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Where to spend $50 million?

January 8th, 2014

Overheard at the Deer Valley real estate office within the ski resort on December 30, 2013:

Salesman to prospective client: "If you're looking to dump $50 million before year's end, we can help you."

Claus and I simultaneously gave each other sideways glances and laughed as we walked by. Sadly, that is a question I fear will never be posed to me.

Aren't we all looking to dump $50 million? I told my single friends this is the place to meet a man, and then I'd like a finder's fee.

Park City is beautiful. As I said in the last blog, we were there for the Christmas holiday. I read somewhere it's one of the richest cities in the US. I believe it.

6 Responses to “Where to spend $50 million?”

  1. Tiki808:

    Somewhere you can collect interest every year and without paying any taxes on the income or interest? Not in Hawai'i. I would think most millionaires own farm lands as far as the eye can see and lease it out to the state or some other development companies.

    That's their only pay. What else do they do but laugh at the smaller investors or smaller money makers anywhere? All over the world.

  2. Tiki808:

    Hawaiian Airlines transported record 9.9 million fliers in 2013
    By Star-Advertiser staff

    POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2014

    Hawaiian Airlines carried more passengers in 2013 than any other time in its 84-year history.

    The state's largest carrier said Tuesday it transported 9.9 million passengers last year, up 4.8 percent from a record 9.5 million in 2012.

  3. Tiki808:

    Bernard Carvalho jr. and Ross Kagawa on Kaua'i wants to represent the common wealth. Spending it on you. Who else...?

  4. lowtone123:

    Sounds like a move to avoid paying taxes on it.

  5. Gerald de Heer:

    Diane, you are obviously a polite, ethical, and unselfish person. So, if you can see your way clear, next time someone credible mentions they have $50 million to 'dump', start a service to introduce singles to millionaires, spend 2.5 million to build it, contact your real estate friends whom you trust to find 47 million in under-valued properties in Hawai'i, set aside a half million to properly set up/operate a holding company (to actually deposit the investment). You are well-known and credible; an investor will be impressed to at least 'dump' money with your company (and see a healthy profit within 3 years). Your friends will forever thank you for being a real millionaire matchmaker. You and Claus will be wealthy enough to own an oxygen company in Utah, if only to guarantee you never get altitude sickness again. This is win/win/win. And, between private jet vacations to ski resorts, share information with people like yourself as to how they can become super-rich like you. That would go a long way to making Honolulu richer per capita than Park City. What if.......

  6. Diane Ako:

    Mr. De Heer, Yes! Why didn't I think of that! LOL

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