Mansion for Madonna

Why the millionaire has let her brother live under a bridge
Tuesday , 25 October 2011
Mansion for Madonna

You would think that being siblings with a multi-millionaire would bring some benefits, at least a roof over your head, but not for Madge’s brother Anthony Ciccone.

The 55-year-old is reportedly homeless, living under a bridge in Michigan, while his younger sister jets between her Dhs117 million New York City pad and her Dhs44 million 10 bedroom London townhouse.

“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” Anthony revealed. “You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times - why my sister is a multibazillionaire, and I’m homeless on the street?”

Anthony became homeless after he lost his job working for the family company Ciccone Vineyard last year and now does odd jobs, including collecting cans and bottle for income. He claims to shelter under a bridge every night, with no support from his six siblings, despite his medical problems.

“I got frostbite on my feet last winter,” he revealed. “A friend of mine lost all 10 toes. Several have died of hypothermia.”

The Material Girl singer is worth an estimated Dhs1.8 billion. The reasons behind their family feud are unknown but Anthony warned, “Never say never. This could happen  to anybody.”