Another one of our plutocrat overlords would like you to know how completely awesome he is, in both this life and the next:
...Mr. [Michael] Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
One of the little-known perks of vast wealth is that no matter how many times you break your arm patting yourself on the back --
Blankfein Says He’s Just Doing ‘God’s Work’By DEALBOOK NOVEMBER 9, 2009, 5:27 AMThe chief executive of Goldman Sachs, which has attracted widespread media attention over the size of its staff bonuses, says he believes banks serve a social purpose and are “doing God’s work.”“We’re very important,” Lloyd C. Blankfein said in an interview with The Times of London. “We help companies to grow by helping them to raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This, in turn, allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It’s a virtuous cycle.”The dominant Wall Street bank posted third-quarter earnings of $3 billion and plans to hand out more than $16 billion in year-end bonuses....He said that he understood, however, that people were angry with bankers’ actions: “I know I could slit my wrists and people would cheer.”But he is, he told The Times, just a banker “doing God’s work.”
-- you always have a team of top-notch concierge medical specialists waiting on standby to instantly rebuild your shattered humerus even better than it was before.