John McCain Hosting Billionaires at The Plaza Tomorrow Night
Republican presidential nominee John McCain is hosting a huge campaign fundraiser tomorrow night at the totally un-affordable and totally unreasonably-priced Plaza Hotel tomorrow night.
However, his supporters may actually be able to cough up the $1,000-a-night room rates.
According to NY Mag, the host committee is a bunch of wealthy and powerful folk---Henry Kissinger, Alfonse D'Amato, Woody Johnson, Georgette Mosbacher, and Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain. And the party will see a rather large showing of billionaires:
From Forbes.com's most recent list, we count five: Henry Kravis (the world's 178th-richest man, worth $5.5 billion), Ray Dalio (worth $4 billion), Louis Bacon (worth $1.7 billion), Marc Rowan (worth $1.5 billion), and Robert Fisher ($1.4 billion). That's a total of over $14 billion in the room with the Republican presidential nominee.
This list has actually left us speechless. $14 billion in one room! Yowza.
Anyways, we take no comfort in the fact that a price for a ticket to this event and thus a campaign contribution to John McCain is the same as one night at the hotel.
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