Saturday, August 25, 2012

The homeless billionaire (Meet Nicholas Berggruen)

The homeless billionaire

Meet Nicholas Berggruen, a homeless billionaire. You read that right. Nicholas is worth billions but doesn't even own a home (he stays in hotels) because he's lost all interest in acquiring things. After making his billions, Mr. Berggruen, 46, lost interest in acquiring things; they didn't satisfy him, and in fact had become something of a burden. So he started paring dow
n his material life, selling off his condo in New York, his mansion in Florida and his only car. He hatched plans to leave his fortune to charity and his art collection to a new museum in Berlin.

For him, wealth is about lasting impact, not stuff. Forbes magazine estimated Berggruen's net worth at $2.2 billion as of 2010.

1 comment:

  1. I have a billionaire in my family Chief Dele Momodu half brother to my first husband and a wonderful It was interesting to see the Chief build his legacy in the billions. But it's never like the media portrays it, he worked hard for his money. I am sure also that Nicolas Berggruen works hard!