You want to be rich? Well poor people stop having so much fun and start working hard. World’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, says poor people have fun and don’t work hard enough to become rich.
The Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart sparked controversy with a recent comment telling poor people the secret to becoming wealthy. Tycoon Gina Rinehart says all it takes for poor people to become rich is have less fun and work harder. When it comes from a $30.1 billion person, becoming wealthy sounds so easy doesn’t it?
World’s richest woman wrote in a column in Australian Resources Magazine, everybody can become a millionaire. There is “no monopoly” on that she said so “if you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain”.
“Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socializing, and more time working” reads world’s richest woman’s advice for the poor people. “Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others” Gina Rinehart added.
Rinehart also asked the Australia government to lower the minimum wage and stop with anti-business policies that she thinks are behind the reason why people are poor.
On the overall, let’s say Gina Rinehart’s take on becoming a millionaire is slightly inspirational. Business wise she knows what she’s talking about. Her dad left her $75 million which she multiplied by 386 times over the past two decades. But not many of today’s poor people are $75 million worth thanks to their dads.
In Australia, Gina Rinehart’s advice for the poor people to stop drinking beer and get off their asses sparked controversy. Australia’s Treasurer reacted immediately and thought Gina Rinehart’s take on poor people is “an insult to the millions of Australian workers who go to work and slog it out to feed the kids and pay the bills”.
The world’s richest woman has long made her view on poor people known. She published a poem earlier this year that reads: “The globe is sadly groaning with debt, poverty and strife/ And billions now are pleading to enjoy a better life/ Their hope lies with resources buried deep within the earth/ And the enterprise and capital which give each project worth”.
No one comes into this world wanting to be poor. No one in fact comes into this world demanding, except for those who come into this world with more than they should have. But some people, unfortunately, due to the lack of proper worldwide laws preventing unlawful exploitation of land or resources take what does not belong to no one in this universe, and make it their own. Shame on goverments, on countries, and on commonwealth states for not preventing this illegal abuse for spreading.
I would like this lady to take a few minutes and just read a story about Alexander the Great, it can do her a world of good:
” There is very instructive incident involving the life of Alexander, the great Macedonian king. Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence.
He now longed to reach home to see his mother’s face and bid her his last adieu. But, he had to accept the fact that his sinking health would not permit him to reach his distant homeland. So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly waiting to breathe his last. He called his generals and said, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.” With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king’s last wishes.
“My first desire is that,” said Alexander, “My physicians alone must carry my coffin.” After a pause, he continued, “Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury.
“The king felt exhausted after saying this. He took a minute’s rest and continued. “My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin.”The people who had gathered there wondered at the king’s strange wishes. But no one dare bring the question to their lips.
Alexander’s favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart. “O king, we assure you that your wishes will all be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make such strange wishes?”
At this Alexander took a deep breath and said: “I would like the world to know of the three lessons I have just learnt. I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that no doctor can really cure any body. They are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death. So let not people take life for granted.
The second wish of strewing gold, silver and other riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell People that not even a fraction of gold will come with me. I spent all my life earning riches but cannot take anything with me. Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.
And about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world and empty handed I go out of this world.”
Alexander’s last words: “Bury my body, do not build any monument, keep my hands outside so that the world knows the person who won the world had nothing in his hands when dying“.
With these words, the king closed his eyes. Soon he let death conquer him and breathed his last.”
How many people have the advantage of inheriting $75 million dollars just for being born. *rolls eyes* This wacko doesn’t have any business giving anyone advice on how to become rich, unless she has some secret about how she as an embryo chose to be specifically in her mother’s womb! How stupid does she think people are??
She’s right, quit raining on someone else’s parade and create your own. Yes, some people are born into a family with money, but many get off their ass and work for it. No excuses, we are paid based on the value we bring to the marketplace. We can be good in other ways, but our income is determined on the value we bring to the marketplace. If a person doesn’t have much they need to start by looking in the mirror. It’s too easy to blame others for what we don’t have. Some people choose to go to school, study, work hard, read books (not crap) in their spare time, set goals, make plans, work hard (repeated on purpose). Other people watch the latest reality TV show, read people magazine, hang out at the bar or club, etc. The choices we make help determine what we accomplish in our life. With all that said, the bottom line is that it is up to us, as individuals.