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All the wealthy people I know of in Chiang Rai have all worked, in one form or another, but I can’t say any of them were manual laborers. Even the ones with titles are not idle. There are some truly wealthy people about who keep homes here but due to their resources are not confined to any one place and Chiang Rai is just one place where they spend time. Most of them are very interesting people too, if you get my drift.

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I only know 2 farangs that are working Chiang Rai. They are young and own and operate restaurants and bars. I can recommend both of them. John Ellis owns the Bistro in the crazy condo and is a good manager that produces good food and drink. The other is Stevie at the Hangover bar. They are smart guys and do OK>

Mind you I am not going hungry but my Thai wife has helped me a lot with my wealth. That is the reason that I decided to 27 years before getting married again. One guy asked me why I did not wait 28 years. I keep asking myself the same question.

A lot of the so called farang wealth here comes from parents dying and leaving them a house to sell. Thai darlings are usually able to help them with this money and evaporates quickly. Other than their fixed retirement income I do not know any wealthy farangs in Chiang Rai. There are many nice people in Chiang Rai and they get along living in the countryside.

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I can think of a half dozen guys just off the top of my head and that is not including the two you mentioned. Of course for obvious reasons they say their wives are the ones who do all the work.

There are many more who work part of the year elsewhere but keep their family here. I do agree with you, however, there is a large percentage of very old retirees who have chosen Chiang Rai as a cheep retirement destination.

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It must be nice to acquire wealth from family. My parents and grandparents are doing well but maybe one day if the Government does not take it all. I'm in my 30's and get to buy crazy cars and waste money on bars because of a company I helped set up in China that created a line of ASIC computer chips that got to the market before the competitors. There was some luck involved for sure but it sold for $150,000,000 and I got a fair bit of that. So yeah if I do ever make a bar it most likely will be private, this thread has shown me that. I would hate to have to deal with a few of the people here in this thread. The bar would have been a hobby, I need something to do. I was working 20 hours a day every day for a few years. Now I'm bored and trying to rehabilitate myself to normal life. Spending too much time on this forum sure is not helping that! smile.png

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Thanks again Don, I hear real experience in your posts.

I know quite a few wealthy people in CR, but unsurprisingly (to me anyway) they are Thais.

I tend to agree with you about farangs living off their dying and dead parents. Personally this in itself doesn't bother me at all, it's their family after all. But it's when they pretend that it's their own personal effort it starts getting cranky, because their maturity as individuals just doesn't stack up with their claims. They also seem t have a huge need for attention and acceptance, which I would not expect in 60+ year olds.

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It must be nice to acquire wealth from family. My parents and grandparents are doing well but maybe one day if the Government does not take it all. I'm in my 30's and get to buy crazy cars and waste money on bars because of a company I helped set up in China that created a line of ASIC computer chips that got to the market before the competitors. There was some luck involved for sure but it sold for $150,000,000 and I got a fair bit of that. So yeah if I do ever make a bar it most likely will be private, this thread has shown me that. I would hate to have to deal with a few of the people here in this thread. The bar would have been a hobby, I need something to do. I was working 20 hours a day every day for a few years. Now I'm bored and trying to rehabilitate myself to normal life. Spending too much time on this forum sure is not helping that! smile.png

You know what they say, "Better lucky than good".smile.png

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Personally I have never understood why some people are so concerned with where others get their money. I typically don’t even ask people what they do or did for a living. On countless occasions I have seen a friend’s picture in a newspaper or magazine and read with great amazement about what they did or their family connections. I just knew them as friends I played sports with or ran into regularly on the party circuit.

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Using a Slingbox I have 1000 channels of Comcast TV. I try to watch as many interesting games as I can. I love college football games.

The Longhorn Saloon at my compound is normally open to friends who want to drop by. I am always interested in listening to business related experiences of others. My wife can show you how to catch a fish to take home.

Retirement is difficult for many of us. After my 5 retirement in Nov. of last year my wife convinced me to give it up. Emotionally it is difficult to give up working. "A man's life is a man's work".

