People Divulge Their Favorite 'Rich Person Hobbies'

We've all played the "What I would do if I was rich" game.

Admit it.

You've imagined a trillion scenarios for what you would do (after you paid off your debt, of course) with wads of cash. In your imagination, you've given money to friends, started charities or businesses, and probably bought your fair share of imaginary real estate.

And that's all just the basics. We haven't even gotten into all the rich-people hobbies you could take up like SCUBA golfing, sailboat customization, or learning how to melt down antique jewelry to make gem-encrusted bongs for yoga Wednesdays at the gym-slash-coffeehaus.


Reddit user BabySuperfreak asked:

"What's your fantasy 'rich person hobby'?"

Reddit is absolutely right there with you, folks.

Carpentry

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"Woodworking, which I already enjoy. But I'd have a huge workshop with all of the expensive tools."

- AMeatPopsicleIAm

"It's fun to figure out how you could spend increasingly large amounts of money on a hobby."

"$10k? Sweet garage shop."

"$100k? Build a huge shop and tweak it out. Loan it out to people who don't have access to shops."

"$1M? I have no idea. Train under the best woodworkers in the world? Visit exotic locales to see how materials/supplies are produced?"

- RedSpikeyThing

"I just want my own bandsaw and I'll be happy, but yeah it's my dream to have my own little shop in a quaint little building in my backyard. It would be the cutest girliest little grandma-core workshop out of a fairytale picture book."

"I'd have little organized stations for everything and it would be so satisfying!"

- BetterRemember

"I've built a pretty decent 'shop' through marketplace and estate sales. Taken a while but I have most of the major tools I need. Affording wood is another story"

- allf8ed

Want To Grab Lunch?

"I want to be a 'lady who lunches'."

- suzy7517

"You could even step up your game and do 'Brunch' on Sunday! They would say 'wow she is so rich'.”

- Ok-Suggestion-7965

"Word. Except I think I would hate those people and just lunch w people who are self-employed artists and/or homeless."

- MidLifeHalfHouse

"Those are the only two groups you'd eat lunch with?"

- wandering_ones

​Miniatures 

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"I love building miniatures. I helped my dad build a few models as a kid. Then I stumbled onto those miniature rooms you can buy on Amazon. Surprisingly cheap for the decent quality. I've done about 10 of them and have another 20 on my wishlist."

"I went to a hobby store the other day in search of a material for a custom mini, and my friend brought to me a giant box of a model of the Enterprise. For $1200. 3 months' rent."

"I know my first stop after winning the lottery"

- samtheflamingo

"As a gamesworkshop fan I feel you. I’ve got a wishlist too."

- LordHamu

"Being rich, you could build 1:1 scale miniatures."

- d!ck_schidt

Sailing

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"Sailing sounds fun as hell"

- WorkingContext

"Sailing is fun as hell. I’ve been crewing now for about 7 years."

"Sailing is cheap. It is owning a boat that’s expensive. I pay $350 a year for access to my local club’s boats if I do want to go take a boat out myself."

"Boat owners frequently spend $350 on parts for a single event, and people always need dependable and reliable crew."

"I’ve even gotten flown out to tropical places and had my accommodations paid for at bigger events! I don’t even own a boat, just pull lines!"

"If you live near a racing community, you can get into sailing at the cost of maybe some sandwiches for the team, or occasionally replacing sunglasses you drop in the drink, you just need the right attitude."

- lifeinexile42069

"I agree, but only during the day as the ocean according to videos seems pretty terrifying looking at night"

- 2020-RedditUser

"Sailing is it for me too, particularly cruising. I'd like a nice, 45 ft catamaran that I could cruise around on with the family."

"I have more immediate ambitions to get a little beach cat (Hobie cat, etc) or a dinghy and improve my sailing skills."

"My local 'yacht club' has a learn to sail class that's pretty affordable for a two day introductory class and going out sailing twice (~$100). I did it last year, but I'm considering doing it again as I didn't exactly consolidate my skillet with practice in between."

- TryingSquirrel

Traveling

"Traveling. I know it isn’t much of a hobby, but traveling can be very expensive, and I’ve always wanted to travel the world."

- Im_a_noodle_101

"Beside the cost, getting time off from your full time job can be very hard. I want to spend the summer traveling in XYZ, not fly in, have a couple of days looking around then fly back to work. There's no time to really relax and enjoy the experience"

- PecanSama

"Be one of those people perpetually on vacation."

