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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: Financial Statements
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 16:30:52 -0000

>  It cost $18,000

.. and I was worried that I may be accused of exaggerating the greed of the
accounting profession when I used the figure $10,000 in the article I wrote
on the subject.

$18,000 invested in a technology fund in 1993 would now be worth ...

five years growth was 515.82%, ten years was 1,601.91% . I am not sure how
reasonable this assumption is, but say seven years was 700%. Therefore the
$18000 given to the accounting profession would have now been worth
$(18*(1+700)/100) or roughly $126k. In today's terms, that audit has cost
Alcor the price of a full body cryopreservation.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
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----- Original Message -----
> Message #13235
> Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:34:26 -0500
> From: "Stephen W. Bridge" <>
> Subject: Financial Statements
> There are three levels of financial presentation for corporations:
> compliation, review, and audit.  In 1993, Alcor had its 1992 statement
> independently audited by a major Los Angeles accounting firm.  It cost
> $18,000

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