World's Richest Woman's Advice to the Poor: Drink Less and Work More!
Are you poor? It's your fault - you should work harder and drink less, then you, too, can become a millionaire! That's the advice from the world's richest woman, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart.
"If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain," she said in a magazine piece. "Do something to make more money yourself -- spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working." [...]
Why are people poor? Rinehart blamed what she described as "socialist," anti-business government policies, and urged Australian officials to lower the minimum wage and cut taxes.
"The millionaires and billionaires who choose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young," she said. "This secret needs to be spread widely."
Gina, of course, made her money the old-fashioned way: she inherited it.
- Umesh Shanmugam