‘I don’t want to be rich,’ ‘I don’t care about money,’ ‘money isn’t everything’ _____ Please you know you want some of it, if not all of it. With the new notes imprinted with Nelson Mandelas’ picture, the whole world will be wanting a piece of ‘our’ money. Imagine having a million notes of Mandela to your name. Think about it.

Now tell me how are you going to make money if you don’t take a look at how the richest people in our country do it? Suprisingly the richest people in our country are males, okay maybe its not that much of a suprise.

Yes we all want degrees, we all want husbands or wives with engineering as a career (men are gold diggers too you know), or someone with a valuable network in the tenderpreneur business. Truth is, no-one wants to have a boss and work from 08h00- 17h00 eve–r—-y sing—-le f____n day. The people at the top don’t do that. They sit at home, smoke their cigars and watch the stats grow profit after profit.

We all have capitalist intentions in us. If you don’t what the hell is wrong with you? It is said that if you are not rich as a child your chances of becoming part of the wealthy elite are slim. Most of the worlds wealthy inherited their riches (step1). Note: generate wealth for your children. The worlds richest people are known to be the most stingiest people as well (step2). Warren Buffet, ranked the third most wealthiest person in the world in 2011, drives a 2nd hand toyota. Which goes to show you don’t need society’s approval when you’re wealthy, status is in the bank and not in the car you drive. The people with the fanciest cars are people closest to bankrupcy. Live near smart people and befriend the wealthy. Not to sponge off them but to get insight on how they think and operate (step3). Another thing to keep in mind is, bend the rules a little (step4), nice guys finish last. Look at the guys that play soccer for example, altering their age *smh* to get ahead. That is illegal though. Most importantly stay away from credit (step5), spend what you have. I’m no economist or financial consultant, but I do have the knowledge of the basics to riches.

We might not all end up being ranked one of the wealthiest people in our country such as Nicky Oppenheimer, Johann Rupert, Christoffel Wiese and Patrice Motsepe. These men have one thing in common, investments, inheritance, education, brains and status. Not everyone can be wealthy but it helps getting some perspectives from the wealth gurus and take a step into their thoughts. Who knows? Maybe you will be their competition one day. If we all can’t be wealthy, why not try until one gets there? Its better being almost rich or almost wealthy than being bankrupt, blacklisted or poor.

‘Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor’ where do you want to fit in?

‘Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.’
William A. Ward

Get rich or die trying.


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