Friday, 03 October 2014 - 12:46
Billionaire who's proof that money CAN'T buy happiness
As one of the richest men in Britain, John Caudwell possesses a £2 billion fortune and all the grown-up toys that go with it: two vast mansions, a yacht, a helicopter and a fleet of luxury cars.
Indeed, the man once known as the Mobile Phone King, and founder of Phones 4U, is the first to admit he enjoys his wealth.
This week, meanwhile, Caudwell revealed that he and his partner of 15 years, Claire Johnson, have taken the reluctant decision to separate, leaving them both ‘desperately worried’ about the impact on the son they have together, ten-year-old Jacobi.
‘When it comes to something like this, money doesn’t come into it. It can give you access to different people and help, but it doesn’t change the helplessness you feel when you see your own flesh and blood struggling.
‘The only really important thing, at the end of the day, is your health and happiness. If you haven’t got that, then all the money in the world isn’t going to bring you happiness.’
" If you want to be rich, just count all of the things that you have that money can't buy"