So, you’ve just landed a jackpot win. $1.6 billion, to be exact. About time! It could probably have come sooner, but since you finally have it, the only thing left to do now is figure out how to spend it all.
You might be thinking that you could never possibly spend $1.6 billion, no matter how hard you tried. But don’t panic just yet; we’re here to help you find things obscenely expensive so that you can burn through those millions as quickly as possible.
These 5 ultra luxurious things a new billionaire can add to their shopping list are just a taste of what you can blow a jackpot win on, but they certainly will give you some good ideas!
Bugatti Divo Hypercar
When you’re a billionaire you can’t be travelling from A to B at the same speed as those less rich than yourself. You need to do so in a vehicle that not only costs $5.8 million, but can also accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds. Yes, you need a Bugatti Hypercar.
Sadly, only 40 were made, and all were sold. But with your $1.6 billion you could probably make a plan and purchase one from a current owner. Heck, you could buy two, just in case you don’t like the colour of one. Or why not track down and buy all 40, then rotate them on a daily basis, just to keep enjoying that all important new car smell for over a month?
A Professional Sports Team
You know what makes the statement ‘I’m a billionaire’ better than anything else? If you guessed owning a sports team, you’re getting a gold star. Amazingly, a sports team isn’t as expensive as you’d think, even if there is very little purpose to owning one other than boasting to your billionaire friends about it.
Some of the cheaper teams are available for as little as $305 million, such as the Florida Panthers NHL team. So, still plenty left over to get that Bugatti, allowing you to drop in and visit your team in style. There is probably some way to make money off owning a sports team as well, so that’s a bonus!
Does a billionaire drink water? Certainly not. A billionaire drinks the most expensive whiskey in the world, and does it with the sort of smirk on his face that declares he has no idea how whiskey is worth $6 million, but he sure as hell is drinking it rather than common water.
Isabella’s Islay is valued at $6.2 million, and is indeed actual whiskey and not liquid diamonds. Though, it does come in a decanter that is studded with 8,500 diamonds, which explains the price tag. Also, there is luxury Scotch whiskey somewhere below the diamonds that probably tastes nice. So, once again; bonus!
Your Own Island
When billionaires need a break, they don’t go down to the coast for a holiday. They go to their own personal island. Pumpkin Key is a small 26-acre island off the coast of Miami, and can be yours for the paltry sum of $96 million. You might be startled to learn that only a three-bedroom dwelling is located on the island, but this is more than made up for via a personal marina for your yacht. Yes, you will need a yacht to make full use of Pumpkin Key. Look into it before buying the island, to avoid embarrassment.
As the bonus here, there is housing for two servants, who will likely enjoy living on the island for longer periods of time than yourself, who will surely only visit a few times a year. Lucky servants. The only down side is that you’ll have to haggle with Richard Branson in order to buy the island, which might be tricky!
Last but not least we have Chartwell Estate, the mansion that featured as the setting for The Beverly Hillbillies. Now, if we’re being serious for a moment, this Bel Air palace is probably beyond the price range of someone who has only a meagre $1.6 billion in the bank. Yes, it is only listed at $350 million, but the upkeep on a 25,000-foot main house, with a 75 foot swimming pool, wine cellar, and parking for 40 vehicles will probably be more than you realistically want to spend on a monthly basis.
At least, not if you also want the island, the Bugatti, and the sports team. Probably best to settle for something slightly less, and with a few thousand less square feet of what is sure to be pure bank account draining monthly upkeep.
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