Lifestyles Of The Super Rich
The rich 2% of the world’s population own half of the worlds wealth. North America, Europe, and high income Asia-Pacific countries have 90% of global assets!! Believe it or not. This is all explained on a web site called www.whatbigboyswant.com. The site claims that if you are not in the top 1% of income earners, you cant afford to even look at the site!!. This site is not just at look at the rich, but at the super rich.
But it does give some tips on what the top 1% are living like. Firstly the site is targeted at a purely male audience. A quick look at the Forbes Rich List and you soon see that the fairer sex do not feature prominently in the wealth stakes. So what do big boys really want? It seems they prefer yachts to blondes with a starting price at $112 million (not the blonde although they can be expensive to) for the 269-foot Oceanco 702 with exterior and interior design which includes six staterooms and suites for a dozen guests, plus space for 28 crew members. Twin 4,680-hp MTU diesels will push it along for 5,500 nautical miles at 14 knots and take it up to around 19 knots in a hurry. You can work your way down the list and get a yacht for a steal of a mere $20 million.
Next on the list are fast and expensive cars; the traditional big boys toy. Buy a Bugatti Veyron at a mere $1,700,000. The Bugatti Veyron is the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 mph). It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. It is named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. The Veyron features a W16 engine-16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders.
You can savor your car with some fine wine at a mere $1540 per bottle; A Dom. Romane Conti 1997. This French red Burgundy smells of berries, spices and leather. Dark in color, it hints at flavors of soy sauce, flowers and licorice. The aroma is rich and penetrating without being too profound. The Romane Conti is a rare wine that has carved a niche for itself along the years. At over fifteen hundred dollars a bottle, it no longer has anything to prove.
If you do choose to get married to that platinum blonde, you can do so in style with a diamond wedding cake at $20 million and a weeding present of a $6.5 million diamond bra from Victoria’s Secret, take the wedding photos with a gold plated ASHI Pentax, watch the TV on the honeymoon (yeah right!!) with a diamond studded TV and listen to music with your 18 carat gold plated MP3 player.
Who said money can’t buy you happiness.
About the Author
Philip Rich has been a commentator of the rich and famous for 7 years.