Life is ironic

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RIDDIK, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. #1 RIDDIK, Dec 4, 2009
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    Its amazing to me how life can turn out.

    There's rags to riches and then there's rags to mega-riches.Two brothers from Hungary definitely fall into the second category.

    Until recently, Geza and Zslot Peladi lived in a cave near Budapest. Completely destitute, the two cave-brothers earned money by gathering scrap metal and selling candy they found on the street. That all changed the moment they heard that they stood to inherit a substantial portion of their maternal grandmother's $6.6 billion fortune. (That's billion, with a "B.")

    According to an article from the New York Post, once the paperwork goes through, the two brothers will share the fortune with their sister in the United States. While some folks who come into obscene amounts of money might buy a plane, throw a party, or commission large oil paintings of themselves, Geza Peladi has a more modest goal. He would like a "normal life" and to find a woman to share his fortune with. Apparently, it's rather hard to get dates when you live in a cave.

    A blog from Ananova features photos of the two brothers and explains their circumstances a bit more. They were told of their mother's death by homeless charity workers. Geza was quoted as saying that he knew his mother came from a wealthy family "but she was a difficult person and severed ties with them, and then later abandoned us and we lost touch with her and our father until she eventually died."

    Under German law (where the grandmother lived), the brothers (and the sister) "will inherit the entire estate as they are the closest surviving family members." Once proof of relation to the grandmother is established, they'll be traveling to Germany to start what we can only presume will be a very different kind of life. Best of luck, guys.
  2. I hope they give at least $6.5 billion of it away.
  3. Umm who buys candy found on the street?

    Not a very good business I assume.
  4. Where's the irony?
  5. $100,000,000 is still rich. Which still leaves them ineligible to enter heaven. Eye of a needle and all that jazz. In fact, earning more than $20k a year would put you in the 90th percentile of wealth. $50k would get you to 99.5th.
  6. god mclaren just NEEDS people to respond to him
    dont pay any attention to his attempts
  7. #8 Pierog, Dec 4, 2009
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  8. What if they just invest and reinvest the large majority of it to help the third world develop sustainable economies? Surely this would help the most people in the long run.
  9. that's cool money right there, I hope they party and buy a country.
  10. #11 xDRAN0x, Dec 4, 2009
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    I'm 100% sure they celebrated by dancing like this
  11. #12 RIDDIK, Dec 4, 2009
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  12. that story, its like rain on your wedding day
  13. giving money to the 3rd world is not a good thing.
  14. lol, i was going to post this.
  15. #16 adhweorniatweege3532323, Dec 4, 2009
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  16. I didn't hear of any German grandma that had 6 billion dorras and died :-O I mean, we#re rich beotch! but it doesn't happen on a daily basis
  17. Only if your fiance is a weatherman, and they set the date.
  18. I want to see their cave.
  19. you're naughty
  20. Two weeks or less in advance...
  21. definatly buy an island somewhere
  22. I wish I had a relative who I could inherit some money from, lol.
    Would be sad if someone died though. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  23. That could get some real nice curtains and accents for the cave

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