All people want to earn more money. But what to do when there is already a desired million on the account? Of course, to earn more to become a billion. But its owners what to do? There are houses, yachts, and long-legged beauties so curly around flocks. Buy a football club? It’s boring!
Then it’s time to create something of this kind, by really deceiving the people around you. Some billionaires are rightly considered eccentric, but how can they be judged for their desire to spend their time unannounced?
, the state of 13.3 billion. The founder of Facebook social network does not disdain to kill livestock personally. A computer genius has always been considered a bit out of this world. But users of his network all believed that the strangeness of Zuckerberg is limited to extreme shyness, and love of fencing with friends at leisure. Too, after all, unofficial entertainment! But in May 2011, the billionaire unexpectedly for everyone on his Facebook page published a strange status: “I just killed a goat and a pig.” Immediately on Mark rained numerous charges – friends and just “green” accused him of immorality and cruelty. Zuckerberg himself reacted to the surprise surprisingly calmly. He said that he was carried away by livestock breeding, and decided to eat meat only those animals that he killed himself. According to the businessman himself, this hobby greatly widened his life views.
, the state of 900 million dollars. This Australian coal miner owns Mineralogy. Passion Palmer are different antiquities, it was he who recently stood behind the project of reviving dinosaurs. In the summer of 2012, the millionaire said he was going to build a real Jurassic Park near Brisbane. There should be walking true tyrannosaurs, triceratops and other fossil species of living beings. Palmer is not confused by the fact that dinosaurs have died out for a long time – he is going to revive them by cloning DNA. According to the rich man, in the organisms of the blood-sucking insects frozen in the resin, the DNA of the lizards could have remained partially. The millionaire even tried to attract scientists to his project, but they were skeptical about the idea. In their opinion, there is no chance of finding working genetic material. Then the entrepreneur decided to follow a simple path and create a park with mechanical monsters. Palmer’s oddities are not limited to this – he invests huge funds in the reconstruction of the Titanic. As a result, in 2016 the twin of the infamous giant ship must be launched.
, the state of 1.9 billion. This businessman made himself a fortune on the Internet, today he owns the site of FilmOn. And he is entertained, among other things, by sending naked people to the President of America. In 2010, David launched a special site BatleCamp.com, which invited users to upload their most insane acts in exchange for a reward. And to burn interest in this resource, the businessman promised 100 thousand dollars to someone who appears naked before President Obama. The daredevil should appear naked in some public place and get caught in the eyes of the head of the country and provide a video to prove his action. There was no special excitement around this idea, then David increased the prize pool to a million dollars. And a couple of months later, and the first candidate – a resident of New York Juan Rodriguez in pursuit of the prize was unable to pass a police cordon, and Obama never noticed him.
, the state of 2 billion. Where does this founder of the investment company Berggruen Holdings live? Yes, he’s just a bum! This American of German origin at one time enjoyed with might and main the opportunities that give money. Nicholas bought cars, houses, rare art objects. But at the age of 45, he suddenly realized that all material things do not bring him joy.Then Berggruen focused really on spiritual things and intellectual personal development. He sold all his property, including a rich estate. Since then, Nicholas is officially listed as homeless. But now nothing keeps him in one place, he is happy to travel the world, settling in hotels. In the office of a billionaire you can meet rarely – he prefers to conduct business remotely. An unusual bum acknowledges that his fault is his freedom-loving nature. Nicholas prefers not to burden himself with superfluous responsibility, even if these are just things.
, the state of 1.5 billion. This billionaire devotes his time and money to the search for life on other planets. Co-founder of “Microsoft” in childhood fell in love with science fiction. When Paul got rich, he immediately began collecting various artifacts on this subject. So, in his rich collection there is a chair of Captain Kirk from the “Star Trek”, an exoskeleton in which the heroine Sigourney Weaver was in the film “Strangers”. The businessman also invested more than $ 30 million in the creation of a special system of telescopes. It is believed that such a technique can detect traces of extraterrestrial intelligence in the depths of space. In the northeast of San Francisco, several dozens of ultra-sensitive antennas have been placed, which must catch signals sent to Earthmen by creatures from other worlds. Also, Allen believes that by 2025, humanity will receive absolute proof of the existence of life on Mars.
