To Dr. Gerry Mander, the therapist the stars trust, at the Guardian:
I’m fed up with people saying I’m rich. My basic pay is quite modest and the tributes I get are approved by my remunerations committee. Yes, I got an increase of 49% last year. So what? I am a wealth creator. Attacking me is just the politics of envy.
King Croesus of Lydia
The “wealth creator” line might be more persuasive if your empire wasn’t built on plunder and slavery.
See the rest of Dr. Mander’s column at the link.