I'm not rich brat, says Tamara Ecclestone

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 11:20 hrs

Tamara Ecclestone has defended that she's not a spoilt child as people may think, and insisted that her parents has taught her to respect money.

The socialite and daughter of F1 billionaire Bernie said she's got four A levels and can speak three languages.

"People see pictures of me shopping and think I'm thick and that's all I do. I'm not dumb. I've got four A levels and speak three languages, English, Croatian and Italian," the Daily mail quoted her as saying.

"I've raised more than 2 million pounds for Great Ormond Street Hospital through an annual Formula 1 party I chair and other fund-raising events. When I visit Great Ormond Street I am just a lady bringing toys. That keeps me grounded," she stated.

Ecclestone revealed that as a child she had to earn her pocket money by doing chores.

"I wasn't given every toy I wanted. I had to earn my pocket money by doing chores. I don't want to rely on daddy's money. He helps me with things like houses, but those are investments. I have my own bank account, which I use for earnings from TV and modelling work," she said.

"Spending your own money feels different. It's a good feeling. It's hard to trust people when you're rich, though. I'm wary of most people. I trust my mum, dad and my sister, but can count the number of true friends on the fingers of one hand.

"I've been working out like a demon recently and feel better than ever,' Tamara added. (ANI)

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