People buy lottery tickets hoping to hit the jackpot and become millionaires, which is why the case of a young woman who rejected a millionaire inheritance went viral.
Although it seems somewhat “crazy” to refuse to receive the family inheritance when the testee dies, especially when it comes to large amounts, there are people who have done it.
According to international media, the young Marlene Engelhorn made the decision to reject the millionaire amount of which she is heir, because she doesn’t want to be “so rich” at 29 years of age.
The woman, a student of German Language and Literature in Vienna, Austria, is recognized as one of the descendants of the founders of the company BASFone of the most recognized chemical companies around the world.
However, the 29-year-old made the decision to reject 90% of the millionaire inheritance that touched himarguing that his goal is not to have as much economic solvency, since he is in several movements where raising awareness about social classes matters.
“It should not be my decision what to do with my family’s money, for which I have not worked,” he has mentioned in different media interviews.
His comments make sense knowing that, according to the media that quote data from the magazine Forbesthe grandmother of the 29-year-old woman occupies the 687th place in the list of the richest people in the world.
Likewise, Marlene has assured that she could not be happy if she accepted the millionaire inheritance that corresponds to her, emphasizing that her conviction is for fairness and has nothing to do with her will.
“I couldn’t be happy. It is not a question of will, but of fairness. I have done nothing to receive this legacy. This is pure luck in the birth lottery and pure coincidence”, he has referred.
The case of Marlene Engelhorn was revealed in 2021, now, in the middle of 2022, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and geopolitical problems in Europemany countries are facing economic crises, so these testimonials are going viral again on social networks.
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