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  • Michael Moore Owns 9 Homes

    07/24/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | John Nolte
    Added: The Smoking Gun was the first outlet to report this, and did so weeks ago. According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers....
  • EXCLUSIVE — Higher Office: Charlie Crist, Wife Busy Hawking Sexy Costumes!

    06/27/2014 4:08:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 6/26/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Ex-Governor Charlie Crist and his wife Carole are involved in not just one but two big projects, Gossip Extra has learned. There’s of course Charlie’s run for a second shot at the governor’s gig, as a Democrat this time. Second, there’s Goddessey — a highly unlikely business for a dweller of the governor’s mansion.... Earlier this year, Charlie flew with Carole to Texas to help her hawk her wares at a giant costume convention there — and Carole actually published photos of Charlie pressing the flesh at the convention on Goddessey’s Facebook page. Distraction? “Not at all,” Charlie told Gossip...
  • The existential crisis of the liberal millionaire

    06/24/2014 1:53:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 06/24/2014 | By KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    David Brock has a message for liberal millionaires: Don’t sweat being called hypocrites. Brock, a former “right-wing hit-man”-turned-top-big-money-Democratic-operative, is part of a behind-the-scenes campaign to convince donors it’s OK to attack the Koch brothers for spending millions of dollars while doing the exact same thing for the left. “You’re not in this room today trying to figure out how to rig the game so you can be free to make money poisoning little kids, and neither am I,” Brock told donors this month at a conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to someone who attended the conference, but who...
  • 'Liberal Men Are Less Masculine' ... Millionaire Women Prefer Conservative Men Who 'Wear The Pants'

    02/18/2014 7:43:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Liberal men are less masculine': How millionaire women prefer conservative partners who 'wear the pants' in a relationship When it comes to dating and romance, most people prefer to be with a partner who shares the same political views. But it seems that when money is involved, this preference seems to go out the window. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according MillionaireMatch.com. 'I don’t want a liberal man, I want someone who believes in a traditional family,' said one female millionaire. Other...
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • Millionaire Obama: I Hate Income Inequality President readies populist push despite personal

    01/07/2014 5:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/14 | Albert Merrick
    Back from his $4 million Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama seems poised to sound the populist trumpet in an effort to turn the page on 2013’s disastrous Obamacare rollout. Many pundits are speculating that Obama, seeing the popularity of liberal populists like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, will use the current debate over unemployment insurance to engage in more divisive rhetoric: The Obama administration has set the stage for a push that could rekindle cries of class warfare -- calling for renewed long-term unemployment benefits, a minimum wage increase and a campaign against what Democrats call "income inequality." Ahead...
  • '10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty' Is Latest In Bigfoot Craze

    12/05/2013 8:38:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | Patrick Kevin Day
    '10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty' is latest in Bigfoot craze OK, enough with the grainy footage, the first-person accounts and questionable evidence. Spike TV is looking to get to the bottom of this whole Bigfoot mystery once and for all with its next reality competition series, "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty." Not surprisingly, the series, which premieres Jan. 10, hasn't attracted a whole lot of what you would call studious, academic types. Instead, you get a whole lot of angry, sexist rednecks yelling at each other in the woods. What better way to attract a notoriously camera-shy, quite probably mythical...
  • Millionaire Elizabeth Warren: My Brother Lives on $13K a Year from Social Security

    04/11/2013 3:33:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 4/11/13 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Elizabeth Warren "made it clear Wednesday in an e-mail to supporters that not only would she oppose President Barack Obama's plan to cut Social Security benefits through a cost-of-living adjustment known as chained CPI..." That's another thing. It's Obama's creation. The chained CPI is like the sequester. It's his idea, it's in his budget, and wait until you hear it! I've got three or four sound bites of Jay Carney and Obama denying it; accusing the Republicans of doing it. I dare say that 99-out-of-100 low-information people don't have the slightest idea what it is. "What do...
  • Millionaire ID thief gets four years for paying waiters to skim AmEx cards from wealthy customers

