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2013-08-05 06:27:48 PM
He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.
 
2013-08-05 08:43:23 PM

NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.


Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it
 
2013-08-05 08:46:16 PM
lineout.thestranger.com
 
2013-08-05 08:47:08 PM
What a sexy job creator. Does my hair look okay?
 
2013-08-05 08:47:36 PM
Growing up there was the "old crazy guy" in town.  We called him Mr. Mooney, wore old clothes (clean, but definitely threadbare), and he rode and adult tricycle and went around collecting cans and bits of metal.  He almost never talked to anyone.  If you waved he might wave back.  If you said, "Hello" he would duck his chin and keep on pedaling.  When he died, back in the late 1970s/early 1980s, his estate was worth about a $1 million.
 
2013-08-05 08:47:46 PM

new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it


I like this guy.
 
2013-08-05 08:48:51 PM

new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it


I have a friend who makes way more than my dad ever did, and I would never have known if he hadn't been so generous to me over the years. I didn't even know him all that well yet and he bought me a full copy of Windows XP Pro to help me build my first computer.

And no, he wasn't trying to sleep with me; he already had a girlfriend. I sort of inherited him as a customer at Electronics Boutique and our friendship built from there.
 
2013-08-05 08:49:30 PM

new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it


He can flaunt it if he wants, but he shows class by doing the way he does. On the other hand if he spent that money of several mansions, a private jet, luxury yacht, etc, imagine how many jobs he would be creating (Mechanics for the boat and plane, as well as crew for both and the yacht clubs have staff and other people, care takers and maids for the mansions and all the other things. While it shows class, remember rich people spending money on all the things that make us hate them, create millions of jobs in the economy a year. that provide livings to many people. So while it shows class we should beg rich people to throw their money around)
 
2013-08-05 08:50:20 PM
Rachel Cohen,,,,

Easy on the eyes, only child, Jewish, super wealthy.
Yup, perfect for my son.
I WILL make this happen.
 
2013-08-05 08:50:25 PM
Start the countdown clock to some scumbag kidnapping him now that he's been outed. Thanks a lot, MailOnline.
 
2013-08-05 08:50:42 PM
Well, he has an expensive house but it's not crazy expensive.  Sounds like a solid, middle class guy with middle class values.
 
2013-08-05 08:51:06 PM

tuna fingers: new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it

I like this guy.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-08-05 08:51:21 PM
 
2013-08-05 08:53:46 PM
He earned the bulk of his fortune from his role in Ghostbusters.
 
2013-08-05 08:54:35 PM
Why do no pictures that are focused correctly exist of this man?
 
2013-08-05 08:56:32 PM
Thumbs up. This wealthy guy knows how to live the good life.
 
2013-08-05 08:56:33 PM

jedihirsch: He can flaunt it if he wants, but he shows class by doing the way he does. On the other hand if he spent that money of several mansions, a private jet, luxury yacht, etc, imagine how many jobs he would be creating (Mechanics for the boat and plane, as well as crew for both and the yacht clubs have staff and other people, care takers and maids for the mansions and all the other things. While it shows class, remember rich people spending money on all the things that make us hate them, create millions of jobs in the economy a year. that provide livings to many people. So while it shows class we should beg rich people to throw their money around)


The guy could be just as classy the other way, if he's good to all those people who work for him.

I've had jobs at companies that overpaid me, jobs at companies that underpaid, jobs at companies where we were so frazzled we didn't know which way was up, but all that really sticks about the people I worked for, after the fact, is who was fair and decent and treated me like I was a fellow human being.

/ Be cool to each other.
 
2013-08-05 08:56:37 PM
Read the article. Concluded: so what?
 
2013-08-05 08:56:54 PM
Knew a guy who checked you in at the local dump when I was younger that one day my dad said was worth millions of dollars since he owned a local company, he just worked at the dump since he got to meet people.
 
2013-08-05 08:57:31 PM
Also, this guy's daughter is hot.
 
2013-08-05 08:59:59 PM

NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.


Yeah - sounds about right.  Looking at his 2 homes, I figure that's all I would need also.

Well, that and I'd probably buy a few nice cars.

There's only so much you can do with a huge house.
 
2013-08-05 09:01:08 PM
Humbleness is a great virtue to have however it then begs the question why bother being ridiculously rich then? just for the sake of argument if your lifestyle is pretty much similar to someone making say $75K then what's the point?

I don't consider myself materialistic nor 'flaunty' by any means but if I'm worth $11 Billion I wouldn't be driving the car I'm driving now or even fly coach.
 
2013-08-05 09:01:20 PM

freewill: Also, this guy's daughter is hot.


