Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 760 - I would like to buy a house
Chapter 760 – I would like to buy a house
No matter what Steve asked, Feng Yu would just give nonsensical replies. Other than Lenovo and Wind and Rain brands, Feng Yu did not reveal anything else. Most of his answers were ambiguous, which made Steve helpless.
Although Steve said this was not an interview, he treated this meeting as an interview. All along, Forbes magazine did not ask for permission before revealing someone’s net worth. Most people felt proud to be listed in Forbes magazine. Some even felt insulted when Forbes magazine announced its assets lesser than it should be.
But Feng Yu was someone different. Steve had never met a billionaire who does not want to be famous. Was Feng Yu like that Rothschild family? He will wish to reveal some of his assets and kept the rest in secret?
Bill Gates also did not get what he wanted to know. But Feng Yu had praised Microsoft several times during the meeting and made him happy. Even as the world’s richest man, he was still concern about how others think of his company. He will be still proud when he heard people praising Microsoft.
Bill Gates wanted to ask Feng Yu if the rumors, like he was a magnate in the manufacturing, F&B, retail, etc. were real.
But after thinking for a while, he decided not to ask. He was not Steve. If he asked Feng Yu about this, he would be seen as someone trying to dig into Feng Yu’s background, and it was disrespectful. Anyway, Feng Yu would not be able to hide all these for the long run.
Steve left the meeting, frustrated. Feng Yu was the most difficult tycoon he had ever met.
Feng Yu was only a young man in his early twenties, but he gave a matured feel. His replies were foolproof and kept changing the subject. This made Steve pissed.
Feng Yu was a stockbroker in his previous life. His strength was to use words to persuade clients to give him money to invest.
Even though Steve was brilliant, but Feng Yu did not let him dig out his secrets.
Looking at the notebook, Steve was in a daze. He was at a loss. He had prepared so many questions, but most of them did not have answers. He really did not how to write this article.
Steve could not write that Feng Yu had invested in humidifiers and bladeless fans. After that he invested in VCD players, followed by PC and then Microsoft. He got to explain where Feng Yu got the money to start his initial investment.
Even Steve himself did not believe Feng Yu, let alone the readers. If Feng Yu sold his companies or listed his companies, he might still be able to get enough money to buy Microsoft shares. But Feng Yu did not list or sell his companies. Where did he get so much money to buy Microsoft shares?
It would be irresponsible to write an article based on Steve’s guesses.
But Feng Yu was a tycoon and Forbes magazine had failed to write an article about him. Will this disappoint the loyal readers of Forbes magazine? Forbes magazine is a biweekly magazine, and it was frustrating for Steve to not be able to publish an article about Feng Yu in the upcoming issue.
Steve wondered if he should wait for the next issue. Feng Yu is a Chinese, and Forbes does not have offices in China. This should be a good excuse. That’s right. Forbes had offices in Asia. The staffs there can find out more about Feng Yu, and they might be able to dig out more information.
“Bill.” Feng Yu stopped Bill Gates as he was about to leave. “Are there any regulations in the company that I have to be here every day?”
Bill Gates looked at Feng Yu, confused. “No. You are the director of the company, and you manage your own time. As long as you get your work done, it’s okay.
“Ok. I will assign some work, and I decided to take a break for some time.”
Bill Gates did not know what to say. You have only started work for a few days, and you need a break? But Bill Gates remembered that Feng Yu was not taking any salary from the company. Asking for a break from work is also normal.”
“You have something to do? Do you need any help?” Bill Gates asked.
Feng Yu know Bill Gates was not acting courteous when he said this. This was the difference between Chinese and Western cultures. In China, even when you do not wish to help, you still got to ask. If the other party really ask you for help, then you got to think of a way to reject them.
But in the US, people really mean it when they offered help. They will not offer help and then find ways to reject you. They would not even ask if they are not willing to help!
“I have been staying in Hotels since arriving here. I am thinking of buying a house here.” Although Microsoft offers its employees lodging, Feng Yu does not want to live in those apartments with the rest of those programmers and engineers.
Bill Gates heard this and got excited. “You got to build your own house. You will be able to build your own mansion to cater to what you want. I know a few architects. I can link you up with them.”
Feng Yu remembered Bill Gates’s mansion was world-renowned in his previous life. The construction started in 1990 and took 7 years to construct. Even after the construction was completed, the property had still undergone several modifications and renovations. It was reported that the construction cost was more than 63 million USD. But the land was bought for less than 2 million USD.
Of course, all the furniture in the mansion were costly too. Someone said that if this mansion were in New York or Los Angles, it would worth at least 10 times more!
The fittings and decorations in the mansion were outrageously expensive. Feng Yu heard that there were several paints worth tens of millions in the mansion.
Feng Yu also like such luxury mansions. But he does not want to build one in the US. If he were to build a mansion, he would build one in China. This way, his family could also stay with him. Also, the location of the mansion is critical. It must be in an area without natural disasters and danger.
Feng Yu only wanted to buy an ordinary house in the US. It does not need to be big, but it must be safe.
Feng Yu had hired quite a lot of ex-soldiers and professional bodyguards. But those bodyguards were armed, and this made Feng Yu feel dangerous.
When the bodyguards feel someone is about to harm Feng Yu, they will use their firearms!
Even though these bodyguards hired by Feng Yu were trustworthy, but Feng Yu did not trust them fully. In public places, these bodyguards might do their part to protect Feng Yu. But if any of them harbor evil thoughts, they would be able to kill Feng Yu easily in his home.
Feng Yu felt insecure in a country where firearms could be easily obtained. Feng Yu does not understand why people feel safe when they have a gun. In fact, even if he is owned a gun, he felt unsafe as others are also holding on to weapons too.
This was why, in the US, Feng Yu would never step into a dangerous neighborhood. He does not want to experience firsthand.
“Bill, it will take too long to build my own house. I just need to buy a house to stay in. Do you have any recommendations?”