Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Power and the Money

Did you know that Mayor Bloomberg is worth around $20 billion? 

And that he has eleven homes?

This weekend, the mayor's office released his taxes in a classic late Friday afternoon holiday weekend document dump. Whether you like the mayor or not, it's fascinating to look at how the 0.0001% live -- the amount of taxes he pays, how much he pays his domestic staffs (!) (around a quarter mil a year), how much he donates to charity. It's a revealing look at how the super rich live and spend their money. 

Of course, if Mitt Romney becomes president next year (scary thought that that is), his taxes will obviously become a feast of rich person rubbernecking. Let's just hope he doesn't, so that it'll spare the country as well as Romney's family.

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