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Like following the stock market

March 24, 2014 - Steve Murch
Earlier this month Forbes announced its annual billionaires list, also known as a list you and I aren't on (unless somehow a billionaire somehow stumbles upon More than 1,600 people around the world are on the list. That's a whole lot of money.

I did a search to see if there is a word for being obsessed with billionaires. Apparently there isn't, but someone wrote (if you can tell by a book's cover) some trashy romance books called The Billionaire's Obsession. But it you want to obsessively follow your favorite billionaire's net worth, Forbes now does that as well

As of 5:10 p.m. EST on March 24, 2014, their aggregate worth is $6.4 trillion. And how do I know this? Because NetNewsCheck has a story about it.

According to the website, “The value of individuals’ public holdings will be updated every 5 minutes when respective markets are open. Billionaires who only have holdings in private companies will have their net worth updated once a day.”

Aside from making ourselves feel really poor, I'm not sure what the purpose could be. But then again, people who read Forbes on a daily basis probably have a few more dollars than most of us anyway.


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