What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar?
I was about to craft a whole post around this "Man blames burrito for paralysis" story, but my man Coach just threw me a bigger and better bone. Okay, that came out a bit wrong.
CNN Money recently profiled a 34-year-old lottery winner named Brad Duke, detailing how the Idahoan Gold's Gym manager spent his $85 million lump sum winnings. It's a quick read and a marvelous tale of fiscal responsiblity, friendship and familial back-scratching, and I request you take a little gander at this piece now.
I think everyone I know would be a bit more aggressive than Mr. Duke, probably buying property around the country and world, splurging on trips for high school and college buddies, and tearing through escort after escort until a chafed penis forced the sad cancellation of such daily Bacchanalian orgies and feasts.
But it's amazing to me with all that money people still go broke after just a few years. This guy is on pace to grow his net worth to a billion dollars in 12 years. It seems to me (and my friend Monk who just said this) he'd make even more money consulting for other lottery winners and taking a percentage of their winnings for doing so.
So the real question is, what's the most extravagant and unnecessary thing you'd buy or do with a virtually unlimited sum of money like $85 million? I say unnecessary because the answer can't be "I'll finally get that heart transplant I couldn't afford," though I don't know many people on the waiting list that read this blog.
If you think my answer's not predictable like Ace Cowboy Presents the Popular Rock Band Phish Reunion at Bowery Ballroom for a Maximum of 200 of His Closest Friends, well, you just don't know me very well. Well, it's either that or get the breast enlargement that I've always wanted but couldn't afford. Spill it, what's on your list?