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Old 01-16-2020, 07:59 AM   #1
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I was reading an article about Evan Spielgel who was one of the guys that started up Snapchat. He cashed in 50 million $ worth of his stock. He is estimated to be worth 3.1 billion $. Him and a friend started up Picaboo and later changed to Snapchat in 2011. So in 9 years has become the youngest billionaire in the world. Be nice to cash in a check worth 50 million $ but I doubt I will ever get the opportunity. An example is he is married to one of the IMO most beautiful women in the world. She use to travel with Orlando Bloom who is worth 40 million $. So Evan cashed a check for 10 million $ more than Orlando is worth. Which in my eyes is a lot of coin. I guess she made the right call.

It just struck me that a million ain't squat any more. If you can't make a billion in the first years of your endeavor just give it up??

OK I'm jealous and I wish these rich folks would give to Shriners hospital, Feed the Children and all of the other charitable organizations so that they stop sending me the request. That every year I send out the little I have left after paying my bills.

I didn't know anything about Snapchat so I asked my GD on the way to school. OH ya I use it all the time she said. I guess I got to look it up but then I will just feed the monkey and make someone richer.

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If you can't make a billion bux in your first years of endeavor just give up??
Who was it that had that song "Fluke of the universe"?
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https://www.wealthx.com/dossier/evan-thomas-spiegel/

“GIVING HISTORY
Spiegel appears to primarily support educational and social causes; lifetime giving exceeds $10,000. Recipients include Campbell Hall -episcopal- and Allies for Every Child. He co-founded Snap Foundation. In 2017, the foundation had assets more than $48.7 million. Spiegel and Robert Murphy reportedly are planning to donate 13 million Class A shares of Snap to the foundation over the next 15 to 20 years. As a teenager, Spiegel was involved in volunteer work. Every Christmas, his father would take him and his two sisters to hand out food at the Head Start centers in California. Also, through their church, All Saints Episcopal in Beverly Hills, California they travelled to Mexico to build houses for the poor. He does not appear to have a family foundation. He appears to run The Spiegel Family Fund.”

And just think the guy is a self made billionaire with an arts degree.


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A giving soul. So 48.7 million $ in his world is like me giving a $100 in my world. Plus tax write offs. And I am not just fingering him, the billionaires of the world unite.
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A giving soul. So 48.7 million $ in his world is like me giving a $100 in my world. Plus tax write offs. And I am not just fingering him, the billionaires of the world unite.
Haven't they already united?
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:39 AM   #6
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Your bigger concern should be the child’s use of Snapchat.
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I would settle for a million.
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Since you think a million isn't squat anymore, go online to Social Security and add up how much you've made in your lifetime. I'll take a million any day!
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I still think a million $ is a lot. A billion $ is a 1000 millions $, that's a lot and to have 3 $ of them. Of course some is just paper.

Most of us will not make a million $ in our life time.

Your missing my point. These folks are making a billion $ in just a few years. The divide between the rich and poor becomes greater as more folks strive for the billion dollar mark. They are achieving this by creating something that you may not need but want or use. They are becoming rich over this luxury. Of course I am not calling the apps all bad as it has helped break down walls all over the world. Folks can communicate more easily between countries. Do you have any idea what snap chat is?
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:15 AM   #11
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Thanks, fishfeet, I hadn't heard that in 30 years.
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Is a million on lot? Depends on what perspective one is talking about. Yes, for most people working, it is a pretty good chuck of change. But when compared to the wealth at the very top, it is really nothing more than chump change.





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If it were me and someone was going to complain about me giving $1 million then I'd just keep it. Why do something that will create a backlash?
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