difficult to hope for true love and friendship. 


16. Friendship among billionaires is also rare. The love between rich people also has many pitfalls. Billionaires, true friends, and true love are always difficult.


17. The head of Tesla and Space X does not follow strict diets, although he limits sweets in his diet. He usually does not have breakfast in the morning.


What do the rich eat and drink: interesting facts about famous billionaires


18. Lunch is also not an important meal for Musk - no matter what one of the workers brings him, he eats everything in just 5 minutes, just so as not to feel hungry. The rich man enjoys food in the evenings.


19. Back in 2015, Musk stated that French cuisine and barbecue are his favorites.


20. Microsoft founder Bill Gates drinks about four bottles of Diet Coke daily. For breakfast, the rich man likes to eat puffs with cocoa, and during the day he often skips meals and fills up in the evening.


21. Not a single meeting of Gates with business partners takes place without cheeseburgers. He often sends his employees to buy fast food at McDonald's.


22. Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is not picky about food at all. The billionaire eats everything available, because, according to him, he "does not like to waste time on small decisions."


23. However, it was not without strange whims - back in 2011, Zuckerberg ate meat exclusively from those animals that he killed on his own. The principle of "eat what you kill" also applied to animals such as goats, pigs, chickens, or lobsters.


24. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says he drinks 20 cups of tea a day. English breakfast for him is an indispensable component of every morning.


25. In addition, after sleep, Branson likes to eat muesli, fruit salads, herring, or other similar fish. The billionaire loves to have lunch and dinner in the company of friends or colleagues.


Facts in numbers about billionaires


26. The 226,450 richest people in the world have - no less than - $9.6 trillion in cash (a third of their total wealth). The rest of the assets are privately owned, such as private companies (33%), shares and other types of investments (25%), real estate and luxury goods, including yachts, aircraft, cars, art, and jewelry (6, 6%)


27. The average age of women with a net worth of over $30 million is 50 years old. Their net worth is about $110 million. 


28. It is also noted that women own only 12% of the total wealth of super-rich people (men own the rest of the wealth). 


29. More than 50% of women received all or part of their wealth in the form of an inheritance, while among men this share is only one-third.


30. Millennials are people born between 1980 and 1994. They make up 3.2% of the total number of the super-rich - in 2017 there are about 7,200 of them. 


31. Two-thirds of them have made it on their own, including Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Dropping out of Harvard, at 23, Mark became the youngest self-made billionaire in history. To date, his fortune is estimated at 64.7 billion US dollars. 


32. Wealthy millennials control a total of $334 billion, with Zuckerberg alone owning almost a fifth of that wealth.


33. While an Ivy League degree certainly won't hurt millionaires, it's far from the only ticket to riches. 



34. Only 15% of the world's super-rich—nearly 35,000—graduated from an American Ivy League university. In addition, among the top 20 colleges from which the richest people in the world came out, five are public institutions.


35. The median net worth owned by Ivy League graduates is $200 million, 1.6 times the average of the super-wealthy. 


36. Harvard alone has produced 1,906 alumni with $30 million in assets, including 131 living billionaires. Wealth-X also noted one interesting fact: “Given the exclusivity and highly selective admission criteria of these eight institutions,” 


37. It can be estimated that as many as 75% of Ivy League graduates, whose net worth exceeds $ 30 million, have achieved everything themselves. Among them are Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jorge Paulo Lehmann.


38. More than a third of the richest people in the world are involved in charitable work. Many of them are involved in a campaign called the Giving Pledge, founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. 


39. By joining it, millionaires undertake to transfer more than half of their fortune to charity during their lifetime. So far, the Giving Pledge has been signed by 168 people from 21 countries. 


40. The second most popular hobby of the super-rich is watching, participating in, and investing in sports. They are most interested in tennis, golf, skiing, American football and, above all, football.



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According to estimates by the authoritative financial and economic magazine Forbes, in 2022 2,755 billionaires in the world own a total capital of $13.1 trillion. At the same time, the richest people live in the USA - 724 and China - 698.


The ten richest people in the world have more than doubled their wealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is reported by the international association Oxfam.


Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, former Microsoft CEOs Bill Gates, and Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO Oracle Larry Ellison, US investor Warren Buffett, and French luxury head Bernard Arnault. The fortune of the richest of them, Elon Musk, increased by 1016%.


The list of world richest men in 2022


The report indicates that these people collectively own more wealth than the 3.1 billion poorest people on Earth, and if they spent a million dollars every day, then their entire fortune would be spent only after 414 years. “Explosive growth in billionaire fortunes at a time when poverty is rising exposes the fundamental flaws in our economy,” Oxfam chief executive Danny Shrishkandaraja said.


50. Alain Wertheimer $28.2 billion

Alain Wertheimer is a French businessman who, along with his brother Gérard, owns a majority stake in the house of Chanel, and is an investor in Bell & Ross.


49. Leonid Mikhelson $28.5 billion

Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson is a Russian businessman and manager, billionaire. Chairman of the Board of the Russian gas company PAO Novatek, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the largest shareholder of the leading Russian petrochemical holding Sibur.


48. Alexey Mordashov $28.5 billion

Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson is a Russian businessman and manager, billionaire. Chairman of the Board of the Russian gas company PAO Novatek, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the largest shareholder of the leading Russian petrochemical holding Sibur.


47. Shiv Nadar $29.1 billion

Shiv Nadar is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of HCL Technologies Limited and the Shiv Nadar Foundation.


46. Tadashi Yanai $29.2 billion

Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese billionaire businessman and founder and president of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo.


45. Dieter Schwarz $29.6 billion

Dieter Schwarz is a German billionaire businessman and owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of the Lidl supermarket chain and the Kaufland hypermarket chain.


44. Vladimir Potanin $30.2 billion

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin is a Russian businessman, statesman, and politician.


43. Ken Griffin $30.4 billion

Kenneth "Ken" Griffin is an American billionaire investor and financier. Founder and CEO of investment fund Citadel LLC, founded in 1990 and now managing $28 billion in assets. Also owns Citadel Securities.