    02/26/2013 6:45:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2/26/2013 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A crafty, millionaire identity thief will spend at least four and a half years in prison after admitting today that he paid waiters at some of Manhattan's fanciest restaurants to skim the AmEx cards of wealthy customers. Between 2010 and 2011, some 265 diners had their Black and Platinum AmEx card information stolen by waiters at Smith & Wollenski, Capital Grille, Wolfgang's Steakhouse and JoJo, all thanks to Luis Damian Jacas, who pleaded guilty on the brink of opening statements in his now-scuttled enterprise corruption trial at Manhattan Supreme Court. Jacas, 42, of Manhattan, paid waiters $500 per Black card,...
  • Fla. woman gets life in prison in family killings

    12/17/2012 11:58:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | December 17, 2012 | JIM FITZGERALD
    A woman who was convicted of orchestrating the beating deaths of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law was sentenced Monday to life in prison. The judge also called her a coward for skipping the court session. Narcy Novack, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., waived her right to appear at the sentencing, apparently in protest, and listened to it from a prisoner holding area in an adjoining room. Judge Kenneth Karas called it "her final act of cowardice."
  • The Millionaires’ Tax (Hey Mr. Buffett, How Much Taxes will It Really Raise?)

    11/28/2012 9:53:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The days are ticking off to a January 1 fiscal implosion, and Republicans are trying to MacGyver a fiscal fix. Three days after the election, President Obama claimed the voters had given him a mandate to raise taxes on the rich. With Pew reporting that 58 percent of Americans feel the rich pay too little in taxes, it’s hard for Republicans to contradict the president. Unless Congress intervenes to prevent the Bush tax cuts from expiring, high earners will face significantly higher income taxes in 2013. For the top two brackets, the rate will rise to 36 percent (from 33...
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, that’s what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • A New Poll Shows That Most People Prefer Austerity To The 'Millionaire Tax'

    02/23/2012 7:05:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people like President Barack Obama's proposal to make millionaires pay a significant share of their incomes in taxes. Yet they'd still rather cut spending than boost taxes to balance the federal budget, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, giving Republicans an edge over Democrats in their core ideological dispute over the nation's fiscal ills. The survey suggests that while Obama's election-year tax plan targeting people making at least $1 million a year has won broad support, it has done little to shift people's basic views in the long-running partisan war over how best to tame budget deficits...
  • Democrats will seek smaller 'millionaire's tax' (Dems scaling it way back)

    10/17/2011 10:08:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/2011 | Ted Barret, Kate Bolduan
    Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will announce Monday that Democrats will seek a .5% (point five percent) surtax on annual incomes over $1 million to pay for the first individual component of President Obama's broader jobs package, which was rejected in the Senate last week, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN. That component of the larger jobs bill would provide $35 billion in aid to states to help preserve jobs for teachers and first responders, the White House and Senate Majority Leaders Harry Reid's office said. The administration and congressional Democrats hope the slimmed-down bill –...
  • The Size of the 5.6% Millionaire's Tax (A look at a "typical" millionaire to be affected)

    10/09/2011 10:09:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Tax Foundation ^ | 10/08/2011 | Nick Kasprak
    October 6, 2011The Size of the 5.6% Millionaire's Tax by Nick KasprakCongressional Democrats have proposed a new 5.6% surtax which would apply to AGI over $1 million as their latest attempt to find a politically palatable way to pay for the American Jobs Act. The surtax proposal replaces President Obama's proposal to limit the benefit of itemized deductions to at most 28% of their value. The new proposal targets very high-income taxpayers with incomes over $1 million, so I thought it would be interesting to look at a "typical" millionaire and see how such a taxpayer would be affected. I'll...
  • Republicans Accuse Obama of Waging 'Class Warfare' With Millionaire Tax Plan

    09/18/2011 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    "Class warfare ... may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, told "Fox News Sunday." The president is planning on proposing the new and higher rate as part of a broader long-term deficit-reduction plan he's unveiling Monday. It will likely include a mix of entitlement reform and new revenue, and will be aimed at the bipartisan "super committee" trying to find about $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. Ryan said the millionaire tax provision will undermine economic growth. "If you tax something more,...
  • Is Michele Bachmann Secretly A Millionaire?