Totally
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-08-05 09:04:48 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Humbleness is a great virtue to have however it then begs the question why bother being ridiculously rich then? just for the sake of argument if your lifestyle is pretty much similar to someone making say $75K then what's the point?

I don't consider myself materialistic nor 'flaunty' by any means but if I'm worth $11 Billion I wouldn't be driving the car I'm driving now or even fly coach.


Insurance that you'll be comfortable the rest of your days, can splurge if you want to, and leave something worthwhile to your heirs.

In other words probably the polar opposite of the remainder of my life.

/sigh
 
2013-08-05 09:07:21 PM
Jan, pictured, and Rick Cohen have two grandchildren after their daughter Perry and her wife had children

hhmmm either I'm suffering from caffiene withrawal or something in that sentence does not compute.
 
2013-08-05 09:08:19 PM
In the early 80's I worked for JC Penny as a 'men's clothing specialist' meaning, I sold men and boys clothing. This old guy walked in one day dressed in bib overalls, looking like a farmer who had just come to town and had his young nephew in tow.

Nice old guy. Wanted to get the kid fitted out with a suit for some special occasion so I obliged him and as the kid was trying on the cloths, the old man and I made small talk. He wanted to be sure the kid had a good suit and some of the suits we carried were a bit pricey. He also wanted to get him a nice pair of dress shoes, so I informed him of our shoe department and pointed out the sales.

He quietly informed me money wasn't a problem, reached into the deep pockets of his overalls and pulled out a wad of cash that just stunned me. Turned out he lived in John's Island, the very, very exclusive, very wealthy community on the beach in my city. So exclusive that residents have to sign contracts agreeing that if their income drops below a certain level, the corporation will buy back their home and they will move out.

The guy was a multi-millionaire but you'd swear that he was just an old farmer, who put on clean cloths for a trip into town.

I outfitted his nephew with a medium grade, good looking suit, deciding that nothing we had in the high end levels would look as good, he paid in cash, thanked me and wandered off to the shoe department.

Sometimes, you just never know who you'll run into.
 
2013-08-05 09:13:25 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Humbleness is a great virtue to have however it then begs the question why bother being ridiculously rich then? just for the sake of argument if your lifestyle is pretty much similar to someone making say $75K then what's the point?


Power. Social status. The knowledge that you could at any time do whatever you want. There is no chance in hell this is "one of the guys." He's always the most powerful guy in the room, and everybody knows it, even if it's not spoken aloud. People are going to go out of their way to help him in order to gain favor, and every time he walks down the street it's to the whispers of "That guy is worth eleven billion dollars." It's a level of privilege that exists inside its own stratosphere. It's possible he may be the real deal, and completely oblivious to all but "working hard and honestly," but with my GED in psychiatry I'm just going to say he gets off on portraying the image of a billionaire who doesn't care, sort of like somebody who donates a huge sum of money anonymously, then walks around the party telling everyone that it was him.
 
2013-08-05 09:18:24 PM

freewill: jedihirsch: He can flaunt it if he wants, but he shows class by doing the way he does. On the other hand if he spent that money of several mansions, a private jet, luxury yacht, etc, imagine how many jobs he would be creating (Mechanics for the boat and plane, as well as crew for both and the yacht clubs have staff and other people, care takers and maids for the mansions and all the other things. While it shows class, remember rich people spending money on all the things that make us hate them, create millions of jobs in the economy a year. that provide livings to many people. So while it shows class we should beg rich people to throw their money around)

The guy could be just as classy the other way, if he's good to all those people who work for him.

I've had jobs at companies that overpaid me, jobs at companies that underpaid, jobs at companies where we were so frazzled we didn't know which way was up, but all that really sticks about the people I worked for, after the fact, is who was fair and decent and treated me like I was a fellow human being.

/ Be cool to each other.


Yeah I understand that. I used to be a lifeguard and after my job at a local pool I gave private lessons to rich kids (about ages 10-14) in their parents private pools. Some of these rich people are very nice. One gave me an extra bonus ($50) because her son liked me as a teacher, they always provided me with drinks if I was thirsty. Most rich people are nice and treat their workers nice, my former bosses did. And I know after I finish grad school, my boss would probably be some very rich dude, in fact the place I have my internship has is run by several millionaires and one billionaire, and they have been very nice to me
 
2013-08-05 09:19:02 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: SuperNinjaToad: Humbleness is a great virtue to have however it then begs the question why bother being ridiculously rich then? just for the sake of argument if your lifestyle is pretty much similar to someone making say $75K then what's the point?

