15 Things Rich People Buy that Poor People Can’t Afford
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Hello Aluxers, we’re very excited to have you with us today
as we talk about the life of the lavish.
Let’s be real.
We all aspire to be wealthy in the near future,
and here’s a peek into what rich people are buying with their fortunes.
The top 80 wealthiest people in the world control approximately 1.9 trillion dollars,
which just so happens to be the amount controlled
by 3.5 billion people on the other end of the spectrum.
Can you believe that?
There are 80 people in this world
that collectively shares the same amount of money
as 3.5 billion people!
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1. Kidnap Insurance.
Because a wealthy person can afford a rescue team.
Being super rich also means you might end up on the radar of kidnapping rings
that dabble in the art of earning quick bucks through ransom.
Which is why some loaded people buy kidnap insurance,
when they traveled to places that are considered risky.
And no, it’s not always that when you get kidnapped
your insurance just pays for your ransom.
Sometimes, they just send a SWAT-like rescue team to get you out.
2. The super rich have their own version of E-bay and Craigslist.
One of the luxury e-commerce sites the wealthy likes to visit,
在那儿 你可以买富人买的东西 如飞机 游艇 甚至房地产
where you can buy rich people things like jets, yachts, and even real estate.
They even listed the freaking Batmobile on there!
Founded in 2008,
JamesEditon features the largest collection of luxury goods worldwide.
The 80,000 bespoke items curated by JamesEdition,
range from rare super cars to celebrity owned luxury real estate.
And the affluent audience of 25,000 per day is browsing
在这个网上选购最好的表 直升机 喷气式飞机
for the finest watches, helicopters and jets for sell.
3. They have high-end watch club memberships.
Yes. Even a rich people rent.
Some rich people are rich because they make clever decisions.
For example, they don’t always buy assets with depreciating value.
But they lease or rent them.
When it comes to fancy watches,
they prefer renting them for special occasions from sites like Borrowedtimewatches.com.
And it makes totally sense if you think about it.
You get to impress the world with your bling without paying a lot of money.
4. Art insurance,
provides a team to rescue expensive art in times of emergency.
For the wealthy, art is one of the few tangible assets
that also qualifies as a passion investment.
There’s way more enjoyment in displaying arts on your wall
than displaying stock certificates,
and it must be insured.
Fine art is one of the most popular categories of treasure
in terms of the number of high net-worth people who have bought fine art.
And fine art sculpture is thought to be an area of growing investment in the future.
5. Psychological wealth counseling.
There are banks that hire psychologists for rich patrons who are worried
because they have too much money.
Yes. That’s a rich person problem of the highest order.
But apparently, it exists.
财富心理学家Jamie Trager Mooney说
According to wealth psychologist Jamie Trager Mooney,
wealth is still a taboo for our culture.
Come to think of it actually makes sense.
When you’re that rich,
you don’t have too many people around to talk to about your problems.
To a lot of us, that’s a problem we would be ok having.
6. Doomsday-proof luxury underground housing.
The wealthy have homes for skiing and sunbathing,
but we also found some of the super-rich people
have homes for the end of the world.
In a secret location in Kansas,
developers are creating luxury condominium bunkers,
so the super rich can survive the apocalypse in style.
But safety comes at a price.
开发商Larry Hall告诉我们 整个单元花费是300万美元
Developer Larry Hall tells us the full floor units are 3 million dollars,
and half floor units are 1.5 million.
7. They have their own in house medical facilities.
Some rich people have taken in-home doctors to a whole new level.
Some wealthy families have emergency rooms installed right inside their houses.
8. Multi-million dollar stocks.
Berkshire Hathaway is a conglomeration of many companies,
and it’s headed by chairman, presidents and CEO Warren Buffett.
If you’re thinking of buying shares of this company,
you need to either be super rich, or have time traveling capabilities.
Yes. Last we checked, the price of one share,
was around $1,950,500.
9. They buy fresh healthy food.
居住的地方 新鲜食物触手可及 是一种荣幸
It’s a privilege to live somewhere in short reach of fresh food.
