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  • Federal Reserve Study Shows Race Determines Your Likelihood of Becoming a Millionaire

    01/24/2016 6:51:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 24, 2016 | Manny Otiko
    Many white Americans like to believe the United States is a country with a level playing field, where everyone has a fair chance of making it. But a recent Bloomberg article states that race has a lot to do with your economic success. Bloomberg gathered data from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Writer Victoria Stilwell also posed the question: Would it be possible to calculate the odds of being a millionaire for anyone in the U.S., based on age, education and race? The economists, who had already conducted extensive research on the subject, found that race...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

    01/19/2016 3:51:09 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton's political career. A New York Times editorial called it "a shocking abuse of presidential power." The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it "is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess." Congressman Barney Frank added, "It was a real betrayal by Bill Clinton of all who had been strongly supportive of him to do something this unjustified. It was contemptuous." Marc Rich was wanted for a list of charges going...
  • Chelsea Clinton: I tried to care about money but couldn't

    01/17/2016 5:50:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/16 | Leslie Larson, New York Daily News
    The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton explained in a recent interview why she left lucrative professions and opted for working with her family’s philanthropic foundation. 'I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn't,' she said. Hillary Clinton insists she isn’t "well-off" and now daughter Chelsea, according to a recent interview, claims she couldn't care less about money. “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview that ran in the magazine's...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation mega millions not born in the USA

    01/11/2016 1:25:08 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/16 | Judi McLeodi
    They could not have pulled it off so behind-the-scenes easily were it not for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State at the time it went down as noiselessly as the Titanic Hillary Clinton’s country of birth is not under the microscope of the ‘birthers’, and most tragically, nor is Canada, the country of the birth of her Clinton Foundation mega millions. 2016 Democrat hopeful Clinton was not, like the currently beleaguered Senator Ted Cruz, born in Canada, but it is documented fact that the Clinton Foundation was both born and nurtured to maturity in the Land of the Maple Leaf....
  • Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

    01/08/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Charles Koch is “disappointed” with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far. In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he’ll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it’s hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities “doesn’t seem to faze them much. You’d think we could have more influence.”
  • First on CNN: Megadonor Dick Uihlein gives $1 million to Ted Cruz's Super PAC

    01/07/2016 11:21:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 7, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    (CNN)--Dick Uilhlein, one of the top Republican megadonors nationwide, has decided to back Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has donated $1 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein committed on Wednesday evening, according to Drew Ryun, a super PAC official with Keep The Promise PAC. "He is one of the top five courted GOP donors," Ryun told CNN. "For us to land him is a good shot in the arm for Ted, and it really sets the stage going into Iowa."(continued)
  • Megadonor Uihlein gives $1M to Cruz PAC

    01/07/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 1/8/16 | T.Schleifler
    Dick Uilhlein, one of the top Republican megadonors nationwide, has decided to back Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has donated $1 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein committed on Wednesday evening, according to Drew Ryun, a super PAC official with Keep The Promise PAC. "He is one of the top five courted GOP donors," Ryun told CNN. "For us to land him is a good shot in the arm for Ted, and it really sets the stage going into Iowa." Uilhlein previously backed Scott Walker's campaign and gave $2.5 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein, of Illinois, started the shipping...
  • Academic Millionaires Club

    12/15/2015 8:24:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You can always count on Democratic candidates for president to bash millionaires, even while cultivating their friendship and support behind the scenes. Yet and still, what you are never likely to hear is their inclusion of college presidents in this august group. Nevertheless, the latest Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that "32 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2013." Here they are: ~ Lee C. Bollinger of Columbia--$4,615,230 ~ Amy Gutmann of Penn--$3,065,746 ~ Nido Qubein of High Point University--$2,909,148 ~ Richard M. Joel of Yeshiva--$2,503,794 ~ Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt--$2,147,452 ~ Scott S....
  • Marco Rubio the top GOP choice among rich: CNBC survey (millionaires LOVE Hillary)

    12/11/2015 6:06:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/10/15 | Robert Frank
    **SNIP** Among all millionaire voters surveyed - Democrats, Republicans and independents - Hillary Clinton is still the overall favorite. Clinton was the top candidate among 34 percent of total respondents, followed by Rubio with 13 percent. Trump and Carson tied for third, with 9 percent.
  • Exclusive: Sea Views,sweeping lawns, and a private beach-how Hillary Clinton (Shorten)