Power. Social status. The knowledge that you could at any time do whatever you want. There is no chance in hell this is "one of the guys." He's always the most powerful guy in the room, and everybody knows it, even if it's not spoken aloud. People are going to go out of their way to help him in order to gain favor, and every time he walks down the street it's to the whispers of "That guy is worth eleven billion dollars." It's a level of privilege that exists inside its own stratosphere. It's possible he may be the real deal, and completely oblivious to all but "working hard and honestly," but with my GED in psychiatry I'm just going to say he gets off on portraying the image of a billionaire who doesn't care, sort of like somebody who donates a huge sum of money anonymously, then walks around the party telling everyone that it was him.


Also, freedom from fear.

I have an $80k/year job and a $600/mo apartment. The calm that comes into my life from knowing that I don't have to sweat the mortgage payment, etc., is remarkable.

If I was worth $11 billion and was content with my apartment, I'd probably spontaneously climax at least twice a day.
 
2013-08-05 09:20:16 PM
the hotter daughter's got kind of an Anna Paquin thing going on
 
2013-08-05 09:21:03 PM

ladyfortuna: new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

Born rich, and got richer. The American way--go multi-generational wealth!

/Seriously though, at least he's not flaunting it

I have a friend who makes way more than my dad ever did, and I would never have known if he hadn't been so generous to me over the years. I didn't even know him all that well yet and he bought me a full copy of Windows XP Pro to help me build my first computer.

And no, he wasn't trying to sleep with me; he already had a girlfriend. I sort of inherited him as a customer at Electronics Boutique and our friendship built from there.


I'd bet dollars to donuts that he wanted to get in your pants.
 
2013-08-05 09:21:34 PM
I'm guessing the waterfront home in Maine that they show is worth million$ and his property in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is in Teton County, the richest county in America, is a ranch worth tens of millions of dollars but I can't find an address for either place to look on zillow.  Anybody have better internet fu and can pull that info up? Lexis Nexis might have something but I don't have a subscription.

i.dailymail.co.uk

The worst haircut on a billionaire second only to Bill Gates.  I guess it says "I look like this and I still get more pussy than ALF." Or Hillary Clinton for that matter.
 
2013-08-05 09:22:20 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Jan, pictured, and Rick Cohen have two grandchildren after their daughter Perry and her wife had children

hhmmm either I'm suffering from caffiene withrawal or something in that sentence does not compute.


It's the 21st Century.  Just let it go, man.
 
2013-08-05 09:23:57 PM
If I saw him in a bar I'd ask for his autograph.
i.dailymail.co.uk
It's not everyday you meet a Ghostbuster.
 
2013-08-05 09:24:54 PM
And if I were to show this article to a few of my relatives, this guy would be reviled, simply because he is 'an evil rich overlord'. No matter how much he pays his troops, or how humble and nice of a guy he is.
 
2013-08-05 09:25:34 PM
Have to agree with him.

I want the money, someone else can have the fame.
 
2013-08-05 09:25:39 PM
Thank goodness that they showed his face, his family's faces, his residence, his other properties, publicized his customers and his business, and basically ruined any chance of remaining anonymous.

Hope he's looking forward to upgrading his security to "anti-nutter" level and giving up that whole "roaming about town" schtick.
 
2013-08-05 09:29:51 PM
If I had $11 billion I'd be living behind a gate. About 10 miles behind.

I'm old-fashioned that way. I figure they can't spoil your view with crappy tract housing if they can't get close enough to be in view. For that reason, I like valleys and islands. And valleys on islands. And Islands on lakes in valleys on islands.

Just stay the Fark off my lawn.

Frost said that good fences make good neighbours. I prefer perimeters myself.  And ha-has.
 
2013-08-05 09:31:02 PM
What the Hell, let's collect the world's old landmines and put them somewhere useful.

Like Vermont.
 
2013-08-05 09:33:18 PM
For example, in 2002 Cohen agreed to pay floor workers at his distribution centers $18 an hour if they moved 25 pallets during that time.

$18 for unskilled labor?  I don't believe it.  I'm told from reliable sources that it is simply impossible to pay decent wages for menial labor and expect any sort of profit.
 
2013-08-05 09:33:36 PM
What would Fark do without 

ladyfortuna: new_york_monty: NewportBarGuy: He's doing it right, enjoying life. Awesome story.

And no, he wasn't trying to sleep with me; he already had a girlfriend.


Well that cinches it!
 
2013-08-05 09:37:18 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: SuperNinjaToad: Humbleness is a great virtue to have however it then begs the question why bother being ridiculously rich then? just for the sake of argument if your lifestyle is pretty much similar to someone making say $75K then what's the point?

