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Friday, August 30, 2013

DADDY, CAN I HAVE $4,000,000 FOR CANDY?


The rich are the same as we are, except for their money.  They have to make sure their children are not seen wearing torn mismatched clothes & they have to pack lunches make sure their staff packs nutritious lunches for them.  They should also give their kids a small but fair allowance to teach them the value of money.  Below are some examples of children of wealthy parents who are being taught how to survive on very little:


                                    







The fashionable Suri Cruise, daughter of actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, gets to live the dream of every little princess by bunking at Cinderella's Castle Suite in the heart of Disney World's Magic Kingdom. She tours the land of Mickey Mouse in a wardrobe to rival any designer clotheshorse, reportedly including a Dolce & Gabbana trench coat that retails for more than $2,000.  (Do you suppose the kids Tom Cruise had with Nicole Kidman give her their hand-me-downs?)










Justin Combs, 19, son of the rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs, received a $360,000 silver Maybach for his Sweet 16 birthday party.  But he didn't need money to attend college: His football prowess has earned him a scholarship at UCLA.  (I assume it wasn't a used Maybach!)










The 30-year-old crown prince of Dubai is the son of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He drives a Swarovski-crystal-studded, mink-finished Mercedes worth an estimated $4.8 million. When he feels like being on the water, he can hop into the world's largest yacht, worth $300 million.  (And his folks keep telling him to get a job!)










The 1-year-old Blue Ivy, daughter of singer Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z, may be just a tot, but she's growing up with a huge taste of luxury. She splashes her tiny hands in a $5,200 bathtub encrusted with Swarovski crystals & takes her naps in a $3,500 crib.  (Like all good parents, they made sure that the jewels on her teddy bear are too large for her to choke on.)




 





23-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva received a gift of an $88 million penthouse in Manhattan--the single most expensive apartment in the Big Apple  from father Dmitry Rybolovlev--to use when she's in the city. She also keeps homes in Monaco & Switzerland.  (Her furniture is probably not from Rent To Own.)






 
 



Another fashionista in the making, the 4-year-old daughter of singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony has already attended shows during Paris Fashion Week. Her miniature couture wardrobe for the front row included more than $2,400 worth of Chanel accessories, including a $310 brooch, & a $2,100 bag (for keeping her crayons & Gummy Bears?).










The daughter of actress Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury goods company PPR, is only 5, but she's already enjoying vacations in the exclusive Caribbean enclave of St. Barts. She even walks the red carpet with her actress mother at movie premieres. And when she grows up, she'll have her own Los Angeles estate--currently being held in trust. The estate is worth $12 million & is being funded with $50,000 a month by her father.  (What a coincidence—that’s the same allowance we gave our kids every month!)


This post may be unfair.  I have no idea how much the monthly expenses are to run a fully staffed mansion.  They also have to buy groceries, just like we do:


Rich kids bring a staff of lawyers to court.  Poor kids bring their mom.
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How many rich girls does it take to change a light bulb?  One.  She says, “Daddy, I need a new apartment!”
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Many rich people don't have a credit rating. It's mainly because they would never need to borrow money.
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A rich college girl sends an email to her dad:

Dear Dad--College is wonderful.  The people are nice & I like it here a lot, but I am a bit ashamed to arrive every day in my pure gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers & many fellow students get here by train.  Your loving daughter, Babs

Dad’s reply:

Dear Babs—I just had $20,000,000 transferred to your account.  Stop being embarrassed, honey.  Go get yourself a train, too.  Love, Dad







A rich guy went to the corner store.  He bought all 4 corners----fishducky





18 comments:

  1. I could get used to living on that kind of "small allowance".
    That grocery bill astounds me, is that for a month? No, I've just had another look, it says table 34, so that's for one meal! That's about 5 1/2 times my yearly wage.
    I love the toilet paper roll, may I borrow that picture?

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    1. What do you suppose the proper tip for that meal would be--a new car? Use whichever of my pictures you want!!

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  2. I love this post. If you have money beyond your required living expenses, it's for showing off. People must love to show off because just about everyone yearns to have more money. This may sound strange but I've discovered I am happier with just enough to cover a simple life style. I've always felt silly when I tried to show off. Hahaha

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    1. Showing off is an art--you have to practice!!

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  3. I use to want to be rich till I ran around with a really rich girl from Palm Beach. I met her when we both dated young executives from ITT who were friends. The interest on her investments per day was more than her boyfriend's annual pay. But you know, she really just wanted to be normal. Water skiing behind a small boat thrilled her-- trips to Switzerland bored her. I'll take making ends meet anyday.

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    1. It depends on how far apart your ends are!!

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  4. This post speaks volumes, but those people whose aim is to get rich will not pay any attention.

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  5. I would like to have lots and lots of money. It isn't that I think money solves all problems but I've mastered dealing with all the problems that come from not having enough money.

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    1. If I have to be miserable, I'd much rather suffer in a Rolls than an old clunker!!

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    2. Like Stephen, I have mastered living on very little. I'd like to try the other way, even if just for a year.

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    3. As Joe E. Lewis said, "I've been rich & I've been poor--rich is better!!"

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  6. I only want enough money to not worry about the small stuff, which without money is the really big stuff!

    There is rich and then there is stupid rich!

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    1. This quote from Rita Rudner seems to fit in here:

      "Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be!"

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  7. That does it. I should have been the only child of wealthy people. Damn me for having poor parents. It would have been just as easy to have rich parents. I didn't try hard enough.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Obviously poor planning on your part!!!

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  8. I saw a comedian once who was commenting on Angelina Jolie's kids... something about being an orphan in a foreign country and getting adopted being like Charlie finding the golden ticket in the Willy Wonka movies.

    Funny. But it does make you wonder if these kids will always think that the real world will always cater to them.

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    1. They probably WILL think so, & they'd probably be right!!

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