To get on Forbes' 400 list, being a b...

To get on Forbes' 400 list, being a billionaire isn't enough an...

There are 40 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 20, 2007, titled To get on Forbes' 400 list, being a billionaire isn't enough an.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A billion dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to. For the first time, it takes more than $1 billion earn a spot on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans.

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Carlos

Madison, WI

#23 Sep 21, 2007
Juanita de Talmas wrote:
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I don't hate them because the made (or stole or inherited) money. I hate having the media hold them up as shining examples of "success". Real success is having a loving family and friends, not more money than you know what to do with.
And this is why you are in this country so you could decide what makes you sucessful... what ever it may be..the article measures business/wealth success, nothing else... If you are too ignorant to realize that, then I do not know what to tell you... Start your own newspaper and have features that speak about successful family.. you might not sell a paper, but you always have to option to start one...I am tired of the working class having such a chip on there shoulder..( I am working class)... I feel now adays people see the working class as the uneducated class... I work what I do, because I chose it, thats its.. So i hate to be cluster with the "workig class", because I just see them as the uninformed...or ignorant..
Juanita de Talmas

United States

#24 Sep 21, 2007
Muffin wrote:
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If in your eyes real success isn't measured in money, what's with your bleeding heart for the poor??
Where did I mention "the poor"? Go back to school and work on your reading comprehension.
Que

Miami, FL

#26 Sep 21, 2007
Muffin wrote:
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Yes, and clearly succesful people are to blame.
Move to China and your problems will be solved!
No not China, then the rest of her country's people who can't make it to USA will be floating over to china like the Cubans.
Tell her to go back to Mexico, and b.i.t.c.h from there.
Wise Guy

AOL

#27 Sep 21, 2007
Notice how many at the top of the list own sports teams.
constantine

Orlando, FL

#28 Sep 21, 2007
this writer is an idiot. the article makes no mention of any of teh alleged 25 floridians who are on the list. what phoniness.
Al Michaels

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Sep 21, 2007
This article sucks The headline says 25 Foloridians made the top 400. Who are they? your article did not name them. Not even 1 of them Shouldn't the article match the headlines?
DropoutsPOSThere

Boynton Beach, FL

#30 Sep 21, 2007
Mike Honcho wrote:
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The richest man in the world happens to be Mexican. So your point doesn't make any sense in regard to hispanic levels of wealth.
HE MADE IT SMUGGLING MEXICANS INTO USA AND GETTING 10% OF THE WAGE THEY EARN.
DropoutsPOSThere

Boynton Beach, FL

#31 Sep 21, 2007
bush must go wrote:
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bill gates is mexican?
i thought he was an american....
WORLD BRO.... THIS DUDE SAID WORLD, NOT USA. GATES IS RICHEST IN USA, PLENTY OF RICHER ONES THEM HIM AROUND THE WORLD.
WHAT

AOL

#32 Sep 21, 2007
THESE PEOPLE LIVE IN FLORIDA. TOO MANY CUBANS WORK FOR THIS NEWPAPER. THAT IS WHY I STOP GETTING IT
Pompano Fred

Seymour, TN

#33 Sep 21, 2007
Perhaps they don't hang out much. I would think that earning or managing that amount of money would be a pretty full time gig. Don't you wonder how it must be to constantly worry about someone kidnapping your kid for ransom or losing a few million/billion dollars to some shyster or business partner or rival corporation. How would you feel if you lost all those billions and fell off the list or something?

Oh, well, guess all of them are smart enough to put their last million in a Swiss bank somewhere in case of emergency.
Gimme some wrote:
I wonder where they hang out.
JimmyJ

Vero Beach, FL

#34 Sep 21, 2007
No Race wrote:
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Well maybe after the next election, but remember they haven't really paid any taxes in the last 7 years.
Another idiot who doesn't realize how much the rich pay in taxes.

Go back to your trailer and cry about the $500 in taxes you pay a year thinking you want to pay zero.
Ed Saltaire

AOL

#35 Sep 21, 2007
Tax the hell out of thse people and make them share the wealth - down with bush's tax cuts for the rich!

Since: Sep 07

Hialeah, FL

#36 Sep 21, 2007
JimmyJ wrote:
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Another idiot who doesn't realize how much the rich pay in taxes.
Go back to your trailer and cry about the $500 in taxes you pay a year thinking you want to pay zero.
so let me get this straight
60% went to taxes??
then is the richest ppl actually PAID THOS TAXES the we would have what ?....60 bil in taxes just from the uppermost crust?

really?....
that is part of the fed ? budget?
so?
show me the $$

Since: Sep 07

Hialeah, FL

#37 Sep 21, 2007
i know i pay mine
( i am not smart enough not to.. i guess)
but if everybody paid then we would have lots of money?
so if the rich dont pay..
but only the poor pay..
then how do we get a budget?
somebody has to pay
someone is footing teh bill
who?
To Plantation Man

United States

#38 Sep 21, 2007
I guess I am. After 30 years of hard work, stress and taking business risks I had a great year last year and earned about $800,000. Much more than I ever have. I paid about 35%, or approximately $290,000 of that amout, in taxes.
I have no complaints, I figure it is my fair share.
DropoutsPOSThere

Boynton Beach, FL

#39 Sep 21, 2007
To Plantation Man wrote:
I guess I am. After 30 years of hard work, stress and taking business risks I had a great year last year and earned about $800,000. Much more than I ever have. I paid about 35%, or approximately $290,000 of that amout, in taxes.
I have no complaints, I figure it is my fair share.
WEED OR CRACK?
Me too

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#40 Sep 21, 2007
In a short 3000 years or so, I'll be on the list too. I can hardly wait!!

The rest of you will look like this.

http://www.karpovich.com/NotMyJob.htm
what

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#41 Sep 21, 2007
haha wrote:
Man, i wish i knew what hedge funds are and how to get involved, alot on that list made there money in hedge funds
Dude, how do these people get all of this friggin money??? DAMN!! What is a hedge fund anyway and how can I get one???
american

Hollywood, FL

#42 Sep 24, 2007
DropoutsPOSThere wrote:
<quoted text> WORLD BRO.... THIS DUDE SAID WORLD, NOT USA. GATES IS RICHEST IN USA, PLENTY OF RICHER ONES THEM HIM AROUND THE WORLD.
i'm not sure if there are "plenty of richer ones then him around the world". i read a story a couple months ago about Carlos Slim Helu surpassing Bill Gates fortune. However, on the just released forbes world's billionaires list, Carlos came in #3. i guess it changes all the time due to stock prices in their companies.
OhGeez

Lake Worth, FL

#43 Sep 29, 2007
Wonder...I just wonder!!!! Must be nice not to worry about money!

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