Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A CLOSETED MILLIONAIRE ON REDDIT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS (reddit.com)

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Like the title says, I sold a successful online business in the very early 2000's. I really hate bragging about this, but I don't need to work for anything or want for anything ever again, neither will my future kids, partner, etc.
The year after I made all of the money I lived how you would expect a jackass 20 something with lots of money to. I bought cars, boats, traveled, partied non-stop, developed a pretty bad coke habit, and really just lived the rockstar life. It was great for a little while but I also learned just how fake people can really be.
I needed a fresh start after I turned 30 so I moved across the country and decided to live a bit lower key. Now I live in a nice, but modest place in a major metropolitan city, I traded in my collection of cars for a bicycle and a 10 year old BMW that I park on a city street, and I tried to live the life that I think I would have without the influx of money at a young age. I work a regular 9 to 5 job, and my friends all think that I do pretty well for myself, no one would have any clue or reason to believe I have 8 figures socked away for a rainy day.
This is not without difficulty, I have gotten drunk and on more than one occasion talked about my previous life with friends. I think most think I'm just a drunken bullshitter, but I don't really want that reputation either. In addition I've met a woman who I love and want to be with for the rest of my life. She has no clue, other than some vacations that may have been a bit extravagant I've been good about hiding it. I'm terrified that when I finally have to tell her, which is coming up really soon, my little white lie is going to destroy us.
TL:DR - I made a lot of money at an early age. I hide this from my friends and even my girlfriend of the last few years.
UPDATE It's 10pm.. I'm going to eat my Pho delivery, smoke some trees and watch Tosh. I'll be back around 11 to answer more questions!
UPDATE 2 Thanks for the good time, this really has helped me clear my head, especially with the girlfriend situation. I think I'm going to be having a talk with her about this soon. I'll post an update if and when I do. For now I'm tired and I need to be up early, so I'm off. I'll be back around tomorrow to check in and answer more questions.

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