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15th Aug '16 9:41:29 PM Hadjorim
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** While she did make charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.

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** While she did make charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.
15th Aug '16 9:41:03 PM Hadjorim
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** However, she didn't entirely play this trope straight. She did make many charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11.

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** However, While she didn't entirely play this trope straight. She did make many charitable contributions after her prison term, such as a $5 million donation to the families of firefighters killed during 9/11.9/11, this is slightly undercut when you you realize she left almost twice that amount of money to ''her dog'' in her will.
7th Aug '16 4:20:06 AM vtmarik
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', the main character Jay Sherman's boss is a Ted Turner-analogue named Duke Philips. His wealth is flaunted throughout the series, most notably when he pays Webster's Dictionary to create a new word just so he can win a game of Scrabble. In another episode he has to rehire Jay Sherman after firing him prompting this exchange:
-->'''Jay''': You can't put a price tag on my humiliation!\\
'''Duke''':[hands over a check]\\
'''Jay''': Wow! That's it to the penny.
21st Jul '16 11:08:02 AM Idek618
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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive The Pixies]] subtly invoked this in ''WesternAnimation/SchoolsOutTheMusical''. When Flappy Bob asks about why are they floating, they claim that it's because they have to money to do it, and walking is for poor people.

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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive The Pixies]] subtly invoked this in ''WesternAnimation/SchoolsOutTheMusical''. When Flappy Bob asks about why are they floating, they claim that it's because they have to the money to do it, and walking is for poor people.
16th Jul '16 10:25:11 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Helmsley Leona Helmsley]] was the poster-girl for this trope and RichBitch for a good two decades (and still is, depending on who you ask). While there are ''many'' reasons she was called the "Queen of Mean" (like being rude to contractors hired to refurbish a Greenwich, Connecticut mansion and ultimately, a prison sentence for tax evasion), and makes [[{{Archer}} Malory Archer]] look downright ''reasonable'', one quote from her solidifies her under this trope.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leona_Helmsley Leona Helmsley]] was the poster-girl for this trope and RichBitch for a good two decades (and still is, depending on who you ask). While there are ''many'' reasons she was called the "Queen of Mean" (like being rude to contractors hired to refurbish a Greenwich, Connecticut mansion and ultimately, a prison sentence for tax evasion), and makes [[{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Malory Archer]] look downright ''reasonable'', one quote from her solidifies her under this trope.
13th Jul '16 12:39:21 PM gemmabeta2
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* In a rare non-villanious example, the multi-billionaire industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes was a big fan of the "throwing money on a problem until it goes away" method of problem-solving as it was simpler and faster than going through the proper channels. As his OCD worsened in his later years, he would do things like buying an entire casino to make them remove a neon-lit sign, as it was shining through his bedroom window and disturbing his sleep
8th Jul '16 11:15:19 AM SomeoneElse17
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* In REINA, "The World Famous" Wrestling/{{Kana}} used a combination of bribes and abuse of her "[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem power]]" as the promotion's consultant to win half of the tag team titles, the World title and declare herself the new "General Producer".

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* In REINA, "The World Famous" Wrestling/{{Kana}} Wrestling/{{Kana|koUrai}} used a combination of bribes and abuse of her "[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem power]]" as the promotion's consultant to win half of the tag team titles, the World title and declare herself the new "General Producer".
1st Jul '16 5:11:11 AM TheKnittyKitty
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* [[Literature/FiftyShadesofGrey Christian Grey]] has this mindset. Buying the publishing house where his then-ex Ana works, bribing a senator to ensure a crate gets shipped to Darfur, involuntarily committing an unstable former submissive and buying Elena Lincoln's ex-husband's business for the sole purpose of bankrupting him as revenge certainly count, especially since most of these would have either not been possible or would have gotten him thrown in jail in the real world.
11th Jun '16 1:07:09 PM nombretomado
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* London Tipton in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' seems to think that rich people are above the law. One of her fellow air headed rich friends responds to a saying her dad said ("There's two things rich people never do: Apologize and pay taxes") with this:

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* London Tipton in ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' seems to think that rich people are above the law. One of her fellow air headed rich friends responds to a saying her dad said ("There's two things rich people never do: Apologize and pay taxes") with this:
2nd Jun '16 11:27:39 AM Archone
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* The vampires in Literature/{{Unique}} literally invented this trope. After centuries of living as what amounts to murderous nocturnal bandits, they learned in the Age of Discovery that they could pay humans for well guarded rooms to sleep in - or to take their money and do things with it to make even more money. They became significant shareholders in the assorted East India companies, and eventually invented modern corporate culture. Getting the law to regard corporations as legal citizens was one of their favorite jokes, in fact - a soulless, insatiably demanding entity with the rights of a human being? They were guffawing about that one for years...
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