Nicolas Berggruen

39Nicolas Berggruen Quotes

American Businessman born on August 10, 1961,

Nicolas Berggruen is a philanthropist and investor. A dual American and German citizen, he is the founder and president of Berggruen Holdings, a private investment company and the Berggruen Institute, a think tank that works on addressing governance issues. Through the Berggruen Institute he is also a co-founder with the Huffington Post of The WorldPost, a media publication dedicated to global issues. His father created the Museum Berggruen in Berlin. The press has sometimes referred to Berggruen as "the homeless billionaire" because he lives in hotels and does not own a home... (source)

I am not that attached to material things. And the good thing is I can make choices. I have very few possessions. Luckily, as a man you don't need much... a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a little thing, in a paper bag, so it's very easy. view quote

Singapore has been incredibly well-managed. It was created out of the swamp, with a strong emotional idea: a safe place for mostly Chinese, but accepting other cultures and other races. view quote

At the end, the key thing is you've got to live with yourself. That's the real test. Everything else is fleeting. view quote

The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance, good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our lives. view quote

I don't get that much enjoyment out of saying 'I own it.' view quote

I don't have a house, and I don't have a lot of time for socializing, so every year I have a party for all of my friends. view quote

Think of everything in Seattle - Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks. Then you go down to Silicon Valley - Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter. What does New York produce? view quote

I tend to end relationships, so she can find somebody better than me. Because I want to be fair to people. I cannot devote enough energy and time and devotion to her. I think that is fair, no? view quote

I felt I was owned by possessions. view quote

Whatever I own is temporary, since we're only here for a short period of time. It's what we do and produce, it's our actions that will last forever. That's real value. view quote

I can drive. Let's just say you don't want to be in the passenger seat. view quote

I wish I was a great writer or a great journalist or a great scientist or a great artist; I'm not. view quote

If you erased New York, I hate to say it, if you erased Frankfurt, even London, the world would not have changed. view quote

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