Forget all those doom-and-gloom articles about BC being a have-not province. BC leads Canada in the only number that counts – we have the most millionaires per capita!

bcIt’s time to banish once and for all Toronto’s CN-tower-as-centre-of-the-financial-universe condescending image of BCers as backwater hewer-of-wood hicks and Birkenstocked green-peaced-out hippies. Wake up and smell the stock options, you Yorkdale yokels – BC’s millionaires control 30 percent more provincial wealth than Ontario’s!

And no jokes about BC’s top-rating in the bottom-line department being due entirely to our well-cached crop of BC Bud (or too much toking thereof). BC millionaires are an incredibly diverse bunch: hi-tech gameboys (Don “E=MyCash2 Arts” Mattrick), old-money sugar daddies (Stephen “Life is Sweet” Rogers), transplanted real-estate tycoons (Terry “Lil’ Ka-ching” Hui), ex-Olympian ski-hill moguls (Nancy “Gold-Grubber” Greene), media mini-magnates (David “No-Not-That” Black), conglomerated captains of industry (Jimmy “You name it, I own it” Pattison), and last but certainly not least, radically right-wing corporate-brown-nosing politicos (Gordon “Some of my best friends are millionaires” Campbell).

Some cynical smarty-pants may say that millionaires are irrelevant