I asked this question at a wedding, “What would you do with a billion dollars?”
-Get out of debt.
-Move out of current apartment building.
-Buy a truck and a garage. Then give the rest of the money to their kids.
-Give the neighbors money. (Yea! That was my neighbor.)
-Donate to charities.
* Sensible answers, but no where near the understanding of a BILLION dollars.
I asked a different set of people, “What would you do with a billion dollars?”
-Buy half of Wyoming
-New house, more land, and a helicopter
-Jet (better than a helicopter), and a mansion that would be like a giant garage/man cave.
-A thousand cars and a mansion, all red.
-Take everyone on vacation. Then hand out keys to new cars on return.
It should be noted that the second time I asked this question, it was at a funeral. It was lost on most that a helicopter wouldn’t fit into a casket. The deceased didn’t even drive. What made her happy was her family.
And me? I’d choose a hot tub and sliced cheese.(I buy the block because it’s cheaper and slice it myself.) A little relaxation and convenience might be nice. I could fire up the BBQ and invite friends for a chill evening. Who needs a hot tub or a billion dollars to do that?
A billion dollars, an opportunity for change or a vehicle for foolishness?