Oracle founder Larry Ellison buys 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai - SiliconValley.com: "What does the billionaire who has everything buy for himself? Why, a Hawaiian island, of course. State officials say Oracle (ORCL) founder and CEO Larry Ellison has signed an agreement to scoop up 98 percent of Lanai for an undisclosed price. The seller, fellow billionaire David Murdock, is parting with two resort hotels, two championship golf courses, and more than 88,000 acres of land . . . "
Kurt Vonnegut and novelist Joseph Heller were once talking at a party hosted by a billionaire hedge fund manager. Vonnegut pointed out that their wealthy host had made more money in one day than Heller ever made from his celebrated novel Catch-22.
Heller responded, "Yes, but I have something he will never have-- enough.”
(source: The Archenemy of Happiness)
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