10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

By Malavika Pradeep

Published Sep 2, 2022 at 09:15 AM

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Back in 2015, Markus Persson, creator of the popular sandbox video game Minecraft, had a public meltdown on Twitter. Addressing the boredom and loneliness triggered into existence following his wealth and lavish lifestyle, the “overnight billionaire” ranted about his isolation while partying with other famous people in Ibiza—along with his inability to find a trusted partner.

At the time, the set of self-deprecating tweets started a conversation surrounding billionaire loneliness and the unhealthy social lives of figures in the limelight. Who will listen to the riches’ troubles? Is it actually better to be wealthy with no friends? Wait, why are these people sad in the first place? Isn’t money supposed to buy, as Eminem once put it, “crazy-ass happiness” and solve all your problems?

Over the years, the argument in question lost its rational roots and became a bottomless pit for desensitised shade targeted toward the uber-rich. Simply put, it became easier to hate billionaires but harder to justify the reasons for the same.

As the world’s richest tycoons like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg continue to shift their positions on Forbes’ Billionaires List and, in turn, automatically renew their membership to the ‘lonely hearts club’, here are ten images proving that it is indeed sad and solitary at the very top:

1. FYI: this is what Gates did for Halloween (2016)

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

2. “Thank you all for telling me to come here…”

“I do not regret it,” Zuckerberg captioned the following image—featuring one of the driest brats mankind has ever laid its eyes on.

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

3. Come on, Jeffrey, you can do it!

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

4. Look at where you came from…

Fun fact: this was Amazon’s first office back in 1999—which was on the same street as a pawn shop, a heroin-needle exchange and a “porno parlour.” Another fun fact: the balding gentleman here was already a billionaire when this picture was taken.

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

5. … Look at you now

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

6. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the loneliest billionaire of them all?

Alone Musk

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

7. Okay, this is officially the saddest photo I’ve seen in a while

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

8. Lord Zucc with all his trusted followers

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

9. *sad Elon Musk noises*

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

10. There is an imposter among us

10 images that prove billionaires are just sad and lonely

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