Crowded Bathroom At Milken Conference Proves Most Humbling

Politician and education reformer Horace Mann once said that “Education..beyond all other devices of human condition, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” Another great equalizer, if only a fleeting one, is reportedly the men’s room at this week’s Milken Institute conference, which treats ex-politicians, journalists on assignment, and multi-billionaire hedge fund managers all the same.

The Milken Institute’s annual Global Conference in Los Angeles is on again this week, and there’s as much star power as ever, from former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair to Rwandan President Paul Kagame to pop singer Akon. There are so many big names at “Davos with palm trees,” in fact, that billionaires don’t automatically get VIP treatment. On Monday morning, for example, billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen was forced to wait on line for the men’s room, which was several minutes long given the high amount of males at the conference.

Maybe at other conferences spots at the urinal are given out on a net worth basis, but not here.

No special treatment for Milken billionaires [NetNet]

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21 Responses to “Crowded Bathroom At Milken Conference Proves Most Humbling”

  1. Quant me maybe ... says:

    Efficient peeing is an essential life skill.

  2. Quant me maybe ... says:

    Girls wait in line, men use the sink.

  3. NakedShort says:

    quelle horreur!

  4. HotKarl says:

    Pissing on the bathroom attendant and not in the urinal is the way to go, bro.

    – R Kelly

  5. Alt_EST says:

    Blair: What? Ahh, come on!! Why does that happen? I shook it so hard I almost hit that pink puck.
    Cohen: Well, did you dab?
    Blair: What?
    Cohen: Dab. Did you dab?
    Blair: Uhh… no.
    Cohen: I dab.
    Blair: Well I don't.
    Cohen: You should dab.
    Blair: Stop saying dab!

  6. Guest says:

    Isn't this the reason why we hire female analysts?

  7. Guest says:

    This would never happen if they still served piss at conferences.

  8. Tarmoma says:

    Stevie Cohen does not use the restroom. He is a perfectly balanced machine. He simply produces zero waste.

  9. Guest says:

    I bet they were all waiting for stalls so they could sit.

  10. Jeff Mackerel says:

    Chazzy Gasparino has a wide stance and he is a friend of mine.

    -Chazzy Gasparino

  11. Guest says:

    Who gets stage fright?

  12. guest says:

    Anyone else thought "humbling" was referring to something else?

    – Wolf InSecurity Quant

  13. Hatori Hanso says:

    Blair: "This water is very cold."

    Cohen: "Yes, and it's also very deep."

  14. Captain Oblivious says:

    I hear Stevie took an upper decker to exact a little revenge.

    Chaz is waitering the event, just to pick up some extra scratch not to try and get a scoop.

    Icahn and Ackman are sitting on each others laps and cooing. Nothing to see here.

  15. Bernie Madoff says:

    Hi Steve,

    You should come down here to NC – no lines and everyone is very friendly in the bathrooms.

  16. D. Sterling says:

    You lost me at "Rwandan President Paul Kagame to pop singer Akon."

  17. Wu_ says:

    Any rugs available?

  18. And stage fright would not an issue amongst these big wigs?