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The stingiest millionaires of the world

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Not all millionaires drive Ferrari and eat foie gras for breakfast. Many rich people do not like to show off their riches, but there are some, who would rather «choke» one least dollar than to part with it. We now present to your attention the list of the stingiest millionaires, who will never pay more.

5. Sergey BrinGoogle founder. Fortune: USD 15 billion. He lives in a small three-room apartment, drives an inexpensive Toyota. All this, considering the fact that Google makes money for each click on advertisements. The «wrong billionaire» does not own any yachts, no villas. Like many other Google directors, Brin sometimes travels to work on roller skates, writes.

4. Nicholas van Hoogstragen. Fortune: USD 800 million. Some years ago the British multi-millionaire was sent to prison for ten years for the murder of his partner. Police officers who performed the search in his house found a large number of used tea bags. He dried them, and then used to make tea all over again. Such strict economy.

3. Hans Rausing – one of the creators of the Tetra Pak package materials. Fortune: USD 8 billion. Despite having billions on his bank accounts, he drives an old Niva, always bargains in shops, wears a cheap Timex wrist watch, has his hair cut at a village haircutter, always cooks by himself and always demands a pensioner discount when buying tickets for the theater.

2. Jean Paul Getty – an oil king. Fortune: USD 4 billion. 30 years ago he was considered to be the richest man in the world. His modest clothing, the presence of pay-phones on his villa – so that he would not have to pay for the conversations of his guests all appear as the evidence of his economy. However Getty was included in the list of pinches in 1973, when his grandson was kidnapped. He refused to pay the ransom. He agreed to do it only after he received an envelope with a piece of his grandson’s ear in it.

1. Ingvar Kamprad – the founder of the IKEA shop network. Fortune: 23 USD billion. During his business trips Kamprad stays in three-star hotels, eats as much as he can for breakfast, so that it would last until the end of the day, but if he is forced to pay for catering from his own wallet, the billionaire even buys hamburgers. Whenever he travels to other countries during his business trips, he always uses the public transport. Wears cheap clothing he buys at sell-outs.



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  1. A. S. Mathew says:

    Their god is their wealth and they worship that god through the fun of
    watching that grow and the number added to that wealth will give them some joy of accomplishment without fully realizing that if they don’t enjoy the wealth they have created properly with a compassionate heart for the suffering world across their eyes, they are the most unfortunate and misguided people on earth.

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  2. Lin d says:

    that’s why they’re rich and the rest of us are poor.

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