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    What would you do with $70 million

    Michael who is 31 years old will be inheriting $70 million in the near future.

    Here is his plans for the money:

    1) I want to give it all away in ten years.
    2) I want to give it away only in the U.S. ó I canít stand these people who give money overseas when we need it at home.
    3) I wonít give a penny to schools. I think its unconscionable that Gates is paying for schools; thatís the governmentís job.
    4) I donít want to give anything less than $1 million at a time. Meaning, no small grants.

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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Jamie Pollard..... meet Michael.

    Michael meet Jamie.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Michael who is 31 years old will be inheriting $70 million in the near future.

    Here is his plans for the money:

    1) I want to give it all away in ten years.
    2) I want to give it away only in the U.S. ó I canít stand these people who give money overseas when we need it at home.
    3) I wonít give a penny to schools. I think its unconscionable that Gates is paying for schools; thatís the governmentís job.
    4) I donít want to give anything less than $1 million at a time. Meaning, no small grants.

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    3 & Gates grants - it's like selling your soul to the devil. It's a way for Microsoft to generate additional sales



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    If I had $70 million, I'd simply execute my retirement plan early: Form a non-profit corporation and make my full time job administering the money, aimed at general philantrophy.

    Right now, I'm on schedule to do that exact thing by age 65, with a smaller amount.


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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    3 & Gates grants - it's like selling your soul to the devil. It's a way for Microsoft to generate additional sales
    I will agree that Microsoft does some things that I don't like... But please, you can't deride someone for giving THEIR OWN money to schools.

    Everyone buys M$ products anyways... this is weak.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    3) I wonít give a penny to schools. I think its unconscionable that Gates is paying for schools; thatís the governmentís job.
    This is silly... WE pay for schools. Some people don't think we PAY enough, so they donate.

    I would take a guess that nearly everyone has donated extra to a school at some point or another in their life.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Speaking of giving money to schools. Who is t boone pickens gonna hire as head coach. (sarcasm) boone pickens = $$$$$$$$



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I will agree that Microsoft does some things that I don't like... But please, you can't deride someone for giving THEIR OWN money to schools.

    Everyone buys M$ products anyways... this is weak.
    I don't disagree with you there - but they are claiming credit on the costs of the licenses that they give away. Kind of like buying carbon credits from a company you own.

    Have you ever worked on a Gates grant machine or worked on filling out the grant applications? You end up "paying" for the grant in work rather than dollars.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    I would quit my job in about a half a second and never work a day in my life, then I'd relax and live off the interest.


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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    two chicks at the same time. I imagine if I had that kind of money I could arrange that.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Why would you give it all away in 10 years? You can invest it and give it away for the rest of your life. And he will be giving more than pennies to schools when he has to pay tax on that money. Sheesh, stupid people **** me off!


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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    I would spend most of it on booze and women and then waste the rest. I also can guarantee you that you would know my real name because there would be numerous athletic facilities on ISU's campus named after me.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    I would fill the state of Minnesota with sweet bike trails. National route anyone?


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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Give a lot of the money to Iowa State athletics.



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    Re: What would you do with $70 million

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    two chicks at the same time. I imagine if I had that kind of money I could arrange that.
    i would probably arrange for 3 chicks if I had $70MM, I think it would probably only take $1MM to get 2 chicks.

    Well I would start up my own company and hire all my friends and pay them a comfortable salary so they are all happy (each friend would get a perky 18 year old intern working under their desk).

    I would also try to find a way to join Augusta National, even though with $70MM you are the poor guy at the club.



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