My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist

My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist

Andrew Tobias


"This ebook 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 does not ensue, Andrew Tobias offers you this type of wealth of wit that you'll retire with an enormous fortune of laughter. "
--Christopher Buckley, writer of Wry Martinis

As Newsweek placed 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 giant Fortune, the bestselling writer of the single funding advisor you are going to Ever desire tells the fun and illuminating tale of ways he accrued dizzying (well, to him) wealth. Then, he describes the weird methods he is positioned it to paintings. between his extra well-known cash adventures are:

His own crusade opposed to smoking in Russia, which started while he noticed a chance to shop for reasonable television airtime for ads. "Excuse my pronunciation, " he advised 90 million Russians evening after evening, "but i've got anything very important to inform you."
His determination to shop for actual property in Miami over the telephone, with out ever seeing it. For the cost of a swank two-bedroom house in big apple, Tobias discovered he may well purchase so much of a neighborhood--so he did. Oops. The tragicomic tale of liberal as slumlord.
His campaign to mend the automobile coverage mess, which pitted him against--of all people--his  onetime hero Ralph Nader. After spending $250,000 of his tremendous fortune on a referendum in California (where he hasn't ever lived), Tobias got here to 2 conclusions: 1) "Each folks has a calling and--though appallingly boring--auto assurance appeared increasingly more to be mine" ; and a pair of) "Ralph Nader is a huge fats idiot."

Finally, Tobias addresses your tremendous fortune and gives his wisest tips 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 advisor you are going to Ever want, you will love My enormous Fortune.

From the Hardcover edition.

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