Over 1500 times the net worth of Bill Gates yet nobody has heard of him

Dr. Carlos Alves, owner and president of the Solomao Alves Group (I'm pretty sure there's an accent mark missing, but that's what it says on the site), must be the richest man on the planet: "Company generates annual revenue exceeding $20 billion and owns personal assets valued at $100 trillion."

One hundred trillion dollars in personal assets.

That means that he owns pretty much every single thing on the planet, seeing as global wealth was only $97.9 trillion in 2006 by one organization's estimate.

But that's not all. In addition to being a fantastically wealthy multi-trillionaire, he has a "Ph.D in NASA Technology" and has been "selected in Harvard University as Senior Personality with highest QI." Whatever QI is. He's also qualified to joint [sic] a consortiun [sic] consisting of scientists "to expertising [sic] at my works as greatest international Megastar."

What? You're that awesome but still, nobody has ever heard of you? How do you fix that? Simple: Issue a press release proclaiming how awesome you are.

Mind you, that didn't appear to help much. The only information available on the Solomao Alves Group I can find on the Internet comes from the directory itself (warning: annoying voice), a vanity publication where you have to pay to be listed. Some people claim it's a scam.

Comments (26)
  1. Name required says:

    Wow, worth $100 trillion and he uses Hotmail for his email.

    QI is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi or possibly  http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/qi/ as any fule nose.

  2. Nathan_works says:

    Maybe he meant $Zimbabwe not $USD ? In that case, we’re all trillionaire.

  3. Iceman_K says:

    Also, Mr. Multi-Trillionaire apparently needs Hotmail for email. LOL.

  4. Iain Clarke says:

    Re: Using hotmail

    You don’t get to be a multi-trillionaire by wasting money!


  5. Ben says:

    10 billion U.S. dollars = 17.1599877 billion Brazil reais which can be shortened to R$.  Maybe they just use the dollar symbol in Brazil.

    So he is really only claiming ownership of 57% of the world’s economy

  6. ERock says:

    Are you sure he’s not a secret agent astronaut millionaire with a cowboy hat from space?

    I can’t figure out if the point of it is to garner buisness or get chicks. Greedy ones.

  7. mikeb says:

    > Are you sure he’s not a secret agent astronaut millionaire with a cowboy hat from space?


    > I can’t figure out if the point of it is to garner business or get chicks. Greedy ones.

    Some wisdom from "Office Space":

    Lawrence: I always wanted to do [two chicks at the same time], man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.

    Peter: Well, not all chicks.

    Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.

  8. André says:

    QI is the Portuguese for IQ = Intelligence quotient.

  9. mh says:

    Oh wow – you’ve just found Zaphod Beeblebrox!

  10. SkookumPete says:

    Maybe they are British trillions, in which case he owns one hundred million million million dollars.

  11. AJ says:

    The Madison Who’s Who site is blocked here at work.  I won’t be able to fully enjoy it until I get home.  The fact that it is blocked here though speaks volumes because they hardly block anything here.

  12. There’s a whole weird ecosystem of fake Who’s Who books and related things – award programs, Directories of Very Important Companies and so on. The publication or award in question often does actually exist, but the only people who get a copy of the documentation are those who’ve paid the hefty "administrative fee".

    There’s a not-entirely-surprising crossover between people who collect meaningless paid-for awards and people who fall for the Who’s Who scams. I reflected on this a while ago:


  13. Unfortunately, the real thing is sometimes no better: I could name a number of people with PhDs with no intelligence or ability to grasp the implications of clear evidence; some highly regarded academic honours recipients who have engaged in scientific fraud; and some corrupt administrators engaged in coverup of criminal activities of their staff (including allowing severe injury to "befall" complainants) who have received honours from the Queen.

    But I won’t (;P)

    Actually, I have tried, but they are invincible: no-one in authority on such matters cares about evidence either, only what is "politic" and "good for the reputation of Australia" to believe.

  14. Nuno Curado says:

    QI is Quoficiente de Inteligência that translates to IQ or Intelligence Quotient.

  15. fersis says:

    does BillG have an hotmail account?

  16. Medinoc says:

    What kind of trillons exactly?

    millions of millions of millions?

    or thousands or thousands of millions?

  17. brutus says:


    Which country/region are you from sir, where ‘hotmail’ requires ‘an’ before it?

    I can picture a scotsman from Seamill or Ayr, going: We need to go with ‘otmail, ‘oney!

  18. mvadu says:

    Google for Solomao Alves Group, you get madisonwhoswho.com and in their home page they have quotes from our great Trillionaire appreciating the directory..

    I think both of them are master mind of same person. he will claim is is smart in a directory where you need to pay to see listings.. when you pay he will get money.. so some times down the line he is targeting to become Trillionaire..

    But Ray, where do you find time to see such people..

  19. ikk says:

    "QI is Quoficiente de Inteligência that translates to IQ or Intelligence Quotient."

    Not Quoficiente, but Quociente.

  20. Matt Green says:

    How can *I* issue a press release stating how awesome I am?

    Because I most definitely will, if only to take the piss.

  21. Tom M says:

    Amusingly googleing for Solomao Alves Group now returns this page as the number one hit.

  22. Huh, and here I thought QI was QueryInterface()

    Does "highest QI" mean he implements a lot of COM interfaces?

  23. vilaca says:

    QI are the Portuguese initials for IQ.

    you’re welcome ;)

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