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May 20th, 2012, 12:55 pm

frenzy anyone? lol
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May 20th, 2012, 3:03 pm

Zuck must be a happy man by looking at his wife. she's ugly, so he must have married for love.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 3:46 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehZuck must be a happy man by looking at his wife. she's ugly, so he must have married for love.Hyp1: Zuck suffers from myopia Hyp2: Zuck actually thinks she's cute Hyp3 : Zuck lost a stupid bet
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May 20th, 2012, 3:56 pm

If he married a supermodel, she would trade up at the first opportunity. There is a fair supply of billionaires in the world for that type of girl, she just needs to be in the right spot to see the deal flow.Women who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also more willing to put up with the man's personality issues.Of which there may be quite a few in a case like this. Can you say "Control Freak"?
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May 20th, 2012, 4:08 pm

QuoteWomen who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also to put up with the man's personality issues.is that scientifically / statistically documented?
 
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May 20th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Sometimes you can just use common sense, every day observation, and an understanding of pragmatism, in both the philosophical and economic senses.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 4:20 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteWomen who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also to put up with the man's personality issues.is that scientifically / statistically documented?there's no correlation. ugly people are as much likely to be ugly inside as beautiful people
 
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May 20th, 2012, 5:05 pm

You are going down the wrong path once again.I am not pointing to some kind of "plain Jane with heart of gold" mythology.In the context of billionaire spouses, we are talking about very simple self interest amid acknowledged resource constraints.**By the way, you are being pretty uncharitable where her looks are concerned. She is a nice normal looking Asian gal.Maybe you should post a picture of your latest girlfriend, so we can compare the two of them.
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May 20th, 2012, 5:33 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarIf he married a supermodel, she would trade up at the first opportunity. There is a fair supply of billionaires in the world for that type of girl, she just needs to be in the right spot to see the deal flow.Women who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also to put up with the man's personality issues.Of which there may be quite a few in a case like this.Word from the billionaire circle insider. What's trade up? Zuckerberg is like 19th richest man in US. If you take away very old people like Soros, Kochs, Waltons, and Adelson there are Gates, Ellison, and possibly Bloomberg left. So the scenario is that this imagined supermodel with cheat on Zuckerberg with one of the three, get zilch out of her prenup with him, and get one of them to marry her after she cheated on her husband? Actually, except for Ellison who married an OK looking Russian chick, none of the very rich people is marred to more than average looking woman. Look at the wives of Brin, Page, Gates, or Buffer. They are typically their classmates, not some idiotic supermodels. Whatever the reason, it's not a deviation, it's a norm.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 5:44 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarIf he married a supermodel, she would trade up at the first opportunity. There is a fair supply of billionaires in the world for that type of girl, she just needs to be in the right spot to see the deal flow.Women who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also to put up with the man's personality issues.Of which there may be quite a few in a case like this.Word from the billionaire circle insider. What's trade up? Zuckerberg is like 19th richest man in US. If you take away very old people like Soros, Kochs, Waltons, and Adelson there are Gates, Ellison, and possibly Bloomberg left. So the scenario is that this imagined supermodel with cheat on Zuckerberg with one of the three, get zilch out of her prenup with him, and get one of them to marry her after she cheated on her husband? Actually, except for Ellison who married an OK looking Russian chick, none of the very rich people is marred to more than average looking woman. Look at the wives of Brin, Page, Gates, or Buffer. They are typically their classmates, not some idiotic supermodels. Whatever the reason, it's not a deviation, it's a norm.Yeah whatever. Trade up means start from a certain platform, keep your eyes open and find something better (richer, more powerful, more toys) and jump on to that next best thing as the opportunity comes along.Zuckerberg is only worth that on paper, mostly one kind of paper too. By contrast, some of these guys are diversified, especially the Russian mafia types Forbes Billionaires List Let your girlfriend look through here and pick out a few desirable candidates, just for fun. If she is going to put up with a surly Russian meathead, she might as well enjoy the journey in the material way.On Gates, et al: Yes, so those men can all focus on business and not worry about what is going on at home. So indeed, you are just echoing my point to quantmeh.**Fact Checker (very important when zerdna is in town):Larry Ellison's most recent wife was not Russian, she is American. I met her in 2004 and she does look like the photographs though.Melanie Craft - WikiThey divorced in 2010. The best thing about Larry is his America's Cup yachts. He himself is a migraine headache 24/7.
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May 20th, 2012, 6:04 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarQuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarIf he married a supermodel, she would trade up at the first opportunity. There is a fair supply of billionaires in the world for that type of girl, she just needs to be in the right spot to see the deal flow.Women who are not stunningly beautiful are more likely to be faithful and also to put up with the man's personality issues.Of which there may be quite a few in a case like this.Word from the billionaire circle insider. What's trade up? Zuckerberg is like 19th richest man in US. If you take away very old people like Soros, Kochs, Waltons, and Adelson there are Gates, Ellison, and possibly Bloomberg left. So the scenario is that this imagined supermodel with cheat on Zuckerberg with one of the three, get zilch out of her prenup with him, and get one of them to marry her after she cheated on her husband? Actually, except for Ellison who married an OK looking Russian chick, none of the very rich people is marred to more than average looking woman. Look at the wives of Brin, Page, Gates, or Buffer. They are typically their classmates, not some idiotic supermodels. Whatever the reason, it's not a deviation, it's a norm.Yeah whatever. Trade up means start from a certain platform, keep your eyes open and find something better (richer, more powerful, more toys) and jump on to that next best thing as the opportunity comes along.Zuckerberg is only worth that on paper, mostly one kind of paper too. By contrast, some of these guys are diversified, especially the Russian mafia types Forbes Billionaires List Let your girlfriend look through here and pick out a few desirable candidates, just for fun. If she is going to put up with a surly Russian meathead, she might as well enjoy the journey in the material way.On Gates, et al: Yes, so those men can all focus on business and not worry about what is going on at home. So indeed, you are just echoing my point to quantmeh.**Fact Checker (very important when zerdna is in town):Larry Ellison's most recent wife was not Russian, she is American. I met her in 2004 and she does look like the photographs though.Melanie Craft - WikiThey divorced in 2010. The best thing about Larry is his America's Cup yachts. He himself is a migraine headache 24/7.i suspect Ellison and Wildenstein go to the same plastic surgery clinic.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 6:07 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardi suspect Ellison and Wildenstein go to the same plastic surgery clinic.You mean Larry? He does not care about his looks. He likes to compete savagely with other men on boats and in markets. If you mean Melanie, again no. She really was beautiful, at least back in 2004. Born in 1969, so was just about 35 then. She probably still looks lovely. Great bone structure and the gift of genetics.
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May 20th, 2012, 7:48 pm

