“In 2008, they put me on 12 million beer cans with my sayings, such as: ‘If it weren’t for luck, I’d win them all,’ and paid me $70,000-the coolest thing that’s happened to me.” Poker star Phil Hellmuth, in The Daily Telegraph.
“Do you know how hard it is for women to ask for money? To ask for a pay rise or ask for what they’re entitled to? I want [my daughters] to be desensitized to it so that asking for money will be like asking for a cup of tea.” Broadcaster Myleene Klass on why she makes her daughters log earnings- everything from endorsing YouTube brands to domestic chores-in a ledger.
“The capitalist achievement does not typically consist in providing more silk stockings for queens but in bringing them within reach of factory girls in return for steadily decreasing amounts of effort.” Economist Joseph Schumpeter, quoted in The Sunday Telegraph,
“l could have phoned in a showbiz log of 60,000 words, stuck a couple of pictures in, cash the cheque, great. But didn’t want to shortchange anybody, and in the end, it became a labor of love.” Comedian Jimmy Carr on his memoir/self-help book, quoted in The Guardian.
Why do I have two TVs? Why dol have clothes I rarely wear? I realized I was buying things because l had the money, rather than
investing for the future.” Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones, quoted in The Mail on Sunday.
“l intend to stay a bachelor’s because I don’t want to get divorced and have the wife taking all my money, and that seems to be happening so often nowadays that won’t take the risk.” A 12-year-old Jacob Rees-Mogg, now married with six children, quoted in The Times.
Kris Paterson is a writer for WhatJobs.com.