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Millionaire who doesn’t work 9-5 job slammed after mocking woman left in tears about work-life balance

Millionaire who doesn’t work 9-5 job slammed after mocking woman left in tears about work-life balance

Jason Calacanis made his millions after starting a magazine and becoming an investor

The internet was quick to hit back when millionaire Jason Calacanis, who does not work a 9-5 job, mocked a college graduate who's just stepped foot into the working world.

TikTok user Brielle spoke to the masses in the video she posted earlier this month, where she explained she'd got her first job in an office after graduating from college.

Brielle asked the question most of us have asked at one point in our lives: "In a 9-5 how do you have time for your life?"

Between commuting, working and making time to eat and sleep, there's rarely enough time to even think about a social life, let alone actually have one.

Internet users rallied around Brielle to assure her she's not alone in her struggles, but one person who wasn't so supportive was Calacanis.

Calacanis, 52, is an internet entrepreneur, angel investor, author and podcaster. He leads the angel investing club The Syndicate, and has invested in more than 300 startups in the past decade.

There's mixed reports about Calacanis' net worth, with figures ranging between $60 million to $400 million.

Jason Calacanis has invested in a number of startups.
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Regardless, though, it's clear he's a millionaire, and not someone who sits behind a desk 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Still, he felt the need to comment on Brielle's situation after her TikTok went viral, calling her a 'princess' in a post shared on X.

"Oh princess… I'm sorry you had to commute and work and have a job and everything — it's like so extra!" Calacanis wrote, alongside a crying-face emoji.

The millionaire was quickly hit with backlash for his sarcastic comment, with another X user quipping, "Did you tweet this from your house in Lake Tahoe or your place in San Fran?"

Another X user responded: "The disconnect from people who have money towards those who have no real chance of having any is absolutely mind blowing to me.

"Sorry Jason, this is a problem for her generation but the problem with the world is folks like you."

Jason Calacanis was hit with backlash over his comment.

Calacanis later followed up his post with a screenshot of a proposed community note for his tweet, which read: "Jason Calacanis has not had a traditional 9-5 job since working as a reporter in the 1990s."

Calacanis appeared to acknowledge the truth of that statement, writing: "Fair."

However, the millionaire also attempted to defend himself from the backlash in a slightly roundabout, boastful way, tweeting: "Serious note, I started [a] magazine when I was a journalist and worked six days a week 12 hours a day!

"Built it to $12m in revenue off my credit cards when I was her age — but who's counting."

Though there are still a lot of people taking Brielle's side over Calacanis', the millionaire shared the video of Brielle again and added that he 'wish[ed] her well'.

UNILAD has contacted Calacanis for comment.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/brielleybelly123 / Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage

Topics: US News, Money, TikTok, Viral