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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A lesson in counting

Who would have thought that Forbes magazine would need a lesson in counting? Apparently, they do.

They just released their list of the top earners in "Young Hollywood." Tops on the list are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson, with combined earnings of $40 million in the past year (so I assume $20 million for each Olson? And where is this money coming from? Not movies, right? Perhaps a little from ad campaigns like the one to the right?). Next on the list is Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, raking in $13 million, and, according to Forbes, "third on the list," is Lindsay Lohan, followed by "No. 4," Dakota Fanning, who pulled in four million.

Okay, Forbes, as much as they may not seem to be it, Mary-Kate and Ashley are actually two different people. So when they tied for first, Daniel Radcliffe became the third biggest earner in "Young Hollywood," Lohan the fourth and Fanning the fifth.

A lot of people have trouble with this exceedingly simple concept, and I don't understand why. But Forbes? A magazine about money, and, therefore numbers? That's pretty pathetic.



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