STORIES this week about two unimaginably rich women who were conspicuous because of their parallels and differences.
The wealth of both women came from their husbands. They both have more money than they know what to do with it.
But what they did with that could be the stuff of a moral story.
Zamira Hajiyeva is the wife of an imprisoned Azerbaijani banker and mother of three children who spent 16 million pounds on Harrods.
This included 5.75 million pounds for jewelry and 30,000 pounds for Godiva chocolates – in one day.
She also spent £ 790,000 at Harrods on a single toy division deal on a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo-Disney makeover experience for her children.
Obviously, she felt she had money to burn … until the chickens came home to sleep.
Her extravagant spending was reported by the National Crime Agency (NCA) following her husband's conviction for corruption.
Ms. Hajiyeva's husband was head of the state-controlled International Bank of Azerbaijan from 2001 until his resignation in 2015.
Subsequently, he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for misappropriating the courts.
The NCA wanted to find out how the couple can afford to buy a £ 11.5 million Knightsbridge home and a £ 10.5 million golf club in Ascot.
You can see why There were some explanations.
All the jewelry and godiva chocolates in the world do not make you happy.
I'll bet Zamira's husband left her in London and expects her to keep one unobtrusive, instead of attracting attention by going to a supermarket in one of the city's pricier stores.
This story is a good reminder of three things. First, when money falls in the lap of some people, it is a case of "easy coming, easy going". Zamira did not deserve it, so she was free to throw it away. Second, it's a reminder that all the jewelry and Godiva chocolates in the world do not necessarily make you happy.
CRIMINALITY DOES NOT PAY
And the third is that crime really does not pay off. She is being investigated, her husband is in prison. It's just not worth it.
I'm sure that their children would trade all of the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo experiences in the world to have both parents at home.
This week gave us another example of a woman in possession of great wealth. MacKenzie Bezos has reached an estimated £ 29 billion following the divorce of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world.
It promises to provide at least half of it for charity.
MacKenzie took the idea seriously that comes with great power great responsibility
Actually, she did not deserve this money, it was her husband who built Amazon. But she sacrificed her career to support his and raise her four children.
Then Jeff ran away with another woman. The ultimate humiliation.
Nevertheless, MacKenzie has preserved her dignity. And her response to her violent divorce was to sign the donation pledge that encourages the richest people in the world to spend much of their fortune on charity.
She took the idea seriously, with great power and great responsibility.
"NOTHING SHORT FROM ADMIRABLE"
She is just admirable. Instead of spoiling their fortune with diamonds and chocolates, MacKenzie has decided to invest it in the world. What a great gesture.
I admire not only her generosity, but also her nature. She knows what matters, what is real, and that true wealth is not measured by money alone.
She acted with dignity and class in the face of the embarrassing situation in which her ex-husband exposed his unfaithful family to the public.  It is beautiful inside and out. Jeff Bezos has to be a fool to let a woman like this go.
Jeff Bezos – Ex-wife MacKenzie promises to divest half of her $ 37 billion assets to Bill Gates & # 39; s wife. To donate charity after the world has reached the highest cost of divorce
Love your neighbor … or else
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Tension reached its peak G Point and police were called after Julie Wayte (61) was caught driving blank video clips from the security camera on 37-year-old Lara Acutt's drive to Newark, Notts.