    08/17/2011 10:05:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/17/2011 | Grace Wyler
    2012 presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus could be worth up to $2.8 million, but owe as much as $750,000 in outstanding loans, according to 2010 financial disclosure documents filed late last week. The filings reveal that the Bachmann's largest assets are her husband's Christian psychotherapy clinic — which is worth at least $600,000 and generated as much as $100,000 in gross income in 2010— and the Bachmann Family Farm, valued between $500,000 and $1 million.* Bachmann has said that she and her husband "have never received a dime from the farm," which received nearly $260,000 in federal...
  • Candidate’s Attempt to Forge Bond Hits Sour Note

    06/18/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 June 2011 | John Semmens
    Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s attempt to forge a bond with unemployed Florida voters hit a sour note when he tried to characterize himself as an “unemployed American.” A spokesman for the Romney campaign insisted that the claim is “essentially true. He has no job. He’s not on anyone’s payroll. And he’s looking for work. He meets the criteria for being classified as unemployed.” The fact that Romney is a millionaire and that his “job search” expenses are being paid out of a multimillion dollar campaign fund was brushed aside as irrelevant. “Corporate executives who are downsized...
  • The Millionaire Retirees Next Door

    05/12/2011 1:07:54 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2011 | John Cogan
    Readers may recall the 1950s TV show, "The Millionaire," which portrayed stories of individuals who were given a "no strings attached" gift of money by an anonymous benefactor. Each week in one of the show's opening scenes, a man representing the wealthy benefactor, John Beresford Tipton Jr., knocked on an unsuspecting recipient's door and announced: "My name is Michael Anthony and I have a cashier's check for you for one million dollars." That TV program is scheduled to return next year as a reality show, and the new recipients will be the typical husband and wife who reach age 66...
  • Ga. woman gets $1.2 million for coffee scalding

    01/27/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by arderkrag · 34 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | January 27 2011 | None listed
    BUFORD, Ga.— A Cobb County jury has awarded a Buford woman $1.2 million after she said she was scalded by 190-degree water that shot out of a cappuccino machine at a QuikTrip convenience store. Lawyer Nelson Tyrone III says the woman, 52-year-old Cynthia Nance, was burned on Halloween night in 2007 at a QuikTrip convenience store. Atlanta attorney Valerie Pinkett, who represented QuikTrip, said the case was settled on confidential terms after the jury's verdict. She said the machine involved has been replaced with a newer model at all QuikTrip stores. Tyrone said Nance was burned on her hand and...
  • Millionaire Sestak Brands Toomey a ‘Millionaire’

    10/18/2010 8:49:00 AM PDT · by malkee · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 18 2010
    Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak’s campaign has repeatedly referred to his Republican rival for the Senate as a “millionaire” to suggest his policies will serve the rich. But Sestak himself could be worth as much as $2.7 million, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sestak’s 2009 disclosure shows his retirement savings, bank accounts, and stock and mutual fund holdings are worth between $969,000 and $2,722,000. His two homes are appraised at $800,000 and $334,000. Toomey’s reported assets are worth between $2.02 million and $4.9 million.
  • 6-Year-Old Shareholder Becomes Millionaire

    08/18/2010 2:56:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    China.org.cn ^ | August 18, 2010
    Wu Qinyi, a 6-year-old girl, has become the youngest shareholder on China's Nasdaq-style growth enterprises board, as the Shaoxing-based Zhejiang Sunflower Light Energy Science & Technology Limited Liability Company (Sunflower) started its initial public offerings (IPO) Monday, Xinhua reported. Wu inherited 62,500 of the shares from her father, the former secretary of Sunflower's board, who passed away in a traffic accident last year. Sunflower's IPO price was at 16.8 apiece, bringing Wu's wealth to 1.05 million yuan, or more than 154,411 U.S. dollars, the report said. She has also broken the record for youngest wealthy shareholder in China, previously set...
  • N.J. Millionaires Tax Plan Fails (another victory for Gov Christie)

    06/22/2010 6:33:07 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 6-21-10
    TRENTON, N.J. - Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have failed to override the Republican governor's veto of a tax surcharge on millionaires. Monday's vote was strictly along party lines. All 47 Assembly Democrats voted for the override and all 33 Republicans voted against it. The measure needed seven GOP votes to advance. The one-year surcharge would have raised about $600 million by increasing income taxes nearly two percent on the state's 16,000 highest wage earners. Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the tax last month after the Legislature passed it along party lines. The governor vetoed the tax because it would...
  • New York State Assembly Looks at Millionaire's Tax

