Originally Posted by The Kurgan
He actually started the comeback because he was broke by the mid-1980s. He'd used up all his career's earnings on building a church, setting up charities, women (in the 1970s) etc.
It wasn't until probably about 1993/1994 that he was fighting for love of the sport and to prove himself as opposed to funding his causes.
I remember George being interviewed a year or so into his comeback, and the interviewer asked George if he came back because he was broke. George stated something along the lines that you have four pockets of cash; three pockets you spend on the things that you want, the fourth pocket you put away for savings. George claimed that his fourth pocket was full! LOL.....The guy was such a con man!
I wonder what bothered George more, not having enough money for his charitable causes, or not having enough money to shop at Gucci's and to stockpile classic cars?