Helmut Schmidt – Straight talker, German chancellor, hostage negotiator and more

Somewhere in Germany, some time in the 1930s a young soldier runs over several people while rushing to the toilet. “Excuse me, but I need to take a dump!” said the young Helmut Schmidt and apparently this didn’t sit too well with a superior marine officer, who was in his way. Schmidt had a way with getting straight to the point in …

Making Bill Gates look poor

American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) was rich. Really rich! By the time of his death his assets equaled 1.5% of the United States total economic output. In todays money, his net worth would be around $340 billion. This means he was roughly 4 times richer than Bill Gates ever was. Standard Oil wells near Pawee, Oklahoma (Source ENERGY.GOV …