Google's fatcat boss was told he “lives in a different world” today after admitting he has no idea how much he gets paid.
Multi-millionaire Matt Brittin, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, was unable to tell MPs the size of his own salary.
“It's a salary, errr, I don't have the figure,” the stammering Google chief said.
“I'll provide the figure privately if it is relevant for the committee to understand my salary.”
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People used to say this about yachts - if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.
Obviously we are in a new gilded age, in which the rich are so wealthy the numbers no longer have any meaning.
And by "we" I mean "them". "We" don't even exist in the world "they" are creating.