Oh, Herbie, Don't Be Ridiculous

Forbes is out with its annual billionaire list (274 of them, 96 American), and you're rushing to the newsstand to see whether any of your drinking buddies are on it. A billion smacks!

I haven't met a whole lot of billionaires myself, or even demibillionaires, but I've met a few. One came for the weekend last year, and when he realized he'd forgotten to pack the special shaving cream he likes, he had a can air- expressed for Saturday delivery. Approximate cost of not having to use Barbasol for two shaves: $45. But when you're earning $50 million a year in...

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