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Athina Roussel picked up an estimated $2.7 billion in cash, homes, companies, art, shares, a private jet
January 29, 2003 1:37 PM   Subscribe

Athina Roussel picked up an estimated $2.7 billion in cash, homes, companies, art, shares, a private jet She will inherit a further $2 billion on her 21st birthday That's right, she is the richest teenager on the planet...
posted by bureaustyle (34 comments total)

 
Wow great for her, excuse me, I now need to go puke.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:40 PM on January 29, 2003


She's going to need a good butler.
posted by yhbc at 1:51 PM on January 29, 2003


Bah, $2.7 billion and she still looks like she fell off the ugly tree.
posted by freakystyley at 1:52 PM on January 29, 2003


The Olsen Twins are worth $80 million dollars.

I predict one hell of a global war catfight in 10 years.

Master P only comes in at about $300 million, while Jeff Bezos is worth 1.5 billion.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:55 PM on January 29, 2003


You forgot to mention that she got her own island. That spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:57 PM on January 29, 2003


And let's not forget Gates' daughter, who I think will rule them all in a decade with her father's cybernetic soldiers built out of paperclips.
posted by Stan Chin at 2:03 PM on January 29, 2003


thomcat...I can hear starving Ethiopians puking when they think of how much you make. Everything is relative and all that.

In any case, I now wonder why my grandpa wasn't a shipping magnate!
posted by Kevs at 2:08 PM on January 29, 2003


mmmm... 27 billion convienence-store-size york pepperment patties.. mmmmmm...
posted by PrinceValium at 2:10 PM on January 29, 2003


She has no real power over her wealth it is controlled by the institutions her grandfather set up long ago, the best thing she can do is nothing at all why take any risks she is set for life and the lawyers and bankers are all designed to do just that, preserve the money and take no risk. I feel sorry for her she'll never feel the thrill of having nothing to loose and thus never experience success. Her dreams of being in the Olympics could come true that would be the best thing for her.
posted by stbalbach at 2:18 PM on January 29, 2003


My fifteen-year-old son could use a date. Anyone got her number?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:44 PM on January 29, 2003


stbalbach Being set from the start does not preclude outstanding success beyond the wildest expectations. Bill Gates came from a wealthy family and was pretty much set for life from the start.

Anyway, does it make it any better if you gain it by yourself?
posted by magullo at 2:52 PM on January 29, 2003


Bah, $2.7 billion and she still looks like she fell off the ugly tree.

Wow. Insightful. Kind. Deep. Really makes me think more of you. Congratulations. Or that was meant to be hilarious, maybe? Struck out there, too.
posted by sageleaf at 3:03 PM on January 29, 2003


Think. Of. The. Children.
posted by foot at 3:24 PM on January 29, 2003


Kev what is even worse for me, I have to drive home tonight in traffic with what she would consider the poor, millionaires.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:44 PM on January 29, 2003


Maybe I am missing something, but is this a two-link post where both links are the same? I could just be in the Matrix....
posted by lazaruslong at 3:53 PM on January 29, 2003


"...is this a two-link post where both links are the same?"

Yeah, we had one of those yesterday, too.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:59 PM on January 29, 2003


Lessee...

That's a bit more than 1/20th of what Bush budgets for Medicare reform.

Half what he's budgeting for bioterrorist immunization vaccines and treatments.

Almost half of what he's got going toward peacekeeping, and a fifth of that for economic foreign aid.

About equal to what he's proposing to use to help Africa combat AIDS each year.

Two and a quarter times what he budgeted for hydrogen research.

Four-and-a-half times what he's putting towards drug treatment programs.

Six times more than he proposes for helping mentor the disadvantaged.


Any way you slice it, either she's one immensely wealthy kid... or Bush is one terribly stingy scrooge!

