The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 March 2005

Soon you're talking about real money

Forbes notes that there are 691 billionaires in the world these days, 131 more than last year.

Almost half of them live in the US, and two actually live in Oklahoma: George Kaiser, oilman and BOk boss, #132 at $4.2 billion, and David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby, #548 at $1.2 billion.

Meanwhile at the World Wide Rant, Andy, inexplicably not finding his name on the list, has come up with a solution: every daily visitor to his site should click on the PayPal link and send him $2,857,142.

I am, I suppose, less ambitious than Andy; I'd be happy if only one person sent me $2,857,142.

Posted at 9:03 AM to Dyssynergy

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You or me both! So long as it didn't mean we had to do whatever they said because of it.

Posted by: ms7168 at 10:26 AM on 12 March 2005

I couldn't find your Pay Pal link.

Posted by: George Kaiser at 4:59 PM on 12 March 2005

Aw, c'mon, "George," you know where to find me.

And be sure to subtract the (mumble) thousand dollars I owe you. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:03 PM on 12 March 2005

How about if 2,857,142 people sent you a dollar and a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby?

Posted by: claretoothloose at 9:54 PM on 12 March 2005

I can't afford to be picky.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:04 PM on 12 March 2005