20 Weird Billionaires You Have To See To Believe

“The Homeless Billionaire”: Nicolas Berggruen


A billionaire investor and philanthropist, Berggruen eventually grew bored of all material things. He donated everything, including his home to charities. He is focused on attempting to transform California. He has a vision of it being built into something great for those who have big dreams.

“In Europe, dreaming is hard,” he says. “In California and in Los Angeles, there is an openness. People are more accepting of differences and willing to be surprised. New York and London are cities that own you. Los Angeles is a state of mind. It’s atmospheric, visual, conceptual.”