Want to be a millionaire?
Are you a millionaire yet? No? You should be ashamed of yourself. They are two a euro in Ireland these days. Estate agents Knight Frank revealed this week that we added almost 5,000 extra millionaires last year, bringing the number up to 83,000. This sharp rise in wealth should ring alarm bells. If we had a collective memory span of more than five years. Which we don’t. So, party on. Everyone is in on it. David McWilliams’s company, Iconic Media, reported profits over €1m to the end of last March. That’s got to be some consolation for the fact that none of us listened to him the last time we were all millionaires. Let’s face it. The whole thousands thing is so over. Any money-related figure under a million is hardly worth talking about. (Unless you’re a bus driver.) Those Scandi-lovers have it all wrong. They are saying we should all follow the Swedish love of “lagom”. (It’s their word for enough.) The fact is, with house prices rising, we just can’t get lagom.