If real life were to mimic a comic book universe, some rich people would still be making frivolous purchases, but they’d be in the name of either saving or destroying the planet. Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, a hero who’s main super human strength is his ability to spend copious amounts of cash on things like Kevlar cowls and cars that can only seat one person. Tony Stark’s alter ego, Iron Man, prefers anything that goes ‘boom.’ In both cases, these lifestyle choices cost money. Lots of it.
Because the armed crusader thing is generally frowned upon in today’s actual world, those that have piles o’ cash and can afford to pay an accountant to worry for them when it comes to keeping their finances in order get to spend it on items that might seem a little ridiculous to most people. New York restaurant Serendipity 3 held the world record for the most expensive burger back in 2012 with its Le Burger Extravagant, because who wouldn’t want a quail egg plopped onto Japanese Wagyu beef with a bun dusted in gold and topped with caviar? At $295 a pop, it started a trend of uber-burgers that continues today at places like Las Vegas’ Fleur and its $5,000 FleurBurger. Apparently for that price you get Kobe beef, foie gras, truffles and a really unoriginal name.
It might start with a beef patty, but things can escalate quickly from there. Why not order your truffled burger to go for lunch on the high seas in your $400 million yacht? (A conservative number, with some sources estimating the cost to be closer to the $600 million mark.) At that price, one of the features you’re paying for is length. That’s right – in the yachting world, size is kind of a big deal. Of course, this particular yacht, the Azzam, is just one of many mimi-cities on the water. Scraping together the capital to buy something like this is one thing, but don’t forget the day-to-day costs fo keeping the things afloat: roughly $60 million. Per year. Cash like that might only buy you armoured shinguards in Bruce Wayne and Tony Starks’ worlds, but for most people that’s a whole lot of burgers, Extravagant or otherwise.
Story by Jay Moon
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