A Guide to the Most Despicable Florida Moguls on Forbes 400 Richest List
|This guy has too much cash.|
They're also all TERRIBLE HUMAN BEINGS. Why should you despise the richest people in South Florida? Glad you asked!
With Honore de Balzac's famous quote in mind -- "Behind every great fortune lies a great crime" -- let's traipse down some of the most despicable entries on Forbes list of South Florida's wealthiest residents:
1. Mickey Arison, $5 billion (National rank: 68th)
Sure, Arison is riding a wave of love in Miami these days after bringing home a championship for his Miami Heat last year. Too bad Mickey refuses to share any of the millions he's banking off the team with the taxpayers who helped him build a stadium on Biscayne Bay.
Even though his original agreement with the county called for him to share 40 percent of profits over $14 million, Arison's accountants have magically ensured he's never met that benchmark -- even in the money-flowing era of LeBron. Miami-Dade's inspector general recently concluded he owes the county at least $3 million.
2. William Koch, $4 billion (National rank: 92)
Unlike his brothers, Charles and David, Bill Koch hasn't used his massive, inherited fortune to become a living cartoon villain waging war on the federal government.
Instead, he's used it to become a zany cartoon rich guy who literally built an entire Wild West ghost town on his Colorado property -- complete with saloon, jail, church and 50 other buildings. Oh yeah, no one is allowed to see it, either. It's locked up, heavily guarded, and apparently meant just for Bill to wander around when he's not living in Palm Beach so he can pretend to be a cowboy.