Date: 02-19-12 21:55
Of course it was a huge success.
China put in the largest order for American soybeans ever, allowed for more American movies to be shown in China, signed a deal for Huawei to buy a lot of American tech components made in California, and announced a deal for Dreamworks to build a movie studio in China.
It's got America salivating at the idea of selling agricultural products to China.
Xi also got to visit the Staples Center where Los Angeles' mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, alongside Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, presented him with a Laker jersey . ;-0
I wonder if the richest Lakers owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, was there or not. ;-0
For those of you who don't know who Soon-Shiong is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Soon-Shiong Wikipedia entry for "Patrick Soon-Shiong".
http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/23349/qa-with-the-richest-lakers-owner-dr-patrick-soon-shiong A November 9, 2011 interview with Soon-Shiong titled "Q&A with the richest Lakers owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong".
From the article:
While he prefers not to be in the spotlight, itís hard to keep a low-profile when you are the richest man in Los Angeles and one of the 40 richest men in the country with a net worth of over $7 billion.
I didn't know the richest man in Los Angeles, the second largest city in America, is Dr. Soon-Shiong. ;-0
And he's one of the 40 richest men in the US?!?!?! ;-0
http://www.asiawind.com/forums/read.php?f=11&i=146383&t=146383 A thread titled "Magic Johnson Sells His Stake In Lakers To Chinese Billionaire". ;=0
What Kobo wrote at the thread:
For perspective, Soon-Shiong is richer than Tiger Woods (dude really f'cked up his marriage and career in one fell swoop), Richard Branson (of Virgin), J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter), Donald Trump (of funny hair), Oprah Winfrey (of on-again off-again weight gain), Mark Cuban (of Dallas Mavericks), and George Lucas (of Star Wars).
Soon-Shiong is only half a billion below Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, the maker of the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac computers, etc.
Kobo wonders if Soon-Shiong might not be the richest UCLA professor.
At $5 billion he's certainly richer than Broadcom co-founder and Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli who's dropped below $2 billion and is ranked #582.
Samueli, for those who don't know, is also a UCLA professor. ;-0
Well, now that we know Soon-Shiong is the richest man in L.A....it obviously follows that he's also UCLA's richest professor. ;-)
Soon-Shiong's South African. Just like Charlize Theron. ;-)
As many of you know, all of Kobo's siblings have retired and quite a few of them volunteer at UCLA.
Well, they tell me that they've seen Dr. Soon-Shiong at the water polo matches with his bodyguards.
It seems that the doctor's son is on the UCLA water polo team so the good doctor goes to the games when they play in town. ;-0
My siblings also tell me that he's Taishanese. ;-)
And that he's got a huge spread in the San Fernando Valley and that he quietly bought out the surrounding properties to greatly expand his mansion. ;-0