Wes Nelson gives away £145k Mercedes after losing interest in material possessions – The Mirror
Love Island star turned musician Wes Nelson said that being around nice things has made him realise how “empty” it is
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Love Island star Wes Nelson, who became a millionaire at 21, has decided that he has no interest in material things and has given away his £145,000 Mercedes.
The musician, who found fame on the reality dating show, has amassed himself quite the fortune.
His wealth can be attributed to his chart success, with two platinum-selling hits, TV appearances on shows such as The X Factor : Celebrity and Dancing on Ice, and it’s also reported that Wes has made smart investments in property and cryptocurrency.
But just seven months after showing off his expensive car on Instagram, the 23-year-old has decided that material items no longer hold any appeal.
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The star says he is giving up driving and that he wasn’t bothered about getting rid of the expensive vehicle as he gets more personal satisfaction from helping others and being kind.
The 23-year-old gave the car to his dad and brother, which him speaking on The Private Parts podcast about how unsatisfying materialism is.
He said: “My dad and my brother have my car now. I’ve realised that as soon as you get one thing you want the next thing anyway. It’s actually so dead.
“This is the first time I’ve not drove in my life – and I love driving. Because I know what I’ll be like, I’ll want to get a new one and I’ll want to get this.