Manny Villar admits what it’s really like to be rich
Have you ever wondered if the super wealthy are happier than the rest of us?
We stumbled upon one Facebook post where a certain Krizette Laureta Chu got to talk to the country’s richest man, Manny B. Villar.
Villar, who has a net worth of around $6.3 billion, shared his thoughts on money and being rich.
“There’s nothing here. It’s empty. It never ends, you know, what they call ‘the climb?’ There is no ‘top,’ you’ll never reach the end of it,” Villar was quoted as saying.
Asked if he felt any different being a billionaire, Villar said: “The most expensive things aren’t necessarily the most beautiful. Yung pinaka masarap na pagkain eh hindi din naman yung pin aka mahal.”
“Alam mo, in the end, we’re all the same. Yung pagpapayaman kasi, hindi naman yan yung goal ko. At first it was to survive, yes, when I was growing up in Tondo, but after awhile it was about the challenge to create.
Kasi kung yung goal mo eh dumami lang ang pera, hindi ka yayaman. You’ll never get to this level of wealth kasi you’ll be afraid to let go of money, you’ll be afraid to take risks, you’ll be afraid to lose. To be truly wealthy, you have to have a motivation bigger than just making money,” Villar said.