Multimillionaire Fined $130,000 For Speeding Because He Is Rich
$130,000….how fast was he going?
According to The NY Daily News
A Swedish multimillionaire has been fined $130,000 for speeding — because he is so rich.
Businessman Anders Wiklof was busted doing 77 kilometers per hour in a 50 kilometers per hour zone — or about 48 mph in a 30 mph zone — when driving in neighboring Scandinavian nation Finland’s islands of Aland.
Had he been caught in Sweden, he would have faced a $615 penalty.
But fines in Finland are issued based on the driver’s wealth – and with Wiklof having so much cash, he was hit with the much heftier fee.
The 67-year-old accepted he was “in the wrong” for breaking the speed limit. But he claimed the fine was “unreasonable.”
“I’d rather put that money on the elderly, health, day care or whatever,” he told Ålandstidningen.
“I have only myself to blame, but one can question whether it is fair. There should be a ceiling, it’d be more fair. Where to put it I do not know, but as it is now, it’s unreasonable.”
Wiklof, one of the most influential and rich people in Aland, made his fortune as the owner of a holding company.
If the price of a ticket was tied to wealth in America—the majority of tickets would be cheap because 99 percent of America isn’t ballin’ while the one percent lives like kings.