- wazzle13

"I'm with you on that. I see all the wonderful places to travel and will never be able to go to them. At least many are on streaming channels now."

- Laura9624

"Traveling without budget or ANY money worries. I'd like that. No more sh*tty third-grade hotels and public transportation *joys* and just enjoying the trip."

- Khalae

"I'd travel the world till I physically can't lol that sounds fun"

- Several-Orchid9640

​Esthetic Farming

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"Owning a hobby farm/garden with *small breeds of farm animals (mini cheviot sheep, serama chickens, bantam call ducks, miniature jersey cows) *lush vegetation (english garden/new cottage style landscaping) *an orchard with a huge range of different kinds of each fruit and climate controlled greenhouses for plants that wouldn't grow in my region"

- RK_Killer

"Would they be miniature fruit trees? I want the small animals walking amongst the small trees with small fruit."

- phobosmarsdeimos

"I would love it to have ducks, cats, dogs, rabbits anything to be honest and just watch them enjoy their time and play around. A small pond for the animals to cool down, big trees for nice cool shadows and also some fruits that drop for them etc."

- Bfnti

Prehistoric Collection

"I'd like to have a large collection of really cool fossils. The really neat ones are expensive."

- revtim

"Oooh, good thought. You know there's a tech billionaire somewhere (I'm blanking on which one) that got really into collecting gemstones after he got swindled into buying some fakes."

"He found the geology of them fascinating and now he has the biggest jewel collection outside of a royal family and was in a documentary talking about them."

"I think pure geekery unfettered by financial restraints may my favorite use of a large fortune."

- gonegonegoneaway211

"Like a complete T-Rex skeleton and a complete Triceratops skeleton and make them fight like action figures... I'm not going to judge."

- phobosmarsdeimos

Preservation Of Wildlife

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"I'd really like to hire a ton of experts to help me find and preserve a wildlife habitat with all native species."

"Get rid of all the invasive plants and whatnot and make it how it was before we got here. I'd be the anti gardener."

- AmericanGoose23

"Same goals club! I’ve got a good 100 acres chugging away just woods. Have had several offers to buy it but they’re gonna have to wait til I’m dead."

"Last guy asked me why I wouldn’t sell. 'Because somebody already lives there sir.' Him-' but your house is way up there.' Me- 'yea but the birds and bugs live here.' Also learned that old people get pissed off when young people own land and don’t develop it into housing editions. 'People could live here!' People could live somewhere else too."

- Abrahamlinkenssphere

"Mine is similar: I want to make a huge bee sanctuary filled with all sorts of wildflowers and plants, with an absolute ton of pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths."

"Also all sorts of other interesting plants like oak trees and wild grass."

- -Reddit_Account-

"Yours is my favorite I think :)"

- gonegonegoneaway211

​'Paying' It Forward

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"Anonymously paying debts or giving things to people in need."

- DarkleCCMan

"Robin Hood, that you?"

- Numerous-Rough-827

"I'd help with that if I could!"

- Several-Orchid9640

"I think it would feel pretty amazing to sit in a bankruptcy court and pay off a defendant’s judgment. Idk how it works, though, like whether you can make a payment anonymously on someone else’s behalf."

- LevelPerception4

"I wouldn’t pay off debts (other than to immediate family members), but I like the idea of randomly paying for groceries or gas for strangers."

"Especially at the last week or so of each month. Have some type of set up so I could have an arrangement with a store’s manager to call down to the cashier to just tell the customer after they scan everything, 'It’s your lucky day! You don’t have to pay!'."

- OhiobornCAraised

Community Spaces

"Operating a maker space that enriches the community and enables everyone to have access to tools and space to create anything they need / want."

- Ximidar

"oh yeah my husband and I have talked about doing this"

- seven_seacat

"I'd love to have this for music. Like a rehearsal complex for certain younger artists I see potential in."

"Also have a recording studio nearby as well. Just try to develop some sort of niche community of musicians that focus on certain aspects of music"

"Have all the stuff like drumkits, guitar amps, all that in each room already (kind of like a normal rehearsal space you pay for). Maybe even some cheaper guitars so that even if you don't have money you can use them"

"Maybe do some community events with all the people, and who knows. Maybe some amazing bands or groups could come from it."

- appleparkfive

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