The recent $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot win got us thinking – if you won enough money to be one of the richest people in the world, what could you spend it on? Not practically of course, but if you wanted to buy some outrageous things and just make a point of showing exactly how rich you are. Even if you take the lump-sum cash payout of $687.7 million after taxes, here are some absolutely unnecessary things that you would now be able to afford:
If sports cars are your thing then why not look at investing in a few. You can buy 118 Bugatti Divo hypercars at $5.8 million each. The company sold all 40 of the limited series cars but the Mega Millions jackpot winner could easily buy them all back and then contact Bugatti to triple the amount of cars made. Oh and it still leaves you with $3.234 million for gas and speeding tickets. Alternatively you could buy 3 830 Lamborghinis and share them out amongst all your new “friends”.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a sports team then now is your chance! According to Forbes, even the jackpot prize money couldn’t buy you most NFL teams but The Buffalo Bills are the least expensive team of 2018, valued at exactly $1.6 billion. But then all your money would be gone…
Perhaps you feel like doing something for the greater good, like sending 2 544 students to Harvard University. Harvard is one of the most prestigious and expensive colleges in the US with one year of school fees adding up to about $67 580. This includes tuition, room, board, and fees. If you want to add a fourth year in there then you’ll be looking at paying a total of $270 320. Think of all the educated young people you could send off into the world!
If buying property is more your thing, and you’ve always dreamed of being president, or at least feeling like one, then why not buy the White House for just $420 318 704. With $1.6 billion you could buy 3.8 White Houses, or pay enough people to vote you into presidency.
Alternatively, you could buy one of the two most expensive houses in Bel-Air. Actually, you could just buy them both. The one house was developed by plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia and is up for $180 million, with nine bedrooms and your very own outdoor waterfall. The second house was developed by luxury handbag entrepreneur Bruce Makowsky and offers 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms for a mere $188 million. Seems he carried his love of handbags into the house with crocodile skin lined elevators.
If houses are not your thing, then perhaps an island? In fact, you could just buy Necker Island from Richard Branson. In 2006 the island, which makes up part of the British Virgin Islands, was valued at around $60 million. Even with inflation you could easily afford to buy it, plus maybe ten more like it.
Lastly, if you’re boycotting the mostly frivolous spending above then you could look at buying 440 million boxes of cereal instead and have enough cereal to pass on to your very grateful, non-materialistic grandkids.
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