42. Miriam Adelson $30.4 billion

Miriam Adelson is an Israeli American doctor and billionaire. After her marriage to American business tycoon Sheldon Adelson in 1991, she became a contributor to conservative political causes in the United States and Israel.


41. Li Ka-Shing $31.1 billion

Li Ka-Shing is a Hong Kong entrepreneur and philanthropist, one of the most influential businessmen in Asia. As of 2012, he was the richest person in Hong Kong and Asia, and also ranked ninth among the richest people in the world.


40. Leonard Lauder $31.2 billion        

Leonard Alan Lauder is an American billionaire, philanthropist, and art collector. He and his brother, Ronald Lauder, are the sole heirs of the Estée Lauder Companies cosmetic fortune, founded by their parents, Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder in 1946.


39. Leonardo Del Vecchio $31.2 billion

Leonardo Del Vecchio is an Italian billionaire businessman, founder, and chairman of Luxottica, the world's largest manufacturer and retailer of eyewear and frames, with 77,734 employees and more than 8,000 stores.


38. He Xiangjian $31.3 billion          

He Xiangjian is the co-founder of Midea, one of the largest home appliance manufacturers in China. As of September 2021, his net worth was estimated by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index at $28.8 billion, placing him at #51 in the rankings.


37. William Ding $31.7 billion                      

He Xiangjian is the co-founder of Midea, one of the largest home appliance manufacturers in China. As of September 2021, his net worth was estimated by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index at $28.8 billion, placing him at #51 in the rankings.


36. Azim Premji $33.8 billion

Azim Hashim Premji is an Indian businessman, philanthropist, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wipro Limited, which owns Wipro Technologies, one of India's largest software companies.


35. Pallonji Mistry $34.3 billion                     

Pallonji Shapurji Mistry is an Indian-born Irish billionaire, construction mogul, and chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Ireland's richest man. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he is worth $28.0 billion as of April 9, 2021.


34. Giovanni Ferrero $35.1 billion        

Giovanni Ferrero is an Italian writer, entrepreneur, and billionaire. After the death of his father and brother, he headed the company for the production of chocolate and various sweets Ferrero SpA.


33. Stephen Schwarzman $36.5 billion

Steven Schwartzman is an American businessman and investor. Head of investment company Blackstone Group. Schwartzman's fortune, according to Forbes magazine, is 40.9 billion USD.


32. Klaus-Michael Kuehne $37.3 billion

Klaus-Michael Kuehne is a German billionaire businessman. He is the honorary chairman and principal owner of the international transport company Kühne + Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather August Kühne.


31. Len Blavatnik $38.3 billion

Sir Leonid Valentinovich Blavatnik was an American and British businessman and industrialist of Jewish origin. In 2015, he topped the list of the richest people in the UK according to the Sunday Times.


30. Jack Ma $38.4 billion    

Ma Yun, better known as Jack Ma, is a Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group. The first businessman from mainland China to be featured on the cover of Forbes magazine. As of mid-April 2021, Bloomberg estimated the entrepreneur's fortune at $51.5 billion.


29. Zhang Yiming $44.5 billion           

Zhang Yiming is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He founded ByteDance in 2012 and developed the Toutiao news aggregator and TikTok video-sharing platform, formerly known as


28. Zeng Yuqun $48.0 billion

Zeng Yun, also known as Robin Zeng, is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology.                      

27. Ma Huateng $48.1 billion

Ma Huateng is a Chinese entrepreneur, founder, and chairman of the board of directors of the Tencent telecommunications company, a billionaire. On May 5, 2018, Forbes magazine ranked 4th among billionaires with a fortune of $ 42.6 billion.


26. John Mars $48.7 billion   

John Franklin Mars is an American entrepreneur and business magnate. Son of Forrest Mars Sr. and grandson of Frank Mars, founder of the American confectionery company Mars, Incorporated. As a member of the Mars family, he owns $48.7 billion in Mars Incorporated and other assets.


25. Francois Pinault $49.4 billion

François Pinault is a French businessman, collector and philanthropist. In 2010, Pino's fortune is estimated at $49.4 billion, which puts him on the 25th line in the list of the richest people in the world according to Forbes.


24. MacKenzie Scott $51.4 billion

McKenzie Scott is an American writer, philanthropist, and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As of 2021, Forbes estimates Scott's net worth at $59.8 billion.


23. Phil Knight & family $54.9 billion                   

Phil Knight is an American businessman and co-founder of Nike. Graduate of the University of Oregon and Stanford Business School. In 2006, he made the largest private donation in the history of the Stanford Business School.


22. Michael Dell $56.8 billion   

Michael Saul Dell is an American entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Dell. He started his company in artisanal conditions, providing home-made modifications of the IBM PC.                      

21. Charles Koch $58.4 billion   

Charles Koch - American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist; co-owner, chairman, and director of Koch Industries. His brother David Koch was his co-owner and executive vice president of the company.


20. Amancio Ortega $60.6 billion

Amancio Ortéga Gaóna - Spanish entrepreneur, billionaire, founder, and former president of Inditex; the company owns 6,750 stores in 88 countries. In addition, Ortega has invested in real estate in Florida, Madrid, London, and Lisbon, the gas industry, tourism, and banks.


19. Rob Walton $62.1 billion


Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American billionaire heir to the Walmart fortune, the world's largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton and was chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015.


18. Jim Walton $62.5 billion         

Translated from English.-James Carr Walton is an American businessman, currently the heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. As of March 2022, Walton was the seventeenth richest person in the world with a net worth of US$62.5 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He is the youngest son of Sam Walton.


17. Carlos Slim $68.6 billion      

Carlos Slim Elu is a Mexican businessman of Lebanese origin, the son of Maronite immigrants from Lebanon. Billionaire, one of the richest people on the planet. According to Forbes, from 2010 to 2013 he was the richest man in the world.


16. Michael Bloomberg $70 billion                      

Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American businessman, politician, and philanthropist.