    08/19/2015 2:33:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | August 19, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Her campaign has centered on her claim that she will be the champion of the middle class if she is elected to the White House. So the average person will no doubt find it easy to relate to the beachfront mansion that Hillary Clinton is renting for her summer vacation in The Hamptons.
  • Planned Parenthoods top 7 donors gave staggering $324 million in four years

    08/03/2015 10:10:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/15 | Alatheia Larsen
    July 31, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- In response to a series of incriminating under-cover videos from The Center for Medical Progress about the major abortion provider, organizations have been cutting ties -- or denying ties -- to Planned Parenthood. But where nonprofits are concerned, tax records keep the story straight. Between 2010 and 2013, no fewer than 966 individual organizations donated to Planned Parenthood. Of those, 31 gave more than $1 million each during those four years, totaling $374,199,059. The seven highest donors made up $324.8 million of that. These largest Planned Parenthood donors include Warren Buffett, George Soros, Bill Gates, and others....
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that youre going to grow tired of reading, its the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But were all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • CNN Reporter: Clinton Tax Returns Prove Dead Broke Comment Untrue

    08/02/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    mediaite ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Hillary Clintons tax returns will not only set a major obstacle in her campaign to prove herself a Regular Person but, according to CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny, they prove her past statements to be completely false. According to her latest tax returns, released by the campaign late this week, the Clintons earned nearly $141 million from 2007 to 2014. And as CNNs senior Washington correspondent Zeleny told John King on Sunday, such enormous wealth definitively contradicts the candidates assertion to Diane Sawyer that she and her husband were dead broke.
  • Chinese Millionaires Play Great Escape

    07/14/2015 8:04:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Asia Times ^ | JULY 14, 2015
    More millionaires have left China over the past 14 years than any other country, according to a new study reporting where the wealthy choose to live. Asia Unhedged views this gold-plated exodus from China as another countrys gain. The report from New World Wealth, a company which provides information on the global wealth sector, lists the top eight countries that saw the most outflows and inflows of millionaires between 2000 and 2014. Out of the top 10 nations with the most millionaires, China came in fifth, with 608,500 millionaires in 2014. The US topped the list with 4.1 million. However,...
  • FLASHBACK: Hillarys Biggest Donors In 2008 Were The Super-Rich, Including Herself

    07/13/2015 3:47:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2015 | Derek Hunter
    In laying out her economic vision for the country, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton attacked banks and Wall Street, and advocated for a less complicated tax code in which the rich pay their fair share. But a look at donors to her 2008 campaign paint a different picture, one in which she is quite cozy with the countrys uber-wealthy. In April, just before her first campaign kick-off, the Center for Public Integrity released 12 things you need to know about Hillary Clinton. In their list, they point out that her top 2008 presidential donors generally came from four places:...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned from First Debate

    07/12/2015 4:29:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate... And that is not sitting well with some of the partys top donors, many of whom favor pro-amnesty legislation and do want to see their establishment darlings like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% challenged on the issue. According to an Associated Press report, Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trumps access to the first presidential debate in early August. Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, If Trumps going...
  • This could be the real reason multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

    07/13/2015 2:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jonathan Marino
    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The news came as bit of a surprise since The New York Times just described him as a man of "exceptional business instincts" less than a week ago. In May, Forbes pegged his net worth at $155 million. 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III, reportedly earned between $60 million and $100 million from a stake in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, according to The Washington Post. Yet in the abbreviated Chapter 11 filing Monday, Jackson's lawyers said that his assets range from $10 million to $50 million, including...
  • Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People

    07/04/2015 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Campus Reform Correspondent Cabot Phillips played "Candidate's Cribs" with young people in front of the White House. After trying to guess which Presidential candidate has lived in a series of mansions, many of them were shocked to find out that Hillary Clinton had lived in all four of them.
  • Tech employees are fleeing Silicon Valley with their riches and making other cities more expensive

    06/16/2015 10:45:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/16/2015 | Madeline Stone
    A recent study by real-estate brokerage Redfin showed that more people are looking to move out of the Bay Area than ever before. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said that tech workers and their high salaries could be responsible for making Silicon Valley unaffordable. A new Redfin study demonstrates a correlation between rising home prices and hiring by big tech companies.They found that, as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have ramped up their hiring in various cities in the past year, the cost of homes in those cities has also gone up. "For every 1% increase in technology workers, theres a...
  • Millionaire Ex-Presidents Can Pay Their Own Way

