• Short Summary

    MICHAEL BRODY JNR, 21-YEAR-OLD MULTI-MILLIONAIRE WHO LAST WEEKEND CHARTERED A BOEING 707 TO FLY BACK FROM HIS JAMAICAN HONEYMOON, ANNOUNCED IN A NEW YORK NIGHTSPOT LAST NIGHT THAT HE IS GOING TO GIVE AWAY ALL HIS MONEY........

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    BRODY PLAYING GUITAR IN NIGHTCLUB: BRODY AND WIFE ANSWERING QUESTIONS: HARLEM BUILDING WHERE BRODY SAYS HE PLANS TO HAND OUT HIS MONEY: VOXPOP OF PEOPLE ASKING FOR MONEY:



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    REPORTER: MR. BRODY FIRST OF ALL, HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU WORTH AND WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO DO WITH IT?



    BRODY: WELL RIGHT NOW I'D SAY UNLIMITED BECAUSE IF I HAVE TO GIVE YOU A FIGURE....I'LL JUST SAY 500-MILLION. OK?



    REPORTER: JUST LIKE THAT YOU SHRUG IT OFF? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?



    BRODY: GIVE IT ALL AWAY.



    REPORTER: WHY?



    BRODY: BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED IT MORE THAN I DO. I AM A FINANCIAL WIZARD! I CAN MANIPULATE THE STOCK BOARD TO GO UP OR DOWN AT MY MERE WHIM. (LAUGHTER) I PREDICT THAT THE BIG BOY IS GOING STRAIGHT UP AND IT WILL NEVER SAG AGAIN.



    REPORTER: I NOTICE YOU'RE VERY HUMBLE TOO!



    BRODY: I AM.



    WIFE: HE REALLY IS.



    BRODY: I'M SORRY, THIS IS ALL GOING TO MY HEAD RIGHT NOW BUT TOMORROW YOU'LL SEE HOW HUMBLE I AM.



    REPORTER: WOULD YOU BELIEVE THAT I NEED A THOUSAND DOLLARS?



    BRODY: ALL RIGHT, LOVEY, GET YOU CHEQUE BOOK.



    GIRL: O.K.



    BRODY: ALL RIGHT, GOT A PEN.



    REPORTER: YEAH, I HAVE.



    BRODY: WHAT'S YOUR NAME?



    REPORTER: PETER SIMMONS.



    BRODY: THERE GO GO AND LIKE......



    REPORTER: ARE YOU SURE THIS WON'T BOUNCE NOW?



    BRODY: POSITIVE! I CAN CHECK WITH MR. CLARK WILLIAMS OF THE....(INAUDIBLE) INTERNATIONAL BANK.



    REPORTER: HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP TRACK OF THIS NOW. I NOTICE YOU DID NOT WRITE ANYTHING IN YOUR OWN BOOK. YOU MEAN YOU DON'T KEEP ANY TRACK OF YOUR MONEY?



    BRODY: WELL, I GOT SO MUCH IN......INTERNATIONAL BANK -- I MEAN I'VE GOT A COMPUTERISED MIND -- I KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH I HAVE AND HOW MUCH I CAN GIVE AND I CAN AFFORD THIS.



    REPORTER: HOW MUCH HAVE YOU GIVEN AWAY TODAY?



    BRODY: I WOULD HAVE... OH, I'VE PROBABLY GIVEN AWAY MAYBE 10-MILLION, I DON'T KNOW.



    GIRL: YOU'RE MAKING REQUESTS? ALL RIGHT, TEAR IT IN HALF AND GIVE SOMEBODY ELSE A PIECE, OK?



    REPORTER: CAN YOU TELL ME WHY YOU'RE HERE?



    GIRL: BECAUSE I NEED SOME MONEY.....



    MAN: I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT, GOD SHOULD BLESS HIM REALLY.....



    GIRL: I'M COMPLETELY BROKE AND I DO NEED THE MONEY.....



    REPORTER: YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MONEY?



    MAN: YEA, I NEED A MILLION (LAUGHTER)...A MILLION DOLLARS!




    Initials TS/N/MR/BJ



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MICHAEL BRODY JNR, 21-YEAR-OLD MULTI-MILLIONAIRE WHO LAST WEEKEND CHARTERED A BOEING 707 TO FLY BACK FROM HIS JAMAICAN HONEYMOON, ANNOUNCED IN A NEW YORK NIGHTSPOT LAST NIGHT THAT HE IS GOING TO GIVE AWAY ALL HIS MONEY........SOMETHING LIKE 25-MILLION DOLLARS. BRODY, WHO SAYS HE IS A FINANCIAL WIZARD, CLAIMS HE DOES NOT WANT THE MONEY SO THE NEEDY CAN HAVE IT...ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS BECOME A 'POP' STAR.

    BRODY SAYS THAT HE HAS RENTED A BUILDING IN HARLEM, NEW YORK'S POOR AND PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO AREA, WHERE HE PLANS TO GIVE AWAY THE MONEY.

    NO-ONE QUITE SURE YET IF BRODY REALLY MEANS TO GIVE AWAY ALL THE MONEY HE INHERITED RECENTLY....BUT EVERYONE AGREES THAT HE CERTAINLY HAS THE MONEY TO GIVE AWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBJ3AAVUDQORPTJKJS6QBD4FK
    Media URN:
    VLVABBJ3AAVUDQORPTJKJS6QBD4FK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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