Jeff Bezos is currently the richest person on Earth with a net worth of whopping $111.4 billion. Jeff is the founder, CEO of the Trillion dollar company Amazon.
Take a pause and let’s guess what he cannot buy with his money. After a lot of failed guesses, I started very thorough research on the topic and came to the following conclusion:
There’s almost nothing that Jeff Bezos cannot afford to buy.
Enough said. Let’s dive into the topic
The most expensive of all the Yachts is ‘History Supreme’ with a price tag of $4.8 Billion while the tenth most expensive yacht ‘Lady Moura’ has a price tag of $210 Million. The combined cost of all the top 10 most expensive yachts in nearly $10 Billion ($9.856 Billion to be precise). $126 Billion – $10 Billion = $116 Billion.
The most expensive building on the planet is Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia with a price tag of US$15 billion. He needs a whopping $41.7 Billion to buy out all the top 10 most expensive buildings.
Let’s do a quick math: $116 Billion – $41.7 Billion = $74.3 Billion. That’s a LOT of money remaining in his pocket after the purchase.
The world-famous Koh-i-Noor is estimated to be worth around $12 Billion. Jeff needs almost $14.514 Billion to buy all the top 10 most expensive diamonds. $74.3 – $14.514 = $59.786 Billion
Perhaps, Jeff is one of the very few persons on the planet who can actually initiate a deal to buy Koh-i-Noor diamond.
It’s always interesting to know about diamonds, history, value. Let’s get a quick look at the cost of Top 10 most expensive diamonds in the world
- The Koh-i-Noor – $12 Billion
- The Culllinan – $2 Billion (estimated)
- The Hope Diamond – $200 – $250 Million
- The Centenary Diamond – $100 Million
- The Pink Star – $71.2 Million
- The Winston Blue – $23.8 Million
- The Wittelsbach Diamond – $23.4 Million
- The Perfect Pink – $23.2 Million
- The Heart of Eternity – $16 Million
- The Moussaieff Red Diamond – $8 million
The most expensive painting Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci is priced at $450.3 Million. Jeff needs to spend $2.308 Billion from his pockets to own all the top 10 most expensive paintings. $59.786 – $2.308 = $57.478 Billion
You see every other ‘successful’ person using or owning private jets. One part is the ‘luxury’ element and the other part is that they value their time. They hate wasting their time on traveling, traffic. They are ready to spend their money on these private jets.
The most expensive private jet ‘Air Force One’ is worth $660 Million. Again, assuming he buys all the top 10 most expensive jets, it would cost him nearly $3.525 Billion. $57.478 – $3.525 = $53.953 Billion
Woah! pretty exhaustive list, right? Our guy still has nearly $54 Billion left in his account after buying the top 10 most expensive Yachts, Buildings, Diamonds, Paintings, and Private Jets. It sounds like a movie, right? Yeah, but let’s continue the list…
This one is quite easy when compared to the others – I will tell you why. The most expensive car is the $12.5-million-dollar La Voiture Noire by Bugatti. Even if buys 10 of those, it would cost him $125 Million. So, to make things easier to calculate, let’s assume that he spends $500 Million on cars (I know it’s one of the most ridiculous assumptions). So, it’s $0.5 Billion on cars. Now, he is left with $53.453 Billion
We got here a bit late. Who doesn’t want to eat at luxury hotels (just put the money thing aside for now)?
Abraj Al Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is worth $16 billion
Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay, Singapore, is worth $6.2 billion
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, is worth $5 billion
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, is worth $4.4 billion
Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, US, is worth $3.4 billion
The total of the cost to buy all the top 5 expensive hotels is $35 Billion
$53.453 – $35 = $18.453 Billion
Here comes another interesting scenario. Jeff can go out shopping for ‘islands’! What a man!
THE MOST EXPENSIVE ISLAND – LANAI ISLAND, HAWAII is at a sale for $610 MILLION – not a very huge amount for a person like Jeff Bezos.
Almost a dozen people have therir own islands and Jeff hates to be normal. He wants to buy all the top 10 most expensive islands. Jeff has some standards – pretty high standars!
$610 + $100 + $100 + $95 + $65 + $60 + $45 + $39 + $35 + $28 = $1.177 Billion
$18.453 – $1.77 = $16.683 Billion left
Newspapers – Media Companies
Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, which is one of the most popular Newspaper companies, for whopping $250 million in 2013.
Following are the stats of estimated value of different Newspaper, magazine companies
- The New York Times – $5.6 Billion
- The Wall Street Journal – $5 Billion
- The Financial Times – $1.32 Billion
- Time – $190 Million
Jeff can buy above the companies which are one some of the most influential and most popular newspaper companies for $12.11 Billion
$16.683 – $12.11 = $4.573 Billion
As of today, 1 Kg of gold is worth $51,738.59. Let’s round it to $50,000 per 1 Kg of gold.
Suppose he wants to buy 10,000 Kgs of gold. The cost would be $500000000 ($500 Million). With that amount of gold, he can build a house made up of gold for himself and still be left with billions of dollars in his pocket after all these astronomical purchases.
$4.573 – $0.5 = $4.073 Billion
Oil is the currency. The Average cost of oil rigs can vary widely, ranging from around $20 million to as high as $1 billion.
It costs him $500 Million to purchase five oil rigs each of worth $50 Million (eventually he would be getting return profits from these rigs and that’s another story)
Now, his worth stands at $4.073 – $0.5 = $3.573 Billion
Land – Real Estate
Jeff already owns 420,000 acres of land and he might not consider buying more and more number of acres of land. He can be a Real Estate Mogul if he really wants to be.
Jeff Bezos is an adventurous guy and we can believe that he loves riding motorcycles. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 Million is the most expensive motorcycle in the world. 10 of those would cost him $110 Million. That’s 1/10th of a Billion dollars.
Jeff is not a big fan of helicopters because of a near-death experience during a helicopter journey in March 2003 near Texas while searching for a place to launch his venture Blue Origin. For the article’s sake, let’s assume Jeff goes for helicopter shopping.
Airbus H225 Super Puma of worth $27 million is the most expensive helicopter in the world.
The net price of all the top 10 most expensive helicopters in the world is around $155.1 Million – still a good deal for a person like Jeff.
Production rights of The Titanic film
Though there are no reliable sources to exactly show the cost details, it is believed to be around $400 – $600 Million. Having an iconic film’s production rights certainly adds more power and beauty to his collection.
The normal stuff
Oil rigs, private planes, etc can be only bought by super-wealthy. Let us now look at the figures of things which normal crowd can buy
iPhones: The most expensive Apple iPhone as of today is the iPhone 11 Pro with a price tag of $1,450.
He can buy 6,896 iPhone 11 Pros for $10 Million
MacBook Pro: MacBook Pro costs $1,500 which is $50 shy away from the price of iPhone 11 Pro. It costs him another $10 Million to buy 6,666 MacBook Pros (He can easily start another huge company like Amazon with these many MacBook Pros)
Pizzas: For convenience sake, let’s consider the average price of a pizza in the United States is $20. In that case, he can buy 50,000 delicious pizzas for $1 Million
Some people argue that he cannot buy or extend his ‘life’ with his money, but that is an irrational argument.
By now, we reached a point where it’s clear that he can buy the most expensive items in numerous ventures, categories with ease. You name it – he can buy it.