Town & Country (Philippines) - - CRAZY MONEY -

Given the above con­sid­er­a­tions, what fig­ure do our ex­perts ar­rive at? “The num­ber that pops into my head is $100 mil­lion,” Sara­sohn says. “My daugh­ter [Jamie Sara­sohn Joseph, also a bro­ker at Brown Har­ris Stevens] says $50 mil­lion, but I think that’s be­cause she’s still young.” Kir­shen­baum de­fers to the sub­jects of his col­umns. “I want to make clear that this is not my opinion but that of the bil­lion­aires I have writ­ten about. They view $100 mil­lion as the start­ing point for real money. They call it a hundy. Like, ‘Oh, they made it, they have a hundy.’ ”

Frank says, “The num­ber is less rel­e­vant than how you earned it and what you’re do­ing with it.” Rachel Sher­man also main­tains that there is no per­fect fig­ure. “I think what my re­search shows is peo­ple can have ex­actly the same amount of money and feel to­tally dif­fer­ent about whether it’s enough for what they want to buy and enough to feel se­cure.” Robert Kenny also de­clined to pick a num­ber. “The most im­por­tant thing for every­one to un­der­stand is that no mat­ter how much money you have you can­not buy your­self out of the hu­man con­di­tion. And that is that we’re all go­ing to die.”

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