Motley Fool Gets $25M In Bailout Money -- April Fools'!
Those merry pranksters over at Alexandria's Motley Fool played a little foolishness on fans today, joking on their Web site that the stock-advice firm has taken $25 million in government bailout money.
The Fools dutifully reported how they "spent" $24 million of the money, highlights of which include:
-- Purchase Mangunca Island in Brazil for all our members to have exclusive access: $3,000,000.00.
-- Interior cubicle upgrades for company executives: $360,000.00.
-- A mint-condition corporate jet, purchased from a public company facing media scrutiny for its many corporate jets: $2,500,000.00.
-- Fool employee “Noontime Appreciation” happy hour: $11,000.00.
-- Bottles of aspirin for all Fools after Noontime Appreciation happy hour: $598.00.
-- 1 Illinois Senate seat: $50,000.00.
The Fools are asking for suggestions on how to spend the remaining $1 million.
April 1, 2009; 4:47 PM ET
Categories: The Ticker | Tags: April Fool's, Motley Fool, bailout
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