What's your profession? Age?

Just thought after the "how much is your system worth" post that it would be nice to see what all these people do to get $80K systems, and perhaps how long it takes. I'm a 29-year old economist for the gov., just completeed my Ph.D. last month, and my system is at about $10K. Just a pup hoping to keep upgrading...
I'm a 42yo distinguished engineer at one of the big three-letter computer companies.
I am a corporal in the second largest State Police agency in the U.S. and I am 45 years old. I have been an audiophile since my freshman year in college many moons ago.
My system is currently worth about 40k. after numerous upgrades with many more to come.
I am a software designer. 25 yrs of age
Stereo system costs 3.5K
Home Theatre costs about 2K
I am an engineer in structural dynamic testing and modal analysis for a large aerospace company. Age 58.

I am 43. Originally trained as a field geologist. Spent years as a ski bum, carpenter and chef. Earned a Master's in Education and taught in the classroom for 10 years. Now a retired classroom teacher. When Jerry checked out I had made around 200 shows coast to coast. Currently work for a small manufacturing concern. System is around $20K retail, and my audio friends are now teaching me about the virtues of electronic crossovers and efficiently using my amplification to its greatest potential. (with an eclectic arrangement of drivers, to boot)