Born Rich… This is an extremely good documentary.
Notable is Josiah Hornblower. Heir to the Whitney and Vanderbilt families. Whitney has an art history museum in NYC and also built the Subway system and charged the government a shit load of money to use it.
Josiah Hornblower recounts when he turned 18 his father and lawyers bringing him paper work to sign. At 18 he was awarded millions of dollars and receives high 6 figures every year. Simply for being born to his parents, whom inherited their money.
Josiah sums it up pretty nicely by saying, he didn’t know the people responsible for his wealth, his mom didn’t know the people responsible for their wealth, and her mom didn’t know the people responsible for their wealth. You’re born rich, with an extreme wealth, financial freedom to do what your heart desires from day 1 from no action of your own.
Most people don’t have that luxury of not worrying about money.
The post I wrote previously about Anderson Cooper was in by no means negative. None of us choose are family. No one chooses to grow up poor or rich.
Not knocking him for that whatsoever. But, the life that he leads, the good that you perceive he does, is directly connected with the FACT that he never had to ever worry about money….
I don’t think that it’s unique or special to do achieve anything remarkable when you begin life with an insurmountable advantage of 99% of everyone else on the planet.
After all, money does nothing but enable you to be more of what you are. If you’re an asshole, 100 million dollars will allow you to be that much more of an asshole.
Me for instance, If I didn’t have to worry about money. It’s very likely that I would become a teacher. It disturbs me the lack of males in schools but as a person who tends to lean towards the finer things, a High school teacher salary would not satisfy my income needs. But I do have to worry about money, so it’s not likely i’ll become a teacher. …