Yoko Ono (No. 1 on the list at $500 million) is a descendant of a prominent Japanese banking family. Her late husband John Lennon wrote "Imagine" in a Park Avenue penthouse. She threw in her support for the movement saying, "John is sending his smile to Occupy Wall Street." She actually matches the OWS movement in mental aimlessness, with tweets like "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers."
Actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda, worth $120 million, attacked the wealthy on the Joy Behar Show without contemplating she might, just might, be one of the loathsome 1 percent. Like Simmons, she is currently selling two exercise DVDs and an advice manual. But she said the Occupiers were the forces of common sense. ''Any country that has a very, very small narrow layer of very rich, powerful, privileged people and no middle class and the rest are just really struggling and some of them not making it, is a country that's not going to be stable.'' She even said of the Occupiers: "They're the Paul Reveres."
Alec Baldwin (No. 19 on the hypocrite list with a net work of $65 million) visited the Occupy crowd in November and praised "a lot of dedicated people at Zuccotti Park." But as Jeffrey Lord reported for The American Spectator, Baldwin's partnerships with corporations for the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund show high levels of hypocrisy. "Alec Baldwin is a board member of a family charitable fund which partners with and takes money from a veritable who's who of that famous trifecta of liberal enemies: Wall Street, Big Oil and Corporations."
The funniest hypocrite was radical filmmaker Michael Moore (net worth: $50 million), who tried to tell CNNs Piers Morgan he wasn't in the 1 percent, and then later had to confess the obvious. The conservative site The Michigan View found and displayed photographs of Moore's 10,000-square-foot mansion on Torch Lake in northern Michigan, where the average property sells for $2 million.
So have a good laugh when you read of Moore speaking to a very supportive Occupier crowd in September about those other rich people: "They are thieves. They are gangsters. They are kleptomaniacs. They have tried to take our democracy and turn it into an hypocrisy."
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