Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sounds Good To Me

Millionaire selling everything to live simple life

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A millionaire businessman decided to chuck it all and live the simple life. Now he's selling raffle tickets for his luxury villa in the Austrian Alps.

"I have no idea what my life will look like but to be honest, it feels good," said Karl Rabeder.

Rabeder recently took a paragliding trip to South America and saw the conditions people were living in there.

He says he realized there was more to life than just fancy houses and cars, so now he's selling off all his stuff to help those people.

For just 99 Euros, or about $135, you can buy a raffle ticket for his 3,500 square foot villa in the Alps.

He plans to sell 22,000 tickets before the end of the month when he will pick the lucky winner.

All of the money raised from that and his other sales will go towards small business loans for people in Central and South America trying to improve their lives.

As for him, he plans to move into a small wooden hut in the mountains or a no-frills apartment in the city.