Billionaire bloggers boggle brains
Ah, to be filthy rich and living the blogger’s lifeâ€¦
Oh wait, there’s no such thing? Well, pretty much. The vast majority of the hyper-rich who happen to blog (and in Mark Cuban’s case, he’s both hyper and hyper-rich) get rich first and then decided to blog somewhere down that gold-lined road.
Read Write Web does a nice feature on some of the richest bloggers around, like George Soros, JK Rowling, and Cuban.
For those like Donald Trump, whose name is synonymous with the Trump brand (for better or worse) a blog is a perfect way to extend that brand on the Internet. For others â€“ like Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo â€“ blogging is PRâ€¦ and in Yahoo’s case, they can’t have too much good press on their side these days. And as for Rowling, the merest hint of more Harry Potter adventures to come can cause the entire literary world to flutter with buzz.
The piece also mentions those billionaires that they would like to see blogging, like Bill Gates and George Lucas. It’s fun to think about what people now long gone too might have been like as bloggers. Imagine Jack Kerouac or Winston Churchill (who would orate his daily blog posts of course to a dutiful assistant) or Andrew Carnegie (getting back into the realm of billionaires) getting their daily blog on.
Who would you like to see blogging â€“ past, present, or future-tense?