People Baffled As Guy Makes Forbes-Style Rich List For His Friends
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Social media users are baffled after a bloke shared his 'Forbes Friends List', in which he and his friends lay out their respective incomes to 'avoid awkward situations'.
In the clip, Cruz shows us the Forbes-style rich list for his wealthiest friends, having broken down each person by areas like income, bonuses, travel availability and how into gambling they are.
He explains: "So a few years ago, me and my friends started making a spreadsheet breaking down our incomes and availability for travel.
Cruz then flips the camera around to show off his creation, talking through each column as he says: "It's incredibly helpful. You have your friends broken down here, from [name redacted], my top earning friend who makes over $5 million, to who we call 'Broke [name redacted]', who makes $125,000.
"How much available PTO we have (or Paid Time Off), bonuses, how much we're willing to spend on a three-day trip, seven-day trip - we have some people that are very responsible with their seven-day trips, some people that already tapped out for the year.
"Marital status - helps if we know there's gonna be anyone else coming - our willingness to travel to a third world destination, if they're willing to split a private flight, and if they're degenerate gamblers or not."
He adds: "This list is very pragmatic, and also a lot of them are saying that it's very motivational, so it allows us to avoid awkward situations within our friend group - inviting certain friends that may or may not want to do what we want to do, especially when it comes to gambling or spending a lot of money.
"So it works for us."
In the captions, Cruz also explains that he and his friends 'still hang out regardless of income', but that some friends can't make 'certain trips'.
He adds: "Yes I have more friends that make less, but Forbes' list starts at six figures."
In later posts, he has also claimed the video was 'not satire'.
After it was posted on Twitter, people seemed pretty bemused by the whole thing.
One person said: "Imagine setting up a class system inside your friend group lmao."
A second wrote: "Imagine making six figures and still being called the 'broke friend'."
A third added: "I hope you all notice the income to PTO ratio. That's a microcosm of every corporation. Some workers get paid more to work less.
"The guys with million dollar salaries are getting unlimited PTO while [name redacted] only gets 9 days of PTO."
Another felt it was a good idea in principle, but said: "That's dope but I personally wouldn't be comfortable giving out that much information even to friends.
"My full name, my annual income, my PTO, my bonuses, & my gambling habits? That's a lot of personal information to share I'm sorry. I don't trust nobody that much.
"Dope concept tho."