Radio and TV presenter Danilo Acquisto lives life on the go. Co-hosting the daily lifestyle and talk show Afternoon Express on SABC 3, as well as The Music Lab on Goodhope FM over the weekend, it’s a mystery how he finds any time for himself. Add to this a number of entrepreneurial ventures and a keen involvement in youth development, Danilo is a man with a very bright future. Expresso had the chance to pick his brain and learn how he keeps his finances in order.
What is the dumbest thing you've spent a lot of money on? As all typical Italians do, I bought myself an Alfa Romeo. My 147 Twin Spark was such a great deal. We bought it for under R50k from a guy whose father passed away and was trying to liquidate the asset. My car was red and beautiful. Two months in I blew a hole in the head gasket travelling from Joburg to Cape Town and everything else that could possibly go wrong, did. I spent more than R50k fixing the car sold it for less than I paid in the first place.
If money was no option, what one car would you buy? It would have to be the Ferrari Sergio 4.5l v8
Your mom gives you R50 for the tuck-shop. What do you buy? Slap chips, a coke and a sweet or ice lolly... If you were forced to put all of you savings into one single investment what would it be? I'd start a business
Catch Danilo Acquisto every weekday at 5pm on SABC 3 for Afternoon Express or tune in to Goodhope FM on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 3pm for the #Musiclab.