15. Changpeng Zhao $72.2 billion

Changpeng Zhao is the founder and CEO of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. Known in the crypto community as CZ. In an interview with Bloomberg in April 2021, Changpeng said that “Binance probably has the most exchange licenses worldwide.”


14. Zhong Shanshan $77.5 billion        

Zhong Shanshan is a Chinese entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the Nongfu Spring beverage company, and the main owner of Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise, a billionaire.


13. Mark Zuckerberg $78.2 billion    

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American media mogul, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Known as the co-founder of Meta and is its chairman, chief executive officer, and shareholder.


12. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $81.3 billion          

  Françoise Bettencourt-Myers is a French entrepreneur, after the death of her mother Liliane Bettencourt in September 2017, she received an inheritance of $ 39.5 billion. As of March 2019, with a fortune of $ 49.3 billion, she is the richest woman on the planet and ranks 20th in the ranking richest people on earth.


11. Gautam Adani $87.8 billion                      

Gautam Shantilal Adani is an Indian billionaire industrialist and philanthropist. He is the chairman and founder of the Adani Group, an Ahmedabad-based multinational conglomerate with port development and operations in India.


10. Mukesh Ambani $91.9 billion  

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian businessman and the richest person in India according to Forbes magazine in 2008, given that the billionaire Lakshmi Mittal lives permanently in the UK.


9. Larry Ellison $93.3 billion    

Lawrence Joseph Ellison is an American entrepreneur, co-founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, former CEO of Oracle, the largest shareholder of NetSuite, and an initial investor in


8. Steve Ballmer $104 billion

Stephen Anthony Ballmer is a billionaire CEO of Microsoft Corporation from January 2000 to February 2014. Owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.


7. Sergey Brin  $112 billion

Sergey Brin is an American programmer and internet entrepreneur. He co-founded Google with Larry Page. Brin was the president of Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google until he stepped down from that position on December 3, 2019.


6. Warren Buffett $114 billion              

Warren Edward Buffett is an American entrepreneur, one of the largest and most famous investors in the world, whose fortune was estimated at $108.4 billion as of September 2018, $84.9 billion as of February 12, 2019, and in 2022 - $114 billion, which made his sixth richest man in the world.       


5. Larry Page $117 billion

Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page is an American programmer, developer, and co-founder of the Google search engine.


4. Bill Gates $125 billion          

William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is an American businessman and public figure, philanthropist, one of the founders and former largest shareholder of Microsoft.


3. Bernard Arnault $160 billion

Bernard Arnault is a French billionaire businessman, president, and CEO of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group of companies. In April 2018, he was recognized as the richest man in Europe. On January 18, 2020, Arno became the richest man in the world, Forbes estimated his fortune at $117 billion. In 2022 he is the third richest man in the world with $160 billion.


2. Jeff Bezos $177 billion                

Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos is an American entrepreneur, founder of the Internet company, founder and owner of the aerospace company Blue Origin, owner of the publishing house The Washington Post.


1. Elon Musk $220 billion                      

Elon Reeve Musk is an American entrepreneur, engineer, and billionaire.


Founder, co-owner, CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX; CEO and chief ideological inspirer (Chief Product Architect) of Tesla; also served on the board of directors of SolarCity, founded by his cousins, before its merger with Tesla.


For outstanding services to science on May 9, 2018, he was awarded membership of the Royal Society of London.


On January 7, 2021, with an estimated fortune of $185 billion, he became the world's richest man for the first time, displacing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to second place. On November 1, 2021, he became the first person in history to reach the $300 billion mark. In 2022 he is the richest man in the world and his estate is $220 billion.




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In the second half of the 20th century, the stand-up genre emerged in the United States - a conversational performance in which the artist speaks directly to the audience. The members of this collection have something to say.


List of Famous Comedians Who Made us Laugh Hard and Often!


Comedian, from the German Komiker, Komikus is an actor who performs comic roles. Recently, in our country, comedians, and the stand-up genre in general, are gaining more and more popularity. Today we decided to recall the pioneers - the most famous comic actors in the world.


George Carlin


One of the genre pioneers, actor, and writer, winner of four Grammy awards and the Mark Twain Award.


Carlin started as a DJ at a radio station, then put on comedy numbers in nightclubs, and was a frequent guest on various TV shows. His popularity grew like a snowball. In total, the artist released 14 full-length stand-ups.


In his books and speeches, Karlin destroys all the foundations of modern society and universal human values. There are no taboo topics for his penetrating gaze and devastating humor - religious dogmas, gender stereotypes, political correctness, mass media, politics, patriotism, and the institution of the family. Some of his monologues fell under proceedings in the US Supreme Court.


Richard Pryor


The most influential black comedian, social critic, and actor, whose popularity peaked in the 1970s-1980s. Richard Pryor is the typical African American that Hollywood has portrayed. He was not poor, but he robbed neighbors' houses and often got caught as a child. At 19, Pryor attacked the owners of a club owned by the Italian mafia with a toy gun. He was the son of a boxer and a prostitute and was raised by his grandmother in a brothel, of which she was the mistress.


The five-time Emmy winner started as an entertainer. He soon became a regular on the television entertainment shows The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Pryor's popularity quickly grew, and he decided to try his hand at the Las Vegas stage, where he was waiting for success as a stand-up comedian.


In 2004, Pryor was ranked number one on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Artists of All Time. In a 2005 British poll by The Comedian, Pryor was ranked the tenth best comedy figure.


Andy Kaufman


Although Andy was often called a comedian, Kaufman never called himself that. He refused to do jokes or comedies, at least not in the way that others did. Kaufman considered himself an anti-comedian, an artist of the absurd, and called himself "an artist who dances and sings." In his numbers, Andy always evoked different feelings in the audience - from numbness and disgust to uncontrollable laughter. For him, there were no boundaries in the invented jokes.


