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I've met 2. I wasn't intimidated, and we had some conversations. They're still just people. Sure, they have big houses and nice cars and stuff, but still just people.
I'm around wealthy (not billionaire wealthy, but multi-millionaire wealthy) people all the time - that would describe many of my customers - and I don't treat them any differently than anyone else.
No. If he appears in a normal attire like a shirt and a pants/jeans or just sando and shorts, not business suit cause clothes sometimes dictates what a person wants to be seen and called. Wearing a suit means they probably want to be called sir/ma'am which kind of add the social barrier. Like they are saying I am above, you are below call me sir/ma'am kind of thing.
No. If they do not exude that aura like "don't approach", "not approachable kind of person", "super strict", "angry person passing through", those vibes that makes people uncomfortable.
No. Cause they are similar to us, a common person/human. Unless they are discriminatory or easily offended then it is better not to be associated that big person and just go out of their way since money can buy anything.
If I met a billionaire, I would rather not know about their money or status.
If I knew, then my mind would automatically assume they’re a bad person and I wouldn’t bother trying to be friends with them.
If I was friends with them, knew they were a good person and then later found out they had that kind of money and power, it would be different.
I don't think so. I feel like I'd feel a little jealousy though. Nothing that would be disruptive though.
A little bit. Every time I’m around someone who has money I feel like I’m getting judged for being poor lmao
My friend gets intimated at few things which consist the talks about money. Like he will say, " I get happy in my 5 rupees chocolate. You must have better as you are so rich." And I don't like it at all. Like I'm also like any other human so when I meet a billionaire I don't get intimidated as they are also humans and they won't eat you so what's the point to get scared.
Hmmm... I wonder if I truly intimidate some people I met who heard about me but don't really know me well. I'm the wealthiest among my friends but I'm not a billionaire (yet) unless we round off my numbers. ;) My friends tell me my reputation precedes me and I tend to intimidate some people upon my arrival.
Nope I’ve met a lot of people with billions or a Lord such and such.
the vast majority are normal people, often incredibly driven and see the world in some amazing ways.
i was given my big break by someone who is fairly well connected a wealthy.
No, I only get intimidated by personalities. If a billionaire where to walk up to be in a t-shirt and jeans, with a kind attitude and very humble, then no, not at all. if he/she was snobbish and whore fancy attire everywhere with several body guards around them so that nobody can get within a 50 foot radius of them, then yes, I'd be a little intimidated.
honestly i would. but i'll tell you a secret. i met a girl that was dating a millionaire and she still slept with me working at an hourly wage.
i didn't pay for her. she had no std's. i don't think you can rule anything out when it comes to experiencing life
No. I’ve met some pretty wealthy people who put their pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else.
I actually have. The president of our company came down when our previous plant manager was getting fired. He was paying off a truck driver to steal entire shipments of our product and sell them under the table. The president of the company stayed here for a month as we got set up. I treated him like I would anyone else.
I mean yeah, a little bit. It's damn impressive and somewhat rare. They're people, though, so although it's initially intimidating, I'd still need to get to know them to find out what kind of people they are to assess how I feel about them.
I have met two billionaires, and they were very funny. One is extremely old, and you would never guess that he is super rich. He dresses like an old school professor.
No but I guarantee his wife would be intimidated by me.
I would not respect them or hate them anymore than somebody else - I respect people based on intelligence and character and lifestyle - money means nothing to me.
But you know a few billionaires, right?
@Mangospacho I know of two - one is my dads friend from his school days when he was a student decades ago and another is a guy I used to email about the bible. I am not friends with either one of them.
I knew it! Yeah, the billionaires you mentioned don’t sound intimidating. 😃
@Mangospacho my dad has always had successful friends cause he was an engineering professor in China and my grandpa was a very famous scientists and all 4 of his sons were professors. I have 8 professors in my family.
Wow. 8 professors. Are they all professors in China still?
@Mangospacho No. all of my aunts and uncles live in North America now, one became an elite scientist, another became a naturopathic doctor for billionaire clients and basketball players in a rich neighbourhood, one Nannie’s the child of a professor and IT CEO with her CEO husband who is taking a break to raise the grand kids and my cousin worked as a professor and built a $10,000,000 shrine with her pay cheque and then donated it to charity, she lives in China still.
My cousin was also a travelling teacher, the professor was just a 1-4 year part time stint for her.
Wow. Very cool.
Nah usually they're the ones who are insecure because everyone judges them for their wealth, some feel a constant need to achieve something great to set them apart from it. It's sad really
I would not feel intimidated. A billionaire is still a human. However, if they were willing to take the time, I would ask them to be a mentor so I could build my own wealth.
Nah I’ve met a few through work. Those guys are chill, they’ve already made it. It’s the guys still trying to make their fortune that are a pain in the ass
This is so true
I've met a couple down the years. My CEO is one too.
They tend to be very goal and time driven people.
No, I am a person just like them. They are no better than me. They are just wealthier than me.
I know multi-millionaires so okay a billionaire might be a step up but not that different, money eill likely still be a major topic of conversation
If I will tell you no, I would be hypocrite. Well, hello! The person is living a different life.
I actually have met a real billionaire before. The CEO of New Jersey's Republic Bank. His name is Vernon W. Hill and you can look him up yourself if you think I'm blowing smoke. I was a guard for that bank back in 2015. I normally spent eight hours a day standing up doing guard duty, only to spend 90 minutes traveling back into the city to go to night classes while getting my undergrad. He came in for a "surprise visit" to our branch one day, only it's never really a surprise.
He inspected the place, then asked to talk to me, I assume, cause I was "one of the common folk," like a King asking to talk to a farmer boy, or something. We had lunch; ate subs. He asked me how my life was like. I, not caring about his wealth or status (and I'm sure you probably never heard of the guy either), talked to him like any other person and told him the truth. I never heard of him before, our branch manager was a frigid bitch, and most of the rest of the staff were hard-working, good people. He seemed to respect what I had to say. After that he left, and that was that.
The TL;DR is: No, I would not feel intimidated because of their wealth and status.
I should also mention, I spent a year doing executive protection work, and Jay-Z is probably technically a billionaire too (only worked with him once; Made In America 2013; I wasn't his regular man, by a long shot). So Hill probably wasn't even the first billionaire I met. I'm not saying this to "brag" or anything like that. I'm saying, they're just people. They piss and poop like everyone else.