Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip…luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner’s arrival…fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble-free lives of graceful ease. Or do they?
In Fables of Fortune, author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As an advisor to the super-rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: “The wealthiest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.”
Through vignettes based on true stories, Fables of Fortune reveals the challenges the super-wealthy face, including marriages based on net worth, interfamily inheritance battles, faux friends, entitled children, alienation, and spiritual depletion. It also challenges listeners to reconsider key life questions of personal value – and discover surprising new answers.