Sunday, June 13, 2010

7 Things to buy for Telling the World You’re a Rich

Rent a celebrity – $1,000,000

Got a lot of dough? Want to rent a celebrity? Singers, actors, actresses,comedians, models, athletes. That all depends on your wallet and the value of your guest’s star stock. In the thriving rent-a-celebrity business, the price tag for having a celeb drop by is a telling barometer of who’s hot and who’s not.

Us Weekly got the low down on how much you can buy a celebrity for… well at least for a few hours…

Mariah Carey private performance – $1,000,000
Usher private performance – $1,000,000
Dr. Phil speech – $750,000 – $1,000,000
Nicole Kidman party appearance – $500,000 + jet
Pam Anderson party appearance – $75,000 – $250,000
Demi Moore party appearance – $200,000.

The Diary of Casanova – $9.400.000Giacomo Casanova, the world’s greatest lover wrote of his adventures from 1789 to his death in 1798, during which time he was employed as the librarian to Count Waldstein in the Castle of Dux, Bohemia. The manuscript, “Histoire de mi vie” or “History of my Life,” allegedly details his conquest over more than 100 women—at least one of which was a nun—and several men.

The 3,700 manuscript was acquired by the Brockhaus family in 1820 and survived the bombing of Leipzig in World War II. The French National Library purchased the cultural artifact for a cool €7 million—over US $9.4 million—making it the most expensive written manuscript in the world.link

Practice Sports ( Formula 1 ) – $16.000.000

If you have way too much money and want to get into a new sport then Formula 1 racing is the sport for you, it’s the world’s most expensive sport.

Here is where the bulk of your money will go: for one season of racing F1.

Car: Upwards of $5 million.
Testing: $2 million.
Wind tunnel: About $2 million.
Engines: $5 million.
Tires: $1 million.
Fuel: $1/2 million.
Misc parts: $1.5 million.
Crew: $5 million.
Transportation for crew and cars: $6 million.

Now all that is assuming you’ll be driving, should you actually want to win a few races then you can double the costs and throw in $30 million + for a driver that can deliver.

New Zip Code – $5,600,000

Do wou want the most expensive zip code in the world? For those in the back screaming 90210 please put your hands down, you’re not even close.
Jupiter Island, Florida ranks No. 1 with a median home price of $5.6 million,so if you want to move there you’d better get your personal finances in order.link

Soccer player – $ 240,000,000

If you love keeping up with what is going on in the world of sports then this bit of information should be included.
Manchester City’s new billionaire owner, Sulaiman Al-Fahim, has revealed that the club will be bidding £140 million ($250million) for Cristiano Ronaldo when the January transfer window opens.

““Real Madrid were estimating his value at $160million but for a player like that, to actually get him, will cost a lot more; I would think $240million, three times the world transfer record, set in 2001 when Zinedine Zidane moved from Juventus to Real Madrid. But why not? We are going to be the biggest club in the world, bigger than both Real Madrid and Manchester United.”” link

Comic Book – $195,000

Many people read comic books growing up as kids, but a certain few retain their passion and become meticulous collectors of expensive comic books.
The world’s most expensive comic book is DC’s Action Comics #1 (1938). Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster. The copy was sold for $195,000 in May of 2006. link

Carbon Fiber iPhone Case – $112,000

There is now an iPhone case for the rich and famous. This case will speak to your wealth and will show everyone that you want only the best in luxury.
The GnG Designs case is the most expensive one in the world, costing 77,777 euros, which is about $112,000 at the time of this writing.