    05/26/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE AVARICE of Bill and Hillary Clinton is a wonder to behold. They crave wealth, it seems, even more than they crave power, and display no qualms about exploiting their political stature to amass it. According to a required financial disclosure filing last week, the former president and his wife have collected more than $30 million since January 2014, most of it from speaking engagements for which they charged an average of $240,000 each. To put that figure in perspective, what the Clintons earn per speech is nearly five times what the median US household earns per year. Since leaving...
  • Jay Z quietly posting bail for protesters, writer says

    05/17/2015 7:16:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 17, 2015
    New York (AFP) - Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police, an author close to him said Sunday.Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir "Decoded," made the revelations in a series of messages on Twitter that were deleted but were posted by the hip-hop magazine Complex. "When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I... hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands" of dollars within minutes, read one...
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • Clintons Reportedly Earned $30 Million in the Last 16 Months

    05/15/2015 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 15, 2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN and STEVE EDER
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband made at least $30 million over the last 16 months, with the bulk of their income derived from more than 100 paid speeches, an official with her presidential campaign said late on Friday. The couples earnings and assets were to be detailed in personal financial disclosure forms that Mrs. Clinton and other presidential candidates were required to file with federal election officials no later than Friday. The filings cover the period since January 2014. . .
  • Obamas worth millions, disclosure forms reveal

    05/15/2015 3:30:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obamas assets total somewhere between $1.9 million and $6.9 million, according to financial disclosure forms released Friday by the White House. The bulk of the Obamas wealth is invested in U.S. Treasury bills and notes, the total being estimated between $1.25 million and $5.25 million. The rest of the money is held in retirement savings accounts, checking accounts, a pension fund, and college savings accounts for their daughters, Malia and Sasha. Sales of two of the president's books, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father, allowed the Obamas to take in $30,000...
  • The Preferred Candidate of Millionaires isHillary Clinton Read more at

    05/07/2015 3:38:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    She may be campaigning to earn the trust of the 99%, as they like to call themselves, by promising to steal from the rich and give to the...well...the bloated federal organizations that once claimed to serve the poor, according to their originally-filed mission statements but have since become retirement programs for middling bureaucrats, but Hillary Clinton's most ardent fan base doesn't have a whole lot in common with the common man. Which makes sense since neither does she. According to a "Millionaire Survey" conducted by CNBC, Americans with a net worth of more than $1 million heavily favor a Hillary...
  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters: Survey

    05/06/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Robert Frank
    Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to the third CNBC Millionaire Survey conducted in March that was released today. The survey, which polls 750 Americans with a net worth of $1 million or more, found that 53 percent of millionaires would vote for the Democratic ex-Secretary of State, compared with 47 percent for the GOP presidential hopeful, in a hypothetical general-election match-up. Clinton had the support of 91 percent of Democratic millionaires, 13 percent of Republican millionaires and 57 percent of Independent...
  • Hillary Clintons big-money dilemma

    05/01/2015 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 1, 2015 | Glenn Thrush and Anna Palmer with Kenneth P. Vogel
    There is a growing realization inside Hillary Clintons Brooklyn headquarters and among the wider circle of Democratic operatives that coming up with the requisite $1 billion to $2.5 billion in campaign and super PAC cash for the 2016 campaign will be a lot tougher than anticipated and demands a more aggressive approach to out-of-the-gate fundraising. The pace of donations to Clintons three-week-old campaign is surpassing forecasts but the candidate herself wants to accelerate the timetable and just added several new New York City fundraisers to her May schedule, people close to Clinton tell POLITICO. Democratic operatives and fundraisers...
  • Wealthy Hillary Clinton Lambasting CEOs For High Pay is, Well, Rich (The 2.5 BILLION campaign)

    04/25/2015 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 04/22/2015 | Victor David Hanson
    --snip-- Back in Arkansas, she once had a Clinton family crony from Tyson Foods invest $1,000 in cattle futures on her behalf. That relatively tiny sum mysteriously exploded into a $100,000 profit. Professional investors suggested that the odds of such unheard of profit-making were 31 trillion to 1. And there was most definitely "something wrong" about the taxes or lack of them that Clinton paid on the profits. She failed to report fully her capital gains to the IRS. That lapse earned her some $14,600 in tax penalties and back interest.
  • By one measure, Hillary earned more than America's top 10 CEOs [but Hillary says they are overpaid]

    04/19/2015 11:31:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Mark Tapscott |
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is drawing a populist bead on lavish Wall Street pay packages as she revs up her march to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but in some respects the fat-per-speech fee she can charge puts her far ahead of the top 10 highest-paid American CEOs."I think it's fair to say that if you look across the country, the deck is stacked in favor of those already at the top. There's something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker...," Clinton said during her first campaign swing last week at an Iowa community college....
  • Deion Sanders reminds Deion Sanders Jr. that he's rich as hell and should stop complaining