Power. Social status. The knowledge that you could at any time do whatever you want. There is no chance in hell this is "one of the guys." He's always the most powerful guy in the room, and everybody knows it, even if it's not spoken aloud. People are going to go out of their way to help him in order to gain favor, and every time he walks down the street it's to the whispers of "That guy is worth eleven billion dollars." It's a level of privilege that exists inside its own stratosphere. It's possible he may be the real deal, and completely oblivious to all but "working hard and honestly," but with my GED in psychiatry I'm just going to say he gets off on portraying the image of a billionaire who doesn't care, sort of like somebody who donates a huge sum of money anonymously, then walks around the party telling everyone that it was him.


I think you nailed it bro. +1 for you
 
2013-08-05 09:39:33 PM

FormlessOne: Thank goodness that they showed his face, his family's faces, his residence, his other properties, publicized his customers and his business, and basically ruined any chance of remaining anonymous.

Hope he's looking forward to upgrading his security to "anti-nutter" level and giving up that whole "roaming about town" schtick.


Was my first thought as well. I didn't read the entire article word-for-word, but in my skimming it seemed like a stalkers notes on this guy.

Anyone with a longer attention span read the entire thing? Did this guy actually come to them with the info? or just a Stalky McStalkerson?

If I had that kind of money I'd probably try to do similar, no interest AT ALL in fame, just leave me alone to live a happy, comfortable life.
 
2013-08-05 09:43:46 PM
he must have been thinking of a giant pile of money when Gozer was released
 
2013-08-05 09:44:40 PM
and yet with all that money there is nothing he can do to cure the grandkids facial pixilation.


Money can't buy everything.
 
2013-08-05 09:51:46 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Jan, pictured, and Rick Cohen have two grandchildren after their daughter Perry and her wife had children

hhmmm either I'm suffering from caffiene withrawal or something in that sentence does not compute.


Rhymes with Thesbian
 
2013-08-05 09:52:35 PM

brantgoose: If I had $11 billion I'd be living behind a gate. About 10 miles behind.

I'm old-fashioned that way. I figure they can't spoil your view with crappy tract housing if they can't get close enough to be in view. For that reason, I like valleys and islands. And valleys on islands. And Islands on lakes in valleys on islands.

Just stay the Fark off my lawn.

Frost said that good fences make good neighbours. I prefer perimeters myself.  And ha-has.


So, I should stop pooping in your yard when I go out for my morning jogs?
 
2013-08-05 09:58:35 PM
The difference between old money and nouveau riche.

Old money used to invest its money in the community. Played the long game.

Nouveau riche has the attitude of, how can I make a quick buck and cash in? "Fark You I Got Mine"

The attitude of amassing gross amounts of wealth and then divorcing oneself from their obligations and their past, displays a disturbing amount of self loathing. An attempt to buy a new life is surely easier than practicing self control and educating oneself. I'm sure it feels great as long as the checks keep going through...

/ In ancient Japan the lowest caste was the merchant class. We are just now rediscovering why.
 
2013-08-05 10:00:38 PM

piercedgeek: FormlessOne: Thank goodness that they showed his face, his family's faces, his residence, his other properties, publicized his customers and his business, and basically ruined any chance of remaining anonymous.

Hope he's looking forward to upgrading his security to "anti-nutter" level and giving up that whole "roaming about town" schtick.

Was my first thought as well. I didn't read the entire article word-for-word, but in my skimming it seemed like a stalkers notes on this guy.

Anyone with a longer attention span read the entire thing? Did this guy actually come to them with the info? or just a Stalky McStalkerson?

If I had that kind of money I'd probably try to do similar, no interest AT ALL in fame, just leave me alone to live a happy, comfortable life.


My very thought. My goal would be to live a quiet, comfortable life with my wife, surrounded by books and attending the occasional SCA camping event.
 
2013-08-05 10:00:46 PM

piercedgeek: FormlessOne: Thank goodness that they showed his face, his family's faces, his residence, his other properties, publicized his customers and his business, and basically ruined any chance of remaining anonymous.

Hope he's looking forward to upgrading his security to "anti-nutter" level and giving up that whole "roaming about town" schtick.

Was my first thought as well. I didn't read the entire article word-for-word, but in my skimming it seemed like a stalkers notes on this guy.

Anyone with a longer attention span read the entire thing? Did this guy actually come to them with the info? or just a Stalky McStalkerson?

If I had that kind of money I'd probably try to do similar, no interest AT ALL in fame, just leave me alone to live a happy, comfortable life.


This is the kind of info anyone with motivation can look up on the interwebs.  I'm sure if you wanted to find out mostly all that about the next person down on the rich guy list, you could do so.  I sincerely hope being featured in the Daily Fail does not make one famous.
 
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