Lucy Kellaway with Anon
Lucy Kellaway explores the complexities of having considerable personal wealth by talking to the super rich. For Ann, the arrival of this status was unwelcome.
Lucy Kellaway of The Financial Times, explores the complexities of having considerable personal wealth by talking to the super rich. For Ann (she wishes to remain anonymous) the day her company was floated on the stock market and became a multi millionaire, she was paralysed by fear.
'I had always believed that rich people were not nice people. I was terrified my money would taint and destroy my relationships with friends and loved ones'.
A decade on, she has come to terms with her position, becoming a member of The Network for Social Change, ' for people who want to do more than sign a cheque' and having worked out how she wants to spend her money and who she wants to give it to.
She talks honestly to Lucy about how she maintains boundaries on her spending and whether she now feels it's possible to be rich and nice.
Producer Lucy Lunt.