Billionaire artist Pablo Picasso once said, “I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
A few years ago, Sadio Mane, the Bayern Munich and Senegalese football superstar, who earns approximately $10.2 million annually, served as an example of Picasso’s words. He gave the materialistic world a rude awakening after some fans were stunned when they saw him carrying a cracked iPhone,
Mane, a modest man, decided to respond to those fans who were stunned.
Mane joins a growing list of mega rich personalities who live incredibly basic lives of frugality. For instance, billionaire Warren Buffet still lives in the same house he bought in 1958.
He once told some investors, “For the $31,500 I paid for our house, my family and I gained 52 years of terrific memories, with more to come.”
Marc Zuckerberg and several others live simply and this modesty could be the very reason they are so rich. In the Bible it says that s/he who wants the least has the most, after all.
Ostentation has its fine points and materialism has its place, but what counts most is how we feel inside and not what we show on the outside.