Saturday, June 09, 2007

Hail to the Millionaires

Business Review Weekly has again produced the Rich 200 edition - the most popular edition of the year, well at least for me it is. And again a number of our co-religionists feature prominently. Nathan Werdiger, Eliezer Kornhauser, Frank Lowy, Richard Pratt, Solly Lew, Harry Triguboff and many others. In general they are supporters of community institutions both Jewish and in the general community.

Those of us who missed out (again) this year wonder what these guys do with all this money. After all, when they have finished paying their school fees and for their shul seats and made their obligatory multiple-of-Chai contribution to the UIA they have a lot more left over in their bank accounts than we do.

I know that there are some people who are jealous of the amount of money/assets possessed by these millionaires and billionaires but it makes no difference to me how much they have. What concerns me is that they understand that they have an obligation to help people less fortunate - and by their actions it seems that they do. I say good on ya. Kein Yirbu!