Oprah Winfrey is richer than you
During a speech on Monday at a Baltimore fundraiser for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Oprah Winfrey talked about how rich she was and how fantastic it was. Seriously.
“I have lots of things, like all these Manolo Blahniks. I have all that and I think it’s great. I’m not one of those people like, ‘Well, we must renounce ourselves.’ No, I have a closet full of shoes and it’s a good thing. I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips. I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, ‘Don’t you just feel guilty? Don’t you just feel terrible?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.’ Then I said when we got home, ‘I’m going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I’ll feel good about it.’ “
It’s about time somebody had the guts to talk about how awesome being rich is. What’s the point of owning a solid gold toilet if poor people won’t let me enjoy it?