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January 16, 2013

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SHANGHAI: China's super-rich suffer because of the pressures brought about by their fortunes and are less happy than ordinary millionaires, according to a survey by a leading wealth magazine.


"The richer you are, the less happy you are," concluded the poll of more than 500 Chinese millionaires by the Hurun Report, which compiles an annual list of China's richest people.


The survey defined "millionaires" as those with personal wealth of 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) or more, and the super-rich as those with 10 times as much, 69 of whom were included.


"Money also brings you problems," said Hurun Report founder Rupert Hoogewerf.         "These problems could be pressure to perform, pressure to satisfy your customers, pressure from all these different aspects that come about when you have a big business," he told AFP on Wednesday.


Nearly 30 percent of all those surveyed said they could not balance work and life, the survey showed. More than half were unhappy about spending so little time with their families.


On well-being, more than a quarter were unhappy with their health while more than a third believed they did not exercise enough.


Chinese millionaires only sleep an average of 6.6 hours a night during the working week, the report found, with some 27 percent sleeping for less than six hours.


Male and female millionaires were split on some issues.


Men considered setting up their own companies as the happiest moment of their lives, while women put falling in love as number one, the survey said.


Self-made female millionaires were more likely to be divorced with 35 percent of them divorced or unmarried -- twice the statistic for male millionaires.


The figures come after the daughter of China's richest man, beverage magnate Zong Qinghou, lamented in an interview that she was over 30 and had never had a boyfriend.


Chinese media said Zong Fuli, who helps her father run the Wahaha company, was still single because she could not tell whether potential suitors were chasing her for love or money.


In September, the Hurun Report estimated Zong Qinghou to be worth $12.6 billion. (AFP)


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Post time 2013-1-21 16:43:23 |Display all floors
Very aggree to you

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Post time 2013-1-22 01:37:00 |Display all floors
Maybe also...  Ignorance is bliss.

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This post was edited by deeds61 at 2013-1-24 11:34

Money if used proper can make your daily life much easier. Plus it gives you the chance to help others who are not as lucky as you to be able to buy everything you need. need is the important thing, waste not, want not. Most think American's are all well off, in fact only 1.5 % of Americans are well off with money. Most people never own a home out right, they take 30 year loans and end up spending 8 times more then their home is worth. Interest rates cost Americans. Plus they all want big, fast fancy cars and never own it in most cases.They take a loan out for 5  - 7 years, then after they pay it off, they turn around and buy a new one because they want another brand new car. Plus American schools spend almost 60,000 RMB's per year to educate kids. Then when they test to see if they can read on level , they fail. I was a educator in the USA for 38 years and can say we went from # 1 in the world in the 60"s to number 18th in the world. Money spent correctly can improve, life, but Americans spend more money using illegal drugs then any country in the world and wonder why they have so many crimes, shootings etc. USA government owes more money to other countries like China that they talk big, act like they rule the world and just fall further behind. Happy to be retired living in peace from the USA. But they still tax me every payday. I always wonder why so many think life is better in the USA. It is not.Life is China is much better then most Americans think.

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Post time 2013-1-24 12:27:55 |Display all floors
Of course this is the case. Becoming rich of off other people's hard work is criminal.
When you get that far up the scale your in the company of others as ruthless and amoral as you.
You have to constantly watch your back. This is just another reason socialism and communism
are much better systems than capitalism.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2013-1-24 12:27
Of course this is the case. Becoming rich of off other people's hard work is criminal.
When you get  ...

Robert

what are you taling about?

you dont know anything about China

zip yourself

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Ghosty Post time: 2013-1-23 20:41
Robert

what are you taling about?

You are so stupid you don't even know that I was talking about rich people.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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