You have probably wondered many times what you would do and what things you would buy if you were a millionaire. This decision is very personal and everyone has their own wish list. What are the 5 most extravagant things that Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has bought?
According to the Forbes list, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world and has a fortune of more than 186,000 million dollars, so it could well be said that he could buy anything he wants. And this, in fact, is what he does. What are the 5 most extravagant things he has bought?
1. A huge clock that ticks once a year
In 2018, Bezos made a $ 42 million investment in a 10,000-year-old clock that is supposed to symbolize long-term thinking.
The 500-foot tall mechanical watch will run on day and night thermal cycles and will sync to solar noon.
The watch, which is still under construction, is designed to have a useful life of 10,000 years and is located on land owned by Bezos in the state of Texas.
2. A historical museum that he made his home
In 2016, Bezos decided to buy the old Washington Textile Museum for $ 23 million so he could turn the 27,000-square-foot building into his private home.
3. His own rocket company
Like Elon Musk, Bezos has always wanted to make space travel possible, which is why he has decided to invest around $ 1 billion a year in his Blue Origin rocket company.
Blue Origin is trying to build reusable space rockets, as he believes this is the only way to reduce the cost of going into space. The company will take its first crew of astronauts into space on July 20 and one of the seats on board will be publicly auctioned.
For the most part, the funding for Blue Origin comes from a sale of shares Bezos had in Amazon.
4. A newspaper
In a rapidly digitizing world, the long-term future of print media has dimmed over the past two decades, but that didn't stop Bezos from shelling out $ 250 million to buy the Washington Post and save it from disappearing.
5. The largest apartment purchase in the history of New York City
Shortly after Bezos separated from his ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, he bought three apartments overlooking Madison Square Park at 212 Fifth Ave. for $ 80 million, the largest apartment deal ever made in the Big Apple.
However, the massive purchase was not enough for the billionaire, as he also bought a fourth apartment for $ 16 million so that he could combine them all into a huge penthouse that spans 23,000 square feet and three floors from the 20th floor up.
The property features a massive 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with a pool and at least half a dozen rooms, as reported in The New York Post.