    05/26/2010 7:19:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 832+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/26/2010
    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is reportedly pitching a plan for an increased "millionaire's tax" aimed at 75-85 thousand New Yorkers making $1 million or more a year. Political columnist Fred Dicker , who appeared on Wednesday's Good Day New York, says Silver secretly proposed a $1 billion tax hike on the highest income earners to Gov. Paterson. The plan would jack up a current millionaires tax another 11-percent. The current "millionaire's tax" actually starts affecting people who have incomes over $200,000. High income tax earners would pay more than 13-percent of their salary in local taxes. The...
  • Millionaire's Taxes Hit a Reality Roadblock (Tax them and they leave)

    05/18/2010 6:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 809+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 05/17/2010 | Josh Barro
    This month, Governor Tim Pawlenty successfully resisted an attempt to institute a "Millionaire's Tax" on high-income people in Minnesota. In New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is standing firm in his insistence that a temporary high-income tax surcharge won't be extended this year. By taking these stances, Pawlenty and Christie are bucking a trend that took (mostly blue) states by storm last year, for the long-term benefit of their states' budgets and economies. Minnesota's budget scramble arose when the state Supreme Court invalidated $3 billion in budget cuts that Pawlenty had imposed unilaterally. The legislature responded by sending a budget-closing bill...
  • Mark Dayton Proposes 'Millionaire Tax'(Minnesota)

    04/27/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Son House · 35 replies · 634+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | Apr 27, 2010 | Pat Kessler
    Mark Dayton is urging the Minnesota legislature to pass an immediate tax hike, using the money to reduce class sizes and stop 4-day school weeks. Minnesota DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton is proposing a new, higher income tax on the state's highest income earners and said the money should be used to ease the budget crunch at local schools. The "Millionaire Tax" would be imposed on incomes above $1 million. Dayton, a former U.S. Senator, called the direction of Minnesota schools a "descent to the bottom, not a Race to the Top." He is urging the legislature to pass an...
  • Millionaire Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’

    10/01/2009 7:30:03 AM PDT · by safetysign · 73 replies · 2,591+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/01/2009 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him. CNSNews.com spoke with Moore on the red carpet at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night before the premiere of his upcoming documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story." CNSNews.com asked: “Critics may say, when they see this movie, Michael Moore has amassed a fortune of over $50 million, some have said and –” Moore said: “Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?”
  • British Millionaire Guilty In Caretaker Murder (Hillary! Fundraiser)

    09/07/2009 4:36:07 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Melvin Baker
    London (AHN) - A British playboy who once hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his Florida home has been convicted in the 2000 murder of a caretaker who stood in the way of a multi-million property deal. Thanos Papalexis, 37, was found guilty of murdering Charalambos Christodoulides at a warehouse in northwest London in March 2000. The jury failed to reach verdicts on two Albanian men, Ylli Xhelo and Robert Baxhija, who also had been charged in the murder, Christodoulides, 55, was a caretaker at the warehouse, where he lived in an apartment. Prosecutors alleged that Papalexis killed the...
  • Man Gets Million Dollar Question Wrong On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" - Video

    08/26/2009 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 48 replies · 1,477+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" contestant Ken Basin getting the million dollar question wrong. He could have walked away with $500,000 but he took a chance and only walked away with $25,000. (Watch Video)
  • Rush Limbaugh Will 'Lead the Way' Out of Highest Tax StateLimbaugh says will be exodus from NY.

    04/13/2009 9:02:55 PM PDT · by LoRo · 28 replies · 1,707+ views
    Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh are sending the same message to New York’s Governor David Paterson: Hike taxes for high-income earners and your major taxpayers will leave the state. Trump told FOX host Neil Cavuto that the “millionaire’s tax’ is going to be “total disaster” for the state and will consider leaving New York. Trump warned that he also spoke with 25 to 30 people “leaving or going to consider leaving.” Limbaugh went a step further on April 11 when he told Cavuto he will leave the high-tax state and is happy to “lead the way.” In Limbaugh’s interview with...
  • So long, suckers. Millionaire hedge fund boss thanks 'idiot' traders and retires at 37

    The boss of a successful US hedge fund has quit the industry with an extraordinary farewell letter dismissing his rivals as over-privileged "idiots" and thanking "stupid" traders for making him rich. Andrew Lahde's $80m Los Angeles-based firm Lahde Capital Management in Los Angeles made a huge return last year by betting against subprime mortgages. Yesterday the 37-year-old told his clients that he had hated the business and had only been in it for the money. And after declaring he would no longer manage money for other people, because he had enough of his own, Lahde said that instead he intended...
  • Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years(