I am down with the flu which is the first time for this kind of illness in 25 years. Getting better and should back up to speed next week.

Notice tomorrow Elon Musk will announce his new super storage battery that can be used in solar homes along with his Tesla electric car. Space X will have it's next booster recovery attempt in 2 months. I try to stay up with the exciting technical issues taking place. Take a look on YouTube Tesla Manufacturing.

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It is amazing what the international private capitalist companies are able to do when the socialist government does not tie their hands behind their backs.

If you are more than casually interested in cutting edge payment systems send me a PM. I'm involved and have access to information that is mostly never publish. SpaceX and Tesla is interesting but it is not realistic anyone reading this thread is going to be able to play in that game.

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Chaangnoi, your seemingly innocent OP, has given the opportunity for so many different perspectives, it's truly fascinating.

Re wealth: "It's not a question of where the money comes from" - BS, if u don't know how to make it u sure as hell don't know how to spend it it.

Actually let me re-phrase that :a person like Bill Gates or Richard Branson, who made their own money, will have a level of business intelligence that someone who just got the money from their dead dad will not have.

The kind of people here who boast about their material acquistitions seem not to have done anything personally to have achieved them; neither do they seem to have used their inheritance to have done anything useful.

I invite any of them to tell us what they have done to contribute to the country they say they love love so much.

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My contributions have been mostly to help young people. In all the years my company offered free education on the weekends to all that want it. Many took advantage of it and went on to make a better life for themselves.

For many years in the industrial provinces I taught the right techniques for making steel with maximum efficiency and minimum cost.

I employed hundreds of Thais and always paid them a good wage. I have done what I could and still encourage young people to get educated.

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Chaangnoi, your seemingly innocent OP, has given the opportunity for so many different perspectives, it's truly fascinating.

Re wealth: "It's not a question of where the money comes from" - BS, if u don't know how to make it u sure as hell don't know how to spend it it.

Actually let me re-phrase that :a person like Bill Gates or Richard Branson, who made their own money, will have a level of business intelligence that someone who just got the money from their dead dad will not have.

The kind of people here who boast about their material acquistitions seem not to have done anything personally to have achieved them; neither do they seem to have used their inheritance to have done anything useful.

I invite any of them to tell us what they have done to contribute to the country they say they love love so much.

I will admit, I'm not good at spending money. I used to be a tight ass and never spent a dime. Always invested it into an idea or a company. I worked my ass off for years. Now I'm set for life financially but I have to do something with my time. I now live in a decent house that for the first time in years does not have holes in the wall or floor. Like I said I'm cheap but my wife won't put up with it any more.

The bar was never a business idea. I knew from the start it would lose money. However after starting the thread it is clear to me that this is not the hobby I want to have for more than one reason. I talked to many people here and some of them gave really good advice. Pointed out things I had never thought of.

Personally I had to contribute a fair amount in taxes so that was something. I have also made a reasonable donation to an orphanage that takes care of children with HIV. You are the first person I have ever told that too but then again, I guess you are the first person who ever asked.

Anyway my look on life has changed and I don't know what to do with my time. It is not worth it to me to get a job that I do not enjoy, but then again working is all I know how to do. Many of you guys seem to be having the same issues I am, not what I expected but makes sense. Once a person goes from doing something every day to having to do nothing it is a bit tricky on the mind. For a while I did spend money and bought everything I wanted but that got old quick. Also I did not really want much so it was pretty easy.

So now I'm low 30's with no real point of existing on this world and no good way to keep myself entertained. I used to work because I had to, now I don't need to do to work and I don't want to work. But I don't know what it is I want to do. Maybe if I sit and look at the wall or this forum long enough I'll get crazy enough that I have to go back to work just to keep my sanity. Life is odd.

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You first?smile.png

Trolls the farang forum to keep the expat masses entertained so they stay out of real trouble! A good and truly needed service too!

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