Fidel Castro has once again made Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest people, based on unearned income. Castro’s fortune is now estimated at more than one-half billion dollars; he may have stolen a higher percentage of his country’s wealth than any tyrant in modern history.
Castro is shocked to be described as rich:
Cuban President Fidel Castro has criticised Forbes magazine for the “infamy” of listing him among the world’s richest people, with a net worth of $550 million.
“Once again, they have committed the infamy of speaking about Castro’s fortune, placing me almost above the queen of England,” Castro said in a speech on Thursday to top officials of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party, military and police.
Here’s what I really love: “Castro, 78 and in power since a 1959 revolution, said he was considering suing“. I suppose if you’re a “Communist” dictator, being outed as a semi-billionaire is libel per se. It could have been worse, though. Forbes could have disclosed Castro’s decades of sexual predation; his history is depraved enough to qualify him as a U.N. peacekeeper.