NYPost - America saved Eduardo Saverin — and he won’t repay the favor. When he was 13, Saverin was named on a gangster’s list of potential kidnapping targets. His family fled Brazil to Miami for his safety. Saverin thrived, attending a fancy prep school. He became a citizen in 1998, and made his way to Harvard, where he became pals with Mark Zuckerberg and the other founders of Facebook. Now he’s shunning the United States — the place that gave him personal safety, along with immense opportunity and wealth — by stiffing us for a possible $600 million in taxes. He’s renouncing his US citizenship in favor of Singapore, the Southeast Asian city-state that has no capital-gains tax, where he has lived like royalty since 2009. “This pisses me off,” fellow tech-industry billionaire Mark Cuban spat on Twitter Friday upon hearing news of Saverin’s decision. At Harvard, he wore business suits to class… Saverin lives like a rock star in a sprawling penthouse atop Singapore’s tallest building. He is regularly spotted lounging with models and wealthy friends at local nightclubs and racking up tens of thousands of dollars in bar tabs by ordering bottles of Cristal Champagne and Belvedere vodka.
I guess I should be mad at Eduardo. Call him unpatriotic and resent him for skipping out and not paying his share of taxes. I should, but I can’t seem to bring myself to it. I mean look at how much abuse the poor sap took. People making fun of his suits? Well excuse him. His Prada was at the cleaners along with his hoodie and his F-you flip flops! They took his name off the masthead. Planted that story about the chicken. Accused him of animal cruelty. Oh, and not to mention bilked him out of 27.97% of The Facebook? And why? All because he got into Phoenix? Well now he’s living The Life, cavorting with supermodels and getting liquored up on the finest booze money can buy. And I can’t say as I blame him. Then again, maybe I just like standing next to Eduardo because it makes me look tough by comparison.