Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald in my favorite short story of all time, Rich Boy.
The Fresh Prince Loves Himself.
We love Will Smith. You love Will Smith. I love Will Smith. And, apparently, Will Smith really loves Will Smith.
Last week, “Fresh Prince” Will Smith angered the entire island of Ireland by refusing to board a 50 minute commercial flight and, instead, chartering his own private jet for $16K US.
I love him, but seriously.
HOLLYWOOD superstar Will Smith refused to board a 50-minute flight from Dublin to Manchester… because the plane only had economy-class seats.
He was due to make the short hop across the Irish sea with Aer Lingus, but when his management realised there were no first- or business-class seats they chartered a private jet instead for £10,000.
It left staff at the Irish national carrier furious because they had made special arrangements for Smith, 42, and his entourage to be whisked through the Manchester terminal…read the rest.
An Aer Lingus source said: “It raised a few eyebrows when we heard because it seemed to be a bit of a snub.
“It surprised everyone because it’s a short flight and economy is still very comfortable. It may not have been good enough for Will Smith but everyone from millionaire footballers to politicians use the route all the time.” No-one connected to the star was available for comment.
The family are in the country because Willow, 10, is supporting teen sensation Justin Bieber…read the rest.
Will Smith made $80 million in 2008, alone.
He does not, however, mind playing poor people:
Still, end of the day, he’s all about the Law of Attraction: