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(February 28, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Would you rather be rich or famous Ė assuming you can't be both. Of course there are many people out there who have good reasons to not be both or either, but most of us feel a strong pull toward one or the other. One would think that being rich and famous would go hand in hand, but that is not the case either.

Fifteen Minutes

Andy Warhol, a famous American painter, once said that everyone would have fifteen minutes of fame. The expression "fifteen minutes of fame," is still used today. Some individuals enjoy a pleasant fifteen minutes, such as contestants on American Idol or musicians who enjoy a single hit. Others have a less desirable time in the spotlight such as individuals featured on shows such as Cops or even the infamous Cheaters.

American Idol is proof enough that very few of those fifteen minute celebrities go on to experience terrific fame or wealth. They might write a book or earn a few TV commercials, but eventually they fade into the background of society again no wealthier than they were to start.

Others get a slightly longer time in the spotlight, but still have no wealth to show for it. Certain actors and movie stars are on the scene for a year or two, but then again fade away. During that time, the star may have had a few good roles in movies or released a few albums. Those things generate a fair amount of income, but if not invested and saved wisely, money just melts away. Many of these former celebrities still battle for time in the spotlight (I hear it's very addictive) by showing up as small roles in movies or doing odd reality shows.

In Pursuit of Wealth

Those seeking wealth have a very different road ahead. Fame requires a great deal of work and networking as well as a fair amount of luck. Wealth is actually no different. The main differences lie in the style of work. Individuals who plan on getting wealthy by becoming famous at something, professional sports, acting, etc... are usually disappointed in the end. If you think of the individuals who you know are worth millions, even billions, they made that money the old fashioned way, through business.

Bill Gates and plenty of others whose names you would never recognize made millions (or billions) through technology. Donald Trump (and many more) made money through real estate and investments. Most of these players start small and build skills and businesses step by step. They are rarely overnight successes and make money through hard work and good business sense.

Which Are You?

Can you squeak by on a small amount of money so long as your name and face are out there somewhere, or would you rather hole up in your nice home making money? Both have benefits, of course, and there is definitely no right answer. You can, of course, practice creating your look for either your fifteen minutes or your quiet wealthy lifestyle here on the Doll Palace. Money is certainly not everything in life, but then again...neither is fame.


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magicpixie

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 19, 2008
I'd rather be rich and live in a nice home = no worries!
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RockOn560

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 21, 2008
ummm... i would rather be rich because i can give some money to charity or watever and the rest to keep and u know just buy things that i need like clothes food etc.. and well if i was famous well they will know everything about your life they put it o news people will gossip and well i just dont like that im not that person who wants to be famous no not really .
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MermaidGem76

18/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: July 20, 2007
Oh,um,blondie,stop bragging.We don't wanna hear it!You're probably NOT rich.You're probably and definitely NOT sexy.Nobody's perfect you small-brained jerk.God.
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MermaidGem76

18/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: July 20, 2007
I would really wanna be rich!I could get spoiled.I wouldn'rt like fame too much.Paparatzies would tape every second of the day.What the heck?
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: June 20, 2007
personally, i dont like alot of rich ppl bcuz they think they r better than other ppl. just bcuz u have alot of money, that dont make u no dam body. havin cameras in ur f****n face is not cool. its embarrasing and theyre tryin to get bad stuff out of u. its not bcuz the whole world thinks ur so cute and so smooth cuz ur not. ur just another paris hilton and as u all kno, she is a stuck up h*e who is in jail
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rbd2448

22/Female
Paramount, CA
Posted On: April 2, 2007
id rather be famous being rich is spoiled and boring
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xx_sophie_xx

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 12, 2007
Rich is better. I'd rather be rich coz when your famous the papparazi get all in your face..... People say Princess Diana - Princess of Wales- was KILLED by the papparazi! GO ENGLAND.... ITS YAH BIRFDAI.... WERE GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS YAH BIRFDAI.... GONNA SIP BACARDI LIKE ITS YAH BIRFDAI!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO
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cocoa2

19/Female
NC
Posted On: March 8, 2007
thats not fare not all people are rich. the rich people will just brag in our face.
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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: March 4, 2007
I think it was a bad idea to publish an article about this-it encourages people to lie to say that they are extremely famous and/or rich, when they are really not. It was well written and all, but like I said, I think more than a few people are lying when they say they are rich. I mean, you may have had your picture in the local newspaper a few times and consider yourself famous, or you may be on hit shows and not consider yourself famous. To go with that, you could live in a single-room house and say you are rich because you could afford dinner for your family for the winter, or you could have millions of dollars and not consider yourself rich. Everyone interprets these terms differently.

I am a Christian, so if you are famous people will probably envy you, and I can't understand why money is so important to people. When you die, material things won't matter. Me? I like to focus on eternal things, so I would choose neither. I love where I am now.
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kitty2purrs

24/Female
Ham Lake, MN
Posted On: March 4, 2007
I would rather be rich because being famous, fans will photograph you all the time. I would rather be rich because I love animals. I would buy 500 acres of forest and turn it into a nature preserve. I would rescue abandoned baby deer, foxes, etc. I would spend my money on things like food, keeping the place, etc.

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kutekelsey

21/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: March 3, 2007
idk i'd like to be rich because there are SOO many clothes to get...plus i can get the stuff i need and want fame just well actually i'd like both but not toooo much fame like people be all up in my business 24/7 and when i just broke up with someone it is like all over the news 5 mins. later
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veiw

24/Female
Posted On: March 3, 2007
i am pratticly rich not famus i have like a billion dollars {plus 50000000 100 dollar bills]
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: March 2, 2007
I find it hilarious how some people think that being rich or famous makes someone a better person when in reality being a good person has nothing to do with money or fame.
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xAZNxGIRLYx

22/Female
FL
Posted On: March 2, 2007
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hot_kiki

25/Female
Sweden
Posted On: March 2, 2007
im hot end il like you love you :icon 6:
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