Not that this billionaire minimalist Nicolas Berggruen, who made his fortune investing, has much to do with tiny houses I still thought you would find his lifestyle choices interesting considering he has all of the world's options and possessions available to him.
Nicolas Berggruen is worth approximately $2 billion dollars.
Yet he's not like many other people with that kind of wealth. In fact more than ten years ago he gave up almost all of his possessions which I'll reveal to you below.
Alright, I wouldn't feel comfortable calling him homeless in the
sense of the word that most people think. He literally doesn't own any
residential homes at all though. If he needs one, he can rent one. But
he doesn't even do that.
Here's the catch: he still hung on to his private jet and he owns several hotels around the world. So he spends most of his time traveling between them. It's said that he doesn't even keep an annually rented home.
Maybe, according to Midway Simplicity, he doesn't want to take up more
space than absolutely necessary. Even though some may consider staying
at hotels financially wasteful. In essence though, he's hardly ever
wasting any actual space.
What I love most about this guy is that he's living proof that money isn't everything. You can be a millionaire or even a billionaire and you can outsource all of your unwanted tasks like cleaning, upkeep, etc.
But you will still have all of those worries in the back of your mind. And you will still need to manage it all in some way. Or hire a manager to manage your helpers. And then a manager to manage the managers.
I also appreciate the way he lives because he shows the world a different way to live, even for the wealthy. He proves that just because someone might earn a lot of money doesn't necessarily mean that they'll also have loads of possessions.
Relationships with people in your life.
And making a positive difference in this world in your own way.
That's what REALLY matters. Think about it... If you won the lottery and became an instant millionaire the first thing you'd want to do is call somebody so you can share the good news! Who would you want to call? Who would you want to share it all with?
Now imagine if you have ZERO good relationships and you win the
lotto. Sounds terrible to me. Millions of dollars and nobody to
genuinely share anything with?
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