8 June 2008

Homeless Billionaire gives away his 3 Billion Dollar fortune

Nicolas Berggruen, a 46-year-old American owns a three-billion-dollar fortune. The most interesting thing about this man is the fact that the general public does not know anything about him. Furthermore, he is officially a homeless man. Berggruen says that he prefers to live in hotels.

When he made his billion-dollar fortune on investments and media business, Berggruen began to lose the interest in acquiring material values. Real estate, cars, works of art, jewels and other valuable things have become a burden for him. The billionaire started selling his property: apartments in New York, a villa in Florida. He intends to sell his last vehicle in the nearest future too.

Berggruen is not married and has no children. He plans to leave his fortune to charity by setting up a special foundation. In addition, Berggruen will bequeath his valuable art collection to a Berlin museum.

"Everybody is different and I think that we live in a material world. But for me, possessing things is not that interesting. Living in a grand environment to show myself and others that I have wealth has zero appeal. Whatever I own is temporary, since we’re only here for a short period of time. It’s what we do and produce, it’s our actions, that will last forever. That’s real value ,” Nicolas Berggruen believes

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