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The Women Problems of the Billionaires
Economic Policy Journal ^ | June 29 2014 | EPJ

Posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:30 PM PDT by PoloSec

These guys have serious problems controlling their women.

Of course, Donald Sterling has trouble with V. Stivano.

Rupert Murdoch caught his ex-wife Wendi Deng shacking up with Tony Blair.

A George Soros ex-girlfriend is suing him.

And Sumner Redstone, the largest shareholder in CBS and Viacom is the latest with woman problems. NyPo reports:

Sumner Redstone’s live-in girlfriend, Sydney Holland, is a control freak... . Redstone, the majority owner of CBS and Viacom, is being dragged into a bitter court battle between Holland and his former protegee Heather Naylor.

Holland, 43, is suing Naylor, 33, for $1 million — claiming the star of the short-lived MTV show “The Electric Barbarellas” stole her laptop computer containing “private and confidential” photographs.

That usually means X-rated.

Naylor countersued, charging that Holland used her influence, as she took control of Redstone’s life, to get the show canceled.

Redstone is 91 and worth $6.2 billion.

edstone reportedly pushed MTV execs to air the show — about a girl group described as a cross between the Pussycat Dolls and the Spice Girls, but raunchier — and gave Naylor $157,000 worth of Viacom stock.

In motions filed Friday, Naylor’s pit bull lawyer Neville Johnson states, “Because Holland is a beneficiary under Redstone’s will, she did not like that Redstone was spending his time and his resources with a free thinker like Naylor.”

Court papers state that “Holland grew jealous of Naylor’s relationship with Redstone and made efforts to cut off all ties between Redstone and Naylor so that Holland could control Redstone for her own economic advantage.”

Holland allegedly had all the phone numbers changed so Naylor couldn’t reach Redstone — and all of Naylor’s contacts removed from Redstone’s database so that he couldn’t reach her, a source familiar with the case told me.

These boys need to take some lessons from J. Paul Getty, once the world's richest man, who kept a dozen, or so, women floating around him. One for his cultural tastes, one for his intellectual pursuits etc.. In his will he left them only on average about $500,000 each. From PEOPLE:

After his death last month at the age of 83, it was disclosed that a dozen women he had loved, was charmed by or did business with would share in his multimillion-dollar estate...The largest personal bequest—5,000 shares of Getty oil stock valued at $826,500 and $1,167 a month for life—went to Penelope Ann Kitson, 53, an English interior decorator and mother of three. Recently divorced from her third husband, industrialist Patrick De Laszlo, tall, elegant Penelope Kitson was constantly at Getty's side during his final weeks...

Penelope's closest rival, in terms of inheritance, is Mary Teissier, 50, a Russian-born French interior decorator and art expert. She was willed 2,500 shares valued at $413,250 plus $750 a month for life. "The last few years," she says of Getty, "were very close, very sweet and very generous. Don't try to make a romance out of that. He was as old as my father!" ...

Getty left 1,000 shares worth $165,000 to widowed Lady Ursula d'Abo, 59, a celebrated prewar society beauty he had known 22 years. She shared his interest in gardening and served as a sometime hostess at Getty's parties where guests ranged from French esthetes to Oklahoma wildcatters.

Rosabella Burch, 42, a Nicaraguan widow who was one of Getty's companions for the last 15 years of his life, received $82,625 in stock....

Oddly enough, only one of Getty's five ex-wives was mentioned in his will: Louise Lynch Getty of Santa Monica, once a professional singer, who received $55,000 per year for life.

He bestowed lesser amounts on an astonishing variety of women about whom little is known: Countess Marianne von Alvensleben, 54, of Düsseldorf, West Germany; Karin Mannhardt (another German); Hildegard Kuhn, 69, of West Berlin; Gloria Bigelow of Los Angeles; Mary Maginnis of Malibu and Belene Clifford of West Covina.

Getty also claimed that Aristotle Onassis knew how to deal with difficult women. According to Getty, Ted Kennedy was severely outmatched by Onassis when he met with Onassis to hammer out the financial arrangements for Jackie's marriage to him.

Getty reported that, among other things, in his will Onasis left half of his yacht to Jackie and the other half to his daughter. The yacht required a massive staff for upkeep. It was a tremendous financial drain that Jackie couldn't do anything about, other than pay the bills, because of her only half ownership. Getty claimed that Onassis knew exactly what a financial knot he was leaving Jackie in when he negotiated with Ted.

As best I can tell, it seems that as far as modern day tycoons, Warren Buffett is closest to handling women in the manner Getty did. He is married but seems to have a number of other women floating around his place---and he doesn't seem to have the women problems that Murdoch, Sterling et al., have come up against.


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Billionaires have it very tough in this life, it is just not fair, especially for the very old crusty ones.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 1:59:30 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

i think it proves that if you have a woman problem the solution is NOT to get involved with yet more women.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 2:01:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PoloSec

They stayed around him for love......of money.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 2:07:19 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PoloSec

When you become a billionaire you also become a target of “major league” gold diggers.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 2:07:39 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: PoloSec

Go undercover and find a girl who actually like you when she doesn’t know you are filthy rich. That’s my plan.

