Chinese Billionaire's Son Bought Eight iPhone 7s For His Dog

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We live in a world of great economic disparity. The rich indulge in unimaginable luxuries. The poor starve. And the son of a Chinese billionaire bought his dog eight iPhone 7s, just for funsies.

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Wang Sicong—the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net worth is over $30 billion—bought his precious pup Coco eight iPhone 7s, according to a post on the dog’s verified Weibo account. In China, an iPhone 7 costs between 6,388 and 7,988 yuan (equivalent to $956.98 and $1,196.68 USD), meaning Sicong spent upwards of $7,655 on phones for his dog, which is pretty much pocket change to a billionaire.

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Coco has yet to make an official statement on how she feels about the loss of the headphone jack. We also have no comment about how Coco feels about being a pawn in her owner’s lavish display of wealth, but just look into those eyes. Coco knows. Coco believes in a better world.

[CNN]

Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.

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DISCUSSION

So?

I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, I can refer you to some economics articles that go in to detail if you would like, but us have-nots and working people are all a lot better off when rich people spend money on anything rather than sit on it.

Maybe you guys are just looking for exciting ways to bring up economic disparity? But maybe if you’re going to wade in to serious subjects you could do it with some well reasoned arguments at the end. That way you elevate the mouth breathers your clickbait brings in and retain the people who gravitate towards subjects such as this.