    04/04/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Hugin · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/3/15 | Rodger Sherman
    So when Deion Jr. tweeted this: Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning. If my doughnuts don't come in a plain white box, I don't want them! Deion Sanders Jr (@DeionSandersJr) April 2, 2015 Deion clapped back: @DeionSandersJr you're a Huxtable with a million $ trust fund stop the hood stuff! Lololol. Son. #Truth Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) April 2, 2015
  • Creating $200 Million Super Fund to End Careers of Obama & Hillary

    04/01/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Loose lips sink ships. Here is how Republican donors can sink the ships of both Obama and Hillary. Democrats claim all rich people are Republicans. Not true. The super rich are actually a mixture of Democrats (mostly trial lawyers and spoiled brats who inherited their money) and sleazy sell-outs- willing to play both sides, or sell out either party to get what they want. But there are more than enough rich Republican super donors (think Koch brothers, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn, Vince McMahon, and don't forget Mitt Romney). Why aren't they stepping up to the plate? Put your...
  • Where millionaires are movingand fleeingaround the world

    03/06/2015 7:17:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Robert Frank
    Money moves around the world faster than ever. And millionaires, it turns out, are becoming just as global. According to a new study from global real estate consultant Knight Frank with Fragomen, the immigration specialist for the wealthy, more millionaires than ever are looking for homes in other countries. Their overseas interests range from pied-a-terres and beach homes to a place where they can house their children while they attend school overseas. A growing number are also looking for primary residences to move their families entirely and obtain new citizenship. So where are millionaires moving from and going to to?...
  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 40 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires the real deal, not the wannabes are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? Its the neurotic middle-class, he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Why Does Maryland Have The Most Millionaires Per Capita? The Answer Might Make You Angry

    02/27/2015 7:14:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/27/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The fat cats in Washington D.C. are living the high life, and they are doing it at your expense. Over the past decade, there has been one area of the country which has experienced a massive economic boom. Thanks to wildly out of control government spending, the Washington D.C. region is absolutely swimming in cash. In fact, at this point the state of Maryland has the most millionaires per capita in the entire nation and it isn’t even close. If you have never lived there, it is hard to describe what the D.C. area is like. Every weekday morning, hordes...
  • Elizabeth Warren is worth millions

    01/08/2015 9:19:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Senator Elizabeth Warren fights for middle- and working-class Americans. But she's part of the Top 1%. Warren, the Harvard bankruptcy law professor elected to the Senate in 2012, is worth between $3.7 million and $10 million.
  • France drops its super tax on millionaires

    12/31/2014 11:03:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/31/2014 | By SYLVIE CORBET
    PARIS (AP) It was supposed to force millionaires to pay tax rates of up to 75 percent: "Cuba without the sun," as described by a critic from the banking industry. Socialist President Francois Hollande's super tax was rejected by a court, rewritten and ultimately netted just a sliver of its projected proceeds. It ends on Wednesday and will not be renewed. And that critic of the tax? He's now Hollande's economy minister, trying mightily to undo the damage to France's image in international business circles. The tax of 75 percent on income earned above one million euros ($1.22 million)...
  • This Millionaire Playboy Is The Most Interesting Man On Instagram

    12/14/2014 8:05:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 21, 2014 | Logan Rhoades
    Dan Bilzerian is a 33-year-old professional poker player who has made millions playing cards and gambling. Hes been referred to as Instagrams Playboy King and heres why:
  • Millionaires' choice for president: Hillary

    12/10/2014 12:59:46 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 10, 2014 | Robert Frank
    Respondents got to choose among nine potential candidates in the survey: Clinton; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Vice President Joe Biden; Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); former Governor Jeb Bush (R-Fla.); Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.) Clinton gets the support of 38 percent of women millionaires and 27 percent of male millionaires. Among male millionaires of both parties, Hillary is the top choice, with 27 percent. Millionaires are sharply divided on their choice for the next President of the U.S., according to the second CNBC Millionaire Survey released today. Yet...
  • Where Do the Worlds Wealthiest People Live?

