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.