I Lost $100 Million – And I’ve Never Been Happier


Could you ever have too much money?

What’s the perfect amount?

The “New York Post” just posted a conversation with 46-year-old Manhattan writer and mother-of-one, Suzanne Corso, who used to be a member of the one percent, until her husband Anthony, a financier, lost their $100 million dollar fortune during the 2008 fiscal crisis.

Corso explains that in November 2005, she, her husband and their six-year-old daughter were living in an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton on Wall Street. Corso says she was appalled by the excess since she grew up on food stamps in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and she felt like she and her husband might be raising a spoiled kid.

Then three years later, Anthony blew his entire $100 million dollar fortune during the financial crisis. Corso says “looking back, it was the best thing that ever happened. Hanging out with the uber-wealthy was dull and empty.

If someone handed me $100 million today, I’d give it back in a heartbeat.” She experienced private planes, yachts, exotic safaris, and hanging out with celebrities, not to mention having three vacation homes in the Hamptons and on North Fork, and sending her daughter to private schools.

After everything blew up, they had to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Battery Park City and Anthony got depressed.

Corso decided to become a writer, and her book, “Brooklyn Story,” became a best-seller in 2010.

Her latest book, “Hello Hollywood,” was published last month.

Source: NY Post

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