Thursday, July 06, 2006

YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO RICH OR TOO THIN.

I wanna understand how it is freakin' possible for the visionaries in this incredibly capitalistic country/world of ours to make such enormous fortunes! It is staggering to me how much money these people end up making. Isn't all this money just way too much for one person anyway?!

Warren Buffet just donated some $40 billion to charity and will keep a mere $2 billion of his wealth. After all, the old guy figures his life has been very blessed and he doesn't really have that much longer to live realistically. He should be commended for such an honorable and noble decision.

Of course, there's Bill Gates, to whom we owe the Microsoft Empire. Another filthy rich human being with the world's greatest personal fortune of only: $46.6 billion. My God man! At one point, his wealth actually reached $100 billion! That is so jaw-dropping, but it's also nice to see Gates and his wife being active in charity work. One would hope right? It would really suck if they were so greedy as to not help others! Not that they have to, but it is cool that they do.

Kirk Kerkorian practically owns Las Vegas. The guy has a stake in most of the hotels/casinos on the famous Strip such as the Mirage, Excalibur, Bellagio, and New York, New York. What a great freakin' town to make money in huh? Ironic for sure.

The famous and sometimes hated Walton family: owners of that awful shithole Wal-Mart. I would rather go to Target any day, but there's no denying Sam Walton started an empire allright with his God awful cheap discount superstore which now dots the American landscape like an eyesore.

Ya also got that Mark Cuban guy who owns the Dallas Mavericks. Uh huh. An NBA team. What a cool deal. Started as poor nobody and now look at him. Ya may not have heard of Cuban, but he's rich! Filthy rich! And here I am telling you about it, with a bit of envy as I run through all these wealthy heathens!

Gee. You're a poor mother on welfare, so why not come up with a fantasy story about a boy wizard who goes to a school to learn techniques in witchcraft and sell books to children the world over by the millions? That's exactly what J.K. Rowling has done with her Harry Potter series. Then came the films and she's now worth about a billion. Yada, yada, yada...

And there's the late great Aaron Spelling whose widow is now putting up their opulent gorgeous palatial estate up for sale at a cool $150 million. Wow. Donald Trump comes in with a personal fortune of about $2 billion bucks while Paul McCartney, Martha Stewart, and Oprah are all worth about $1 billion each. Nice.

What tha hell am I doing wrong?! Everything apparently! What tha hell do these people have in them to bring such tremendous wealth and success into their lives? I desperately wanna know their secret!

WHAT THA HELL DO I NEED TO DO TO REACH THESE ASTRONOMICAL HEIGHTS? Frankly, I'm sick of my regular job, of doing boring work, and of not really going anywhere.

I need a vision. Oh please God, do I need a vision...

7 comments:

Todd said...

Well, on Yahoo this morning, one of their main stories is that most billionaires are Virgos. Maybe that has something to do with it. From your list of billionaires, it sounds like you need to be in either real estate or entertainment. Or you need to be uber geek and invent something evil the whole world thinks they need. I'd go with real estate. I've got some land that's perfect for development...

Marko said...

Ahh, to be rich like that!

Jane Lake said...

I am raising $5b on my blog. Help me reach my goal within 2 years and I will split it with you.

Bill German said...

fuck money, your health and happiness is what's important. You need to become more zen-like. But then again day trading on the nasdaq is filled with chills and spills. (did i say spills?)

The Gay Guru said...

I would settle for not having to worry about the bills as opposed to rich at this point, lol. I guess it takes a little luck, some hard work, and timing, too bad most of my luck is bad. Keep on with witty posts and keen insight blogger friend, and you will get there, you have a while to make it big.....GG

Bill German said...

sell your body

Lisan Al'Gaib said...

My dear Wilbertus Maximus Aurelius, I had not stopped by your blog in a few days and I see that there are some things that we need to disect further.

Anywho, I digress, the real reason I need to use your comment section is for the following...mind you, I do appreciate input even if it is prosaic and/or archaic!

Now, let's get down to the business at hand....

Why is hate such a reviled emotion? Why do you think it is? Could it not be argued that hate is just as a good as an emotion as love or affectation. Why is it always considered bad....

Something I was pondering today...I had another thought about religion but that is for another day....

Lisan Al'Gaib