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Warren Buffet Singing, and Other Wacky Rich Guy Gems

January 23, 2016

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In one of his trademark expletive-filled rants, comedian Adam Carolla recently discussed how, back in the old days, people used to look up to rich guys.

He said that there was once a day when a kid would see a guy drive by in his Rolls-Royce and the kid’s father would say, “There goes Mr. Jenkins – look up to him. That guy works hard. That guy built a company.” But nowadays, Carolla explains, people look at the rich man and think “Why does he need that car? Let’s go up there are throw a rock at it!”

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While the Ace Man may be making an astute observation about the millennial generation’s propensity for envy and blame-shifting, I must defend our ability to laugh at rich guys. No, I am not advocating being jealous of their success and throwing rocks at their Bentleys, but the truth is that rich guys are often hilarious and laughing at them is OK.

Plus, it seems like rich guys have gotten wackier in recent years. Perhaps it’s just the rise of YouTube that has brought these hilarious individuals into the spotlight, but there definitely seems to be a correlation between being wacky and being wealthy.

Take, for example, US Billionaire Warren Buffet’s serenade to the Chinese people.

The video of Warren Buffet singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” aired yesterday on China’s state-run TV’s New Years gala.

And how about that time that Richard Branson jumped off the Palms Hotel in Vegas? Brilliant.

Russian oligarchs aren’t immune from the rich-guy-wackiness syndrome either, and in some cases it even leads to violence.

Of course, a wacky rich guy blog post wouldn’t be complete without a mention of  London mayor Boris Johnson, whose ridiculousness is exemplified by his amazing head-first tackle in a charity football match.

What do you think of society’s view of the wealthy? Who’s your favourite wacky rich guy? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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