(Summer Re-Run circa March '06)
This is hard to believe but according to Forbes there are 793 Billionaires living beside us on Earth who have a combined wealth of $2.6 Trillion...
and almost half of them are Americans.
There are 371 American Billionaires!
Forty of them live in New York City.
That is amazing when you consider that John D Rockefeller became the first billionaire around 1916.
He was eventually worth an astonishing $200 Billion which is about four times wealthier than Bill Gates!
Today they're a Dime A Dozen.
There are 78 Billionaire$ who have vaginas.
So now the next big thing will be who will become the first TRILLIONAIRE!
That's 12 zeroes!
That is a concept that is well beyond my comprehension because I still think that $1,000 is a lot of money.
If I was a Billionaire;
I would buy the moon back from the United States and just use it for target practice.
Every Sunday night I would go out on my balcony and launch huge expensive rockets at my moon.
My rockets would be propelled by burning millions of 100 dollar bills,
just like NASA.
Every now and then I would load the tip of my rocket with all sorts of crap like priceless paintings and irreplaceable antiquities.
I could buy all of the diamonds in the world and plow them into the surface of my moon and then charge DeBeers ONE TRILLION DOLLARS for the mineral rights.
Or I could just keep one single little crappy diamond here on Earth and then it would be worth $1,000,000,000,000!
Either way, I would be the first TRILLIONAIRE on Earth!
What would you do with ONE TRILLION DOLLARS?