In March 1998, Imelda Marcos bragged “If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That is how rich we are“. She also promised / bribed to give $800 million the gov’t is not aware of to poor Filipinos if she’s elected President
Excerpt from APNews Article:
MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Imelda Marcos claimed Thursday to have more than $800 million stashed away in foreign banks, all of which she promised to give to poor Filipinos if she is elected president.
“If you know how rich you are, you are not rich,″ the widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos said. “But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That’s how rich we are.″
It is the first time Mrs. Marcos has publicly admitted her family has more wealth than that discovered by the government since Marcos was ousted in a popular revolt in 1986.