Millionaires have their own ethics, principles, traits, and habits. While many of them like to keep is simple, some never settle for anything that is out of the ordinary, and are always eager to show their bling-bling to the world. But what’s common about them all, is that they are chasing their own dreams. So, let’s check some of the wildest and most expensive things bought by millionaires!
Motor-heads across the globe knows how to appreciate their cars, however, radio host Chris Evans took it to the extreme. He spent a jaw-dropping £19 million on a 1963 Ferrari GTO; what most of the rich and famous people would spend on a house. Evans sold his prized 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider to make room in his collection for the car he has been coveting for years. Having Evans as the owner of this Ferrari GTO is rather fitting though, as he hosts the Top Gear T.V series, a show dedicated to all things related to cars.
India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani felt that two billion dollars was a reasonable amount to spend on a house. The Ambani’s residence is a 27-storey architectural dream called Antilia and it is in South Mumbai. This mansion has three helipads and a 50-seats movie theatre. Other amenities have been hushed to this place, however this has been done behind closed doors and far from the eyes of the media. The inside must surely be amazing; it is after all over a billion-dollar home.
In the year 2013, Datta Phuge bought the most expensive shirt in the world. The shirt was fabricated using velvet lining and over three kilograms of gold, making worth over $250,000. It has been reported that Phuge only wore this unique shirt for special occasion. Due to his obsession for gold, Phuge was nicknamed as “The Gold Man”. Every time he stepped out, his body was adorned with gold bangles, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Phuge had a humble business start, but later he made his money as a property speculator. Whenever he made a huge profit, he rewarded himself and his wife with something made of gold.
Is it really worth being rich if you have to worry about missile attacks? Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch with a net worth of approx. $12.8 billion, owns the Eclipse yacht. This luxurious sea vessel is known as the second largest private yacht in the world, and it is rumoured to have a hi-tech missile defence system. Besides being protected from any air-borne projectiles, the Eclipse also has two helipads, a dance club, a swimming pool, multiple bath tubs, 18 cabins, and a mini-submarine. With an estimated price of $500 million, the 536ft boat has a crew of around 70.
Sheik Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
Sheik Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is also known as the ‘Rainbow Sheik’ for buying not less than seven luxurious Mercedes and painting them each with a different colour of the rainbow. He really wanted to make a statement to the world and it worked. As a member of the Abu Dhabi’s ruling family, Hamad also had his name carved in capital letters across two miles into his very own island called Al Futaisi. This carving could even be seen from space by the satellites of Google Earth. It’s quite a pity that only those who were air-borne had a chance to see it.