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    About five years ago, I read that there were 77,000 households in the entire world that had a net worth of $30 million or more.

    James Gandolfini died with a $70 million estate. Simon Cowell earns an estimated $80 - $85 million per year in income. Martin Short has an art collection estimated at $100 million plus. Paul Hogan is suing his lawyer for stealing $54 million that he stashed overseas.

    Not to take anything away from the people I named, but if these guys are doing this well, there have to be a hell of a lot more than 77,000 entertainers, athletes, investors, royal monarchies, drug dealers, inheritors, entrepreneurs, etc., in the entire world with $30 million in net worth, you would think.  

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 08:37:39 AM PDT

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