yachts and private planes and big limousines
wont make people enjoy life more,
and it sends out terrible messages to the
people who work for them. It would be so
much better if that money was spent in Africa
and its about getting a balance.
I put all my money in the bank and drink
myself to death in the Caribbean, I just
think that would be a waste of the fantastic
position I've found myself in.
I graduated from Stowe, a big public school,
my headmaster's parting words to me were:
"Congratulations, Branson. I predict
you will either go to prison or become a
of our age is the proper administration
so that the ties of brotherhood may still
bind together the rich and poor
in harmonious relationship.
I feel privileged. That's how I feel.
I feel I live a privileged
totally normal. I think it's obnoxious when
people demand limos or bodyguards. I eat
at McDonald's or Taco Bell. My parents always
taught us to be humble. We're not spoiled.
think people assume that I'm going to be
spoilt or rude because my last name is Hilton.
are made, and disappear, over the lifetime
of a single generation. Today, a person
in essence takes his wealth from society
just for the duration of his or her lifetime.
The next generation has to create it anew.
we [in Russia] continue hounding rich
and kicking them out of the country, if
we always follow the wishes of our population
on this, then we will not move far from
our primordial cave. And we will never turn
into a rich society because rich people
are necessary for the success
of everyone in society.
had the luxury
and, in the luxury of travel, I've seen
the detriments of poverty
and I've gone on to see how easy the cures
can be--cures that cost cents to the richest
nations in the world.