Boris rich? Jezza’s twice the man!

31 Jul

Saw this on FB the other day.

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I doubt Corbyn is ‘worth’ $4 million, though it’s possible he’s a millionaire on paper. Owning a two bedroom flat in some parts of London will put you in that category, and I dare say a few such millionaires shop at Aldi and dread the next fuel bill.

As for Boris being ‘worth’ a mere $2 million, is this a joke? This is the man who, while earning £140k as Mayor of London, said the £250k salary from his second job at the Telegraph was ‘chickenfeed’.

People buy this crap, you know. Seriously they do. I checked the source, a site called Celebrity Net Worth. Any concerns I may have had that this was another fly-by-night site making stuff up for the credulous and confirmationally biased were laid to rest (not) by this claim:

All net worths are calculated through the combination of a robust methodology and a proprietary algorithm. The results are fact checked and confirmed by a team of editors and industry insiders. We work diligently to ensure that our numbers are the most accurate celebrity net worth data you will find anywhere on the internet.

Phew, that’s a weight off my mind! What can those piss-vinegars at wiki be thinking, when they write such nitpicking carps as this?

The site has been criticized for a lack of transparency for its calculations, with no way to verify the accuracy of what CelebrityNetWorth reports. Most content is written by freelance writers, rather than journalists or computer scientists to analyze data.

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Meanwhile, that FB post generated a good many comments. Here’s a snapshot, taking in one from that pedant, Philip Roddis.

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