Did billionaire ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming mean he’s not been ‘reading, listening to music and daydreaming’ before now?

Don’t mind the 38year old billionaire worth $44billion. By the way, did you notice that the young man’s worth is more than the combined net-worth of Nigeria’s top 5 richest persons according to Forbes ranking?

I know when the mischief juice in your system begins to flow. I will not follow you in turning a purely innocent and informed discourse into a mischief fest

But you will follow a 38year old because he’s a billionaire. Have you forgotten your age, my friend?

What has age got to do with anything?

I know you are always fascinated by the ways of billionaires

And you are not? Imagine a world without, wait for it: Bernard Anault, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mukesh Ambani and their mega corporations?

Bravo. I know you always keep tab on the ten richest persons in the world at every given point. But tell me, how long do you think Bernard Anault will last as world’s richest man? I thought Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk had agreed to keep the title of world’s richest person between them for a long time to come

Did they tell you that?

Don’t mind them, my friend. But seriously, how did Bernard Anault do it? I thought they said the position of world’s richest now belongs to tech billionaires only? How did a luxury goods retailer upstage the tech icons to clinch the top position?

Then you haven’t been looking in the right places. Who upstaged tech billionaire Jack Ma to become richest man in China?

You think I don’t know? Is it not that guy they call the Wolf? I knew there was something about him the first time I saw him. Billionaires and their ways. They even have a Wolf. Meanwhile, if Bernard Anault, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and the others who make up the top ten richest list were animals, what would they be called?

All of us are animals! Oh, how I miss George Orwell. Remember him?

You’re changing the subject.

Like you did, and have always done. See where you’ve taken a simple and enlightened discourse. We are supposed to be talking about ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming

I’m sorry; that’s what billionaires do to me

You need to be careful

Please leave care for the man who is full, my friend. Is Zhang Yiming not leaving a job that gave him

$44billion to go and be ‘reading, listening to music and daydreaming?’

That’s the point

What point?

Was he not doing any of those things while he was CEO?

I believe he did them in a measure. Show me a billionaire who does not do any of these three things

How many billionaires do you know?

Are you sure you want to know?

What I want to know is why

The smart guy has seen something and he was gracious enough to call our attention to his discovery. Reading, listening to music and daydreaming are windows to worlds he had glimpsed. Many of those worlds are superior in many respects to the one we currently occupy. By spending more time in those worlds, he can see the kinds of bridges required to connect our world to some of those worlds. Mehn, the dude is up to something special.

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