The greedy millionaires

titleAmong the richest people in the world there are those who does not boast of his fortune, and satisfied in everyday life things that are available for most... people consider them freaks.However, the history knows examples when a dislike to spend money and save on all among the millionaires wore a paranoid nature.One of the biggest hoarders in the world was Henrietta Howland green brilliant American finansistka of the 20th century. The woman, who left after his death in 1916, more than 100 million dollars (about 20 billion today), warmed up oatmeal on the battery, because they believed that the use of a stove expensive. Almost all her life she spent in the cheapest rented apartments, owning entire neighborhoods in Chicago. And once spent a whole night in search of a postage stamp for 2 cents.But the apotheosis of "thrift" became another case: her son had a leg amputated because of the fact that Henrietta three days looking for a free hospital. At the age of 82 the millionaire had a stroke when she learned that the cook "overpaid" for a bottle of milk.Oil king John Paul Getty, who 30 years ago with its $ 4 billion was considered the richest man in the world, saved everything. For example, at his Villa, he installed a pay phone for guests to pay for their conversations. When in 1973 he kidnapped his grandson John, the grandfather refused to pay a ransom of $ 17 million.Pity it only when he received an envelope with a cut piece of the ear of John. But even here Getty saved. He gave up only 2.7 million dollars.Second in the list of "Forbes" rich - American financier Warren Buffett (fortune - 44 billion) - on wall street, travels in lower level in its terms and not new Lincoln Towncar car with the license plate THRIFTY, which means "lean". Yes, and a small apartment, bought 40 years ago for only 30 thousand dollars, I do not hurry.Buffett unassuming in life, avoids luxury items, with the exception only of a private jet. For example, he eats at fast food chains that you like it so much that he bought it.On an old Morris Minor for a long time went rich Nordic - founder of the company for the production of packaging materials, Tetra Pak Hans Rausing.However, a couple of years ago billionaire (worth over 8 billion dollars) decided to change cars. And got a... 12-year-old Russian "Niva". By the way, rousing famous for and what is always tough is traded in stores.His first crown by IKEA's founder and the richest Swede Ingvar Kamprad (his fortune is estimated at $ 28 billion) began in elementary school. When purchasing wholesale pencils and erasers, future furniture magnate sold them at exorbitant prices to their classmates. And the money saved up. It is known that even now eats in cheap restaurants, flies economy class, on the bus ride and stops at the three-star hotels. And spends the holidays with a fishing rod on the shore of some river in his native Sweden.From his subordinates Ingvar requires you to use both sides of a sheet of paper. All the furniture in his house is from IKEA, except for "old chair and excellent standing hours". Moreover, Ingvar 32 uses the same seat: "I use them for 32 years. Wife thinks I need a new one, because the material is dirty. But otherwise it's no worse than new".The founder of one of the most popular Internet search engines Google, our former compatriot, now a U.S. citizen 33-year-old Sergey Brin, earned about $ 11 billion. But lives in a small two-bedroom apartment, sits behind the wheel inexpensive "Toyota". And this despite the fact that Google gets paid for every visit to an advertising link. "The wrong billionaire" no yachts or villas.He doesn't even have super-sports-car. According to rumors, Sergei drives a Prius, discreet, but environmentally advanced Toyota, working not only on gasoline but also on electricity. To work, like many other Directors of Google, he often rides on the rollers, and during breaks playing in the car Park in roller hockey. They say he still frequently visits numerous Russian restaurants in San Francisco, in particular, "Katina tea".Millions of income do not interfere with some of the stars of show business to be extremely careful in all that relates to day to day expenses. So, the beautiful half of the star couple, the Beckhams, former lead singer of pop group Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, seen in the tram heading towards the stadium in Manchester, where he was playing her husband.It is known that Mrs. Beckham, personal fortune which is $18 million, has a weakness for cheap German wine Blue Nun, which she regularly buys at the local supermarket, and casual wear becomes not Christian Dior or Versace and discount store Matalan and considers it his favorite clothing store is not the most fashionable Top Shop.The famous film Director Michael Winner, who is a successful commercial activity brought $72 million, is sometimes allows himself a bottle of wine for $6 thousand, which does not prevent him several times to use old envelopes and cut in half tubes of toothpaste to avoid missing a single drop of valuable product.Pop star Madonna, earned for his brilliant career $150 million, is also used to count every penny.She regularly checks the phone bill that comes in her mansion in Kensington, and deducts from the wages of the workers a fee for telephone calls.A few years ago, a British millionaire Nicholas von Hoogstraten (the state about $ 800 million) was imprisoned for ten years for the murder of a companion. And the police, which made the house Hoogstraten the search, told the newspaper about an unusual discovery. In the kitchen of the rich deposits found used tea bags. He was dried and then brewed tea. A year later, however, the millionaire was released.However, the opinion of him as a terrible cheapskate if change is to happen, not soon. Source: The greedy millionaires (photo).

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