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According to Michael Lewis (the author of Liar's Poker ), what do you call someone who has at least 10 million dollars in assets?




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Answer: a decamillionaire

According to Lewis (whose source was Jim Clark, the founder of Netscape, who had read it somewhere), in 1999 there were about 180,000 decamillionaires in the US.

During the Internet bubble, the term "asset" had acquired a strange meaning. This number was probably reduced somewhat after the bubble burst.

Source: The New New Thing

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