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Are there any wealthy couples that have more than two children?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (3705 points ) December 20th, 2013

What I am trying to get at, it seems wealthy people know children are very expensive, and in this day and age it seems kind of foolish to have more than two children, so do you know any wealthy couples that have more than 2 kids?

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chyna's avatar

The Duggars
19 kids and counting.

jonsblond's avatar

Yes. Several.

johnpowell's avatar

Romney and the walmart assholes.

gailcalled's avatar

(Brad and Angelina)
Warren Buffet and his first wife
Bill and Melinda Gates
David Koch
Jeff Bezos
Forrest Mars, Jr.
George Soros
Steve Ballmer
Len Blavatnik
Phil Knight
Michael Dell
Ronald Perelman
Rupert Murdoch

Working my way down the list of the richest people in the world here

JLeslie's avatar

Trump has more than two, but not more than two with each wife.

Quite a few actors, TV personalities, and professional athletes have more than two kids and have very large incomes.

Coloma's avatar

Wealth does not always equal intelligence. I know someone who has 4 kids, is an Intel exec. super branic type, makes over 200k a year, and, well…. their wife and kids are as dumb as a box of rocks. Clearly his DNA was dilute. lol

jaytkay's avatar

I know some very smart finance and real estate people with four or more kids. They’re not billionaires, but they are in the top 1% or 2% by income.

Thinking about future college tuition probably keeps them working hard enough to stay in the top 1% or 2%.

Coloma's avatar

@jaytkay What do they do for fun, have a romantic spreadsheet night? lol

DominicX's avatar

My parents are wealthy and they have 4 kids…just sayin’....

glacial's avatar

@johnpowell I’m not sure Romney counts. As a Mormon, he has a sacred duty to produce children. A cost/benefit analysis would not have been consulted.

tom_g's avatar

@SQUEEKY2: “What I am trying to get at, it seems wealthy people know children are very expensive, and in this day and age it seems kind of foolish to have more than two children, so do you know any wealthy couples that have more than 2 kids?”

Having any number of kids is foolish. And so is almost everything we all do and call “life”.
As for the # of kids – many of the wealthy people I know have 3 or 4. Three seems to be the most common.

fluthernutter's avatar

Hmmm…I think you should consider rephrasing your question.

The way I read it, it seems to imply that poor people are foolish and have lots of children because they don’t know how expensive they can be.

I’m hoping that’s not what you’re really trying to say?

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