Billionaires: They're Just Like Us

Hedge fund manager Phil Falcone is a hometown boy! Sure, he made $1.5 billion last year, bought the Guccione mansion for $49 million, and has a plasticized, fameseeking wife. But deep down he's a man of simple pleasures and heartfelt generosity. His office? "Quiet and spartan, with a threadbare blue carpet." And Falcone hasn't forgotten where he comes from. "At Chisholm High's all-class reunion, he donated $15,000 to help fund the fireworks show." Such generosity! "Later that night, Falcone paid for a night of drinks for everyone at Tom & Jerry's Bar in downtown Chisholm, then tipped six bartenders $250 apiece." [Minneapolis Star Tribune, via Daily Intel]