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28-05-2015, 01:22 PM
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Also, I'd buy Ken Hams ministry and convert it into a 'Youth Centre For Scientific Learning'

Some billion dollar trolling right there Tongue

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28-05-2015, 01:36 PM
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(28-05-2015 12:53 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  I'd hire someone to sleep in late for me.....

I sleep hard and work cheap buddy.

For reels though I'd set myself up to live comfortably to live out my days and be charitable with the rest. Most likely I'd build and fund as many animal shelters as possible.
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28-05-2015, 01:43 PM
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The first thing I'd do is fill up a room with crisp $20 bills, strip naked, and roll around in my money.

In all seriousness? I'd disappear.
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28-05-2015, 01:53 PM
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Since I'm a delusional atheist with no objective morality I would spend it all on me. I'd buy several thousand houses, cars, and make fake copies of all my bills so I could fly over desolate areas of the earth with starving, dying people and throw it out of my 30 million dollar jet several times a week. All in spite to show them that I was just another cruel atheist with no belief in god.

Oh I would also purchase a bouncy house and build my own VOLTRON
- defender of the universe. Big Grin

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28-05-2015, 01:54 PM
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Start a desalination company. Pay someone to run it. And carry on. Drinking Beverage

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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28-05-2015, 01:55 PM
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Wait just a second. I need to pull up my spreadsheet.


Seriously, I have built multiple spreadsheets with painstakingly detailed calculations of where and how I would make use of a huge lottery win. Does that sound a little over-the-top, a huge waste of time, or even downright stupid? No. What is crazy is that I have NEVER purchased a lottery ticket! I just like to daydream about it. Plus, I am engineer. Therefore, my daydreams often include spreadsheets, blueprints, diagrams and budgets.

To answer your question, my general strategy would be to do the following until the money runs out:
1. Pay off my debt and that of my immediate family members.
2. Create an endowed trust fund for the education of my children and future generations. There are, of course, a pretty detailed set of rules for the dispensation of this fund.
3. Invest in a portfolio of local businesses and/or properties in the small-town that I live in; partly for profit, partly to help build the local economy.
---QUIT MY JOB!---
4. Create an endowed trust fund to provide annual grants to the high school from which I graduated, my favorite college athletics program, and local non-profits. The local humane society, adult literacy program, and others would be on my short list.
5. Build a small castle and outfit it with the latest in home automation, but hidden in such a way as to keep an "authentic" feel. Castle to include the library of my dreams, stocked with classics, art work, and collectibles. Grounds to include a garden and a smooth clay running trail through the woods.
7. Create a trust fund to provide for the long-term care and maintenance of my castle, which, after my death, will be used as a gathering place, family library, and a retreat for future generations.
8. Hire a personal assistant, driver, buy a few cars and some damn good photography gear.
9. Travel. Spend at least a month in the following places: Ireland, the coast of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, and New Zealand. Visit destinations like South Africa, Rio, Greece, Budapest, and the many natural and man-made wonders of the world.
10. During my travels: build a photography portfolio and collect books, art, and artifacts to be shipped back to my library.
11. Buy my way into an extra role in an episode of Dr. Who.
12. Spend the rest of my time and money working on advancing technologies that benefit human-kind in a positive way.

I just wanted to let you know that I love you even though you aren't naked right now. Heart
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28-05-2015, 02:08 PM
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(28-05-2015 01:12 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Travel, pay off debt, give to charity, pay Jason Statham to be my love slave --you know the usual Big Grin

I don't know Jason Statham's rates, but I'd be willing to undercut them by at least 50%. Tongue

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28-05-2015, 02:27 PM
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(28-05-2015 12:56 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Way to support the enslavement paradigm, you corporate tool. Big Grin


But.... but.....HOC, wouldn't you want to buy one of these??????????????

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Edit: And why the hell do you have an avatar of what's her face, that actress that never smiles?

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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28-05-2015, 03:30 PM (This post was last modified: 28-05-2015 03:36 PM by EvolutionKills.)
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I would pay off my own debt, and all of that of my immediate family. I would go back to school for something fun and interesting, like motorcycle repair and restoration. I'd then buy a chunk of land someplace with year-round bike riding weather but that was also a atheist/liberal oasis, like Austin, Texas or the bay area in California. Then I'd open up my own bike repair/restoration shop, live in an apartment built above the shop, buy a silly little Honda Fit hatchback and a Honda CB1100 motorcycle and drive them both forever. I'd also have a good computer forever, being able to build a new one every year if I wanted. I'd also change my identity so that nobody knew I was a billionaire. I'd live off of my business and the interest on the winnings, and whatever was left at the end of every month, I'd donate to various charities (Freedom from Religion Foundation, Doctors without Borders, American Civil Liberties Union, etc.).

Also, I'd run my business for fun. Since it's not like I would need additional income, all profits would all go back into the business. I'd hire new and young talent fresh out of school, pay them well with full benefits. I'd still make sure we did business and got things done, but it would also be a sort of playground for pet-projects, like restoring old rare Japanese motorcycles from the 70's and 80's, like a Honda VF750 Super Magna (they only made them for 2 years). I'd be the socialist philanthropist Jay Leno of classic motorcycles. Tongue

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28-05-2015, 04:08 PM
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(28-05-2015 12:54 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I'd invest a bunch of it in more research to find alternative energy sources, more energy efficient cars and such.

I like it! I actually think that an alternative to cheap fossil fuels is the single most important thing to research for the whole of humanity at the moment.

Personally if I won a billion I'd pay off debts, buy a house in the Bavarian Alps with land to grow stuff, possibly the highlands of Scotland too, obviously help out the relatives a little but I'd mainly use the money to buy my freedom. I'd buy a cluster of computers and continue doing my own research in AI. I'd probably also hire some people to work on ideas that I have which might become profitable.

I'd also enjoy going off on adventure holidays which teach me lots of physical skills, like kayaking, cross country paragliding, survival skills etc. And maybe go back to university to study Physics and Mathematics.

I'd also like to help a few random people out who desperately need some money to turn their lives around. But they'd have to not know that I was a billionaire.
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