TAMARA ECCLESTONE BLASTS BRITISH ATTITUDE TOWARDS INHERITING WEALTH – Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of billionaire Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone, gave an interview to the the Evening Standard newspaper in which she lambasted the British attitude towards her enjoying her father’s wealth.
At just 29 years of age and expecting her first child, Tamara claims that Britain has a culture which openly berates and treats with disdain anyone who inherits vast wealth.
Tamara states that even those who worked hard like her father who left school without any formal qualifications, are treated unfairly; it is she states a completely different contrast in the United States of America where wealth and success are openly celebrated across the social spectrum of the population.
Yes it might appear that our cousins across the pond possess a different ideology when it comes to wealth and wealthy people; it is as they say the ‘American Dream’ where everyone with the right amount of determination and good fortune can strike it rich.
I doubt very much if Tamara’s outburst will garner much sympathy with the general public; after all here is a young women whose father has an estimated personal fortune of £2.3 billion and who lavishes both daughter’s with cars, houses, jewellery and clothes to their hearts content… let’s be honest when you can afford to splash out £12 million on a single wedding you know they are not suffering the austerity measures that we are all subjected to.
Boo hoo… yes, that’s the likely response from the public over Tamara’s claims for she lives in a social bubble that most of us couldn’t even begin to comprehend and therefore it’s unlikely she could ever have any social connection with members of the general public.
Whereas the average hard working family has to scrimp and save in order to buy a new car (mostly saving a little and then taking out finance) Tamara will walk into a Lamborghini showroom and order the latest model without a second thought; it really is a case of whipping out daddy’s credit card and telling the salesperson to deliver it.
One of the underlying reasons I suspect most people don’t like people like Tamara is for the simple fact that she has no grasp on reality; that is she was born into extreme wealth and has never had to worry about where her next meal is coming from, whether she can pay the mortgage or heat her home.
Where most of us toil at work for a month to earn what is little more than a pittance of whichTamara will spend the equivalent on a new pair of shoes or maybe a handbag.
The truth is most people simply cannot identify with such wealth or the lifestyle of such people who have it and find it almost offensive that an individual has never had to lift a finger in order to acquire it.
Tamara is perfectly correct, most people do despise her and her wealth but I suspect it really comes down to jealousy.
You really only have to look at the fact that a large percentage of the British population will week in and week out buy lottery tickets in the hope that their numbers will come up and they too can live the good life without a care in the world.
Yes, we might often berate the notion of money and those who have it but ultimately most are chasing the same dream.
Since the National Lottery began I have bought a total of four tickets; these were purchased on a whim. Personally I see no value in tormenting myself with odds of 14 million to 1.
It is, in my view, a hollow and ridiculous pursuit and whilst I appreciate the fact that someone, somewhere has to win it there is also the issue that those that do win are often berated by those who didn’t.
The next time you read an article on the latest multi-millionaire jackpot lottery winner, skip the article and go straight to the reader’s comments. You will find a few that wish the winners good luck but mostly you will be exposed to jealousy and ridicule often with many people stating that such a sum is far too large and that it should be shared among more people.
Yes, we have a tendency to vilify wealth and the wealthy and yet most of us are in pursuit of it.
I’m no different. Whilst I might not play the lottery I would dearly love to be wealthy. I have visions that one day meebal.com will become a household name and provide me with a very comfortable lifestyle.
However I do view wealth as a responsibility; that is I strongly believe in philanthropy and deeply admire those with wealth who do more for humanity… I think we need to wake up to the fact that wealth and the wealthy are not in fact evil.
Look up to the top right-hand corner and you will see that meebal.com is currently running a social experiment … click here.
Within the social experiment you will find out a little more about me and once the experiment is closed you’ll find out even more. Yeah I know it’s intriguing so go and have a read.
In part I feel sorry for Tamara. Yes she can buy all the material things that most of us will never be able to afford but certainly many people will avoid her and talk about her behind her back, not because she’s an unpleasant person (I’ve never met the lady so I really wouldn’t know) but simply because she was born with a platinum spoon in her mouth… something I might add she had no say in.
I have to be honest and say that I know little or next to nothing about Tamara Ecclestone other than she’s Bernie’s daughter and that she’s wealthy beyond imagination.
She may, for all I know, be one of the most humanitarian souls on earth and works tirelessly behind the scenes and without public fanfare in helping others less fortunate.
Of course she might be a shallow individual whose public vilification is rightly deserved… Maybe if Tamara reads this she can put a comment or even give her opinion to further enlighten us – click here.
Ultimately it’s really none of our business and to berate or shun a person just because they are wealthy really does pay testament to the fact that many people have little or nothing better to do than point the finger and declare through their actions just how envious they are of her position.
For me it’s irrelevant what someone else has for it’s unlikely they’ll be handing me any money. For now I’ll continue to work my 14 hours a day in the hope that my hard work and diligence will pay off; I’m convinced my chances are significantly better than 14 million to 1.
A note to Ms. Ecclestone… if you do read this feel free to leave a comment or supply us with your views. Whilst you’re at it try out meebal.com’s social experiment… you might be rather pleased with the end result on March 31, 2014.