Why does Howard constantly down-play his wealth?

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  1. 3DayWorkWeek

    3DayWorkWeek Well-Known Member

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    During the "Kid Rock Interview", Kid Rock called out Howard for having a ton of money (he does). Well they both do, but Howard makes Kid look like a pauper. Howard tried to humble his way out of talking about it, but Kid continued.

    Why does Howard (who asks every interviewee about their personal wealth) balk at the first mention of his own massive wealth?
     
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    In case the Germans take power again.
     
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    His wealth is "around"
     
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    Cause he's a shifty Joo
     
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    For real, he tries to pretend he's the every man even though he hasn't been for 30 years. He thinks his fans relate better to him if he doesn't flaunt his life style. I wouldn't care if he flaunted his rich lifestyle as long as he still had middle class values. I find it more unreliable that he chooses to live in a bubble rather than with his wealth per say.
     
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    And Coles notes version lol
     
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    i remember when artie mentioned taking a helicopter out to his place in the hamptons and howard freaked out and was trying to dump it. that is when the walls started to crumble for me
     
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    They'd need an extra long oven for the fuckin gork wouldn't they
     
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    Whenhas a jew ever openly flaunted their wealth?!?
    They haggle and bemoan everything.
     
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    Because he's worried that if people know how much he has, it will make it tougher to gather even more. Being that Howard's sole purpose in life is to amass marbles, everything he does or says is with that in mind.
     
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    There are many various reasons.

    ...and they are all intriguing.

    Beware the false stories and the false leads.
    ...they are all built into the "packagES".

    Follow the money.
    ....find the man.
     
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    Makes all of his chronic bitching and complaining even more pathetic.
     
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    Because he's an asshole.
     
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    I don't think it ever occurred to Howard that his long time fans might actually be proud of him, sort of a local boy makes good story.

    That guy is nuttier than a fruitcake.
     
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    His show would be more interesting if he talked about his life style. How many servants does he have? Do any travel between mansions with him? Does he take a chopper out to the Hamptons every weekend? Does Beff have a staff just for cat maintenance? It would be interesting if he talked about being mega rich, rather then try to pretend he's still a regular guy.
     
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    "Wait, you mean not everybody has a bowling alley and 17 chimneys in their homes? What is he saying, Robin?"
     
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    Yeah, it would be interesting if he talked his mega wealth.
    I know rich people don't talk about their money because they don't want lawsuits, irs attention, security for their kids, etc. But Howard should be cool about it - more like Larry David. Larry David, doesn't flaunt it, but he doesn't act like it doesn't exist either.
     
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    It is stupid, considering he asks every guest how much money they have..Maybe he thinks he's kidding some people?? He's a neurotic mess..Glad I'm not him.
     
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