The credit crisis is affecting us all…
While the man or woman on the street cuts back on non-essential spending as the value of their home falls and they worry more about whether or not they will keep their job, so too multi-millionaires are feeling the pinch.
Javier Arus Castillo, general manager of Santander Private Banking International, explains.
“With the markets down, if you have lost $100 million and have $300 million left then that makes you think. Your life is not going to change but you start to feel a little concerned.
“The top people who have their own plane or have NetJet shares of $8 million and one-third of a jet are now saying ‘does it make sense that to fly from Latin America to Europe costs me $100,000? Maybe I should buy a first class ticket.’”
Puts our own worries in perspective.