Millionaires, businessmen, politicians – all of these people share one thing, they do not fit into the standard public perceptions about millionaires. Many of these rich people give more of their money to charity, while others still live in modest apartments and biking. These people understand that money is not everything in life.
Hippie-billionaire Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson – a successful entrepreneur and one of the richest people in the world. For some 10 years, the founder of Virgin managed to turn a small music store in a multi-business giant, scattered over all the continents of the world. Branson but everything else still and bright, non-standard personality, has been dubbed the “hippie-billionaire.” Last trick-emergence of a businessman in a suit at the airport stewardess of AirAsia. Moreover, Branson is not just to show off for the cameras – he honestly served the passengers of the flight Perth – Kuala Lumpur.
Mayor of London
Mr Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has an impressive one of its kind, due to the unaccustomed external image. This is no ordinary politician in the smart-looking suit and tie with a serious expression on his face. It is angular, awkward, he vsklochennaya hairstyle and surprisingly light hair, very deep voice and a very provocative statements. He does not hesitate to go without a tie, wearing loose blazer, a backpack and a bicycle helmet. That is not surprising, because it is Boris Johnson is one of the main supporters of the development of cycling in Britain.
The Mayor of Reykjavik
Jonah Gnarre – acting mayor of the largest city of Iceland, Reykjavik. This man did not go to university, was a comedian and a taxi driver, but managed in 2010 to create his own political party and still call it a resounding name of “Best Party.” The structure of the party were mostly creative people: artists, musicians, comedians, none of whom had never been in politics. Surprisingly, the residents of the city have chosen mayor of the leader of the party with the numerical value of 34.7% of the vote.
Sergey Brin – the legend of the computer business, co-founder and president of technology Google Inc., A billionaire and one of the richest men in America. But despite the above Sergei, the assurances of loved ones, behaves quite modest – still lives in a three-room apartment and drives a Mercedes is not that more would befit the status of, and on the Toyota Prius with environmentally friendly hybrid engine. And he loves to go to the “Russian tea Katie” in San Francisco, and recommend to their guests soup, dumplings and pancakes.
Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder was from a poor family, so he worked all his life to amass a fortune of 3 million euros, a house and a luxury villa. In 47 years, he realized that it was his property makes him unhappy and began to sell all – more than getting rid of things, the happier I became. With the money Carl founded the charity MyMicroCredit, which helps the poorest areas of Central and South America. Now 50-year-old Carl, he lives in an old house with a landscaped costs 1,000 euros per month, and still actively travels the world giving lectures.