Stephen Colbert reveals what Wealthmericans do to avoid normal people

"You know what they say, you can't buy happiness, but you can buy other people's sadness."

By Joanna Rothkopf
October 3, 2014 5:50PM (UTC)
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(Comedy Central)

On Thursday evening's edition of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert was generous enough to teach us laypeople about the concept of 'Solitocity.' It's a secret word only rich people know.

"This need for exclusivity is why we have our own private jets, our own private islands, even our own private parts. Imagine going through life with only one set of genitals? I pity you."

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This was all to discuss Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley billionaire who owns 53 acres of actual beach on the Pacific coastline. People wouldn't stop going to his beach, so he bought the only road that led to it and put a massive metal gate across it.

"You know what they say, you can't buy happiness, but you can buy other people's sadness."

Watch the clip below for more rich people behaving badly.

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