It’s not often that you get a peak into the daily finances of the rich and famous, but there was an interview with Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple computer with Steve Jobs) in a British publication that focused on his daily money habits. Here is how my finances compare to his:
Amount of cash we carry:
Credit card we carry:
Wozniak: Super exclusive American Express Black card
me: Typical airline reward card
Saver or a spender:
me: hmmm, tough, but lean toward saver
How much earn last year:
Wozniak: Doesn’t know- “you’d have to ask my accountant.”
me: Does know and doesn’t have an accountant
The most lucrative work you have ever done:
Wozniak: Starting Apple — Not sure how much…”it might have been $60m, but it could just as easily have been $120m.”
me: Selling eBay – Know exactly how much and nowhere near a million
Do you invest in stocks:
Wozniak: Yes – but doesn’t know which ones (“I’m not really someone who wants to track things like that”)
me: Yes (woohoo, something in common!), but I do know what my stock investments are
Manage your own financial affairs:
The most extravagant thing you have ever bought
Wozniak: Beautiful diamond ring that cost $200,000.
me: Beautiful diamond ring that cost a lot less (don’t tell my wife)
So there you have it – how my finances compare to one of the ultra rich. I give myself a 1/2 point for investing in stocks and 1/2 point for the diamond ring for a comparison total of 1/8.
How do your finances compare?