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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The rise of the motivated left-wing billionaire? (46 comments)

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    Steyer might be a nice guy and I'm glad he's using part of his fortune toward noble ends, but he's not just a normal guy who happened by dint of his own bootstraps to make it big. He was born to privilege, went to a top prep school and then onto Yale, and vastly increased his fortune in capital management. He helped rich people get richer.

    Maybe he could have done all that without that huge headstart of money, connections, and preparation. Regardless, he and most other billionaires are not rags-to-riches story. Again, this isn't to knock down Steyer---he does seem to have his heart in the right place---but he shouldn't have been able to get that rich in the first place.

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