Chicago Tribune– The Museum of Science and Industry will rename itself after Chicago philanthropist Ken Griffin, who is making the largest donation in the institution’s history, the museum announced Thursday.
The sprawling science, tech and business museum on the city’s South Side will become the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry after the museum’s board voted to accept Griffin’s $125 million donation and the name change Thursday morning.
This gift will allow us to continue providing the kind of innovative experiences and programs that work to achieve that mission for generations to come.”
I had to read that headline three different times to make sure I got the price right. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS! All to get his name on a damn Chicago tourist attraction. I dream of the day I have over a hundred million dollars of play money knowing full well I could pile me and all my friends and family into one room and count up the incomes and it wouldn't even TOUCH that number. Being a billionaire seems nice. I would like to experience that for myself one day...However I have zero idea about anything business, stock, tech or a related field in which all these people have made their money on. So instead, I'll just talk into a microphone every night and hope for the best.
I just hope this donation doesn't affect ticket prices to get into MSI...