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'The worst money decision I’ve ever made is investing in African Bank'

I once had to share a drink with a date and walked home, because I didn’t have any money.

Jeremy Sampson

My parents never stressed about money. There was always bread on the table.

Jeremy Sampson

If money was no object I’ll go to all the main wine areas of the world... But I don’t think I’ll find anywhere as beautiful as the Cape.

Jeremy Sampson

Every 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 his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Ray White stood in for him and interviewed Jeremy Sampson, Founder of Interbrand in Africa (and Director at Brand Finance Africa).

Sampson has been a brands expert for more than four decades.

8ta, Distell, Wi-Fi… these are just some of the brands and trademarks Interbrand Sampson de Villiers, the company he founded, helped to create.

He was also “guilty”, back in 1996, for making the Springbok emblem jump from left to right, instead of the other way around, as it has done since its creation in 1908.

A few years ago Sampson was featured as a “ShapeShifter” on The Money Show.

You’ll find that interview here.

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

I grew up in England with parents who kept me on a tight leash.

Jeremy Sampson

I went to art school on a scholarship.

Jeremy Sampson

My earliest memory of money is saving up my pocket money to buy a present for my brother.

Jeremy Sampson

Not having much money shaped my attitude towards it.

Jeremy Sampson

I travelled around by hitchhiking, because I didn’t have money.

Jeremy Sampson

I worked as a bus conductor for three years.

Jeremy Sampson

I made my first investment when I came to South Africa and bought a house.

Jeremy Sampson

The worst money decision I’ve ever made is putting money into African Bank.

Jeremy Sampson

My biggest extravagance was buying a nice car a few years ago. I still enjoy driving it.

Jeremy Sampson

I don’t think you’ve ever got enough. You just don’t know what’s around the corner.

Jeremy Sampson

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