Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, reportedly the world’s richest woman, has some advice for all those whining poors.
“If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working.
“Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.”
I am sure those who are poor are slapping their foreheads and saying, “Duh! Of course she’s right! Instead of boozing and laying around, if I had simply worked and invested, I too could have been a billionaire. Why didn’t I think of that before?”
Rinehart knows whereof she speaks because she herself earned her money the hard way: she inherited it from her family.
It is vaguely reassuring to know that the US does not have a monopoly on rich jerks.