In addition to being weird, Andy Kaufman has wrapped himself in mystery. Until now, many believe that he did not die at all, and is just waiting in the wings to appear in public. After all, he joked many times during his lifetime that he would do just that. The fog was added by his brother, who in 2013 stated that he found a note from Andy almost immediately after his death.


Some are still not sure if the artist really died or just faked his death.


Louis C.K.

The most recognizable American stand-up comedian of our time.


Started as a writer for other comedians and TV presenters. Success came to him when Louis was already over 40. He made a name for himself on the subject of a midlife crisis. C.K. exploits the image of an irritated man who is divorced, has two daughters and eats immoderately. The humor may seem very cynical, but the presentation leaves no doubt - Louis C.K. sincerely loves people.


Dave Chappelle

American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. Winner of two Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award.


At first glance, Chappelle is a typical African-American comedian, talking about racism, weed and "brothers". In reality, he is completely atypical: he talks about the same thing, but in a different way. Therefore, viewers with different skin colors come to his concerts. His low calm voice is combined with rhythm and passion. Chappelle does not draw conclusions for the viewer, but each story provides food for thought.


Jimmy Carr

An English comedian for whom nothing is sacred. A second ago he was joking with dwarfs, and right now he is mocking the city in which he gives his concert. Although sometimes the performance is divided into peculiar headings, like a TV show.


Not everyone likes his sharp jokes and dark humor, which Carr takes lightly, saying that people have the right to be offended, but he also has the right to freely joke about whatever he wants.


Subtle British humor and impeccable one-lines make any black joke in his performance first of all funny. This allows Carr to avoid responsibility for his insults. In most cases.


Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a man whose prowess as a stand-up comedian can only be judged by audio recordings and rare surviving video recordings. At the end of many shows, Allen recommended buying his record. Those who did this helped posterity learn what troubles and sores plagued the neurotic from Brooklyn. The future director talked about doctors and failures with women, and also noticed the absurdities in the life of a big city, which later became fragments of many of his films. Allen still inspires young people to conquer the scene with sincere and self-deprecating jokes.


George Carlin

One of the most significant stand-up artists of all time, George Carlin took to the stage with ruthless pamphlets denouncing the state and human stupidity. He ridiculed the routine phrases on board the aircraft, the bombastic statements of environmentalists and the supporting piles of politically correct America. In parallel with the caustic concerts, Karlin also appeared on the wide screen. He collaborated with Kevin Smith three times - on Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob and Jersey Girl. Karlin was dissatisfied with most of his acting work.


Robin Williams

Oscar winner (with four nominations) and five-time Golden Globe winner, Robin Williams was a stand-up comedian in the seventies, performing at The Comedy Store club along with the iconic Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Then he had a television career and success in big movies, but in the early 2000s, Williams returned to his roots. He recorded two stand-up gigs where he mocked the names of hurricanes, the last American presidents, tiny electric cars and raccoons, for which ecological separation of garbage is a real punishment. Watching Williams is interesting not only because of the jokes, but also because of the performance skills - he can be given a second Oscar for drawing sketches “by roles”.


Eddie Murphy

In the eighties, Murphy walked around the stage in a tight leather suit, was afraid that one of the men in the audience would stare at his ass, and cursed as often as he could not afford, now a family movie star. African-American stand-up comedians have become a self-sufficient niche in the humor market since Richard Pryor, and the glib Murphy proved to be one of the brightest wisecracking storytellers: he parodied Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and also spoke with equal frankness about sex and childhood love of ice cream.


Jim Carrey

When Jim Carrey left the stage and moved to the big screen, his stage image did not change much: the “rubber-faced man” continued to amuse the audience with eccentric antics. An emotional story about situations from life was accompanied by pantomime, the apotheosis of which can be considered the image of famous personalities. Carrey is probably the only one who parodied Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Clint Eastwood without a single word - he showed this number exclusively with facial expressions with a striking portrait resemblance.


Chris Rock

Chris Rock, following Pryor and Murphy, spoke about the life of an African American in the United States, complained that it has become increasingly difficult to defend rap lately, and did not hesitate to attack the state. "The government doesn't want you to use your drugs, they want you to use their drugs," he declared from the stage. Rock is often said to have changed the face of American humor. However, in the cinema he was less fortunate. Chris Rock was not as successful as Eddie Murphy, but starred twice with Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob, Dogma), voiced a zebra in the Madagascar trilogy, wrote a semi-autobiographical script for the TV series Everybody Hates Chris. , and acted as a director in two more films.


Adam Sandler

Raised to comedian from high school prankster, Adam Sandler took to the stage in the 1980s as the goofy simpleton that Reese Darby (Always Say Yes and Rock Wave) now uses with equal success. Giggling at his own jokes, Sandler spoke in a thin voice about talking to girls. In a normal voice, he could tell, for example, about the teammates of the famous basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, who set an NBA record by scoring one hundred points in one match. The remaining four, according to Sandler, approached the team leader and said: "Listen, man, I'm open." With such baggage in the early nineties, the native of Brooklyn got on television, acted in films - and away we go.


Jud Apatow

The young Jud Apatow, speaking to the bar's patrons, looked like the slightly chubbier Ross from Friends, who preferred jokes about his own laziness and wasted life to dinosaurs. Dressed in a formal suit, Apatow looked like a lawyer or a traveling salesman. Twenty years ago, hardly anyone would have recognized him as the “king of comedy” from mass culture. However, before becoming a director, Apatow managed to work on stage on his own, and later supplied Jimm Carrey and other comedians with material.


Zach Galifianakis

Gaining fame after The Hangover, Galifainakis made many people learn his hard-to-pronounce last name. The fame of the native of North Carolina was a matter of time: on stage, he was not much different from his extravagant on-screen character. The audience was delighted with the unhurried monologues that he uttered over a bottle of beer. “I look like fat Jesus,” Zach hung from the stage. "Be careful, I'm really funny."


Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen made people laugh long before Donnie Darko and The 40 Year Old Virgin. One of the main associates of Jud Appatow, he went on stage from the age of twelve. The first speeches contained observations about school, unruly hair, and how hard it is for a child in a Jewish family. The main problem, according to Rogen, is the grandparents. However, even then the comedian knew how to turn a minus into a plus: “Once I asked for a cup of milk, and received $ 20.” Perhaps much in the career of a guy from Canada has developed in a similar way.


Bill Burr

Bill Burr is a cynical American comedian, actor, writer, musician, and producer. He started his stand-up career in 1992 and has since released six quite successful shows. But other projects have brought him popularity: his own weekly podcast Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, appearances on radio shows and podcasts of other comedians, participation in the voice acting of GTA 4, a small role in the TV series Breaking Bad, and much more.


Bill Burr claims that his style was partly influenced by George Carlin. Burr's humor has been described as "furious". His speeches look rude, chauvinistic, indecent. He always chooses the most politically incorrect topics, ridiculing the excessive tolerance of the modern world. But it's his politically incorrectness and fearlessness that make his stand-up show so appealing.


Ellen DeGeneres

American actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is known all over the world as a talented TV presenter, but she started her career with stand-up, and very successful. Back in the 70s, when Ellen was about 20 years old, she began performing in coffee houses and clubs, gradually gaining popularity and moving to a television audience. And in the 80s, the comedian was talked about all over the country, calling the funniest person on American television.


Ellen DeGeneres starred on the sitcom Ellen for four years, playing a bookstore owner. Although the series did not receive high television ratings, critics praised it, especially noting the talent of the comedian. In the 2000s, Ellen began to offer to host the Emmy, Grammy and other awards ceremonies. She turned out to be a great host, she was even nominated for an Emmy for hosting the ceremony.


Ellen is bright, funny and cheerful, without rudeness, unnecessary cynicism and vulgarity, but with wonderful self-irony. Her performances are very laid back and she improvises well.


Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham is a young but already popular American comedian and musician. He started his career in an unusual way compared to other comedians: from a Youtube channel where he uploaded his funny songs with guitar and electric piano. Then he started posting comedy videos about religion, gender, homosexuality, disability. Bo soon began to perform in clubs and on television, and in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival he was nominated for the prize for the best comedy show.


Bo Burnham starred in several TV series and wrote and produced the sitcom Zach Stone Is Going to Be Big. But his main hobbies are still music and comedy.


Bo Burnham's performances can be called a musical comedy, but not in the classic version, when the songs are simply accompanied by jokes. Burnham's shows are more interesting, with jokes interrupted by songs and pantomimes, as if the comedian is mocking a classic stand-up.


Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is an American stand-up actress and satirist, comedy writer. Sarah first performed in the comedy genre at the age of 17, in the late 80s. Although she described her performance as terrible, her career took off quickly. Soon, Sarah began to perform in a satirical talk show on television, act in comedy series and create her own shows.


Sarah starred in dozens of films and TV series. Since 2007, she has been producing the weekly show The Sarah Silverman Program. In 2009, Silverman received an Emmy Award.


Sarah calls herself a "Jewish comedian". She often uses the themes of racism and the Holocaust in her speeches. Her stand-up is laced with deep satire and is often accompanied by black humor.


Bill Hicks

American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks lived a short life but gained immense recognition after his death. He performed in the 80s and 90s, shocking the audience with obscene language, black humor and discussion of the most controversial topics. Hicks deliberately challenged the mainstream in comedy by getting people to not just laugh at jokes, but to learn new things and think for themselves.


In his stand-up speeches, Bill Hicks criticized the banality and superficiality of popular culture. He wanted people to think more deeply and live more consciously. Hicks ridiculed the media, consumerism and philistinism. His cynical humor was not liked by everyone, but after Hicks' death, he was called one of the greatest comedians of all time.


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If you think today's billionaires are refined socialites whose fingers shake from the weight of diamond rings, we hasten to disappoint you and show you what the richest women in the world look like.


According to Forbes, every year the number of women who get rich and multiply their fortunes is steadily growing. And probably this year, we could observe the same positive dynamics, if not for the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in 2021, 228 women were among the richest people on the planet - 13 less than last year. But paradoxically, their combined wealth has increased by $570 billion (as the stock markets slowly start to recover).


Many leaders of last year's rating managed to strengthen their positions (or even improve them). For example, L'Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt-Myers broke into the top spot of the Forbes 2021 Women's list, displacing Alice Walton. Her company's stock rose an incredible 40%, so Betancourt-Myers made $24.7 billion rich.


Top richest women in 2022


2020 has also been a successful year for the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott. She donated almost $6 billion to charity but still managed to increase her fortune. How did it happen? The fact is that after the divorce, Mackenzie became the owner of a 4% stake in Amazon. Their value increased by 66% last year, and thanks to this, Scott's fortune has grown by almost 50%.


The richest newcomer on the list, with $38.2 billion, was Miriam Adelson of Nevada, who inherited her husband's casino empire after his death.


Using the example of the 30 main billionaires in the world, we decided to figure out what and how to do to appear in the Forbes ranking (small spoiler: the shortest way is to be born into a rich family, but it is not the only one).


30. Zhao Yan

Net Worth: $7.7 Billion

Zhao Yan is the chairperson for Hong Kong-listed Bloomage BioTechnology. The company produces hyaluronic acid.


29. Christy Walton

Net Worth: $7.8 Billion


Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. In June 2005, her husband died in a plane crash, making her the main heir to his US$18.2 billion fortune. Forbes named Christy Walton the richest woman in the world for several years.


28. Diane Hendricks

Net Worth: $8 Billion

Diane Marie Hendrix is an American billionaire businesswoman and film producer from Wisconsin. She is the widow of the late businessman Ken Hendrix.


27. Blair Parry-Okeden

Net Worth: $8.2 Billion

Blair Parry-Okeden is an American-born Australian billionaire and philanthropist. In 2016, she was Australia's richest person by net worth, according to Forbes Asia. Parry-Okeden's wealth comes from Cox Enterprises.


