|Posted: March 5, 2006, 7:40 am - IP Logged|
Then again..you would probably be the target for every con and crook in the US. Hmmmm, but should you worry?
You have to accept reality, your $100M before the outlay flood starts, is a drop in the bucket to the rich and famous. You'd be a no-body in Palm Beach. You'd only be able to rent a house in Marthas Vineyard. Why would they bother with a nobody when a some one would bring a higher return. Don't you think any robbery attempt on the last ten lottery winners would make the headlines? Show me the headlines!! Check the Fortune 500, you wouldn't make the Fortune 5000. Just because you have nothing now, winning a $100M, won't make you a target. No matter how you look at it, a baloon is full of air. Let the air out, and it takes up almost no space in the universe.
It may be true that someone with $100 million might not be the prime target in Palm Beach. But what if you live in a rural community where there is no one else with that kind of money in 100 miles? If you're where the wealthy have a mere million or two or five? I have a hard time believing that the person who has received all this publicity about his newfound wealth wouldn't be the prime target of scoundrels of all types. And not every winner, due to family or other reasons, would necessarily want to move to Palm Beach or similar areas.
Money attracts money, not poverty. People always make the claim that they will never change, and they always change. They have better cars then their neighbors. They take better vacations. They make sure their children go to a better school. They attend higher priced social functions. They have more time to enjoy life. Pretty soon, they have less and less in common with the guy down the street. Add on, the fact, that the less fortunate guy down the street will always want financial support. Very few multi-million dollar lottery winners continue to live in their $250K walk up. Thus, they move closer to people of their kind - areas where they blend in. The house on the lake looks inviting when the temperature reaches 100 degress plus, the house in Florida looks appeitizing when the snow is up to their butts and maniacs are crashing everywhere.
That older couple in Rutherford (New Jersey), who were going to remain the same, had to initially hire ex-NYC cops to just get to their car. Three months later, they moved. They didn't need the hassle. No one threatened them, just wanted a few dollars to temporarily help them. One of the guys I work with, used to be married to the woman, and she told him they weren't afraid, they were tired of the lines around them wanting money. I don't know where they moved, wasn't interested. But I can be sure, they are no longer concerned about security.
BTW, Palm Beach was just an example. Every city in America has the area where the rich live. It is where the comfort is. The bedrooms are better. The kitchens are better. The toilet bowls are better. The service is better!
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I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice