Billionaire Profiles

Hedge Fund Manager is Another Route to Billionaire Status

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That truism has never been more evident than during the past four years.

Forty hedge-fund managers have now made the Forbes billionaire list, and the conference, known as SALT, beginning Wednesday has become the place for them to hobnob with world leaders, former presidents, political pundits and Hollywood celebrities.

But the people whose money hedge funds manage haven’t exactly hit the jackpot.

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Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby is almost here. I have been anticipating seeing this one for two years.

Of the four or five trailer versions for The Great Gatsby this is the best one as it provides some insight in what droves the protagonist. He’s a man with a past he wants to bury. Mad Men’s Don Draper is a similar character. As someone once said, “Reality is something you rise above.” Both men achieve this to varying degrees.

Here’s the trailer:

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So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a 17 year old would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end. – F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

One of these days I plan to do a Top 10 Billionaire Movie List but all I have time for today is a quick heads-up that the long-awaited 5th version of The Great Gatsby comes out in early May. This is the one with Leo DiCaprio in the lead role and, going by the trailers, he may just pull the part off successfully. Although I do have a few quibbles with some of the other casting choices, Tobey McGuire was an excellent pick for Nick Carraway the narrator and my favorite character in the story.

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