26. Nancy Walton Laurie

Net Worth: $8.2 Billion

Nancy Walton Laurie is an American heiress to the Walmart fortune. She is also a businesswoman and philanthropist.


25. Zeng Fangquin

Net Worth: $8.3 Billion

Zeng Fangquin is the chairperson of Lingyi Technology, a part supplier for smartphones; including Apple and Huawei products. Lingyi Technology was listed on the Shenzhen stock 


24. Cheng Xue

Net Worth: $8.7 Billion

Cheng Xue is the vice-chairman of Chinese soy sauce maker Foshan Haitian Flavoring. Xue currently owns a 9% stake in the company.


23. Ann Walton Kroenke

Net Worth: $9.1 Billion

Ann Walton Kroenke is the heiress to the Walmart fortune. Ann and her sister Nancy Walton Laurie inherited the shares of their father, Bud Walton, who was the brother and one of the first business partners of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She owns the Denver Nuggets in the NBA and the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL.


22. Denise Coates

Net Worth: $9.6 Billion

Denise Coates is a British businesswoman, billionaire, founder, and CEO of the online gambling company Bet365. In October 2019, Forbes magazine estimated Coates' net worth at $12.2 billion.


21. Massimiliana Landini Alleotti

Net Worth: $10.4 Billion

Massimiliano Landini Aleotti is an Italian billionaire heiress, owner of the Menarini pharmaceutical company based in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, and one of the ten richest women in the world. As of February 2016, Forbes estimated her net worth at US$11.6 billion.


20. Kwong Siu-Hing

Net Worth: $12.2 Billion

Kwong Siu-hin, or sometimes Kwok Kwong Siu-Hing, is the matriarch of the Kwok family. She controls conglomerate Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest real estate developer in Hong Kong in 2019.


19. Wang Laichun

Net Worth: $12.7 Billion

Wang Laichun is a Chinese billionaire chairman and co-founder of electronics manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd, better known as Luxshare-ICT. Founded in 2004 in Dongguan, China, the company designs and manufactures computer cables; it is also a key AirPods assembler for Apple.


18. Kirsten Rausing

Net Worth: $13.2 Billion

Kirsten Elisabeth Rausing is a Swedish entrepreneur. The eldest daughter of Swedish industrialist Gad Rausing and his wife Birgit.


17. Abigail Johnson

Net Worth: $15 Billion

Abigail "Abby" Johnson is the granddaughter of Edward Johnson II, a member of the richest family in the United States. American entrepreneur, dollar billionaire, president of the American firm Fidelity Investments and chairman of its subsidiary, one of the richest and most powerful women in the world according to Forbes.


16. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Net Worth: $15.4 Billion

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the heiress of Freddie Heineken, her fortune in 2016 is estimated at approximately $12 billion. Owns a controlling stake in Heineken.


15. Iris Fontbona & Family

Net Worth: $15.5 Billion

Iris Balbina Fontbona Gonzalez is a Chilean mining magnate, media owner, billionaire businesswoman, widow of Andronico Luxica Abaroa, from whom she inherited Antofagasta PLC.


14. Zhou Qunfei & Family

Net Worth: $16.1 Billion

Zhou Qunfei is a Chinese entrepreneur and founder of the major touchscreen maker Lens Technology. After the public listing of her company on the Shenzhen ChiNext market in March 2015, her net worth skyrocketed, making her one of the richest women in China.


13. Gina Rinehart

Net Worth: $16.3 Billion

Gina Rinehart is a large Australian businesswoman, billionaire. Owner of the Australian iron ore company Hancock Prospecting. The richest woman in the world and the richest person in Australia. The fortune for 2020 is estimated at 13.5 billion dollars. She inherited her father's Hancock Prospecting business.


12. Lu Zhongfang

Net Worth: $16.4 Billion

Lu Zhongfang invested in Offcn, a test preparation company, in 1999, after retiring from working in a pesticides factory in 1993. Lu’s son, Liu Yongxin, is the chairman for Offcn. In 2019, Offcn Education Technology was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.


11. Fan Hongwei & Family

Net Worth: $16.8 Billion

Fan Hongwei is a Chinese chairperson for Hengli Petrochemical, a chemical fiber supplier. 


10. Wu Yajun

Net Worth: $17.9 Billion

Wu Yajun is the co-founder and chairperson of Longfor Properties, a real estate developer based in Hong Kong. 


9. Zhong Huijuan

Net Worth: $18.9 Billion

Zhong Huijuan is a Chinese pharmacist, billionaire, and the world's richest self-made woman. She is the founder, CEO, and chairman of Hanson Pharmaceutical, headquartered in Lianyungang and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


8. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth: $19.9 Billion

Lauren Powell Jobs is an American billionaire businesswoman, CEO, and founder of the Emerson Collective, a non-profit organization that, in addition to investing and charitable work, is politically active in the areas of education reform, social services, and redistribution of resources and protection.


7. Susanne Klatten

Net Worth: $24.2 Billion

Susanna Klatten is a German entrepreneur. Born in the family of industrialists Herbert and Johanna Quandt. Heiress and co-owner of the family business associated with BMW.


6. Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $28.9 Billion

Jacqueline Mars is an American businesswoman, daughter of Forrest Mars Sr., and granddaughter of Franklin Mars, founder of the American confectionery company Mars, Incorporated. The value of her stake in the company is $11 billion. According to Forbes magazine, Jacqueline is one of the richest women in the world.


5. Yang Huiyan & Family

Net Worth: $30.6 Billion

Yang Huiyan is the richest woman in China. According to Forbes magazine, her fortune is estimated at $16.2 billion as of October 2007. Since the beginning of 2018, in just four days of the exchanges, Yang Huiyan's fortune has grown from $23.6 billion to $25.6 billion. Today her net worth is 30.6 billion.


4. Julia Koch & Family

Net Worth: $44.9 Billion

Julia Margaret Flescher Koch is an American socialite, billionaire, philanthropist, and one of the richest women in the world. She inherited her fortune from her husband David Koch, who died in 2019.


