A multi-millionaire real estate investor has shared five reasons why people are going "broke" – but many viewers have slammed his advice as "out of touch".
Troy Kearns, who regularly posts on TikTok about how he became a multi-millionaire from being 'dead broke', seemed to rub people up the wrong way after he rattled off the reasons.
Sitting in his car, @therealtroykearns said: "I'm going to tell you five reasons why you're always going to be broke coming from a multi-millionaire. Number one, you shop at Starbucks.
"Number two, you do not bring a lunch to work. Three. You live paycheck to paycheck. Number four, you make your minimum payment on your credit card.
"Number five last but not least. You buy liabilities, not assets."
While the video managed to rack up over 240k likes, the video received thousands of comments telling him that his ideas were out-of-touch and begging rich people to stop blaming Starbucks for systemic poverty.
One user said: "Buying lunch and a coffee isn't that much out of my yearly income. Living paycheck to paycheck is a result of SYSTEMIC POVERTY. We're not the same."
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Another added: "Jeezus Christ, drinking Starbucks is not keeping a person from being a millionaire."
A third wrote: "So out of touch. No one chooses to live paycheck to paycheck."
A fourth quipped: "Elon Musk was able to buy Twitter because he never went to Starbucks."
But not everyone was so opposed to the millionaire's opinions as some users praised him for his journey and advice.
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One user said: "Good for you!" Another wrote: "Big Facts!!!"
A third said: "He's not wrong…."
In other videos, the business man explained that he gained his wealth from being 'dead broke' after buying his first rental property for $112,000 (£91,000).
He then went on to invest in further properties over the years until he had 2,200 properties he was able to sell over five years.
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