I was reading a news article this morning about Dave Ramsey’s Tennessee home, and by home I mean 13,000 square foot mansion. According to the article, Dave’s house is estimated to have a market value of approximately $10,000,000. I read about the 4,600sq/ft basement, the 18 shower heads in the master bath, and his $1,400/month utility bill (his utility bill is more than my rent/insurance/utilities combined!!!). But the most fascinating part of the article wasn’t actually in the article, it was in the “comments” section.
It seemed that about half of the readers supported Dave and his desire to own a freakin’ huge house. The other half, however, were a little less enthusiastic…
That’s just over the top and is a big disappointment. I can’t believe he could not come up with something better to do with his money. I bet there are rooms in that house that he nor his family will ever see. Such a waste. And 18 shower heads, that is ridiculous. What other environmental wastes are there. He deserves luxury he has built an empire but this is over the top for anyone.
In fact some even hinted towards Dave spending eternity in hell…
How many toilets do you need? Who was that said it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man enter heaven. I’m not judging, but I do have an opinion
I’ve been known to criticize some of Dave’s teachings every now and again, but in this instance I actually have his back. Dave’s money is Dave’s money. Who am I to tell him how to spend it? You probably don’t want me telling you how much house you should buy, or how much money you need to donate to charity, so why do you think it’s okay to tell Dave what he should do with his cash?
How can people point a finger at Dave and say “You’re materialistic” then continue surfing the internet on their iPhones? It just doesn’t make sense to me. If wealth is truly as evil as some make it out to be, then I have bad news. WE ARE ALL EVIL.
Let’s be real. We live in America. A land where even the homeless have shelter, food, and Facebook accounts (anyone that’s been to a public library knows what I’m talking about). Even the poorest people in America enjoy many frivolities those in third world countries will never experience. So are we all going to hell? Me thinks not.
We each have to give according to our personal and spiritual convictions, not based off what someone else tells you to give. If Dave wants 32 shower heads, more power to him. If he wants to donate $32,000,000 he can do that do. I’ll let Dave worry about what he’s gonna do with his money, and I’ll worry about what I’m going to do with mine.
Do you think Dave Ramsey is a hypocrite? Does he have an obligation to donate more because he makes more?