Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tim Blixseth

The Wall Street Journal has a new weekly feature and a blog.
The Wealth Report is a daily blog focused on the lives and culture of the wealthy. The blog is written by Robert Frank, a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal and the author of "Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich," to be published in June.
Today's column focuses on the divorce of Tim and Edra Blixseth, worth about a billion each. Totally unremarkable people, as billionaires go, except that Tim Blixseth "grew up on welfare" in my home town of Roseburg, Oregon.

Tim made my acquaintance thirty years ago when he needed a backup musician for some demo tapes. His career as a singer/songwriter never took off, but he's done quite well in spite of it.