We Canadians aren’t known for our extravagant behaviour. Even when we’re loaded with money, we still party like it’s 1954.
Somehow it’s endearing, isn’t it ?
Take for example David Cheriton who became a billionaire after investing in Google. via Canadian Business online…
..his lifestyle hasn’t changed much. He’s lived in the same house since 1981 and he owns two modest vehicles — a 1986 Volkswagen van and a 1993 Honda Accord. Campus parking for the frugal billionaire remains a problem, though: “I still don’t have a permit.”
Despite resisting the temptation to spring for the $75.00 a month parking pass, he recently gave the University of Waterloo a donation of 25-million dollars in Google stock after realizing that “it wasn’t something that was going to land me in the poor house”.
Dave, you’re making us all proud up here, eh.
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Well he spent $5 millon (usd) on 3 condo’s in Maui, Hawaii.
With $1.5 billion being cheap (especially where his old family, four kids, are concerned)is not a quality to be admired. And while his donation to the University of Waterloo is great it only represented about 0.02% of his overall wealth. Most “regular canadians” give away (as a percentage of their overall wealth) far more than this billionaire.