My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist

My Vast Fortune: The Money Adventures of a Quixotic Capitalist

Andrew Tobias

"This e-book will make you wealthy. Filthy stinking wealthy. you'll by no means have to paintings back. you'll spend the remainder of your lifestyles at the Riviera sipping piña coladas and hearing Sinatra. or even if this does not take place, Andrew Tobias provides you with this kind of wealth of wit that you'll retire with an unlimited fortune of laughter. "
--Christopher Buckley, writer of Wry Martinis

As Newsweek placed it, "Andrew Tobias continues to be the funniest of the monetary writers."  Forbes pointed out him as "one of the monetary community's so much pithily perceptive observers." In My tremendous Fortune, the bestselling writer of the one funding consultant you are going to Ever want tells the a laugh and illuminating tale of the way he gathered dizzying (well, to him) wealth. Then, he describes the bizarre methods he is positioned it to paintings. between his extra well-known funds adventures are:

His own crusade opposed to smoking in Russia, which all started whilst he noticed a chance to shop for reasonable television airtime for advertisements. "Excuse my pronunciation, " he advised 90 million Russians evening after evening, "but i've got whatever vital to inform you."
His selection to shop for genuine property in Miami over the telephone, with out ever seeing it. For the cost of a swank two-bedroom residence in long island, Tobias learned he may perhaps purchase so much of a neighborhood--so he did. Oops. The tragicomic tale of liberal as slumlord.
His campaign to mend the car assurance mess, which pitted him against--of all people--his  onetime hero Ralph Nader. After spending $250,000 of his immense 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 an increasing number of to be mine" ; and a couple of) "Ralph Nader is a huge fats idiot."

Finally, Tobias addresses your sizeable fortune and provides his wisest how one can make it and the way to spend it. Witty and compassionate, Andrew Tobias is a plutocrat for the nineties, a capitalist with a middle. in the event you loved the single funding consultant you are going to Ever desire, you are going to love My huge Fortune.

From the Hardcover edition.

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