Friday, June 16

Billionaire's Son Charged With Burglary 

We don't make this up. Rich people are bad news say the AP:
"An accused burglar whom police say they found groggy and hiding under a table in a fly fishing shop last weekend has been identified as the son of billionaire oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens."

No, no. He's a criminal all by himself. It's isn't that he's just related to a billionaire:

Last year, Pickens was indicted by a grand jury for fraud, deceit and manipulation of federal laws. Arraigned last year, he was set free on $500,000 bond under a promise to appear for future court dates and not violate the law.

The judge wants to speak with him about this burglary and table hiding-under.

The rest of us want the rich criminals to stop and free up some of the cash they are stealing for better use.

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Thursday, June 15

Rich Guy To Give Away All His Money 

Time for some good news, eh?

Tired of copying Apple and admitting defeat, the world's richest man plans to give it all away. This is clearly a good thing, and will prevent him from going to jail. IGN tells us:
"Gates founded Microsoft 30 years ago with childhood friend Paul Allen. Of course, the company -- and the man -- saw enormous success since. Gates is listed by Forbes as the world's richest man -- his estimated worth is around $50 billion -- though he still intends to give most of his fortune to charity."

It isn't easy for a rich guy to do this. It's going to take him two years to change jobs, from taker to giver.

It should be a lesson for everyone with money - give it away as soon as you can.

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