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Kevin O’ Leary Says You Need Millions On Hand To Survive — ‘You Have To Get To A Place Where You Have $5 Million In The Bank’

by UNN Feed

Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank star and investor, sparked significant discussion with his assertion that individuals need $5 million in their bank accounts to ensure lifelong financial stability.

In an August 2023 YouTube video, O’Leary said, “You have to get to a place where you have $5 million in the bank,” emphasizing the importance of this amount to “survive the rest of your life, no matter what happens.” This statement, along with his detailed financial advice, has been a subject of both support and criticism among viewers and financial experts.

This amount, when invested to yield an annual return of 6% to 7%, can generate $300,000 to $350,000 in passive income, significantly above the median household income.

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He suggests setting aside this $5 million as untouchable money, using additional income for investments or riskier ventures without compromising the stability of the income-generating $5 million.

In response to his advice, one user summarized the core message of having ample funds for security with a touch of sarcasm: “‘Have enough money to not worry about money’ … got it.” Another humorously acknowledged the challenge O’Leary’s advice presents: “Great advice! I was doing it wrong this whole time. I just need 5 mill.”

To achieve this financial goal, O’Leary recommends several strategies. Building a business can be a lucrative avenue, but it comes with inherent risks. Focusing on cash flow, such as investments that produce actual income like dividends, is crucial. This echoes Warren Buffett’s principle: “The first rule of an investment is don’t lose money.”

Avoiding uncalculated risks, asking for fair compensation and being selective with investments are other key pieces of advice from O’Leary.

O’Leary stresses the importance of investing early. He suggests saving 10% of your income and investing in bonds and dividend-paying stocks.

He emphasizes discipline in saving, having a long-term investment strategy and understanding the…

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