QuoteFact Checker (very important when zerdna is in town):Larry Ellison's most recent wife was not Russian, she is American. I met her in 2004 and she does look like the photographs though.Yeap, i mixed that factoid up, which doesn't change my point a bit. The point is that a normal man doesn't need a supermodel, it's a status symbol seeker who may need her - someone like Ellison who is an atypical American billionaire, but even him was never married to one. In fact, none of the supermodels was ever married to one of the men in top 10000. And once again, very rich people tend to marry their classmates, coworkers and the like. Celebrities, sports figures, etc get involved with supermodels, but most of the supermodels are either not married or divorced after a short marriage. As far as life of bliss in the marriage to a Russian oligarch is concerned, with all due respect to your googling prowess, you have no clue of what you are talking about.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 8:08 pm

These guys think differently okay. They are more intellectual, deep-thinking kind of people. They tend to connect with their partners more on an intellectual level and emotional level than on a physical level. I have noticed a similar trend among medical doctors and university professors who tend to marry within their discipline / community.But, 90% of guys are not like that. They tend to connect with women more on a visual level and a physical level than on an intellectual level and an emotional level. Most guys (including married guys) have a good stash of their XXX DVDs which they watch regularly. Once you begin to connect with the quality of those girls on those XXX DVDs, then it can become difficult to perform satisfactorily with average-looking women unless you have a good imagination and are able to do mental substitution.
 
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May 20th, 2012, 8:09 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdna... As far as life of bliss in the marriage to a Russian oligarch is concerned, with all due respect to your googling prowess, you have no clue of what you are talking about.But I did not say "life of bliss", did I?I said that if your girlfriend was willing to put up with a surly Russian meathead, she might as well enjoy some extravagant material gains for her troubles.There is a difference between that state of being and a life of bliss, though it might be too subtle for some people to understand.
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