Survey of World’s Billionaires Finds That Billionaires Never Conspire with Each Other

Dan Geddes
3 min readOct 4, 2020

by Dan Geddes

While conspiracy theorists often imagine billionaires meeting together in secrecy to plan the future of the world, billionaires themselves scoff at this idea.

Based on a recent Washington Chronicle survey of the approximately 1,000 billionaires in the world (81% of billionaires responding), most billionaires claim they have never even knowingly met another billionaire. They also deny that they personally have much influence on things, let alone conspire together regularly in order to run the world.

“The idea that billionaires have more influence on world events than the man in the street is completely ridiculous,” George Soros stated. “Every person, even people who work in Amazon warehouses, can make an enormous difference. Just because Bill Gates’ personal net worth is greater than the gross domestic products of many countries combined doesn’t mean he has any real power. I mean, it’s not like he’s the President of the United States or a rear admiral or somebody powerful like that!”

Gates himself admitted as much: “Sometimes I wish I could leave my mark on the world; that I could become somebody important. I was thinking of running for mayor of Redmond, Washington, or even for state senator so I could finally have some real power, a real influence on the world. I’m tired of being a billionaire loser who nobody will listen to, whose opinion counts for nothing in this world.”

Rupert Murdoch complained: “I’ve always been shunned by the other billionaires. I have heard rumors that they will never forgive me for the psychological damage that FOX News has inflicted on the collective psyche of the American lower and middle classes, for whom most billionaires have such love and affection. But I am the victim here! I’m a billionaire pariah. I’m still in therapy about it. My analyst is the one getting rich from all this!”

Murdoch found it ridiculous that he would plan to control the world with other billionaires. “How could we possibly conspire to control global megatrends for our own mutual enrichment? The other billionaires won’t even meet me for dinner. Or even coffee. I’m terribly lonely. I’m like Citizen Kane.”

Dan Geddes

Editor of The Satirist ( America’s Most Critical Journal; satirist, critic, standup in Amsterdam