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The list of the 400 richest Americans, recently published by Forbes Magazine, is light on San Diegans this year. Money manager Charles Brandes at $1.5 billion is number 269. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, is number 365 at $1.1 billion. Others of interest: Tom Gores, Beverly Hills, whose Platinum Equity owns the Union-Tribune, is number 153 at $2.4 billion. His brother Alec Gores, with whom he collaborates in some deals (not the U-T) is 238th at $1.7 billion. Ed Roski, who wants to build a NFL stadium in City of Industry, and probably woo the Chargers, is 170th at $2.1 billion.

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Don Bauder Oct. 2, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m.

Response to post #1: Don't blame me. Blame Forbes. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 2, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m.

Response to post #2: You're not on the list either, SurfPup. Best, Don Bauder

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nan shartel Oct. 3, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m.

u forgot me 2 Don...and i'm even using my real name...u'll find me listed under "Throwaway Poetry"

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Founder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m.

I know I'm not on it :-)

BTW: I hope "Ed Roski, who wants to build a NFL stadium in City of Industry, and probably woo the Chargers, is 170th at $2.1 billion" is successful!

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Burwell Oct. 3, 2010 @ 8 p.m.

It looks like Ernest Rady is off the Forbes 400. He traded his business for Wachovia stock and rode Wachovia into the ground.

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Burwell Oct. 3, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m.

I'm kind of shocked that the owner of the F Street Bookstore chain did not make the Forbes 400.

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David Dodd Oct. 3, 2010 @ 8:42 p.m.

Re #8: Does that mean you're bullish on pornography?

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David Dodd Oct. 3, 2010 @ 8:44 p.m.

Re #6: My guess is that Roski's fortune is not very liquid at this point in time.

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:17 p.m.

Response to post #5: The nation's poet laureate should be an honorary member of the Forbes 400 each year. So don't give up, Nan. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:19 p.m.

Response to post #6: Somehow, a team called the Industry Chargers sounds rather...industrial. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:21 p.m.

Response to post #7: Rady is not on this year. Your explanation is a logical one. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:22 p.m.

Response to post #8: The biggest book store chain has had to fight off a corporate raider. It's not a lucrative business now. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m.

Response to post #9: In this culture, it's difficult to be bearish on porn. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 3, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m.

Response to post #10: It's difficult for a nabob specializing in commercial real estate (including a Vegas gambling casino) to keep his/her Forbes 400 listing. Best, Don Bauder

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valueinvestingisdead Oct. 4, 2010 @ 11:48 a.m.

$1.5 Billion? I feel a $10 million Halloween Party coming!!!

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Founder Oct. 4, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m.

Reply #12 "Industry Chargers" sounds very much like something SDG&E and or PG&E would want stadium naming right to and or sponsor them as the BOLT$...

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 4, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m.

$1.5 Billion? I feel a $10 million Halloween Party coming!!!

By valueinvestingisdead

OK, we need our Reader pal Margo (and Kima!) to get us lowly Reader peeps into this party when it arrvies!!!!!!

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Founder Oct. 5, 2010 @ 4 p.m.

  • Hollow Wiener's Party -

Reply #19 To go would be so keen

I'll practice my BOO And how about you

I wonder how many that are Rich Will then decide to go as a Witch

Would you show up as KFC I know there should be at least three

Maybe someone would send their jet for Don Bauder And he could come dressed up as the Man of the Hour

I bet many will go dressed up as a boater As for me I'll go as just another voter

Perhaps it would be better if you could To get dressed up and go as Robin Hood

If I show up in my beater Will they know I'm from the Reader

One thing you are sure to see is plenty of beef But I bet nobody shows up dressed up as a thief

Someone that's dressed up as big money Would not be viewed as very funny

If on the other hand you went as a cook Everyone would know you were really a crook

So ask all the very Wealthy folks you know To see if we can get invited to go

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Don Bauder Oct. 5, 2010 @ 9:41 p.m.

Response to post #17: Brandes is still on the Forbes 400 list, despite the big drop in his firm's money under management. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 5, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m.

Response to post #18: Yes, perfect name for a utility. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 5, 2010 @ 9:44 p.m.

Response to post #19: I don't think Margo's husband would want you at any of those parties. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 5, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m.

Response to post #20: You could put some Elmer's Glue on your fingers and go as a sticky-fingered S.O.B. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Oct. 5, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m.

OK, we need our Reader pal Margo (and Kima!) to get us lowly Reader peeps into this party when it arrvies!!!!!!

It takes years of training and grooming to attend a social function of this magnitude. You have to learn all the social graces, including how to break wind correctly in a social setting. You also have to learn how to eat correctly. For example, you can't eat your salad with a pea fork. You need to be trained to tell the difference between a salad fork and a pea fork. It isn't easy, as there are 6 different types of forks at each table setting.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 5, 2010 @ 10:28 p.m.

It takes years of training and grooming to attend a social function of this magnitude. You have to learn all the social graces, including how to break wind correctly in a social setting. You also have to learn how to eat correctly. For example, you can't eat your salad with a pea fork. You need to be trained to tell the difference between a salad fork and a pea fork. It isn't easy, as there are 6 different types of forks at each table setting.

Does this mean I cannot go to the bathroom on the front grass????? I am so hurt!

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Founder Oct. 6, 2010 @ 9:17 a.m.

Reply #26 & #27 Rule of thumb: ... Just wait until others begin eating and use what they use to eat!

SP: If you did, I'm sure you would not be the only one to do so...

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Don Bauder Oct. 6, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m.

Response to post #25: It takes more than training. Example: women can only wear a $10,000 gown once. Ergo, it takes money. Best, Don Bauder

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katzkup Oct. 6, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m.

Brandes and his firm represent everything that is wrong with corporate America. Greed, corruption, sexism, self serving to say the least. Lets face it, he does nothing but hide behind his attorneys and his brick walls of his office.

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Don Bauder Oct. 6, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m.

Response to post #29: I don't know about his behavior in the office. I do think his behavior outside the office -- conspicuously attending the biggest social soirees and getting photos of himself and his lovely bride circulated everywhere -- is questionable, given his poor investment performance in the last couple of years. Beset, Don Bauder

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 7, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m.

I still don't know why someone with so much $$$ would want to be high profile?? I would be a hermit.

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Don Bauder Oct. 8, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m.

Response to post #31: Big wads of moolah and big egos often go together. Best, Don Bauder

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