, the state of 3.3 billion dollars. The founder of the company IKEA, with the help of which he earned his fortune, does not disdain to travel on business on public transport. In fact, among the billionaires, economical people are often found. For example, the head of the Berkshire Hathaway holding, Warren Buffett, lives in the old house, and the oilman Paul Getty did not at all want to buy out the grandson kidnapped by bandits. But you can make legends about Ingvar Kamprad’s stinginess. Although he is the richest citizen of Sweden, he always travels by public transport, and besides, he also shows a pension certificate. After all, this guarantees the billionaire benefits! Being on business trips, Kamprad always stops at the most modest hotels. And if the price includes breakfast, then the businessman is full. After all, this way he can save money at a restaurant. True, the Swede has a reason to be so careful about their spending. After all, at the end of the XIX century, his grandfather could not pay off his debts and committed suicide.
, the state of 3.2 billion dollars. The media magnate is known not only as the host of the Miss Universe contest and the Taj Mahal complex. He literally dreams about how he will expose President Obama. Trump himself supports the Republicans, so he was not pleased with the election of a Democratic candidate for the post of head of state. Trump decided to discredit Obama, for this even laid out on YouTube a provocative appeal. The billionaire promised to give $ 5 million to charity, if the head of the country shows documents about his studies at Columbia University, as well as an application for a passport. Trump believes that these papers could greatly change the course of the pre-election race. After all, in the opinion of Donald at the university, Obama did not study, and the passport was generally received in Kenya. Such deception makes it impossible for the President to stay in office. But Obama did not show any interest in this deal. He counts this as just an attempt to attract attention and help Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
, the state of 1.6 billion. It’s good when people, thanks to their capital, are trying to change the world for the better. But is it possible to create a truly ideal society, to which Peter Til so strives? The billionaire earned his capital by building a PayPal payment system and using the hedge fund Clarium Capital. Thiel himself is an adherent of libertarian philosophy.In his opinion, every person has the right to personally dispose of his property and his life. And for those who share his beliefs, Til decided to create special “islands of freedom”. According to the author of the project, it should be completely autonomous states in miniature, which will float in the World Ocean. And to be engaged in this project is entrusted to the organization Seastealing Institue, whose activity Til and sponsors. The billionaire plans to create the first such floating settlement by 2019. There should accommodate 270 settlers. This will be the basis of the future ideal society, they must decide what kind of morals they will have, what laws and to whom to obey.
, the state of 2.5 billion. The owner of the hotel chain Helmsley Hotels became famous for leaving her dog $ 12 million. And during the life of a businesswoman was very tight, deserving the nickname “Queen of avarice.” Only here, unlike other economical billionaires, she did not deny herself anything, but she did not intend to share her relatives and neighbors. The only living creature Helmsley spared no money for was her Maltese lapdog Trably. After the death of a billionaire in 2007, 12 million of her legacy went to her beloved dog. At the same time, two of the four grandchildren received 5 million, and two more – nothing at all. It’s good that even after the death of a billionaire, relatives were able to protest the will and sue another 10 million dollars. They easily managed to convince everyone that the old woman was simply not at ease at the time of drafting.
, the state of 4.6 billion. The founder of Virgin Group recently tried himself in the field of flight attendants. The billionaire in general has been surprising for a long time with his unexpected antics. Then he flies in a balloon across the Atlantic, or else he does kite surfing together with a nude model. One day Branson came to the opening of the bridal salon in a wedding dress. And in May 2013, the billionaire again managed to surprise everyone. This time he turned into a flight attendant. And to blame for a long time argument. In his time, Branson argued with the owner of AirAsia Tony Fernandez about whose team “Formula 1” will gain more points in the season. According to the terms of the lost Branson bet he was forced to wear a flight attendant uniform and serve passengers on the flight Perth-Kuala Lumpur. To fully match the image, the billionaire even shaved his legs. But from this, as many seemed, humiliating venture, Branson even managed to get pleasure. All six hours of flight he happily posed for photographers and was in full swing.