Would you rather be wealthy (top 10% of the world) and unknown, or make minimum wage and famous?

Posted: 18th May 2007. A part of Questions.  Ask a question.

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  1. wealthy and unknown. Because be popular and poor would make it near impossible for you to avoid the paparrazzi

    by owen Fri, 18th May 2007 at 8:58 am  

  2. Wealthy and unknown allows me to go to the ice cream parlour on the corner in peace, and be able to buy the parlour if I wanted to.

    by The Double Dutch Bus Fri, 18th May 2007 at 10:16 am  

  3. I thought at first I'd like to be wealthy and unknown but famous people get lots of stuff for free. Designer clothing, jewelry, ipods all that crap. And I could always crash at a friend's house. Maybe I might enjoy being poor and famous for a bit.

    by Gods Child Fri, 18th May 2007 at 10:57 am  

  4. I've never liked being the center of attention. So easy one this. I'll take my riches and enjoy myself in peace :)

    by Hayo Fri, 18th May 2007 at 11:08 am  

  5. Before, I'd have definitely chosen wealthy and unknown.

    But although I hate being in the spotlight, I'd have to go with famous and poor. Famous people have influence...people listen to them. I've been thinking about how Brangelina have been getting so many people to focus on causes that they wouldn't otherwise have given a second thought to. Although they donate money as well, it's really their fame which brings in most of the financial support.

    If I were famous, I think I could drive a lot more support for the less fortunate than if I were wealthy.

    by Simplenigma Fri, 18th May 2007 at 12:20 pm  

  6. Wealthy and unknown for me! I don't care much about fame. I do care about living in squalor.

    by Mad Bull Sat, 19th May 2007 at 10:54 am  

  7. Looking at it rationally, the two choices are double negatives. You cant be wealthy and unknown or poor and famous. Where do y'all get these headachy questions from? I'd choose the grey area.

    by Tami Sat, 19th May 2007 at 4:03 pm  

  8. simple straight forward questions are simple below us [innocent]

    by owen Sun, 20th May 2007 at 1:11 am  

  9. The world's greatest and most influential man, Jesus, was poor and famous! So I'd rather be in that kinda company...

    by twovthree Sun, 20th May 2007 at 2:12 pm  

  10. I would prefer to have just the right mix, known by a decent amount of people and have a comfortable amount of money.

    by Stunner Sun, 20th May 2007 at 6:01 pm  

  11. are yall just makin' up your own choices? Hehe...

    by Simplenigma Tue, 22nd May 2007 at 11:22 am  

  12. I'd rather be wealthy. Not only would it be easier for me to take on freelance covert operations for philanthropic reasons but I would also be able to share the proceeds with my blog family. With the necessary precautions to ensure my true identity remain undercover

    by The OE Sun, 20th May 2007 at 10:45 pm  

  13. Id rather be wealthy and unknown, because altho famous ppl have more influence, as a wealthy person I can extend my influence by supporting famous ppl who are making the changes I would like to make. They can get things done and I can be happy that I made my contribution. I dont care so much about fanfare, just results.

    by alex Mon, 21st May 2007 at 10:18 am  

  14. I'd rather be a pornstar... Oh wait! I am...

    by Trouble Tue, 22nd May 2007 at 8:04 am  

  15. Wealthy and unknown. Wait? Is that even possible?

    by Leon Wed, 30th May 2007 at 5:04 pm  

  16. its possible. Get a pretty face to represent you.

    by owen Thu, 31st May 2007 at 11:45 am  

  17. hehehehe I'd rather be wealthy and unknown! YAH!!! Less likely to be robbed

    by Ayo Thu, 20th Sep 2012 at 11:28 pm