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Landlord Marco Robinson - who owns a business and property empire worth £25million - is looking to give away a three-bedroom flat in Preston, worth around £120,000. Cameras follow him as he seeks the right person or people who he thinks will benefit most from the property.
This program has already attracted wide spread criticism and it hasn't even been on.
What does everybody think about the whole concept?
Why do people think he's doing this?
Hi Dom,I will be watching with interest!It's already being discussed here FYI ....New "guru" Marco/Mark Robinson - opinions? At to why he's doing it? His ego demands it or he needs the money?
Do you think he got paid to do the program?
I think so.
I dont know the guy so I wont second guess his motives but it could be a mixture or just one of the below
1) Fame / Ego
2) Commercial Opportunity
If he is worth 25 mil net then he is giving away just 0,48% of his wealth
Scaling it down 500 times if I have 50K net the equivalent would be giving away £240
I can deal with that concept better in my head
That price could be well worth it for any or all of the 3 reasons above
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com
His portfolio is worth £25million, how much of that is heavily geared with mortgages. It came across as an ego trip rather than a wholesome charitable act.
We live in such a cynical world these days that people question philanthropy when it happens. Maybe it's philanthropy, maybe it isn't, but let's not pre-judge the guy. The person who gets the property is going to be very happy, so let's celebrate that.
I know several very rich people who give a lot of money to charity.
They never brag about it, and wouldn't dream of making a TV program about it.
I agree some people like to give discreetly
Having said that if you know rich people who give a lot of money they cant be that discreet
Some people like to do it it in a more ostentatious manner
The ostentatious ones sometimes do it to highlight a good cause close to their heart
The net result is they then bring others with them thereby increasing donations to their chosen charity maybe by a hundred fold
They leverage their donation by going public with their pulling power
The discreet ones who never tell anyone will always have a finite cap on their donation
If I give £100 to a homeless charity and tell 5 people what a good cause I think it is
They may give £20 each . I`ve doubled the donation just by spreading the word
The people I'm referring to are members of my family.
They would never discuss it outside the family.
Fair enough Dom