Someday, I plan on getting rich. Or at least being able to buy a cheeseburger without looking in my bank account first. And when I am rich, I plan on blowing a ton of money on a ton of crap. So for a while now, I’ve been looking for a good excuse for living in excess without feeling guilty. Thanks to Petra Ecclestone, I now have one.
The billion-heiress just bought Candy Spelling’s $85 million mansion. When Good Morning America asked why she didn’t spend that money on homes for the less fortunate, Ecclestone replied:
“I help as much as I can, but at the end of the day ... however much the house has costed, that's not going to kind of I dunno ... like change the world I don't think. I'm not going to not live in a certain way ... just because there are people less fortunate than I am.”
I know I’m going to get blasted for being an assh-le here, but here’s another reason why I wouldn’t spend my money on poor people: because it’s my money. And anyway, poor people are usually assh-les. I should know, I am one.
Petra added that the home “was a great investment.”
“I got a really good deal and it was like, prime real estate.”