Is the ownership of one's place of residence a factor here?
One's net worth may well be a function of how much said residence would sell
for. It may indeed bring in a tidy sum but at a point too late for the
person to use it.
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From: "Ken Armstrong" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: How Much Money?
> Figures are fun, but I think the purveyor of nonsense here is yourself:
> the UK sources I consulted equate Eliot's 1965 estate value in pounds to
> between 1,565,00 and 1,585,000. When it comes to cloud cuckoo, count
> yourself in. I probably won't ask my retired full professor friends what
> their estates are worth (that would be more of a conversation stopper
> than your cloud cuckoo insult), but I don't think $1.5 million would be
> a ridiculous sum. The point being that Eliot's financial state,
> particularly before the Nobel, was probably not much different than the
> legion of folks who made and make their living feasting off the corpus
> delectus, or shall we say the oeuvre Hoovers.
> Ken A
> David Boyd wrote:
> > Have to say, that I gasp at Ken's descriptor of someone with personal
> > net wealth of several million pounds as 'not overly wealthy'