Wes Nelson gives away £145k car and says material possessions mean nothing to him now

Love Island star Wes Nelson has given away his £145k Mercedes to his dad and his brother after admitting material possessions “don’t mean anything to him”.

Although we do not know his exact net worth, Wes, 23, revealed earlier this year that he became a millionaire at 21.

In an interview with The Sun the star and rapper said: "I was a millionaire by the age of 21.

"And that’s not being a show-off or anything, but it’s wise investments and understanding this life doesn’t last forever.

"I’ve been lucky to have so many shows under my belt, and I’m super grateful for that.

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"I have a passive income and generational wealth, so my children, whenever they come about, they’re not going to have to work again. I don’t have to work again."

Wes originally rose to fame in Love Island and reached the finals with his then-girlfriend Megan Barton-Hanson in the 2018 series.

The ex-islander has since appeared as a contestant on the hit ITV show Dancing on Ice as well as appearing on The X Factor: Celebrity.

But the fortune he has made along the way doesn’t appeal to him anymore and the reality star has recently spoken out on The Private Parts podcast revealing he has given his £145k Mercedes to his dad and brother as material possessions don’t mean anything to him anymore.

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.

"The more you have, the more money you probably make. They come hand in hand, but at the same time it sucks. You don't want more, it just comes with doing more."

He said: "I think being around nice things and stuff you just realise how empty they are."


Wes spoke out about how having expensive things “doesn’t mean anything to him” and the pleasure comes from “helping people”.

"I can remember just feeling afterwards, I feel like I haven't really lost anything.

He said: "As shi*ty as that sounds, it just doesn't mean anything. I've got so much more pleasure from just helping people and going out and doing good things. It just fulfils me."

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