Seven Oklahomans, Including Two From Tulsa Make Forbes 400 List

There are 20 comments on the Sep 24, 2010, News on 6 Tulsa story titled Seven Oklahomans, Including Two From Tulsa Make Forbes 400 List. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A total of seven Oklahomans have made the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States.

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Dude

Tulsa, OK

#1 Sep 24, 2010
Who cares?
Are we supposed to look up to these people simply because they have money?

Here are some others that have a bunch of money - should we look up to them as well?
Saudi Royal Family
Bin Laden family
Kim Jong Il

Were we supposed to look up to Bernie Madoff when he had money too?
Major D_i_c_k

Monett, MO

#2 Sep 24, 2010
Spread the wealth, spread the wealth...
BLESSED

United States

#3 Sep 24, 2010
Major D_i_c_k wrote:
Spread the wealth, spread the wealth...
I agree... My mother worked for Harold Hamm in Enid many years ago and my aunt dated him for years. Wish she would have stayed with him but he was pretty much a slime
Road Rage

Tulsa, OK

#4 Sep 24, 2010
What exactly are these people doing to improve their community? Who have they helped? They obviously have more money than they will ever need. They should share their wealth, and not just with their favorite charity or their pet cause. Share with everybody.
RIP

Tulsa, OK

#5 Sep 24, 2010
Road Rage wrote:
What exactly are these people doing to improve their community? Who have they helped? They obviously have more money than they will ever need. They should share their wealth, and not just with their favorite charity or their pet cause. Share with everybody.
They do share their wealth. They employ hundreds of people in their companies. Why should someone get money for doing nothing? If a illegal came to this country and stopped at your door telling you that you were rich and you should share your food, money and house with everyone. What would you do? You would say the same thing everyone else says. I worked hard for these things, go find your self a job and you to can become rich like me.
ImNotBuyinIt

Mcalester, OK

#6 Sep 24, 2010
Road Rage wrote:
What exactly are these people doing to improve their community? Who have they helped? They obviously have more money than they will ever need. They should share their wealth, and not just with their favorite charity or their pet cause. Share with everybody.
Go look at the list on the Forbes website. Click their name and it will list the charities and roughly how much they donate publically. Most donate a significant amount anominously because they don't want to be pestered by charaties.

Just curious, what exactly have you done to improve the community? You seem willing to throw the first stone.
ImNotBuyinIt

Mcalester, OK

#7 Sep 24, 2010
Major D_i_c_k wrote:
Spread the wealth, spread the wealth...
Get educated and go to work, go to work.
horsewoman

Tulsa, OK

#8 Sep 24, 2010
Surely I am a long lost relative to at least one of these guys!!!!
Pinkie

Tulsa, OK

#10 Sep 24, 2010
The Kaiser Foundation donated the money for many of the recent Tulsa River Trails improvements. It's a fantastic riding/running trail system and I am thankful to George Kaiser for supporting it!
Phil Anthropist

Tulsa, OK

#11 Sep 24, 2010
They inherited their money from wise investment portfolios their grandfathers purchased on Black Wallstreet in Tulsa.
einzig

Tulsa, OK

#12 Sep 24, 2010
Too often people spend money rather than invest it, for most (not all of course) it's not that they never had money...they squandered what they had rather than investing. What has a greater return on investment...a new bassboat or a couple years at a state college?
Mr Evil

Broken Arrow, OK

#13 Sep 24, 2010
Road Rage wrote:
What exactly are these people doing to improve their community? Who have they helped? They obviously have more money than they will ever need. They should share their wealth, and not just with their favorite charity or their pet cause. Share with everybody.
Do a Google search for Schusterman Tulsa...

OU's Schusterman Center
Schusterman-Benson Library
Charles Schusterman JCC
Schusterman Park

They do give to everyone. These are all things that all Tulsan's can utilize. What do you give to the community? Envy is an ugly thing...
Mr Evil

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Sep 24, 2010
Dude wrote:
Who cares?
Are we supposed to look up to these people simply because they have money?
Here are some others that have a bunch of money - should we look up to them as well?
Saudi Royal Family
Bin Laden family
Kim Jong Il
Were we supposed to look up to Bernie Madoff when he had money too?
Apparently you care. You read the article and spent the time posting about it. If you didn't care, why bother wasting a precious moment of your time? It is obviously worth something to you.
BA Di

Tulsa, OK

#15 Sep 24, 2010
Mr. George Kaiser put down his briefcase, and helped me push my car when I was stuck in the snow and ice in downtown Tulsa, back in 91-92. I thought that was pretty cool.
Curious

Fairfax, OK

#16 Sep 24, 2010
Dusty Outlaw did not make the list?That's funny,he always claims to be a big businessman but his story seems to change each time he tells it, so maybe he is just a liar.
2angels4jesus

Kingfisher, OK

#17 Sep 24, 2010
Oppressed Black Man wrote:
Okie whites have such an inferiorioty complex that they have to brag about the few who made money in their lives. Okies need to stop inbreeding and raping Indians out there. BTW, OU sux Texas' nuts! I swear, Oklahoma has the biggest inferiority complex in America. Must be panhandle envy toward Texas, eh?
Always about the poor black man eh? What a laugh.
Nobody Special

Salt Lake City, UT

#18 Sep 24, 2010
Lynn Schusterman has a LOT more than $2BB. Most of her assets are in Israel.
realist

Tulsa, OK

#19 Sep 24, 2010
i would just like to see what % of their income they pay in taxes versus mine. Takes a billion to make the Top 400...wow, the bush tax cuts have been good to these guys...didn't help me though
Nobody Special

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 Sep 24, 2010
Mr Evil wrote:
<quoted text>
Do a Google search for Schusterman Tulsa...
OU's Schusterman Center
Schusterman-Benson Library
Charles Schusterman JCC
Schusterman Park
They do give to everyone. These are all things that all Tulsan's can utilize. What do you give to the community? Envy is an ugly thing...
For the record, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family foundation's philanthropy in Oklahoma doesn't begin to compare with what they've given nationally and internationally. I'm not saying that's a bad thing.
Dwight Guy

Salt Lake City, UT

#21 Sep 24, 2010
Oppressed Black Man wrote:
Okie whites have such an inferiorioty complex that they have to brag about the few who made money in their lives. Okies need to stop inbreeding and raping Indians out there. BTW, OU sux Texas' nuts! I swear, Oklahoma has the biggest inferiority complex in America. Must be panhandle envy toward Texas, eh?
Da black man ain't nevah gonna get rich robbin' liquor stores!

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