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Have you ever had lots of money and lost it all?

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seabirdsareflying Tue 02-Aug-11 08:05:12

It could be through gambling it away, bad business decisions, loss of job...anything really.

Also how did you acquire the wealth you lost?

Apologies for being's just the topic is a bit close to home. My D Brother is going through this at the moment. Everyone wants to know where the hell his money is. Bad business decisions and head in sand syndrome.

Aworryingtrend Tue 02-Aug-11 08:06:03

Why is this in AIBU?

Geordieminx Tue 02-Aug-11 08:10:21

Interesting attempt at lazy journalisim first posthmm

Welcome to Mumsnet. biscuit

carabos Tue 02-Aug-11 10:15:15

Every weekend when in my dreams I win a massive amount on the lottery and spend it in my imagination.

altinkum Tue 02-Aug-11 10:17:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 02-Aug-11 10:58:57

Made a million quid on the tables in Reno. Spent most of it on bad men, fast cars and liquor. The rest I just frittered away..... <winks at Georgie Best emoticon>

FourThousandHoles Tue 02-Aug-11 11:06:38

A bloke in a suit knocked on my door and told me I had inherited £1.25m from long lost Great Aunty Doris (who we hadn't heard of) yes I have been watching Heir Hunters on BBC1

I stuffed some cash under my mattress so I wouldn't have to pay tax and donated the rest to a Donkey Sanctuary. Those donkeys are suffering you know.

Portofino Tue 02-Aug-11 11:34:04

I earned fortunes as a high-status escort girl, but sadly had to spend it all on plastic surgery and botox when bits started to sag.

PeterSpanswick Tue 02-Aug-11 11:37:31

I dropped a tenner in a car park once. The wind took it..

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Aug-11 11:40:11

I ran an import/export business specialising in Columbian Marching Powder. On quiet days I managed an extortion racket. We was millionaires, I tell you millionaires. But then some lowlife squealed to the peelers and the business was liquidated so I'm writing this from my computer literacy class at HMP Holloway.

Lainey1981 Tue 02-Aug-11 11:53:12

I did
I inherited loads of money from my mega rich great aunt.
I frittered it away in a haze of powder, bubbles and gigolos.
Good times

Thistledew Tue 02-Aug-11 11:58:01

In the words of the singer Seasick Steve "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 02-Aug-11 11:59:59

Then there was the time when I'd pulled several million in a daring security van heist in Turin... had the bullion on the bus, heading for Blighty, when the bloody thing took a wrong turn off a mountain road and finished up dangling over the edge.....

NorksAreMessy Tue 02-Aug-11 12:05:14

spent most of it on jewellery, perfume and gigolos.
the rest I just wasted

were you expecting a serious answer OP?

carabos Tue 02-Aug-11 12:07:57

Thistledew - loving the Seasick Steve quote - its funny cos its true....

Portofino Tue 02-Aug-11 12:38:27

Oh yes - and there were the payments from the Sunday papers for all my kiss and tell stories of footballers I shagged......I still have the mobile phone they gave me though....

AnyFucker Tue 02-Aug-11 13:31:54


thursday Tue 02-Aug-11 13:34:25

My D Brother? your attempts to disguise yourself as an average MNer are admirable, but shit.

Paschaelina Tue 02-Aug-11 13:36:49

grin tears in my eyes

Selks Tue 02-Aug-11 13:36:58


MissVerinder Tue 02-Aug-11 13:40:40

I invested in an ice manufacturer in Churchill. Spent the rest on glitter, boob jobs and a hairless cat.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 02-Aug-11 13:40:59

I own the planet Earth and I'll be rich once you all pay me the rent you owe. I'm going to spend it all by creating a water treatment plant that filters drink water to make it drinkable, then I'm going to dig up Africa, lay pipes and put in taps so all of the people can have a drink of fresh water.

Xenia Tue 02-Aug-11 14:32:51

Perhaps he's just hidden it away and is pretending it is lost.

Pandemoniaa Tue 02-Aug-11 14:56:12

You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off cogito.

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