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How Ryan got rich

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How Ryan got rich

Postby Shorty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:30 pm

Here is a list of 10 investments that made Ryan rich. The biggest one is when he married his rich wife.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-10-in ... naire.html

"Ryan has benefited from a number of trusts and inheritances that make up most of his wealth, but his investments over the years have cemented his net worth somewhere between $927,000 and $3.2 million...Ryan's real money comes from steep investments in his wife's family's businesses. Ryan's wife is an heiress to a family that is very powerful in the Oklahoma area. After getting married, Ryan's net worth soared compared to his bachelor days. One investment he and his wife share is a 10% stake in the Blondie & Brownie gravel company. He and his wife made between $5,000 and $15,000 from that investment in 2009, and the stake was most recently estimated to be worth between $100,000 and $250,000."

Blondie & Brownie? Are those the nicknames for Ryan and his wife?
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Re: How Ryan got rich

Postby gargantua » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:53 pm

Rich isn't what it used to be. If you take the low end of the estimate, $927,000 net worth.....that's doing pretty well nowadays. But 927K puts you in the high end of the middle class. If he's got $3.2 mil.....I'd consider that kinda rich.

Aside from that, what's your point? It's not like he stole it. And if your point is that he can't related to middle class folks because he has this amount of money, he has that in common with most politicians from both sides of the aisle.

I'm not going to vote for Romney/Ryan, but the assertion that he married into a few hundred thousand bucks is not the reason.
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Re: How Ryan got rich

Postby snoqueen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:56 pm

He's got nowhere near enough to buy a Senate seat. Just ask Eric Hovde.

(Eric who? Yeah, I thought so.)
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Re: How Ryan got rich

Postby bdog » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:26 am

Shorty wrote:Ryan's wife is an heiress to a family that is very powerful in the Oklahoma area.

"Storied Oklahoma Democrats" is more accurate than the generic term "a family ... In the Oklahoma area".
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Re: How Ryan got rich

Postby bdog » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:28 am

snoqueen wrote:He's got nowhere near enough to buy a Senate seat. Just ask Eric Hovde.

(Eric who? Yeah, I thought so.)

This guy:

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Re: How Ryan got rich

Postby juanton » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:48 am

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