The material girl lives in a material world. Her brother, Anthony Ciccone, does not. Madonna’s brother has been homeless for more than a year and he doesn’t know why his superstar sister isn’t helping him out.
Ciccone, who has been living under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan, told the local newspaper:
“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time… You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times — why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?”
The Daily Mail reports that Madonna’s personal fortune is hovering around the $650 million mark, which makes her one of the most successful entertainers in the world.
Ciccone said that he had a job working at his family’s winery, Ciccone Vineyards. Anthony helped the vineyard by selling bottles of wine, which included five Madonna related varietals. Ciccone lost his job last year at the winery and eventually found himself without any where to live. The winery, Ciccone Vineyard, is run by his father Tony.
“I don’t have any income. I’ve got to go collect bottles and cans, do odd jobs. If you spend enough time on frozen concrete without proper insulation you will get frostbite… You have no idea how gruesome it is. You get nerve damage. That’s the milder stage, in the severe stage you have tissue damage, that is when you lose parts of your body.”
Do you feel bad for Madonna’s brother? Does Madonna have an obligation to help Anthony Ciccone just because she is successful?