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    Default World's richest woman says poor should have less fun, work harder

    How did she make so money, she inherited it!!



    By David Lazarus August 30, 2012, 9:31 a.m.

    Just in case you were beginning to think rich people were deeply misunderstood and that they feel the pain of those who are less fortunate, here's the world's wealthiest woman, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, with some helpful advice. "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain," she said in a magazine piece. "Do something to make more money yourself -- spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working."

    Yeah, let them eat cake.

    Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. Her family iron ore prospecting fortune of $30.1 billion makes her Australia's wealthiest person and the richest woman on the planet. "There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire," she said by way of encouragement. "Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others."

    Boom. Almost too easy.

    Why are people poor? Rinehart blamed what she described as "socialist," anti-business government policies, and urged Australian officials to lower the minimum wage and cut taxes. "The millionaires and billionaires who choose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young," she said. "This secret needs to be spread widely." And now it's out there.

    Thank you, rich people. We're not worthy.


    http://www.latimes.com/business/mone...,3323996.story
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoxomoxoa View Post
    How did she make so money, she inherited it!!



    By David Lazarus August 30, 2012, 9:31 a.m.

    Just in case you were beginning to think rich people were deeply misunderstood and that they feel the pain of those who are less fortunate, here's the world's wealthiest woman, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, with some helpful advice. "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain," she said in a magazine piece. "Do something to make more money yourself -- spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working."

    Yeah, let them eat cake.

    Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. Her family iron ore prospecting fortune of $30.1 billion makes her Australia's wealthiest person and the richest woman on the planet. "There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire," she said by way of encouragement. "Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others."

    Boom. Almost too easy.

    Why are people poor? Rinehart blamed what she described as "socialist," anti-business government policies, and urged Australian officials to lower the minimum wage and cut taxes. "The millionaires and billionaires who choose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young," she said. "This secret needs to be spread widely." And now it's out there.

    Thank you, rich people. We're not worthy.


    http://www.latimes.com/business/mone...,3323996.story
    So what is wrong with what she said? Seems dead on balls accurate to me.

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    what she says no doubt applies to some...but the majority are out there working their asses off and will never have the chance to inherit such sums. this lady is so out of touch it is mind boggling.

    also...i dislike it when people take one person's actions or words and apply it to a whole group. bill gates, buffet etc....are the opposite of this lady and just as wealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enough View Post
    what she says no doubt applies to some...but the majority are out there working their asses off and will never have the chance to inherit such sums. this lady is so out of touch it is mind boggling.

    also...i dislike it when people take one person's actions or words and apply it to a whole group. bill gates, buffet etc....are the opposite of this lady and just as wealthy.
    She would have starved if she had attempted to sleep her way into riches!!
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    You sure she's Australian? Sounds like a Republican to me.

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    So if you working on your menial labor job, just work harder and you will be a billionaire too???








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    Quote Originally Posted by FactsRStubborn View Post
    So what is wrong with what she said? Seems dead on balls accurate to me.
    What's wrong is that if all it took was hard work and investing, most Americans would be millionaires already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    So if you working on your menial labor job, just work harder and you will be a billionaire too???







    I know, huh. If that's all it took 99% of Americans would fall into that category.
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    wow i love this woman. she's awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christiefan915 View Post
    What's wrong is that if all it took was hard work and investing, most Americans would be millionaires already.
    Yes. That is true.

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    I thought this was going to be a quote from JK Rowling. I read a while back that she was wealthier than the Queen and somehow interpreted that as richest woman in the world. Fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G r I n D View Post
    wow i love this woman. she's awesome.
    I thought you preferred guys.


    Now I know what kind of woman you find attractive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FactsRStubborn View Post
    Yes. That is true.
    So you haven't worked hard or invested?

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    "The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich. In England, in the early nineteenth century, fifteen hours was the ordinary day's work for a man; children sometimes did as much, and very commonly did twelve hours a day. When meddlesome busybodies suggested that perhaps these hours were rather long, they were told that work kept adults from drink and children from mischief. When I was a child, shortly after urban working men had acquired the vote, certain public holidays were established by law, to the great indignation of the upper classes. I remember hearing an old Duchess say: 'What do the poor want with holidays? They ought to work.' People nowadays are less frank, but the sentiment persists, and is the source of much of our economic confusion."

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