    04/05/2008 6:31:02 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 85+ views
    new york times ^ | April 5, 2008 | MIKE McINTIRE
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001, when they left the White House with little money and facing millions in legal bills. The bulk of their wealth has come from speaking and book-writing, which together account for almost $92 million, including a $15 million advance — larger than previously thought — from Mr. Clinton’s 2004 autobiography, “My Life.” The former president’s vigorous lecture schedule, where his speeches command upwards of...
  • In Memphis, Clinton Calls for Cabinet Post on Poverty

    04/04/2008 7:25:55 PM PDT · by melt · 42 replies · 54+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/5/08 | ELISABETH BUMILLER and JOHN M. BRODER
    MEMPHIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a cabinet-level poverty czar and John McCain said he was wrong to vote a quarter century ago against a federal holiday in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as both presidential candidates converged here on Friday for the 40th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Sen. John McCain spoke at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 40 years ago. From the Memphis church where King delivered his last sermon on the evening before he was gunned down by James Earl Ray, Mrs. Clinton gave...
  • Romney to Downsize Post-Super Tuesday?

    02/06/2008 6:37:26 AM PST · by Cluster · 104 replies · 489+ views
    Romney to Downsize Post-Super Tuesday? ABC News' Matt Stuart Reports: Mitt Romney suggested Saturday that he might reduce his staff after Super Tuesday, saying he has "a much larger staff" than may be required "as you go on to these subsequent primaries." (...) http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/02/romney-to-downs.html
  • So you want to be a millionaire

    07/14/2006 5:50:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies · 1,766+ views
    MSN Money ^ | June 14, 2006 | Liz Pulliam Weston
    The day my husband and I became millionaires was a lot like any other day. He went off to work, grumbling about the commute. I was fretting about our utility bill and decided to check our personal finance software to see how much more we were paying than the previous year. While I fiddled with the numbers, I told the software to update our account balances. Lo and behold, the net worth column showed seven figures where before there had been six. There was no popping of champagne corks, no trips to the Continent, no quitting of jobs. The fact...
  • Only rich need apply - California's Era of Millionaire Candidates

    04/05/2006 9:21:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/5/06 | Aaron C. Davis
    SACRAMENTO - After decades of wealthy and wealthier candidates running for governor, voters may this year glimpse the future of California politics: Mega-millionaires -- perhaps only mega-millionaires -- cracking open their checkbooks for a chance to run the Golden State. California has had its share of the rich running for office, but never quite like this year's governor's race, in which all three major candidates have amassed personal fortunes. Combined, movie star Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- believed to be the richest governor in the nation -- former eBay executive turned Controller Steve Westly and former real estate developer turned state...
  • CA: "Millionaire amendment" may be triggered in 50th District - Race for Duke Cunningham's seat

    02/18/2006 11:54:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 388+ views
    North County Times ^ | 2/18/06 | William Finn Bennett
    Republican Congressional candidate and millionaire Eric Roach on Friday notified the Federal Election Commission and competing candidates in the 50th District race that he has surpassed the self-funding limit that triggers the so-called "Millionaire's Amendment." That little-known rule allows competing candidates, in some cases, to triple the limit on individual campaign donations. In Roach's notification, he reports that as of Thursday, he had spent $750,000 on the April 11 special election where voters will pick a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, who resigned from office in November after pleading guilty in federal court to receiving more than...
  • Millionaire Offers to Buy Riot Gear For Land of Israel Protestors

    02/09/2006 10:11:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 17:07 Feb 05, '06 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Maariv daily reports that a millionaire businessman from Ra'anana has offered to donate $20,000 to Land of Israel protestors in order to purchase equipment, including helmets, batons and shields for use in defending themselves during the next expulsion attempt. "When I saw what happened at Amona, that the balance of power was unequal, I didn't see police, I saw masked faces with shields and helmets and I want the settlers to have them too," the man told Maariv. "I don't want the settlers to attack the expellers, I want them to be able to defend themselves," he emphasized. The...
  • In Boston, Nearly 1 in 20 Households are Millionaires

