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Monday, March 7, 2011

The happiest man in America

The New York Times asked pollster Gallup to find the happiest man in the U.S. Well sort of. What they asked for was a statistical composite for the happiest person in America, based on their previous happiness polling. The winner: 

He's' a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

The Times tracked him down: "Meet Alvin Wong. He is a 5-foot-10, 69-year-old, Chinese-American, Kosher-observing Jew, who’s married with children and lives in Honolulu. He runs his own health care management business and earns more than $120,000 a year

Oh Alvin – what a great life you have!  

Alvin Wong and his wife, Trudy Schandler-Wong.


Julie said...

So is he happy??

The Cry Baby Blog said...

From NYT: Reached by phone at his home on Friday (and referred to The Times by a local synagogue), Mr. Wong said that he was indeed a very happy person. He said that perhaps he manages to be the happiest man in America because “my life philosophy is, if you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to be pretty terrible for you.”

Claire U James said...

We know Alvin Wong! congratulations! I dont think if I started observing the Jewish faith that I would be happier, but knowing Alvin and ari, he is a happy and mellow guy.

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