How did Christian Grey become a billionaire?

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Let’s face it, part of the allure and fantasy of 50 Shades of Grey is how loaded Christian Grey is. Meghan Daum even argued that Christian’s unimaginable wealth, and not kinky sex, is really what’s behind the “50” craze. What’s even more impressive is not that Christian’s a billionaire, but that he’s a self-made billionaire at the age of 27. How did he make all this money in such a short amount of time?

How much is Grey worth?

In the second novel, Grey claims that he makes $100,000 an hour. AN HOUR. Forbes has his estimated net worth as $2.2 billion.

What exactly does he do?

He owns Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc, which seems to be a business-flipping company, infusing cash and management strategies into fledgling companies. He attributes part of his success to living without distractions, and valuing good employees so much as to put in them in binding contracts that make it difficult for them to jump ship.

Real-life billionaires are generally a little more stressed than Christian Grey, but, then, again, that’s part of the fantasy.

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  • Vegasmomma

    Hey Starcasm, try using a pic of Jamie Dornan and not Matt Bomer.

    • Lisa

      Ha, I was just going to say the same thing!

      • Vegasmomma

        Starcasm must not have very high standards for their reporting!

    • chelle

      But Matt Bomer is easier on the eyes. 😉

      • Vegasmomma

        So sexy in Magic Mike! I thought Jamie Dornan looked good on Once Upon A Time. Maybe it’s the accent and the facial hair ☺️

  • Hard2know

    I think Matt Bomer is sexy as hell but he is not in 50 shades, wrong again starcasm…

  • shakins

    %▌▌▌▌▌▌ $87 an hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in tI got now that I’m making it online…


    ✔✔✔✔If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.

  • valpalxo

    Even though Matt Bomer isn’t the actual Christen Grey in the movies he sure as hell looks it in that photo. MUCH better than Jamie Dornan.

  • spottedgiraffe

    One of the many reasons I never bothered reading the book. So unrealistic.

  • Sweet Venom

    He’s a fictional character, that’s how he’s so rich.

    I dislike all this craze. It’s like people have never read a good book before. There was erotic fiction before this, like Anne Rice’s The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. It’s better written!

  • Jen

    Are we really speculating on how a fictional character made his money? Wow. I’m surprised, Starcasm.

  • Em

    He ‘makes’ over a zillion in 20 years