I'll bet few Americans knew that Eduard Saverin, the young Brazilian billionaire and co-founder of Facebook, lived in Singapore — until this past May, when news spread that he had given up his U.S. passport to become a citizen of the Asian citystate.
If you've been following International Man for some time, you know that we advise internationalization on all fronts - assets, income and person. While it can be relatively easy to move some assets abroad (although, less so by the day for Americans), it is understandably more difficult to move one's self abroad. And even more so to move one's family. Today we chat with an entrepreneur who left America for Costa Rica in 2009, and did so with his wife and kids in tow.
Singapore is widely considered a desirable expatriate location, but why? As the discussions on the IM Forum clearly show, there is great diversity among individuals regarding where they want to live and why. We can research the facts and figures of any given location to learn about its tangible features. But what about the intangibles - our awareness of a place and how it makes us feel? To research the intangibles, we rely on personal opinions and today we share those of Marwood Dent, a first-time contributor and resident of Singapore.
Last month we introduced you to Mark Svoboda, a Russian currently living in Louisiana on a quest to find his "Next America" - a place that values personal freedom and offers economic opportunities. The first stop along his journey was Malaysia and today he continues with the nation known as The Lion City, Singapore.