And it’s a privilege to be able to afford it.
In areas where fresh and healthy food is available,
people living on tight budgets or in poverty,
often have to opt to buy cheaper, more unhealthy options.
Class privilege doesn’t always look like caviar on a private jet,
or ten-course meal uptown.
Sometimes it just looks like an apple a day and some hot veggies at night.
10. They have luxury showers for their pets.
We all love our pets, but maybe not quite in the same way like the wealthy.
Here’s a must-have for super-rich pet owners
who want to pamper their pooch, a custom-built doggy shower.
From California to New York,
the super-rich are installing these in their mega homes,
so their four legged friends can be bathed in style.
The canine shower can be even customized to be exact height of the lucky pooch.
11. The rich can host private in-home concerts just for themselves.
Why travel to a concert when you can bring the concert to you?
We found some of the super-rich do just that.
Louis Pope owns this home outside of Aspen Colorado.
And she invited concert pianist Lola Astanova to play on her living room piano.
Pope is the widow of the founder of the National Inquirer.
Secret lives witnessed an impromptu performance while touring Pope’s mega ski home,
currently on the market for 31.5 million dollars.
12. They use luxury ice cubes.
美国加州的Glace Luxury Ice公司
A California based company, Glace Luxury Ice Co.,
produces perfectly squared ice blocks for minimum dilution and maximum cooling.
Hand carved and completely clear,
these cubes are sold in bags in 50,
and each bag costs $325.
Glace Luxury Ice是世界上领先的优等酒水冰块品牌
Glace Luxury Ice is the world’s leading prime drink ice brand.
Their proprietary manufacturing process,
creates a zero taste profile ice which unlike traditional ice products,
allows the consumer to maximize the beverage experience.
Their elegant design provides minimum dilution,
and maximum cooling, greatly enhancing enjoyment at the point of consumption.
Glace Luxury Ice给消费者提供上等的选择
Glace Luxury Ice provides consumers with top-shelf choices,
for ice that matches their prime spirit collection.
13. They can hire personal chefs.
Celebrities and the extremely wealthy are used to getting what they want,
and food is no exception.
They’re willing to dish out tons of cash to have personalized meals.
According to the New York Post,
personal chefs typically charge 50 to 75 dollars an hour plus groceries,
这意味着 一餐下来 需要花费上百美元
which means the totally cost could come out to a few hundred dollars per meal.
14. They buy their own islands.
Celebrities and multimillionaires might buy private islands to get away from the paparazzi,
or just to do whatever they darn well please.
However it is a lot of cash for your own slice of paradise.
15. They have access to endless plastic surgery.
俗话说 没有丑的人 只有不够有钱的人
The saying goes you’re not ugly, you’re just not super rich.
The wealthy’s seemingly ageless faces,
are thanks to beauty doctors.
But getting the better of old man time doesn’t come cheap.
According to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Marc Mani,
150,000 to 200,000 dollars is not out of the realm of normal
for a super-rich person in LA.
Wealthy famous people are more visible,
and once a mogul or a spouse of a mogul
starts seeing their pictures in magazines and on televisions,
they become very self-conscious of maintaining their looks.
Mani says getting these medical procedures,
has become as common as dropping into a beauty salon.
It’s as much as a part of the LA culture as going to the ballet in New York.
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Here’s a bonus fact just for you.
For those wealthy people who want to feel a little bit like James Bond,
可以购置一套防弹 带冷却系统 布满钻石
you can get a bullet-proof, air-conditioned, diamond-covered,
3.2 million-dollar suit.
It’s also water-proof.
Developed by Swiss companies SuitArt,
the Diamond Armor suit, comes custom-tailor
to each individual ridiculously wealthy owner.
But that’s just the beginning of the suit’s many features.
For the price of a small island, you’ll get shielding from handgun fired bullets,
ranging from 9mm pistols,
all the way up to 357 magnums.
An air-condition suit system that pumps humidified water for the jacket at a push of a button.
And many more awesome and expensive features.
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