Nicole Miller CEO asks Americans to stop whining about poverty

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:23pm EST

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Luxury clothing retailer Nicole Miller's chief executive, Bud Konheim, said Americans should stop complaining about poverty as it would be considered wealth in most other countries.

"The guy that's making, oh my God, he's making $35,000 a year, why don't we try that out in India or some countries we can't even name," Konheim said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday.

Nicole Miller makes high-end fashion dresses for celebrities such as Angelica Huston, Beyoncé Knowles, Angelina Jolie and Brooke Shields.

The fashion line is also sold in stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom Inc .

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Comments (6)
Tim17 wrote:
Bud Konheim=The poster boy of rich snobs in this world.

This IS the typical rich snob attitude in life. Not all, but most of them.

Feb 12, 2014 9:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dafoxe wrote:
If the U.S. poor have it so easy, why doesn’t he give up his hefty salary and live the simple life?

Feb 13, 2014 12:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
Cahokia. wrote:
I agree.

Israeli’s are also much better off than people in China.

I’m sure that Mr. Konheim would also agree that we should stop spending billions of taxpayer dollars on aid to Israel, right?

Feb 13, 2014 2:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
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