chasing the money vs becoming a legend

"If you want to go down as a legend, don't worry about the money. If you make something original and awesome, the money will find you." - Harry Dry

Mark Manson touched upon the same idea while comparing Emeril Lagasse and Anthony Bourdain.

Emeril went for the money. He 'sold out' and was shilling a bunch of canned soups and cheap cookware, and Anthony was like, wtf bro.

Anthony went his own way- maintaining a huge amount of control over his travel/food show and the stories he told, down to the song choices on each episode.

Emeril Lagasse est net worth: $70 Million

Anthony Bourdain's net worth (at time of death): $1.2 Million

But who wants to be the next Emeril Lagasse? I don't know about you, but my hero was Tony Bourdain.

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