One of my classmates in high-school married a heavy-hitter's grandson. His grandfather is a proper baller. $8 million private jet just for the senior management of his construction empire. These guys own dams, toll roads, airports, a 2500 Megawatt power-plant.
His dad gave a commencement speech at two top American unis. and his grandfather (the first generation guy who started it all) was on the Forbes list.
They have businesses in Indonesia and even Australia, a proper conglomerate.
Grandpa is chauffered in a Rolls Royce Phantom Elongated Wheelbase by the way, that's 3-4 feet longer than your typical phantom, when you see it on the road you wonder who's sitting inside because it takes up the entire freaking road.
So my question is - could this guy get into MIT's Sloan School of Management just because of who he is ? I'm a 100% sure he doesn't have the time to study, his family and his parents, everything moves at warp speed . Their network is so vast at any given time there's some element of chaos in his house. I can't imagine him studying for 3-4 hours straight.
Plus he's a party boy. I just can't imagine him studying like a serious hard worker.
Is it possible MIT bended over just because of who his pops and grandpa are ? They're not just old money - it's sophisticated old money. His granda knows the Chairman of(where they buy turbines from) and even the President of the World Bank.
So I'd imagine with all these heavy hitting accomplishments ( his grandfather was the first to set up a privately operated gas based power-plant in his country) that MIT would give him leniency ?
Because there's no freaking way someone who spends time networking 99% of the time and ordering around 1000 of his slaves can sit down and study like a good boy, especially when he has better things to do like test-driving the Bugatti Veyron when it came to our country for an initial launch (pre-commercial launch).
God damn it must be nice to be rich. Lucky guy.