Archive for Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tonganoxie’s Danni Boatwright wins ‘Survivor’

December 11, 2005


Danni Boatwright

Danni Boatwright

Danni Boatwright, Tonganoxie, outwitted, outplayed and outlasted all the other competitors in CBS's 'Survivor Guatemala' game to win the million-dollar top prize.

Boatwright, a Kansas University alumnus, was named the winner during a live show tonight on CBS.

Boatwright, an intern for Sunflower Broadband Channel 6, which is owned by the World Company, will also reveal what the cameras didn't show about her experiences on "Survivor" in Tuesday's Journal-World.

For more on this developing story, watch 6News tonight at 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband channel 6, and pick up a copy of Monday's Journal-World.


Ragingbear 12 years, 4 months ago

Well, ther are two things to consider. First of all, the first prize of 1 million is not exempt from taxes. In fact, the taxes for winning is a huge amount, like 40% or more.

So, you figure that she will only have 600,000. Figure at least 40,000 of that is gonna be blown on parties. A house, full furnishings, ect will cost you about 250,000 in this area. Car, another 25,000. Then you got things like needing to hire an accountant and things like that, gotta tack on another 10k.

So that leaves you with a remaining amount of around 250,000. If you are wise and invest this in an interest bearing account, or a T-Bill or CD's or something that are safe, then you are fortunate to get 7% interest. That will add up to around $16,000 a year. So, she has a few options. She could either get a job, but live quite well. Or, she could live minimally, let the interest build, and come retirement time, she will be getting 60-80k a year to live on. Figuring in interest, cost of living, medical expenses and such, that will make a prety decent retirement nest-egg.

But, most likely that money will evaporate in a year or so.

christie 12 years, 4 months ago

Seven Percent? LOL You're lucky to get 1.5 or 2 today.

Still a cool mil before taxes is really nice. I'm happy for her. I wonder how many producers she had to sleep with to get the winning go-ahead.

I've never seen those shows, they seem so stupid.

JenCoop1982 12 years, 4 months ago

I am sure seeings how she was married then divorced from the country music star Wade Hayes She was also a model prior to the show, taxes or not I am sure she will be allright~ Good Job!

italianprincess 12 years, 4 months ago

Way to go Dani!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now go and eat something, you look so skinny. Your bones are sticking out so much now compared to how healthy you looked when the show started.

Ragingbear 12 years, 4 months ago

7% interest is possble, but not available to small accounts. Large accounts of over a quarter million or more generate signifigantly larger interest rates. But still, a million doesn't go as far as you would think. Heck, you would be lucky to be able to purchase one frikkin shark with one frikkin laser beam on it's head.

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