    10/15/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2014 | By NICK TIMIRAOS
    When it comes to producing millionaires, the U.S. still leads the pack. Between July 2013 and July 2014, the ranks of Americans with a net worth exceeding $1 million grew by 1.63 million, or more than one-third of the 3.84 million adults worldwide who saw their net worth exceed $1 million over that span, according to a new report on global wealth from Credit Suisse CSGN.VX -3.56%. Overall, the U.S. was home to around 14.2 million millionaires, or more than 40% of those in the world. After the U.S., the United Kingdom, France and Germany added more millionaires than...
  • Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend's puppy

    08/27/2014 11:08:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 108 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 27, 2014 | louise boyle
    A multimillionaire CEO has been caught on newly-released surveillance video repeatedly kicking a puppy. Des Hague was seen in an elevator in a Vancouver apartment building repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach as it flinches against the wall. He is the head of Centerplate, a $6 billion-dollar company which provides snacks at sports and entertainment arenas across the U.S., with more than 30,000 employees and clients including the Superdome in New Orleans, the Javits Center in New York City and college sports arenas like Notre Dame. Centerplate released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'In no way do...
  • Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars

    08/21/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT · by W. · 48 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/21/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Bill Clinton enjoys a Gurkha cigar, "the Rolls Royce of the cigar industry." "The cigars are close to $1,000 each," says the cigar boss.
  • Indian Millionaire Spends 127,000 ($212,000) on Gold Shirt for Birthday Celebration (45 Years Old!)

    08/08/2014 5:44:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A wealthy Indian businessman celebrating his 45th birthday made sure he looked the part - by having a shirt made of gold. Pankaj Parakh, the owner of a multi-million pound textile business, spent 127,000 on the shirt which weighs almost four kilos. A team of 20 craftsmen spent 3,200 hours creating the shirt out of 18-22 carat gold. It has seven gold buttons but was created to have the same flexibility as a normal shirt. Mr Parakh, who left school with no qualifications, said: Gold always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the...
  • The Force of George Lucas is everywhere at Skywalker Ranch

    08/06/2014 11:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga Star Wars, may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property in 1978 with proceeds from his first blockbuster hit, Star Wars to realise his dream of creating a haven for filmmaking outside Hollywood, at a cost of around $100 million (Dh367 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Rare visitors allowed into the huge complex 1,900 hectares near San Francisco must first weave around hills, orchards, and pastures occupied by...
  • Hillary asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!' (misleads about net worth)

    07/29/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 7/29/14 | PAUL BEDARD
    Hillary regrets saying she was 'dead broke'; now says she feels blessed by success. Democrat presidential candidate wannabe Hillary Clinton stumbled at the opening of her recent disastrous book tour by saying she and her husband Bill Clinton were dead broke upon leaving the White House in 2000. She now refuses to put an exact number on her worth and fudged about her wealth that has been pegged at about $80 Million...
  • 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....
  • The Multi-Billion Dollar Institution That Is The Clintons, Inc.

    07/02/2014 8:07:13 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 2 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Yeah, tell us again how dead broke you were, Hillary: Bill and Hillary Clinton helped raise more than $1 billion from U.S. companies and industry donors during two decades on the national stage through campaigns, paid speeches and a network of organizations advancing their political and policy goals, The Wall Street Journal found. Those deep ties potentially give Mrs. Clinton a financial advantage in the 2016 presidential election, if she runs, and could bring industry donors back to the Democratic Party for the first time since Mr. Clinton left the White House The Journal tallied speaking fees and donations to...
  • Clinton Defends $225,000 Speaking Fee

    06/29/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Elias Benjellouns, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqars, the student governments public relations director, protest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons $225,000 fee for a single speech is excessive was slapped down by the lady herself. Students angry that their tuition fees are being increased shouldnt try to take it out on me, Clinton angrily exclaimed. I have unique credentials. Ive been a First Lady and co-president, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State. Audiences should expect to pay more to hear me. Clinton compared her fee with the $230,000 per game salary paid to the...
  • Bill Clinton: Why doesnt anyone believe we were poor?

    06/24/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had a rough time of it ever since she asserted that both she and her husband were dead broke and struggled after leaving the White House in 2001. A few weeks before they left the White House, the Clintons were able to muster a cash down payment of $855,000 and secure a $1.995 million mortgage, Politifact observed. This hardly fits the common meaning of dead broke. Clinton might have taken the public backlash over this minor gaffe in stride, but she didnt. Speaking with The Guardian over the weekend, Clinton again reasserted her credentials...
  • Chelsea Clinton Buys $10.5M NYC Apartment, Says She Can't 'Care' About Money

    06/24/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    Hillary Clinton is still riffing off her claim that she and Bill aren't really that rich, and now daughter Chelsea is also insisting she is so selfless that she just can't dredge up enough interest to "care" about money.