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‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

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

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