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Mar 22, 2015

I have a friend that goes to college with me (University of Texas) and he is an international. Apparently, his parents serve on the Communist Party and are on the board. He drives an R8 around campus and I've seen him throw down 2k+ every time he goes downtown and just keeps the tab open for his buddies. He's in an asian fraternity down here. I also heard that he gives his girlfriend a credit card and just lets her buy whatever she wants. His family is probably worth 7 figures USD and 8 figures RMB

Mar 23, 2015

Can you do that on 7 figures usd? News to me

Mar 23, 2015

My uncle.

He's # +500-ish on the Forbes Billionaires list.

Self-Made.

Mar 23, 2015

A good family friend is on the top 400 Forbes richest Americans. self-made billionaire.

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Mar 23, 2015

Don't know anyone particularly wealthy. Highest earner I know is a partner at a large law firm but she spent most of her career in public office.

Presumably the question excludes the senior guys at our workplaces? If not I guess I'm on first name terms with the CFO of my division.

Mar 23, 2015

My godmother, partner at Big 4 firm, then CFO, then partner at a top 10 firm. All self-made, her story is actually pretty incredible / inspiring. First hand account of what working hard can get you coming from nothing (she actually dropped out of HS and paid her own way starting at 16).

Mar 23, 2015
alex B:

My godmother, partner at Big 4 firm, then CFO, then partner at a top 10 firm. All self-made, her story is actually pretty incredible / inspiring. First hand account of what working hard can get you coming from nothing (she actually dropped out of HS and paid her own way starting at 16).

Would actually really like to hear more on this. Details?

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Mar 23, 2015

She single? I ain't try to work the rest of my life

Mar 23, 2015

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Mar 23, 2015
User11221122:

Most ridiculous and in poor taste thread I've ever seen on here and that says a lot

Shut up and go stare at your excel spreadsheet, monkey.

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Mar 23, 2015

If this is true and isn't just hyperbole, then you're living in a WSO bubble. There's been far, far worse.

Mar 23, 2015

Perhaps unsurprisingly, all real estate people. One of the people has a grandmother who is like #525 or something on the Forbes list. I would assume he is the wealthiest as a result of that and his own success, but who knows.

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Mar 23, 2015

Both real estate developers who live across the street from each other in their $7 million dollar palaces.

Mar 23, 2015

bump but wealthiest members on WSO leave a comment what u do/how much you're worth

Mar 23, 2015

One of my father's colleagues, he worked in real estate during the early stages of the Silicon Valley, worth about 1.1 billion, 100% self-made.

Mar 23, 2015

A friend of mine, does F&B and has control of a huge percentage of in food-related businesses within my country. An exact percentage can't even be stated because most of it is connected through the back end, and run by a bunch of different front companies. Net worth can't really be estimated either but an example of his wealth would be he once walked into a car dealer with his friend because that friend wanted to look at cars. Just so happens he sees a Maserati that he likes, and decides to buy one each for his friend and himself.

Mar 23, 2015

I know someone on the board of a large tech hardware company. He started with them in the 1980s and worked his way up. He then retired, and a few years later wanted to still be involved but not work all that much, so he was given a position on the board.

Know a woman who was a banker at BB for many years, then transitioned to corporate finance after 2008. She is now the CFO of a very large cloud computing firm.

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Mar 23, 2015

Close family relative
S&T MD at a BB - been there for 20 years
Not sure about net worth - I would guess his base is in the 300s with a bonus to nearly match - owns NYC place worth over 1MM, London place worth about the same

Mar 23, 2015

My mentor,

Former S&T MD at a IBAB (In-Between-A-Banks) - been at this firm for 8+ years, but has 25 years of S&T experience.

Similar to @guggroth93 I am not aware of his net-worth, but overtime I have managed to acquire some insight and can reasonably proclaim: >$5MM. Base was typical, though slightly elevated due to experience, while bonus was extraordinary.

His is very frugal - I won't disclose location of his goodies and tangible assets.

"Man is split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly and dumbly to rot and disappear forever." ~ Ernest Becker

Mar 23, 2015

would be wierd if he only had 5mm. Would just go to show the more you make the more you spend. Have relatives that combined made ~200 as nurses/engineers. Saved 25-50k a year with employee matching. Both are nearing retirement with combined savings over 5mm

Unless you're saying he made 5 mil a year?

Mar 23, 2015

The wealthiest person I know is definitely @Pump and Dump with his $11k from dishwashing

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Mar 23, 2015