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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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hot_kiki

25/Female
Sweden
Posted On: March 2, 2007
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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: March 1, 2007
i would rather be FAMOUS and i will be next week...o.o
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: March 1, 2007
I think I'd want to be famous because I'd have a chance to be rich. It's all in the course of events and karma. Such as my evil teacher today.
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misscutie_10

23/Female
Jamaica, NY
Posted On: March 1, 2007
Im both from my dads side hes rich and his family is famous so i am 2
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Spiritwolf15

24/Female
Henry, VA
Posted On: March 1, 2007
I would choose beign famouse over being rich. I would like to be known on what i accomplished in life and be noticed then being rich cause you can loose all that money but you can't actually loose your fame.

I guess what i'm saying is that even though you may have no privacy being famous is alot much better then being rich and lonely.

great article by the way
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RKD

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 1, 2007
Fame or Fortune....... well like freckledface said rich and snobby or famous and no privacy.... i'd properly like to stay the same as i am. that is no where near fame but pretty well off with the money part
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: February 28, 2007
Great article

~Jess
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Deutsch_Ihr

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: February 28, 2007
i would pick fame...i want to become an author, but even if i dont make a lot of money, i would like my name to be known
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JaceyGurl

25/Female
Congers, NY
Posted On: February 28, 2007
right...
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cherrygirl0531

20/Female
Bon Air, VA
Posted On: February 28, 2007
hello!
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: February 28, 2007
Such a hard descen...I'm not sure whch I'd rathr be...
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: February 28, 2007
Second! Great article.

~Lily
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