“I became a self-made millionaire by the age of 30 by working grueling hours, being relentless and risking my own money. My success was earned with blood, sweat and tears.”
— Wayne Allyn Root
The article’s premise is that rich people need to realize they are not exactly well loved when they leave their gated communities — to have a little humility and not be patronizing. It’s good advice no matter what your social standing to acknowledge how blessed you are if you are indeed blessed with good fortunes.
But Root saying it took “blood, sweat and tears” to become a newsy infotainer in New York is just laughable hyperbole when compared to someone truly struggling from say, West Philadelphia.
Here’s the full paragraph from the Newsmax article being cited:
I became a self-made millionaire by the age of 30 by working grueling hours, being relentless, and risking my own money. My success was earned with blood, sweat, and tears. I’ve missed far too many cherished family moments with my four children. I rarely get a chance to watch TV. I live on a world-class golf course, but I’ve never played golf once in the 10 years I’ve lived here. Should I be demonized and punished for my sacrifice and work ethic?
No, but complaining about how hard it is to become rich and decadent — while clearly enjoying the view out of your home office window — well that’s just rich.
So, congratulations to Mr. Root for being recognized by (one of) our nation’s finest satire outlets for being the proud, insensitive douche that you play so well in real life. Shut up and go play some golf. Or damn, be a good father and spend time with your kids instead of bitching about everyone else’s supposedly lazy work ethic.