Column: I met Club Q hero Rich Fierro and his wife years ago. They’ve always been atrevidos. You’ve made it clear that you’re a “tough guy,” but the Fiers’ were happy to tell you how they became rich in life.
Fierro: At one point, we came in and I said to the woman sitting at the next table, “If you were richer than me, what do you think the chances are, that we’re going to be rich in life?” And she said, “I think we’ll be rich.” I said, “What time is it?” And she said, “Oh, I don’t know.” We were on her bus. We were on her bus. We were on her bus for about six hours. We were on the bus traveling to the Westwood Plaza. I don’t know if you’re familiar with those places, but it’s a bus that leaves Hollywood and goes to California. It stops at the Westwood Plaza. When I got to the Westwood Plaza, the bus didn’t stop. And I said, “Well, I guess we’re going to be rich in life.”
Fierro: The woman was sitting out there [laughs] sitting in the aisle, and she was going, “You’re not going to be rich.” I came back and said, “I’m sorry, but I’m going to be rich.”
Fierro: In my mind, I was already rich. [Laughs]
Fierro: I was really excited about it. I was thinking, “Oh, I’m going to be rich. I’m going to be rich. I can start a foundation.” I had one more year at UCLA. I had one more year at UCLA, and I had some offers from Harvard, Brown, and other schools. I wanted to move on. I moved on to Columbia. I got rejected. I got rejected by Columbia. I got offered, and I passed. Rich was a friend of mine at Harvard. And he was also rejected from Harvard. He came up to Los Angeles and was going to come back and we were going to pool our money together. And he was going to move here and get into