A couple of years ago, I wrote for RHF one of its most reproduced comedic essays, the "Bill Gates Wealth Index." The needs-updating version of it can be found at http://www.templetons.com/brad/billg.html
This article and excerpts ended up being reprinted in Upside, Harper's, and without attribution (the scuzzbags) in the Wall Street Journal and Reader's Digest, spreading RHF the old-fashioned paper way.
In the article, I observed how the vast difference between Bill's net worth and a more typical middle class American (still about 500,000 to 1) could really put things into perspective. For example, while you might think a brand new Lambourghini Diablo would cost $250,000, to Bill it would be 50 cents.
Because of this difference, I've been told that when Bill plays poker in Las Vegas, he goes to the $15-$30 tables, since there really is no difference to him between those and the $500-$1000 tables of the high rollers. To him, it's all just Monopoly(R) Money.
And then I realized that a federal judge has in fact ruled this to be the case...