What is the point of making money if it can’t fulfill your desires? These tech billionaires also think the same and their crazy purchases have truly set them apart from the ordinary.
1. James Bond Submarine Car by Elon Musk – $1 Million
Remember that submarine car from the classic James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me? Elon Musk bought that same iconic submarine car which was modified by Tesla. To own this fancy movie prop is quite cool although it does nothing fancy that it could do in the movie.
2. Mark Zuckerberg and his Properties – $100 Million
The creator of the most famous social media platforms, Mark Zuckerberg is known to own two properties in Kauai’s North Shore area. One is an island in the Central Pacific and another is a part of the Hawaiian archipelago. He also possesses a 393-acre beach property and a 357-acre sugarcane plantation.
3. Bill Gates and the Scriptures by Leonardo Da Vinci – $30 Million
While others were buying properties and fancy cars, Bill Gates spent about $30 million in getting his hands on a 72-page manuscript of Leonardo Da Vinci, which he wrote himself in the 16th century.
4. Museum-Turned House by Jeff Bezos’ – $23 Million
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man recently invested his money in a textile museum at Washington DC in the US. The museum was worth $23 Millions and he further spent $12 million in refurbishing its interiors.
5. Larry Page and his Yacht – $45 Million
Larry Page, Google’s co-founder is the owner of a very fast, fancy yacht named Senses, with best quality bells and whistles and 10 luxuriously furnished suites. The yacht was bought from Sir Douglas Myer of New Zealand.
6. The Crazy Car Collection of Jan Koum
WhatsApp’s co-founder, Jan Koum is obsessed with cars and has a huge collection of Porches, which are his favorite, and a few Ferraris including F12 Berlinetta and 458 Speciale. After selling his shares of Facebook and WhatsApp worth $7.5 Billion he invested lavishly in setting up an insane collection of some rare iconic cars.
7. Jack Ma’s Most Expensive Property in Hong Kong – $191 Million
Hong Kong, one of the most expensive cities in the world has real-estate prices touching the ceiling. But this cannot stop Jack Ma, China’s richest man and co-founder of Alibaba from buying a block named The Peak as an ‘unnamed buyer’. The rumors are the ‘unnamed buyer’ is Jack Ma.
8. Larry Ellison’s Hawaii Island – $300 Million
Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle bought an entire island in Hawaii named Lanai which is spread across 90,000 acres. The island entertains its guests through two fancy ‘Four Seasons’ resorts.
9. Carlos Slim’s Artwork collection – $800 Million
Carlos Slim who loves collecting premium artwork bought a museum and named it Museo Soumaya after his late wife. The museum in itself is an extraordinary piece of art.
10. Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla – $1 Billion
Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla is the world’s second most expensive residences after Buckingham Palace.
11. Steve Ballmer and his LA Clippers – $2 Billion
Steve Ballmer, the predecessor to Sundar Pichai as the CEO of Microsoft owns an NBA football team called Los Angeles Clippers.