I’m late taking official notice of a story you’ve probably already seen- the new Forbes billionaires list. The big news is that there are more women on the list this year:
“There are some familiar faces out of the 83 women who made the list, such as Oprah Winfrey (worth US $1.5 billion) and J.K. Rowling (worth US $1 billion); both rags to riches stories.”
This is irrefutable proof that women don’t need government programs to help them make it in the business world- a fact our friends at NOW and similar organizations are unwilling to admit.
In fact, the strong economy today is something that the press (and I assume our friends at those other organizations) don’t want to face:
“The media promote the idea that as the rich get richer, the poor are getting poorer, but according to a March 8 Associated Press article many people are getting richer, not just billionaires.
“‘The net worth of U.S. households climbed to a record high in the final quarter of last year,’ AP reported. For the entire year, household net worth increased by 7.4 percent on top of the 7.9 percent increase in 2005.”AP reported. For the entire year, household net worth increased by 7.4 percent on top of the 7.9 percent increase in 2005.”