Money is wasted: 11 of the most senseless acquisitions of millionairesPictolic
The rich often surprise with their eccentricities. People don't know where to put money when there's too much of it. Recently, an interesting discussion on the topic of ridiculous purchases of millionaires appeared on Reddit. Users shared stories from life, about how they came across strange and very expensive acquisitions of moneybags. We have collected the most striking examples of wastefulness.
Money can't buy happiness. But some rich people thoughtlessly spend huge sums on meaningless things, trying to raise their status. Toilets worth millions, a separate bathroom for a cat and other strange whims of rich weirdos surprise with their absurdity.
Here are the most useless, but fabulously expensive purchases that Reddit users told about in a thematic discussion.
Millionaires' favorite pets also travel with VIP comfort, as do their owners. The dog of one super-rich lady flew a separate plane in business class to New York for classes with a dog handler. The flight with comfort cost $ 45,000 (about 3.3 million rubles).
One of the Reddit users said that he knew a rich man who bought a gold toilet bowl for $ 100,000 (about 7.4 million rubles). It is not known whether it was made of pure gold, but sitting on it, the owner definitely felt a special sensation.
Another user remembers looking after a millionaire's cat. The furry pet had her own bathroom, in which a TV hung on the wall, pictures of cats, and there was also a stylish trash can.
If you are super rich, then one yacht will not be enough for you. A Reddit user who lived near the port recalls that millionaires bought not only pleasure yachts, but also vessels for transporting personal belongings and private helicopters. Cargo yachts follow the main one without disturbing the aesthetics of a luxury ship with the accumulation of things on board.
Having a huge fortune allows you to spend money on anything that comes into your head. A Reddit user who worked for a private aircraft design company told how one of the clients ordered carpets made of pure silk. A meter of luxury coverage cost more than a thousand dollars (about 74,000 rubles). The luxurious fabric was so soft and beautiful that it was even scary to step on it.
One of the users had a very rich and eccentric uncle. He didn't have a guest house, but a whole mansion. The luxurious building stood apart from the master's estate. Near him, the rich man installed a real cannon, from which he shot at the mountains with special bowling balls, worth $ 100 (about 7,400 rubles) apiece.
The driving instructor recalls how one company rented a track to ride on it in their supercars. In the evening, the golden youth divided into groups and left in their luxury cars. Instructors discovered that the rich had forgotten a Lamborghini Aventador, worth 271,000 pounds (about 26.4 million rubles), on the track.
One art student worked part-time as a janitor for a millionaire. The owner showed him his collection of paintings: Picasso's work was hanging in the bathroom right above the toilet.
The smell of livestock waste products is very unpleasant, but one rich man admired it. The architect recalls how he planned a house for him, and he asked him to place a bedroom directly above the cowshed. The millionaire wanted to make a hole in the floor to enjoy the smell and the lowing of cows before going to bed.
It happens that spouses are forced to live together, quietly hating each other. One rich man did not want to divorce his wife, so as not to give her part of his huge fortune. The couple installed separate elevators in the house to see each other as little as possible.
Another millionaire hired a man and gave him his credit card to cover his tracks and fake an expensive trip to Europe. He himself went to Mexico with his mistress. The rich man was in the midst of divorce proceedings, so he wanted to hide all the evidence of an affair on the side, because it could affect the court's decision not in his favor. The hired man provided him with a complete alibi.
Eccentric actions surprise not only ordinary millionaires, but also the most famous billionaires in the world. World-class businessmen sometimes do things contrary to common sense.