3. MacKenzie Scott

Net Worth: $62.7 Billion

McKenzie Scott is an American writer, philanthropist, and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. As of 2021, Forbes estimates Scott's net worth at $59.8 billion. As of 2022, MacKenzie Scott's net worth is estimated to be $62.7 Billion.




2. Alice Walton

Net Worth: $68.1 Billion

Alice Louise Walton is an American billionaire, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife Helen Walton. As of May 2018, her fortune was estimated at $41.8 billion. In the Forbes list, she became the second richest woman of 2018 same as in 2022. As of 2022, Alice Walton's net worth is estimated to be $68.1 billion.


1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family

Net Worth: $69.6 Billion

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the reigning L'Oreal heiress when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away in 2017. She now runs the holding company as chairwoman, with her family owning 33% of L'Oreal.


Françoise Bettencourt-Myers is a French entrepreneur, after the death of her mother Liliane Bettencourt in September 2017, she received an inheritance of $ 39.5 billion. As of March 2022, with a fortune of $ 69.6 billion, she is the richest woman on the planet and ranks 20th in the ranking richest people on earth.



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Greta Thunberg is a schoolgirl from Sweden who gained wide popularity in 2019. Someone treats her activities with respect, and someone believes that an active civic position deprived her of her childhood. There are lively discussions about Greta on the Web.


Facts about Greta Thunberg 


Greta is an environmental activist who advocates for increased environmental protection measures.


Bibliography and Personal life

1. Greta Thunberg was born on January 3, 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up in the family of actor Svante Thunberg and his wife Malena Ernman, who works as an opera singer.


2. Greta first heard about climate change at the age of 8. At the same time, she seriously thought about why society does not make any efforts to correct the situation. The girl was so imbued with this problem that by the age of 11 she fell into depression.


3. As a result, Thunberg stopped eating and communicating with relatives and friends. Concerned parents took their daughter to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, which is a mental disorder that is accompanied by the desire for obsessive rituals and selective speech.


4. It is curious that Greta was not frightened by this syndrome. Instead, she found many positive features in him. For 2 years, she persuaded her father and mother to change their lifestyle to reduce their carbon footprint and overall impact on nature.



5. This led to the fact that the Thunberg family began to eat plant foods, adhering to veganism, and also stopped using air transport services. 


6. At the age of 11, she was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a developmental disorder characterized by problems in social interaction. Greta also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and selective mutism. 


7. The second is characterized as the inability of the individual to speak out at the moment when it is expected of her. Greta herself believes that these features allow her to speak only at the most necessary moments. The girl got acquainted with the concept of climate change and ecological catastrophe at the age of 8, at the same time she came to the conclusion that inaction in this regard is unacceptable. 


8. Greta does not eat animal food and managed to convince the entire family to switch to a vegan diet. In addition, Thunberg refused to wear genuine leather and fur. She is not the only child in the family, she has a sister named Biata who shares her beliefs.



Read here 20 inspirational quotes from Greta Thunberg about climate change


9. Greta Thunberg loves to read and writes books. She became the author of the collection "Scenes from the Heart", on the pages of which she described many episodes from her own biography.


10. Greta has an Instagram account with tens of millions of followers. On her page, she still continues to promote environmental issues, inspiring others to follow her example.


11. At home, the young eco-activist has two dogs, Moses and Roxy.


12. Greta has visited many countries, but refuses to fly. She spent two weeks sailing on the yacht Malizia to get to New York (USA) for the UN climate change summit.



13. Greta began active social work in the summer of 2018. She led the first solo strike in front of the parliament building in Stockholm. Later, other students began to join her. For the sake of these pickets, teenagers skipped classes at school. 


14. In the winter of 2018, she met with the Secretary General of the United Nations, he approved the strikes.


15. There, she distinguished herself by getting to her destination by train, as planes cause great harm to the environment. The mother of Greta Malena also refused air travel for the same reason. 


16. Soon she was invited to a conference of the European Socio-Economic Committee. She then met with representatives of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Spring 2019 she met with Pope Francis, he expressed his approval to her and urged her to continue to fight.


17. Greta managed to get acquainted with other significant public and political figures. Among them are former US President Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, British Environment Minister Michael Gove. 



18. Thunberg's speech at the UN climate summit in September 2019 attracted a lot of attention. Her speech lasted about 4 minutes and contained emotional accusations of inaction and ignoring global climate change. Greta believes that world leaders are not only turning a blind eye to what is happening, but also refusing to clearly articulate the problem.


19. By the age of 17, the girl had already earned several awards: she received the title of Ambassador of Conscience from the international non-governmental organization Amnesty International; received the "Freedom Award", planned to direct the funds to the situation with the improvement of the climate in the world; a genus of featherwing beetles of the genus Nelloptodes was named in her honor. 


20. Greta was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019 by Time magazine. The same publication recognized her as the person of the year.


21. In 2020, Thunberg was re-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the same year, a new species of snail, Craspedotropis gretathunbergae, and a new species of spider, Thunberga greta, were named after her. At the same time, she was awarded the Human Act Award.


22. The young eco-activist staged her first climate strike at the walls of the Swedish Parliament in August 2018. The girl was inspired by a school protest in Florida (USA) against US gun laws.


23. On September 20, 2019, the girl led the largest climate strike in history, which was attended by about 4 million people in 161 countries around the world.


Attitude in society


24. There is no unambiguous attitude towards Greta's activities in the world. Some people treat her with respect, while others make fun of her. Some people believe that there is reason to believe that Greta is a commercial project, behind which there are interested parties. In their opinion, the girl does not voice her own thoughts, but only reads speeches prepared in advance by someone, because all the girl’s speeches are of a pronounced emotional nature.


25. The girl often skips school and has not yet entered the university. Her father does not like that her daughter does not attend classes regularly, but he emphasizes that he accepts her choice. In his native country, Thunberg's activities are also criticized by some political figures. Its supporters say that criticism is not constructive, but in fact is personal aggressive attacks. 


