If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slate)   What city in the world has the most Billionaires? Congratulations London   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, British capital, city  
•       •       •

1808 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 May 2014 at 12:43 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-05-12 05:55:03 PM  
1 vote:

lindalouwho: jaylectricity: If I was a billionaire I'd want to live somewhere where the citizens weren't allowed to own guns.

But would you pick Knifecrime Island?

Er, you're twice as likely to be stabbed to death in the US as in the UK.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in- th e-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8
http://knifecrime.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/latest-knife-crime-statisti cs -spring.html
2014-05-12 03:39:09 PM  
1 vote:

iron de havilland: farking magnates.

How do they work?

answer: they don't.
2014-05-12 01:35:59 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder how many of them are actually Britons?

I know most of London's uber rich are either Russian Oilgarchs, Arab sheiks or Indian steel magnates.
2014-05-12 01:21:56 PM  
1 vote:

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: But.. but.. butt.. London is heavily taxed, and filled with welfare queens and immigrant moochers.  I was told that if the US were even to raise taxes on the rich a little, they'd all relocate to a more tax friendly country?  Is the UK holding these people at Gunpoint?

They didn't make those billions there, they just moved there because it is a hub with a lot escape options.
2014-05-12 01:18:10 PM  
1 vote:

TheShavingofOccam123: I'm sure there a plenty of decent billionaires in London--Richard Branson new money types. But I hope the aristocracy and its old money stays right there in London where its filth can be swept out to sea regularly.

Given the choice between the Duke of Westminster, whose somewhat ill-gotten gains originate through generations of super-prime property ownership, and Roman Abramovitch, whose allegedly exceedingly ill-gotten gains may or may not originate from murdering countless rivals in Russia's 'Aluminium Wars', I think I speak for most Londoners when I say we're more happy with old money, TYVM.

Cosmic_Music: I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea.

I've lived where honest working people reside in London (SEsomething (honest working software designers and accountants, admittedly)). Didn't like it. Ws and SWs are much to be preferred, IMHO.

Billionaires are not much in evidence on Friday night in the Chelsea Potter, but it's very easy to get into the knickers of the Battersea dwelling daughters of the merely rich who drink there. Or so I've heard...
2014-05-12 12:49:51 PM  
1 vote:
Who greenlights the boringest articles with equally boring headlines? Congratulations Fark
2014-05-12 11:15:38 AM  
1 vote:
If I was a billionaire I'd want to live somewhere where the citizens weren't allowed to own guns.
2014-05-12 10:35:26 AM  
1 vote:
New York, CA, and London?  Must just be pit stops on their way to some place without all of success punishing taxes.
Displayed 8 of 8 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.