Paul McCartney says he finds it really hard to part with certain things.The rock ‘n roll legend has become a bit of a hoarder.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Sir Paul said, "I’m more complex than other people because of coming from poverty."
He added, "When they had giveaways in comics with little trinkets, I kept them all. Some people would say that’s a hoarding instinct, but not having anything when I was a kid has stuck with me as far as money. You know, I’m kind of crazy. My wife [Nancy] is not. She knows you can get rid of things you don’t need."
Asked if he's a hoarder, McCartney replied, "I’m a keeper. If I go somewhere and I get whatever I bought in a nice bag, I will want to keep the bag. My rationale is that I might want to put my sandwiches in it tomorrow. Whereas Nancy says, 'We’ll get another bag.' In that way, my attitude toward money hasn’t changed that much. It’s the same instinct to preserve. One of the great things now about money is what you can do with it. Family and friends, if they have any medical problem, I can just say, 'I’ll help.' The nicest thing about having money is you can help people with it."
Between the money he's earned and his late wife Linda's estate, McCartney is believed to be pretty close to a billionaire.
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]