My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family? You've got to do something that makes money!'— Dr. John Kani
Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of the weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.
This week he interviewed heralded South African actor, director and playwright Dr. John Kani.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
I schooled myself in financial management.— Dr. John Kani
If there’s someone paying at the door, it becomes business!— Dr. John Kani
We’re in the business where the product is art.— Dr. John Kani
Mozart never raised money to compose. He was commissioned and funded!— Dr. John Kani
My mother worked as a domestic and my dad worked in administration.— Dr. John Kani
My grandfather had a 1929 Ford in 1929!— Dr. John Kani
Growing up, the word ‘poor’ did not exist.— Dr. John Kani
When my father got paid; maybe R10 went to Oude Meester – the rest went to my mom!— Dr. John Kani
I’ve been debt free all my life.— Dr. John Kani
My financial management is not based on ‘want’ but on ‘need’.— Dr. John Kani
The highest accolade I’ve ever received was – 3 months before his death – when my father introduced me as an actor.— Dr. John Kani
My advisor says ‘the first person you pay should be yourself’.— Dr. John Kani
My wife does not allow money to go out! She’s Scrooge!— Dr. John Kani
The best money decision I’ve ever made was deciding that – if I make R100 000 – then R25 000 of that I don’t touch.— Dr. John Kani
The thing I fear most is being 80 years old and poor.— Dr. John Kani
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani