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”.