    01/01/2006 4:29:56 PM PST · by HostileTerritory · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 1, 2006 | Sasha Talcott
    The number of millionaires living in the Boston area, already one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, will surge 50 percent over the next five years, according to data from two wealth management companies that have studied the issue. For a city that as recently as 30 years ago struggled with a decaying urban core, the expected influx is one more sign of its dramatic turnaround. By 2009, the number of millionaire households in the region is expected to increase to 88,000, up from 58,000 in 2004. The projected growth rate parallels the national average. But because Boston...
  • Brit Jew marries dolphin (British woman marries Israeli dolphin)

    12/30/2005 6:19:30 AM PST · by NYer · 232 replies · 14,283+ views
    YnetNews ^ | December 29, 2005 | Joe Kot
    Till death do us part? An unusual wedding ceremony was held in the southern resort town of Eilat on Wednesday, as Sharon Tendler, a 41-years-old Jewish millionaire from London married her beloved Cindy, a 35-year-old dolphin, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.  The groom, a resident of the Eilat dolphin reef, met Tendler 15 years ago, when she first visited the resort. The British rock concert producer took a liking to the dolphin and has made a habit of traveling to Eilat two or three times a year and spending time with her underwater sweetheart.  "The peace and...
  • FIU'S BIGGEST DONOR WAS A BOY WITH HOLEY SHOES (long but interesting read)

    12/11/2005 10:38:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Dec. 11, 2005
    FIU'S BIGGEST DONOR WAS A BOY WITH HOLEY SHOES The man who pledged FIU's single largest donation is filled with ideas and energy, yet he hasn't forgotten the tattered shoes of his boyhood. BY GEORGIA TASKER Herbert Wertheim is an inventor, pilot, philosopher, philanthropist and university trustee. He also is a charming storyteller. ''Telling stories produces endorphins in me,'' he said. ``I love my life.'' As the self-made multimillionaire optometrist/entrepreneur who has pledged $20 million to Florida International University for its proposed medical school, his fast-paced stories reflect a many-faceted man. He has worked his way up from poverty to...
  • Not-so-Petty cash to rock bat mitzvah ($10 million! for coming out party)

    11/30/2005 1:14:12 PM PST · by NYer · 104 replies · 3,466+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 29, 2005
    History will forever record Elizabeth Brooks' bat mitzvah as "Mitzvahpalooza." For his daughter's coming-of-age celebration last weekend, multimillionaire Long Island defense contractor David H. Brooks booked two floors of the Rainbow Room, hauled in concert-ready equipment, built a stage, installed special carpeting, outfitted the space with Jumbotrons and arranged command performances by everyone from 50 Cent to Tom Petty to Aerosmith. I hear it was garish display of rock 'n' roll idol worship for which the famously irascible CEO of DHB Industries, a Westbury-based manufacturer of bulletproof vests, sent his company jet to retrieve Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry...
  • How Selling Pixels May Yield a Million Bucks

    11/22/2005 6:52:32 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies · 2,095+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/05 | Gwendolyn Bounds
    It was just a few months ago that 21-year-old Alex Tew of Great Britain was stumped about how to pay for college. He'd filled a notebook with ideas before jotting down this simple, if rather audacious, query to himself: How Can I Become a Millionaire?In the annals of entrepreneurship, what followed is an instructional tale of how a brainstorm, coupled with the Internet's powerful word-of-mouth culture, can set a trend in motion with lightning speed. Mr. Tew says his strategy was to find an idea simple to understand and cheap to set up, with a catchy name that would garner...
  • Muscovites pay to see excesses of super-rich

    09/27/2005 5:46:29 AM PDT · by eks41 · 10 replies · 485+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 27, 2005 | Nick Paton Walsh
    What do you get the Muscovite who has everything? A million-dollar pen? A new head of hair? An island? A suit made, literally, of money? The excesses of Russia's super-rich went on display this weekend when a "millionaire's fair" opened on the outskirts of Moscow, catering to the ostentatious tastes of the city's 88,000 dollar millionaires and 33 billionaires. An estimated 7,000 ordinary Muscovites a day paid £20 to get a glimpse of the eccentric lifestyles of the minority who are drowning in oil money. On show were the trappings of the immodest: a helicopter, a Lamborghini, a diamond ring...
  • Millionaire charged with taking kickbacks from teachers' pension fund (Big RAT indicted)