(Hint: it's both. Bush has budgeted S.F.A. for the above-mentioned, when compare to the trillions going toward the military and the hundreds and hundreds of millions going toward the treasury and other government operations.)
posted by five fresh fish at 5:03 PM on January 29, 2003


Considering what having all that loot did for Christina (her mother) I really feel sorry for this kid. Seriously. She has a 29 year old boyfriend who more than likely sees her as a "cash cow"-she will never know what it is like to be SURE she is liked/loved for herself instead of her riches.
posted by konolia at 5:13 PM on January 29, 2003


Bah, $2.7 billion and she still looks like she fell off the ugly tree.

I thought she was kind of cute, actually.

I don't understand what's wrong with this/her. She's got money; good for her. Her boyfriend's interest might be related to her net worth? Well, OK — that's true of anyone who isn't homeless. How many of you would date a career McDonald's employee, or a chronic welfare recipient? It sucks, but it's nothing special. And it would be nice to have an island, although I think I'd do without the jet; airships are cooler.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 5:52 PM on January 29, 2003


Considering what having all that loot did for Christina (her mother) I really feel sorry for this kid

hmmm, yeh... here's hoping she didn't inherit her mom's addictive personality and low self esteem. she's a dead ringer for her otherwise. i read an article yesterday where she was discussing giving away the bulk of her fortune to charity. i'll bet the old fucks who run the onassis foundation had strokes over that news, heh.
posted by t r a c y at 7:10 PM on January 29, 2003


Anyone got her screenname?

"Let's meet in person, send your jet."
posted by cinderful at 7:18 PM on January 29, 2003


She's ugly.
posted by pemulis at 8:47 PM on January 29, 2003


Kids these days. Give 'em nearly three billion on a platter, and whadda they do? Go all hippy-dippy and talk about how they wanna give it away, say they don't need a private island and, hell, that they actually want to find a meaningful job and hang out with their riff-raff friends.

Sheesh.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:54 PM on January 29, 2003


I'd hit it.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:22 PM on January 29, 2003


Has anyone noticed that both the rich and poor both seem to live much more intresting lives, full of intruge and such then the middle class?

Maybe I'm seeing things wrong.

Anyway, I feel sorry for her. She'll probably never use that money to create anything amazing, at all.

---

Intrestingly, Bill Gate's kids will be set for life, but only by a few million dollars. He plans to give most of his money away before he dies. Good for the world, and good for his kids.
posted by delmoi at 11:35 PM on January 29, 2003


Damn, she could even afford to bail out AOL.

(And the NYC government. (And most of the states' budget deficits.))
posted by Vidiot at 11:39 PM on January 29, 2003


She's NOT ugly. But her photographer should be (metaphorically) taken out and shot.
posted by konolia at 5:58 AM on January 30, 2003


Pemulis - Send us a link to a picture of you and let us decide what we think of you. What a nasty piece of business you are.

She is not ugly (and what a stupid argument anyway, beauty or unbeauty is subjective, why do I even have to say this?), making a comment like that is mean and lazy and contributes nothing.
posted by Woolcott'sKindredGal at 9:36 AM on January 30, 2003


Haven't you ever heard of "money goggles?"
posted by Vidiot at 10:40 AM on January 30, 2003


Read the above post Vidiot. Same to you bucko.
posted by Woolcott'sKindredGal at 2:18 PM on January 30, 2003


actually, I agree with you, W'sKG. I was (admittedly hamfistedly) trying to make a point that a lot of guys would consider any 18-year-old female multibillionaire "cute." The money's what they're attracted to, not the gal.
posted by Vidiot at 2:53 PM on January 30, 2003


WKG & sageleaf, good for you both for calling out the sophomoric "ugly" comments about this kid...they rankled me too, and probably most of the women in here. (...and hopefully many men too.) Decidedly uncool types of remarks, in my book.
on preview, Vidiot, thanks for clarifying - we cool!
posted by madamjujujive at 3:00 PM on January 30, 2003


Thanks for adding your voice MJJ and thanks for the explanation Vidiot.
posted by Woolcott'sKindredGal at 3:42 PM on January 30, 2003


Calling her ugly might have been a bit harsh, but you must admit, she has an insectile type of look about her.
posted by pemulis at 9:07 PM on January 30, 2003


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