Meeting The World’s Richest Man

Who isn’t fascinated by the lives of the rich and famous? Howard Hughes, perhaps the most eccentric of wealthy men, fled to Freeport, the Bahamas, in self-exile. It’s a long story, but I ended up talking a housekeeper to let me walk through his compound shortly after his death. I don’t know what I expected, but what I saw was a shock! It was sparse. Threadbare, olive green plaid cushions on cut-rate wooden couch frames. Bathroom fixtures like a cheap motel. His wealth was unmatched. Yet this final hideaway, where he sequestered himself from reality, was a stark reminder that money is a mortal god. 

Until every church disciples every man...


(adapted from The Man in the Mirror: 25th Anniversary Edition)