[ExI] it was the best times, it was the best of times

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 10:14:20 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 4:36 AM, Kelly Anderson  wrote:
> I've known many rich people myself. None of them are sitting on their ass or
> their money the way you seem to think they do. All of them are busy
> investing or building something. Maybe there is something different about
> rich people in Utah than in other places, but I rather doubt it. Would you
> like to pull a number out of your butt to back up your view of capital
> amassment?
> Even rich people who do sit on their asses have money men who invest for
> them. They don't buy millions of dollars worth of savings bonds for heck
> sake. It is ridiculous to say that rich folk's money doesn't do anything.
> Numbers please.

Well, there are a few well-known rich tech people building rockets,
planes, robots, etc. But these few seem to be vastly outweighed by the
unknown rich.

In 2013 there were 442 US billionaires. A lot were in hedge funds /
finance industry (of course).
There are about 50,000 super-rich (over 30 million USD) and over 5
million mere millionaires.

So there are plenty of people with money to do stuff. But there seems
to be very little news about what they might be doing with their


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