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#1 Yoko Ono Net Worth - $500 million.
Ono stated “I love ‘Occupy Wall Street’! John is sending his smile to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. I am sending my love to ‘Occupy Wall Street’. We are all working together. ”
#2 Russell Simmons Net Worth - $325 million
Keep in mind that on top of being a hip-hop mogul Simmons is the founder of a high fee credit card company called UniRush Financial Services.
#3 Roseanne Barr Net Worth - $80 million
Roseanne thinks anyone with over $100 million should be beheaded. Interesting that her net worth is $80 million. I guess she doesnt make “the cut”.
#4 Deepak Chopra Net Worth - $80 million
Chopra said #OWS is turning anger into awareness. The fortune he has made off his fluff filled books has just turned me to anger.
#5 Kanye West Net Worth - $70 million
The Florida Attorney General’s Office has named a Russell Simmons company as one of five financial firms selected for investigation into criminal activity. Unirush Financial Services, maker of the RushCard pre-paid debit card, has been subpoenaed along with First Data Corporation, Green Dot Corporation, Account Now, Inc., and Netspend Corporation for making fraudulent claims and charging hidden fees.
The RushCard bills itself as a product that will help people manage banking costs better than others, but its payment structure can make the RushCard more expensive than similar debit cards offered at a flat rate. At $1-2 per ATM transaction, using the RushCard can cost much more than the $16 a month the company represents, according to EUR Web. The financial organization also promises to help improve users’ credit ratings, a point under major dispute.
Possibly misleading its customers into believing that the RushCard builds credit and provides savings are two crimes that should be severely punished, if the Florida Attorney General’s Office is able to make its case. Russell Simmons has responded to these allegations by assuring the public that he welcomes the investigation. Simmons hopes it can incite a wider debate on improving the variety of financial instruments that are offered.
So we clearly struck some sort of nerve. But to be totally frank, we still do not understand why extremely wealthy celebrities keep showing up at Occupy Wall Street protests, making speeches and offering encouragement over social networks and public airwaves. Actually we completely understand, celebrities love attention. What we really don’t understand is why anyone involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement is taking these multi-millionaires seriously and allowing them to participate in their cause. Today the protesters marched through NYC’s wealthiest neighborhoods to tour the homes of the millionaires and billionaires they are fighting against and who crashed the party? Kanye West and Russell Simmons. This just seems wrong. Simmons and West most likely just walked downstairs from their own homes to join this protest of their neighbors. If you think either of these rap icons are sleeping in a park you would be dead wrong.
Originally posted by topdog30
So what criteria does one need to meet in order to be allowed to support OWS?