Money corrupted my family... The Story
I wanted to share my family story as a way to get this off my chest.
Context: My family consists of 30 members (Uncles, Aunts, 1st Cousins). We are all very close. We all love each other and helped each other when they needed it. Be it financially or emotionally. Of the 30 people, my 1 uncle became filthy rich. He is currently worth approx $250M all cash. I know this because whenever I USED to see him or speak to him, he was usually speaking with people about various deals involving millions of dollars needing to be transferred between different accounts. Now he's become a silent politician in Europe backing various leaders financially.
My rich Uncle is not a good man. He spent over 10 yrs ensuring his brothers and my father were never rich. For example, he convinced my father to come to Europe and work for him. My father went for 2 yrs and took us and left his job here. Long story short, my uncle lied and degraded by father until my father realized a large enough loss where he HAD to move back to the US. My mother cried and was disheartened by her brother's actions and so she didn't speak to him as much as she used to.
The rich uncle was so terrible to his own brothers. He manipulated my other uncle (Uncle #2) to handing over his small real estate portfolio worth $5m over to him through lies and fraudulent documents.
Why? Not because he needed the money, but because he wanted to make sure no one in our family gains wealth.
My rich uncle degraded his sisters, he degraded my cousins and degraded my mother and my aunts. We are all now closed off from him and hate him truly. I lived with and grew up with my uncles and cousin and aunts. So I know how sweet everyone is. EXCEPT my rich uncle.
My rich uncle is the type to give false promises and degrade you after. He promised me to get an interview with an executive at and other firms but few months later told me "You're not even worth 1 penny for me to invest in."
My uncle is so petty that he made my older 1st cousin beg for $3,000....
that small sum is literally nothing for a man worth $250m.
Here's the mic drop. His wife (my so called Aunt) has been running a scheme, where she has somehow convinced him to fund her and her sisters and brothers lifestyle worth millions annually. His wife's part of the family now how their own businesses BECAUSE of him.
My uncle fell hard to his wife and fulfills all her wishes. She never liked our family and had told that to us in our faces but my uncle never believes us. He is 100% convinced that our side of the family are money hungry.
Now on to his sons (my 1st cousins). His sons are evil too. They degrade others and my side of the family behind our backs. He thinks of himself as royalty simply because he hangs around wealthy people of Europe.
I never forget his one liner... which goes like, "You don't know me, I'm part of the billionaires boys club. When my dad passes away... I'ma run this shit."
I guess what goes around comes around. Oh the irony.
Long story short: My uncle, my father, all went bankrupt because of him. My one uncle recently died and his last words were, "Never trust that man".... Breaks my heart.
My grandfather & grandmother also died uttering the words "Forget him. He is dead to us".
I believed that families are there to bring you up and care. Instead this so called "Uncle" did the opposite and helped his wife's side of the family.
I never asked for a handout... I am now in the CRE Asset Management space and aspire to rise above him because I know it will kill him inside knowing someone from our side of the family became wealthy without him and on our own.