This guy, Halsey Minor, made nearly Two BILLION dollars. (Can anyone hear that without saying it in Doctor Evil's voice?)
He squandered it. He's filed chapter 7. So basically, to us regulars, he's still as rich as Moses, just restructuring cash probably. But he proves my point about people who think so big like this don't think in terms of small money. They're always investing, always onto the next big thing and they take big risks. That's why they're able to make the big bucks, but ultimately, you still can't spend more than you make. (Do you hear that Federal Government?)
Waste bothers those of us who don't have this kind of money. And this is MAJOR waste. He bought this mansion in San Francisco, a replica of the living quarters at Versailles and here's the wasteful part: HE NEVER LIVED IN IT!!
That makes me a little insane. Because he was just living so unconsciously. You can't have more than you can pay attention to, and if you're completely ADD like this guy, know your limits. He needs to watch "I Am" and learn what's important in life. Tom Shadyac could teach this guy a few things. And by the way, I LOVE Tom's mobile home at the beach. I would totally be happy there. (If you haven't watched the movie, find it. Fabulous reminder of what matters.)
Here's just one home Minor wasted. Seriously, I can't even feel sorry for him because it is SO expensive to live here, and I would have gladly moved in and kept it up for him. Very nicely too.
If you're interested in seeing filmmaker Tom Shadyac's house after leaving his mansion behind, watch this video. People may not agree with Tom's version of the American Dream, but I love a simpler life and making connections, so he's got MY version of the American Dream.
What's your version of the American Dream?