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Old 03-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #21
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36 Must be my sailing hobby, no way can you become a billionaire by being a sailing bum.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #22
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Hmmph - 72 - don't quite have what it takes.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #23
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38?? I figured I'd be at least a 50!
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #24
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Still a bailout short of a billion.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #25
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Still a bailout short of a billion.
I think it takes $10 billion these days to end up with a billion, what with the 90% special taxes.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:36 PM   #26
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52. But I'd never buy the country club membership - I'm too cheap. And my house is the size of the two-car garage I'm spozed to have.
But then what do you expect from Forbes.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #27
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To get to 100:
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5. Marital status: divorced or widowed
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #28
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To get to 100:
1. Birth order: Eldest Child
2. Company to Start: A Financial Company
3. Specify that the kids: Inherit a few million
4. Highest level of education: Some college, no degree
5. Marital status: divorced or widowed
6. Country of Birth: US
7. How would you like to earn your fortune: make it all myself
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9. You would be most likely to invest in: US Bonds
10. How many children do you have: three or more
Damn! I forgot to have kids.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:58 AM   #29
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Would my score have been higher had I not worked to put myself thru college? Damn! I never get it right...
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #30
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To get to 100:
1. Birth order: Eldest Child
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4. Highest level of education: Some college, no degree
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7. How would you like to earn your fortune: make it all myself
8. Your hobbies include: What hobbies?
9. You would be most likely to invest in: US Bonds
10. How many children do you have: three or more
I'm the youngest of five children, married, and we have no kids of our own. Guess I'm doomed to middle class poverty.
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60. just a plebe.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #32
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"3. Specify that the kids: Inherit a few million"

I should have picked that one. It would mean that I was at least a multi-millionaire!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #33
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Saying I would like to get my fortune by winning the lottery ticket probably didn't help.

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Is the test's real title, "Do you have what it takes to be.... Warren Buffett"?
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