|easy to forget the simple math|
|1 billion = 1000 million|
While there are billionaires whose wealth comes from social media networks (Facebook) you will not find blogger listed as the source of wealth on this list. Slightly surprising is not finding acting, or movie star listed. Movies and other media are listed but it's the running/owning of studios or entertainment networks, not acting. The celebrities out front who battle paparazzi, long hours in makeup, stalker fans and mean critics are not billionaires.
I found a few cool sounding names in the list. This is a worldwide list and therefore contains many ethnic names. At the top of the money pile is Carlos Slim. Don’t you think that’s a cool sounding name?
Number 8 according to Forbes is Li Ka-shing from Hong Kong. I don’t speak Chinese but I want to think his name sounds like cha-ching. Hong Kong's richest woman, (best gambling tip - run the casino) is Pansy Ho. Maybe Pansy is common there but it sounds strange to me.
Another cool named billionaire is T. Boone Pickens. I picture T. Boone being a friendly neighbor of Jed and Elly May Clampett.
Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, can thank superheros for his money. Ike is CEO of Marvel Entertainment. His rags to superhero story started with offering his Hebrew skills at funerals for tips. He claims to have never granted an interview during his career.
I’m sure she can "Shake It Like A White Girl" if her husband (stage name Jesse Jaymes) starts rapping his old hit song. I am referring to Sara Blakely whose billions came in the shape of Spanx. It is a necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention story. (remember my mothers of invention post? - totally not related)