26. Greta's determination and courage inspired schoolchildren all over the world to participate in student actions. Over 20,000 students held rallies in hundreds of localities. In 2018, she spoke at the UN climate change conference.


27. In her bold speech, Thunberg criticized the world's rulers for their inaction on climate issues. At the same time, she attended many international forums, where she continued to call on the public to act.



28. In early 2019, Greta spoke at the World Economic Forum, as well as at a conference of the European Economic and Social Committee. In the same year, protests were held in various cities, in which over 1 million people participated!


29. An interesting fact is that Greta's phrase - "How dare you", uttered at the UN summit on climate change, received wide publicity in the media and the Internet space. In the following months of her biography, she visited many different countries of the world, meeting with presidents and other dignitaries.


30. Thunberg is deeply concerned about global warming, which has been gaining momentum in recent years. In her speeches, she openly accuses world leaders of inactivity and venality. In one of the speeches, she said that when we talk about the future, they (the politicians) talk about their present.


Read here 20 inspirational quotes from Greta Thunberg about climate change

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Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who, at just 16 years old, has managed to start a real international movement on climate change.


She became known in August 2018, when she started demonstrations in front of the Swedish Parliament. Every Friday, Greta was absent from school to protest in front of the Parliament building and called on the authorities to take action on climate change.


She always had a sign with the Swedish translation of the message "School Climate Strike" next to her.


Inspirational quotes of Greta Thunberg


In November 2018, 170,000 students from 24 countries joined the teenage protest, each in his own country. Since then, Greta has been giving a series of important speeches, with bold messages.


Greta says she has heard of terms such as climate change and global warming at the age of eight. He also heard about the devastating effects that climate change would have on the planet. He says they found it hard to believe because no one was talking about them. In fact, if it had really happened, it would have seemed normal for him to talk about it on TV, on social media, and in the newspapers.


Climate change is the biggest danger


1. “I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?” - Greta Thunberg, UN Climate Change Summit New York, September 2019.


2. "We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.” - Greta Thunberg.


3. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” - Greta Thunberg, TEDx Stockholm, December 2018.


4. “I’m sure the moment we start behaving as if we were in an emergency, we can avoid climate and ecological catastrophe.” - Greta Thunberg, Houses of Parliament, UK, April 2019.


Read here 30 interesting facts about Greta Thunberg that you didn't know



5. “For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer.” - Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion London, UK, April 2019.


6. “You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up is never an option.”- - Greta Thunberg, Congress, September 2019.


7. “I have a dream that the people in power, as well as the media, start treating this crisis like the existential emergency it is.” - Greta Thunberg.


8. “Without that sense of urgency, how can we, the people, understand that we are facing a real crisis.” - Greta Thunberg, COP25 Madrid, December 2019.


A little girl with a big world inside


At the age of 11, Greta fell ill. He became depressed, stopped talking and eating. She was later diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and selective mutism.


"I think in many ways, we autistic people are normal, and the rest of the people are pretty weird," Greta said in a Ted Talks speech. "Especially when it comes to the sustainability crisis, when everyone says that climate change is an existential threat and the worst problem of all, but they prefer to continue as before," she added.


Thunberg's mother was an opera singer, and her father was an actor. Greta was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, which is now considered an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is characterized by abnormalities in social interactions (as in classical autism), but with normal intelligence and language development. 


People with Asperger's syndrome tend to focus deeply on an idea or interest, and Thunberg's cause has become climate change. She first learned about this problem at the age of about eight, and in a few years she changed her habits, became vegan, and refused to travel by plane. (Both animals and aircraft emit a large amount of gas that contributes to global warming.)


9. "We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back." - Greta Thunberg.



10. “Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming whether you like it or not.” - Greta Thunberg.


11. “I often talk to people who say, ‘No, we have to be hopeful and to inspire each other, and we can’t tell [people] too many negative things’ . . . But, no — we have to tell it like it is.” - Greta Thunberg.


12. “It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.” - Greta Thunberg.


13. “I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.” - Greta Thunberg, World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2019.


A great impact in a big world


Seeking to have a greater impact, Thunberg tried to encourage lawmakers to tackle climate change. Almost three weeks before the Swedish elections in September 2018, she missed school to stand in front of the country's parliament with a sign that read Skolstrejk för Klimatet (Climate School Strike). 


Although alone on the first day of the strike, more and more people joined her every day afterwards, and her story attracted international attention. After the election, Thunberg returned to school, but continued to drop out of classes on Friday to strike, and these days were called Friday for the future. 


Her action has inspired hundreds of thousands of students around the world to attend their own Friday for the future. Strikes have taken place in countries such as Belgium, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, France and the Netherlands.


Thunberg has received numerous invitations to talk about climate change. He has given speeches at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the European Parliament, as well as in the legislatures of Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. 


In September 2019, her appearance at a UN climate event in New York - where she traveled on an emission-free yacht - drew special attention to her passionate comments: You stole my dreams and childhood with your empty words ... We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and everything you can talk about money and fairy tales about eternal economic growth. How dare you!


While Thunberg has been credited with changing people's views and behaviors on climate change - her influence has been known as the Greta effect - she has not been without detractors. Pres. Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro named her especially in 2019.


14. “People in power have got away with not doing anything.” - Greta Thunberg.


15. “We can change and people are ready for change.” - Greta Thunberg, COP25 Madrid, December 2019.


16. “There is hope – I’ve seen it – but it does not come from the governments or corporations, it comes from the people.” - Greta Thunberg, COP25 Madrid, December 2019.


17. “Humanity is now standing at a crossroads. We must now decide which path we want to take. How do we want the future living conditions for all living species to be like?” - Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion London, UK, April 2019.


18. “I think it is insane that people are gathered here to talk about the climate, and they arrive here in private jets.” - Greta Thunberg, World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2019.


19. “Some decision-makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money.”- Greta Thunberg.


20. “You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.”- Greta Thunberg.


Read here 30 interesting facts about Greta Thunberg that you didn't know

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