What Would You Do With
Admit it! You've been glued to the television
set every night watching contestants square off with Regis Philbin
on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." And who knows-maybe
one of us will get the opportunity to go on the show. But if
not, we can always dream about what it would be like to become
a millionaire! With this in mind, we asked our qvReaders what
they would do if they suddenly found themselves with $1,000,000.
And as Regis would say, here are your "final answers."
would throw it up in the open sky, and let everyone have their
share!!!" -22 years old
"Save it until I became a billionaire!"
-21 years old
"First and foremost, I would hire
a financial advisor to help me invest in successful companies-to
make more money. Then family would come next (primos and tios
would come out of the woodwork, right?) and then I would buy
a home in the tropics, probably San Pedro, Belize, or Yucatan
Mexico" -41 years old
"I would travel the world-and the
seven seas...just kidding. I would buy my mom a house and my
man anything he wanted." -25 years old
"I would go to Harvard and travel
the world." -17 years old
"I'd pay my debts! Establish good
credit, pay off school loans, buy a home for my mother, go on
world-wide vacation, and start my own Latin QV club."
-22 years old
"I would distribute $250,000 among
my family members. Then put another $250,000 in stocks, and live
on $100,000 and the stock money. I would donate the rest to causes
I see fit." -21 years old
"I would apply to the best university
and pay for the expenses with the money. Since I suddenly became
a millionaire, I'd buy a house, give some money to my family,
buy a new car to get myself to school, and donate the rest to
charity." -19 years old
"I would support all QV and lesbian
causes, open a Latino coffeehouse, open a disco and restaurant.
I would also open a Latino teen center." -35 years
"I would buy a new Mercedes-Benz!
Invest in stocks, buy a home in Mexico, and then help people
with what's left." -21 years old
"I already became a millionaire, and
it didn't change my life." -44 years old
"I would travel and help my family.
I'd even help my lover's family, too" -30 years old
"I would help the children, church,
and the homeless." -29 years old
"I'd organize a philanthropic organization
that would provide education, housing, and employment to less
fortunate individuals." -37 years old
"I'd buy my mom everything she's ever
wanted! Of course, I'd help out all of my family with any money
problems, and I would continue my education-and invest, too."
-20 years old
"I would reserve plenty of money to
go shopping, to buy a brand new car, and most importantly, to
buy my mother a new house." -21 years old
"If I became a millionaire, I would
start a QV teen support group." -23 years old
"I would buy myself a small but comfortable
home, a new car, pay my school loans and donate money on research
for various diseases." -22 years old
"I would become a student again. If
you ever get hooked on college and learning-believe me, you'll
never want to leave." -28 years old
"I would pay all my bills, take care
of my parents, and do all the things that I ever wanted to."
-23 years old
"I'd invest it and develop a foundation
to give out scholarships to Latinos." -30 years old
"I would travel the world: Paris,
Milan, Italy, Greece, and Rome." -18 years old
"I would buy a newer Porsche, and
invest the money in stocks. I would start a business and help
other people!" -29 years old
"I would share it with my familia,
and I would start a program to help young Latinos."
-23 years old
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