Hasn’t worked so far and I’m tired of pretending to be rich ‘pretending’ to be poor.

lol


5 posted on 06/29/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec
These boys need to take some lessons from J. Paul Getty, once the world's richest man, who kept a dozen, or so, women floating around him. One for his cultural tastes, one for his intellectual pursuits etc.. In his will he left them only on average about $500,000 each. From PEOPLE:

After his death last month at the age of 83, it was disclosed that a dozen women he had loved, was charmed by or did business with would share in his multimillion-dollar estate...

Worth noting that Getty died in 1976. This PEOPLE article must be quite old. Also, the dollar amounts meant more 40 years ago.

6 posted on 06/29/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: PoloSec

At some point science will make human females irrelevant to men.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 2:09:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

How about if you just pay them to hang around as living art?


8 posted on 06/29/2014 2:09:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

Seems all these Billionaires are also huge LIBERALS


9 posted on 06/29/2014 2:09:20 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Hollywood...Washington DC for pretty people)
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To: ansel12

doubtful... might be the other way around


10 posted on 06/29/2014 2:10:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

Don’t date whores of Babylon.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 2:11:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GeronL

you don’t think employees have ever caused employers problems? that live in nanny just became a squatter this week.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

lol

Not employees.... just contractors. lol


13 posted on 06/29/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

A problem “controlling” “their” women?


14 posted on 06/29/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: PoloSec

I often wonder what happens if I ever found myself with billions of dollars. Women would be falling off trees for me. Why these guys marry or get involved with them is beyond my comprehension. If you’re going to get a young hot babe who is attracted to your billions you may as well hire professional prostitutes. I think it was Charlie Sheen who said “I don’t pay them to stay, I pay them to go away.”


15 posted on 06/29/2014 2:30:52 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: PoloSec

This is exactly why I choose not to be a billionaire.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 2:31:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: GeronL

Women need love and romance, male excitement, and human complications, not a device.

Men are the opposite, a pretty female who cooks, cleans and is sexually perfect, WITHOUT, the female complications will do just fine for most men.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 2:31:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: ansel12

In other words, a Tomboy.

:p


18 posted on 06/29/2014 2:34:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

The big head makes the money, the small head gives it away.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 2:34:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GeronL

I don’t understand what that means.

Where did a Tomboy fit in?


20 posted on 06/29/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: ansel12

I was kidding of course.

It seems like it is the other way around, it’s the females who buying the devices for the most part


21 posted on 06/29/2014 2:37:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

The pattern in this article is that the guys with trouble:
* have mistresses in addition to a wife
OR
* have live in girlfriends
OR
* serial marriages

No one mentioned with serious problems was married to one woman and faithful to her. However, in the book “The Millionaire Next Door”, the vast majority of millionaires were happily married only one time.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 2:38:44 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: PoloSec

Just pay them up front. Leave the Cash on the Nightstand.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 2:42:07 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: PoloSec

The Saudis have figured it out. If one of their women acts up, they just behead her.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: GeronL

But women can’t replace men for their complex and demanding emotional lives, women need men, but without the compulsion for sex and reproduction, men would not notice the gradual disappearance of females.

As lesbian Camille Paglia says ‘Let’s face it ladies, if it wasn’t for men and their male drive, we would all still be living in thatch huts’.

The “Stepford Wives” works for men because it is a male ideal, a beloved male fantasy, sex, food and beer, without emotions and human complications.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Heh, heh, back in the old days of late night TV, Johnny Carson emerged onstage to a really tumultuous welcoming ovation that went on & on.

When the audience settled down he said, “Hey, that was great, that was really wonderful! If you want, I’ll leave some cabfare on the bureau!”

Of course, Johnny had his own gold digger problems in the form of three (or four) divorces.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ansel12

women need men for what? Blame? lol


27 posted on 06/29/2014 3:09:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tbw2
High maintenance women need a constant barrage of entertainment, like a spoiled brat.
Any man would tire of that quickly and the marriage would begin to dissolve. A true woman of
servitude would persist to make her man happy and marriage would last longer than the limited
weekend of bliss.

When you marry a woman on grounds of entertainment and shopping,
that will always be the standard.

Men can also create the problem through bolstering their money on the Woman.

28 posted on 06/29/2014 3:23:26 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: elcid1970

Notice how you never see an article titled, “the woman problems of Walmart Shoppers”?

We’re jus not that interesting, unless the Jerry Springer Show is in town.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i think it proves that if you have a woman problem the solution is NOT to get involved with yet more women.

If you're a billionaire, there's not a problem woman in the world that can't be bought off.......

And if they can't be bought off......

There's not a problem woman in the world who can't succumb to an early death via a tragic accident..........

30 posted on 06/29/2014 4:35:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: GeronL

yeah there are no nightmare stories dealng with contractors...right? :-)


31 posted on 06/29/2014 4:41:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PoloSec

Shacking up with Tony Blair? Really?


32 posted on 06/29/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: MaxMax
A true woman of servitude would persist to make her man happy and marriage would last longer than the limited weekend of bliss.

What an immature view of marriage.

33 posted on 06/29/2014 10:01:58 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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