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Bill Gates just became the richest man in the world. Again!


Although he had lost the title to Mexican magnate Carlos Slim for over six years, a recent surge in Microsoft's stock price has let Bill Gates reclaim the title of the world's richest man.

Gates' fortune now stands at $72.7 billion, while Slim's is $72.1 billion. Slim's fortunes also fell because Mexico passed a bill that will tighten the reins of his enormous telecom company, America Movil.

Next in line? Warren Buffet at $59.7 billion, then Spaniar Amancio Ortega at $57 and finally, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad at $55.6 billion. What's remarkable is that both Gates and Buffet have already given so much of their money away, and yet they're still at the top of the list!

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Sonic Youth's drummer has a bit of an acting bone and has been in a ton of movies—including Ferris Bueller's Day Off!


The extras and minor actors in 1986's “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” can do some serious name dropping if they wanted to.

Not only did the movie have such stars as Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen, but it also had the drummer from the pivitol band Sonic Youth. Chances are you probably missed him.

The movie takes Bueller and his companions to a car parking garage to keep his friend's dad's 1961 Ferrari GT California safe while exploring Chicago.

The car attendants proceed to take the car out for an exciting joyride, racking up the miles that the main crew tried desperately to keep at a minimum. The man behind the wheel is none other than Richard Edson, Sonic Youth's drummer.

Besides that famous film, Edson has over 100 acting credits to his name including “Platoon,” “Do the Right Thing,” and “Stranger than Paradise.” The top-notch musician apparently had a very strong acting bone and wasn't afraid to show it off!

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When you see what famous comedian was also a BEST-SELLING musician, you might be shocked


Steve Martin is a man of many talents, a true living legend in the entertainment industry that will live on long after we're all gone.

Besides his infamous stint with Saturday Night Live, his storied movie career, and successful standup career, he was also a best-selling musician—for at least one song.

Martin didn't take the music industry by storm or revolutionize some new genre, he just made a simple novelty song that seemed to strike a chord with his fan base.

“King Tut” was released in 1978 as a single and went on to sell over a million copies as well a reach number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Martin initially showed the song off with a live performance on the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live.

The song is about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun and his many treasures. The skit included his loyal subjects adorning the king with vast kitchen appliances and a saxophone player that steps out of a golden sarcophagus.

Martin released an album titled “A Wild and Crazy Guy” with the song included as the single.

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This pretty much proves that Harrison Ford is actually Han Solo in real life


Harrison Ford can boast more than just piloting the infamous Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars trilogy—he's actually an avid pilot in real life too!

Plus he's even more like the hero we've all come to know and love, since he's actually used his aviation abilities to rescue those in need.

Harrison Ford may not fly spaceships in real life, but he is an avid fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter pilot. He began his training in the 1960s in Wild Rose, Wisconsin by flying a Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer but had to stop due to the steep $15 per hour price on lessons.

When he was finally wealthy enough to afford a Gulfstream II in the 1990s, he had his private pilot give him some lessons.

On Ford's 800-acre ranch in Wyoming he would help rescue those lost in the surrounding wilderness.

One time he managed to reach a hiker who was suffering dehydration and pulled him out. He is officially a volunteer emergency helicopter service for the local authorities.

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Thanks to being denied as a child, Muhammad Ali vowed to sign every autograph asked of him!


Muhammad Ali's autograph may be a special find, but chances are it isn't very rare.

Turns out that Ali never denied anyone an autograph throughout his career thanks to his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson, who denied him one as a child.

Sugar Ray Robinson was once the greatest boxer of his time. In fact the phrase “pound for pound, the best” was coined just for him.

He held the world welterweight title from 1946 all the way to 1951 and was a middleweight champ five times between 1951 and 1960. He was also one of the first African American athletes that managed to pave the way for the greats like Muhammad Ali.

Ali called Robinson “the king, the master, my idol.” Such a shame that his idol denied him a simple autograph at a young age.

Lucky for the millions of Ali fans though, the event made such a lasting impact that Ali vowed to never disappoint a fan by denying them a couple seconds of his time.

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