Augustin James Evangelista is only 4 years old, but he nevertheless has certain financial needs — which amount to about $46,000 a month, according to the child-support request filed by his mother, “supermodel” Linda Evangelista.
A Wall Street Journal reporter concluded that the figure is about right for rich kids in New York City, what with needing a driver, designer clothes, around-the-clock nannies and various personalized lessons.
And soon, according to a consultant-to-the-rich interviewed by the Journal, Augustin James will become even more expensive, as he graduates from his exclusive preschool and enters his exclusive kindergarten.
The highest-paid state government employee in budget-strapped California in 2010 was among the least productive workers in the system, according to a Los Angeles Times investigation.
Jeffrey Rohlfing is on the payroll as a surgeon in the state prison system (base pay: $235,740), but he has been barred from treating inmates for the last six years because supervisors believe him to be incompetent.
Last year, Dr. Rohlfing earned an additional $541,000 in back pay after he successfully appealed his firing to the state’s apparently easily persuaded Personnel Board.
Currently, Dr. Rohlfing is assigned records-keeping duties.
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