You can never be too rich or too thin. So says the old adage.
But what about being rich and single? If that describes you, Mountain View is where you should be; at least according to the editors at Money magazine.
The magazine insists it’s true and they have the numbers to prove it.
In its survey, Money reports that out of Mountain View’s population of 76,036, a whopping 34.9 percent of the city’s residents are single. Combine that with the city’s median income of $109,129 and the city, at least on paper, looks like a paradise for the caviar and solo set.
To further make their point, Money says that “you can’t swing a dead circuit board without hitting a tech billionaire in Mountain View.”
Okay. But wait. Do those numbers include the thousands of school-age children who live in Mountain View? They are single, and we’re betting that most of them aren’t rich on their own. We’d also suggest that most of them are unemployed.
Did the numbers-crunchers at Money take those kids into consideration? It doesn’t look like they did.
Perhaps those guys should let up on crunching numbers and instead concentrate on crunching their abs. That might not make them rich, but it surely will help them to stay thin.