By Andrew Tobias
"This e-book will make you wealthy. Filthy stinking wealthy. you'll by no means have to paintings back. you are going to spend the remainder of your lifestyles at the Riviera sipping piña coladas and hearing Sinatra. or even if this doesn't take place, Andrew Tobias will give you this type of wealth of wit that you'll retire with an unlimited fortune of laughter. "
--Christopher Buckley, writer of Wry Martinis
As Newsweek positioned it, "Andrew Tobias is still the funniest of the monetary writers." Forbes pointed out him as "one of the monetary community's such a lot pithily perceptive observers." In My massive Fortune, the bestselling writer of the single funding advisor You'll Ever desire tells the a laugh and illuminating tale of ways he gathered dizzying (well, to him) wealth. Then, he describes the bizarre methods he's placed it to paintings. between his extra recognized cash adventures are:
His own crusade opposed to smoking in Russia, which started while he noticed a chance to shop for affordable television airtime for ads. "Excuse my pronunciation, " he instructed 90 million Russians evening after evening, "but i've got whatever very important to inform you."
His choice to shop for genuine property in Miami over the telephone, with out ever seeing it. For the cost of a swank two-bedroom condo in big apple, Tobias discovered he may purchase such a lot of a neighborhood--so he did. Oops. The tragicomic tale of liberal as slumlord.
His campaign to mend the car coverage mess, which pitted him against--of all people--his onetime hero Ralph Nader. After spending $250,000 of his big fortune on a referendum in California (where he hasn't ever lived), Tobias got here to 2 conclusions: 1) "Each people has a calling and--though appallingly boring--auto coverage appeared an increasing number of to be mine" ; and a pair of) "Ralph Nader is a giant fats idiot."
Finally, Tobias addresses your enormous fortune and provides his wisest the way to make it and the way to spend it. Witty and compassionate, Andrew Tobias is a plutocrat for the nineties, a capitalist with a center. for those who loved the single funding consultant You'll Ever desire, you'll love My sizeable Fortune.
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My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist by Andrew Tobias