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I've never owned any house. I did live 4 years in a beautiful old huge Prästgård (vicarage) which was owned by my ex-wife. And thanks to the pre-nup, it wasn't in any way mine.

Otherwise I've rented or leased - usually 3 years at a time: which is the furthest I can think ahead. Fortunately I have a taste for 'unusual' properties such as industrial buildings, and have always found good deals. They usually mean a few weeks of self-building to put them in shape. But that I enjoy too.

Neither do I own a car or a computer - everything is leased. I don't own any stocks or shares, except in the companies in which I am active. The only things I own are some treasured furniture (Bilnås), clothes and books - and me.

I hate thinking about money. When I don't have enough, I work a bit harder. When I hit a winning streak, I take some time off and work on pet projects. I also have no intention of retiring. What's the point? I enjoy what I do - there is no real separation between 'life' and
'work'. To me, that is the real luxury.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 10:20:40 AM EST

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