Can you spot a millionaire ?

These people cannot be millionaires! They don’t look like
millionaires, they don’t dress like millionaires, they don’t eat
like millionaires, they don’t act like millionaires-they don’t
even have millionaire names. Where are the millionaires who
look like millionaires? (From the book The Millionaire Next Door)
The not so wealthy person who said this was a vice president of a trust department.
His view of millionaires is shared by most people who are not wealthy. They
think millionaires own expensive clothes, watches, and other status
artifacts. In reality this is not the case.
As a matter of fact, our trust officer friend spends significantly more
for his suits than the typical millionaire.
Our friend also
drives a current-model imported luxury car. Most millionaires are not
driving this year’s model. Only a minority drive a foreign motor vehicle.
An even smaller minority drive foreign luxury cars. Our trust officer leases,
while only a minority of millionaires ever lease their motor vehicles.
But ask the typical adult this question: How should a millionaire look like?

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