You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?
For some strange reason I got two daily prompts today. Perhaps one is intended for tomorrow, who knows, but this evening I am on my own for a change. Mr. Swiss is attending a local jazz concert, so I decided I would remain at home doing my own thing. At first I was reading a book, but then I decided the computer was calling and decided to do this second prompt.
Some years ago I was at my bank with my camera, which is always with me, and was waiting on the first floor, so what did I do. I took a photo. No-one saw me, otherwise I would probably have been under arrest for disclosure of the internal workings of a Swiss bank. As this was many years ago, I hope that the crime has now exceeded its limitation.
So you ask what I would do with my five million dollars. I would develop a devious plan. I think I would transfer the money to England to my father. He could open a bank account. After leaving the money for a useful amount of time my dad could perhaps open a new account, in the Cayman Islands, in my name. I would leave the money in the Cayman Islands for a respectful amount of time and gradually retransfer it to Switzerland into a bank account in my son’s name. He would not be unhappy and neither would I. We would share the money.
I might now be Swiss, but am not a financial genius. However, with my Swiss connections, I am sure I would find someone to advise me how to do it properly. It seems today everyone with money is transferring to the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, perhaps Singapore. I believe it is known as offshore banking. It is becoming quite fashionable amongst the wealthy.
It might sound a bit mean, but I would not keep it all for myself. I might hand someone a few thousand that needs it, but I would do it myself. Today you cannot trust anyone with your money.