    08/03/2005 5:45:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 713+ views
    ABC Local ^ | 8/03/05 | Andy Shaw
    Millionaire charged with taking kickbacks from teachers' pension fund By Andy Shaw Stuart Levine August 3, 2005 — A politically connected businessman has been indicted for a second time on federal fraud charges. Stuart Levine is linked to a scam involving the Illinois Teachers Pension Fund along with one of the Democratic party's biggest fund raisers, Joseph Cari. The message from the feds Wednesday is crystal clear: Chicago City Hall is only one of the fronts in the war on government corruption. It also appears to be rampant at the boards and commissions that oversee billions of dollars in state...
  • Judge John Roberts - $6 Million Man

    08/02/2005 5:36:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,046+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/2/05 | AP
    John Roberts is a $6 million man, with a fancy golf club membership and some hefty investments, according to a financial statement filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 83-page document released Tuesday shows Roberts' home in the fashionable Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Md., is worth $1.3 million. His investment portfolio includes $291,200 in XM Satellite Radio, $264,000 in Dell computers and $106,553 in Texas Instruments. His total worth is $6 million, despite the big pay cut he took in 2003 when he left the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he was a partner earning in...
  • 26-year-old female office worker is the 8th richest figure in China

    05/02/2005 5:55:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 1,037+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/01/05 | Cho Joong-shik
    http://www.chosun.com/international/news/200505/200505010310.html/begin my translation26-year-old female office worker is the 8th richest person in ChinaA Major shareholder of Ping-an Insurance.... wealth totaling 637 million dollarsCould be a proxy for 'another figure'Beijing, Cho Joong-shik jscho@chosun.com05/01/05A 26-year-old woman became the 8th richest figure in China, sparking all kinds of speculation.'Xin-cai-fu,'  a Chinese business magazine which publishes the list of wealthiest people in China every year, announced on Apr. 28 the '500 wealthiest people' in China. Among them is the 8th richest figure, a young woman named 'Liu Fang,' whom Chinese have never heard of. Liu fang is the owner of Yuan-xin-hang Investment Co. which has 6.13%...
  • Grounded: Millionaire John Gilmore stays close to home while making a point about privacy

    02/27/2005 6:43:24 PM PST · by zeugma · 44 replies · 1,423+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, February 27, 2005 | Dennis Roddy
    Grounded: Millionaire John Gilmore stays close to home while making a point about privacy He's unable to travel because he refuses to present a government-approved ID Sunday, February 27, 2005By Dennis Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SAN FRANCISCO -- John Gilmore's splendid isolation began July 4, 2002, when, with defiance aforethought, he strolled to the Southwest Airlines counter at Oakland Airport and presented his ticket. Dennis Roddy, Post-GazetteJohn Gilmore, beside a graffiti-covered wall, has his morning coffee at a shop that's one block from his San Francisco home. The Bradford native doesn't drive and has other travel restrictions, thanks to his challenge...
  • Who's reading TownHall.com?

    12/05/2004 2:26:05 AM PST · by billybudd · 16 replies · 987+ views
    Danny Taggart's Blogarama ^ | 12/05/2004 | Danny Taggart
    That's what I want to know. Their featured advertisement today reads "Secrets Of Millionaire Conservatives Revealed", so I decided to take a peek out of curiosity. It turns out to be Mike Litman promoting some new book that claims to change lazy procrastinators into overnight (or 30-day) successes by giving them the "secrets" of the rich. Notable quotables: "just reading of the table of contents would be enough to shake the laziest person alive from their deepest slumber." "Look, no one knows more than me that some people hate to read. I hear you. So what I’ve done is give...
  • Reclusive millionaire quietly tops Schwarzenegger donors (DHL founder)

    11/28/2004 2:00:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 904+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/28/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO - He's used his millions to benefit exotic show horses, a home for retired chimpanzees - and California's actor-governor. William Armsted Robinson has quietly become one of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's top donors, periodically trading off the pinnacle with San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos and Spanish language television entrepreneur Jerry Perenchio. Stockton real estate developer Spanos and Univision owner Perenchio are high-profile businessmen with long-term interests in California. But Robinson is an elusive, reclusive man whose first major foray into influencing politics is the $650,000 he has given Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger fund-raiser Marty Wilson describes Robinson as a "very private,...