Super-Rich People Are Just Like You, Only Better

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More fantastic investigative reporting from CNBC, this time focusing on the world of the especially affluent and called "Untold Wealth: The Rise Of The Super Wealthy." They own multiple houses and fly to London to bid on expensive cars. Clearly, the kind of reporting people want to see while they're getting thrown out of their homes and living in their soon-to-be-repossessed cars because of sketchy lending practices. The same lending practices from which many of the Super Rich benefited, incidentally, allowing them buy bigger homes and more cars. But hey, it's tough out there for a rich guy. The weak dollar makes it harder for him to bid on that Rolls Royce needed to fill the all-important 76th spot in his garage. Try watching without throwing up a little in the back of your mouth. [CNBC Video]

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Rob Emslie

I get to rub elbows with some of the super rich; like the guy who has three Mercedes Benz' - Two CLK 63 AMG Black Series and a Gullwing. I don't even know how he came into his money, but I'm guessing he's got trunks full of the stuff.

Still, he's a totally cool and approachable individual. I don't really care if some folks are making more than me, that's the free market, right? If they're car enthusiasts all the better. If they let me behind the wheel every now and then, I'd ask if they'd consider adopting me.