15 Weird Things Billionaires Spend Money on

Billionaires are famous for their extravagant lifestyles. But sometimes, they spend money on weird things to boost their excitement and show off. There are many ridiculous things billionaires spend their fortune on “

$12 Million Preserved Shark

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In 2004, Steve Cohen bought a 14-foot tiger shark preserved with a combination of alcohol and formaldehyde. Steve bought it from the art mogul Charles Saatchi, who bought the sculpture in 1992 for $93,000. The purchase showed Steve’s admiration for art. This is the most unique piece of contemporary art. It is officially called “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”.

$30 Million Handwritten Book

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In 1994, Bill Gates spent $30.8 million to purchase Codex Leicester. It is a 72-page manuscript that Leonardo da Vinci compiled in the early 16th century. Gate and da Vinci were both math geniuses, and he wanted to own the musings of the original Renaissance man. It makes it the most expensive book ever sold.

$1 Million Submarine Toy

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Elon Musk bought the Lotus Esprit submarine car model for around $1 million from an auction in London. The car featured in the classic Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me. Elon bought it to make its movie transformation from car to submarine a reality.

$50,000 Spirit Detector

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In 2010, Famous Singer Lady Gaga bought a $50,000 Spirit Detector. Gaga claimed that a ghost named Ryan followed her everywhere. She wanted to communicate with him and also detect if there were other spirits around her. Therefore, she spends $50K on a state-of-the-art Electro Magnetic Field meter.

$300 million Hawaiian Island

The lovely tropical island of Ocho Rios, Jamaica in the Caribbean

In 2012, Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle, bought the $300 million Hawaiian island of Lanai. This tropical paradise includes 90,000 acres, two Four Seasons resorts and a town with a population of 3,200. The resorts are full of luxury, and the cost of staying there is $21,000 a night.

$500 million Airbus A380

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In 2007, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal spent $319 million on an A380 double-decker superjumbo jet. It is the world’s largest passenger aircraft. He ordered it with upgrades, including space for his horses and two Rolls Royce cars. These upgrades make the price of Airbus $500 million.

$500 million Pair of Painting

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Ken Griffin bought a pair of abstract impressionist paintings worth $500 million. He has a collection of art, and these two paintings, one by Willem de Kooning and the other by Jackson Pollock are new additions to his collection. This deal is one of the largest private art deals ever.

$2.3 million Billy the Kid Photo

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In 2011, William Koch bought $2.3 million Billy the Kid Photo. He is very fond of Wild West history. There is one authenticated photograph of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. William wanted to add this photo to his collection and paid $2.3 million for it.

$36 million Fancy Furniture

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In 2004, Prince Hans Adam II dropped $36 million on a piece of furniture. It is a Florentine ebony piece known as the Badminton Cabinet. This badminton cabinet belongs to the 18th century and was already the world’s priciest piece of furniture costing $16.59 million. Prince Hans adorned this cabinet with precious stones like lapis lazuli, agate and amethyst quartz making it worth $36 million.

$250 million Newspaper

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In 2013, the billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought The vaunted Washington Post newspaper for $250 million which he confirmed 3 years after the deal was made. The Graham family controlled the newspaper for 80 years before that.

$3.9 million Violin

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In 2008, Maxim Viktorov, a wealthy lawyer from Russia bought a $3.9 million Violin. It was Guarneri del Gesu, one of the only 150 surviving violins made by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu during the 18th century. It is the rarest musical instrument on the earth and played music for the first time in seven decades at, Maxim Viktorov’s party.

$800 Museum

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Carlos Slim owns a museum worth $800 million in Mexico. He was an avid art collector and to showcase his art, he opened the Museo Soumaya, a six-story, metallic, and windowless art museum. In this museum slim showcased his 66,000 pieces, including some of Europe and Mexico’s most priceless works of art.

$100,000 Flower

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Singer Mariah Carey spends $100,000 on exotic flower delivery every month, taking the concept of self-love way too seriously. She can be anywhere in the world but the exotic flowers are delivered to her every month.

$567 million Titanic 2

Yacht boats on blue sea water in tropical lagoon in Hamilton, Bermuda. Summer vacation and travelling. Luxury lifestyle concept
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Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer commissioned a nearly replica of Titanic worth $567 million. The ship has all the facilities of the Titanic, but it is upgraded for modern travel.

$4 million Plastic Surgery

Skin Care concept. Young happy woman in towel making facial massage with organic face scrub and looking at mirror in stylish bathroom. Girl applying scrub cream, peeling and cleaning skin
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Swiss socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein spent $4 million on plastic surgeries. She is in her 70s and due to several plastic surgeries she has now become a warning for others about getting too much plastic surgery.

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