“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver” – Ayn Rand
This quote sums up my view on money perfectly, you should never let the amount of money that you have in your bank account control the way you think or the way you act.
But that doesn’t answer the question, What would I do if I was given £1 Billion tomorrow?”
I think that I’d be fairly boring with the money. With any amount of money, comes the desire to have more of it. So based on this, I’d more than likely invest in a company.
Of course that wouldn’t be the only thing that I would do with it. I think that I’d try to do some good with a fair bit of the money. But I’d like to be able to ‘waste’ some or spend it on a whim.
I mean, I can’t drive, but I’ve always fancied the idea of owning a Porsche 911. I don’t know why, they’re not a particularly good looking car, they’re not the fastest or most powerful in the business, but I’ve just always liked them.
Something else that I’ve always wanted to be able to do is to walk into a shop, like HMV or something, and say “I’ll take one of everything.”
But the things that I have mentioned thus far, with the exception of the boring investment section, have been for personal gain.
So, what would I do with the rest of the money that isn’t for me?
Well, there are loads of incredibly worthy charities out there that deserve vast amounts of money. One such charity that I really care about is Help for Heroes.
The work that this charity does for soldiers that have been injured, not just physically but mentally, by the effects of war is amazing. These soldiers are so often neglected by the government once their time is the Armed Forces is completed, but Help for Heroes is there to make sure that they don’t go unnoticed.
I’d love to be able to give this charity as much money as possible to help them reach as many soldiers as they cans. It’s only right that the soldiers who protected us are well looked after when they return home.
I’d also want to be able to give money to my parents, for them to do whatever they want with. They’ve always been there to support me, so I’d like to be able to give something back.
Okay, so that just about covers it all. What else is there? Well, I live in a town named Bognor Regis. Just imagine a Rubbish Dump with a few houses thrown on top, then you have a pretty good idea of what Bognor looks like.
Honestly, no amount of money is going to restore to its once beautiful self. Rather than donating money to help renovate the town, it probably be more effective to level the town and start from scratch.
So, instead of donating money to the town, I’d more than likely move out of Bognor, actually out of England all together. I’ve always liked the idea of living in America…
You’ve read this far, so by now you probably have a good idea of what you would do if you were given a billions pounds. So the question I pose you is:
What would YOU do with £1 billion?