Lately I’ve noticed that men who have a lot of money but are not conventionally famous frequently begin conversations with the phrase “People often ask me…” Not quite sure what that means, but there you go, I keep hearing it.
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Conor Dougherty

YES. Great observation! I reckon it means “I am important enough to be asked a lot of questions and wise enough to have a lot of answers”.