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It's fun to sit around and imagine, isn't it?


To sit back in a comfy chair, maybe with a warm cup of tea, and think of all of the things you'd be able to do if you had a rich uncle somewhere who remembers what a nice young child you were, so that when they passed away they were for sure going to leave you their fortune.

Or maybe you win the lottery. It doesn't matter. The point is there's a lot of things you can do with a billion dollars, so with everything going on in the world, let's take a fun trip down imaginary lane.

Reddit user, u/BrAwLeR-FoReVeR, wanted to know what's at the top of your Buy List when they asked:

What would you first do if you ever became a billionaire?

These are the people who would help the world continue running, keeping the sails on the ship and the car on the road. They spend their money responsibly, reasonably, and with caution.

Maybe a little boring, but extremely necessary.

The Bare Minimum

"Turn on double verification in my bank account"

GummyBearMOnster666

"Bank account or bank accounts?"

kumgongkia

Let's Put These Things In Proper Order

"Get an attorney"

Cas0098

"Then an accountant"

Ejecto_Seato

"It's so unlikely to become an accidental billionaire, but basically this, the only way to survive it is to create a company that runs your life and has multiple employees. Your attorneys, accountants, drivers and security detail. You are now the CEO of a small company that is dedicated to your safety."

BaseballCollector

YAS. BOOKS.

"I would buy a series of book I've always wanted. It's the "Handbook of the mammals of the World", which is a nine book series with information on every mammal species. It may sound silly but hey, I'm a simple guy. Those are very expensive books"

Latrans_

Doing Things For Others As Well As Yourself

"This will sound cliche.

Take care of friends and family.

Invest majority.

Travel for remainder of my life."

c_c_c__combobreaker

"You would be popular for taking care of your friends and it's a good thing to do, but i feel like it would get weird once the word gets out. You might suddenly find yourself surrounded by a lot of long-lost friends."

TheDollarCasual

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Of course, if you've been gifted billions of dollars you don't have to go down the reasonable route. Instead you could take all of your money and do something silly with it. Something obnoxious.

Something cliché.

Running Down The Checklist

"Donate a couple million each to my parents, grandparents, in-laws, and my two best friends.

Buy 2 big houses. But not TOO big. Not like mansions or anything, who needs all that space? Just nice, posh 5-bedroom houses. One near where my parents live and one near where my in-laws live (200 miles apart). Then me and my husband can spend equal time in both places.

Get a really posh, top of the range electric car."

"Get my teeth straightened and whitened. Get laser eye surgery. Pay for a hair transplant for my husband (I love him bald, but he really wants one).

Hire a stylist, a cleaner, a live-in chef and a personal trainer. Clean myself up a bit, you know.

However much money is left, keep about 200 million of it, and donate the rest to various charities. Then just spend the rest of my life travelling with my husband, staying in the fanciest hotels and seeing the world."

fernshanks

Somewhere To Retire

"Buy a farm and a bunch of land. and spend some money on animals or build a bunker or both."

Vladimir_Putin12345

A Whole Lot Of Nothing

"Nothing, with that kind of money I could afford not to do anything for a while."

deathwishdave

"Anyone with a billion dollars who is still working is a psychopath."

srjohnson2

Politics, Everyone!

"Buy two senators and make them fight."

fortogden

"They are surprisingly cheap; can you get a few more and let the rest of us watch?"

not-suspicious

Start A Lot Of Beef With A Lot Of People

"I'd employ a law firm that semi-exclusively litigated my petty squabbles with the world. False advertising. Cop car paint colors. Whatever else that bothers me."

cantstandlol

There's no explanation for these ones.

They say money makes you eccentric and these people's dream purchases are evidence of the existence of that idea.

Who's Gonna Stop You?

"I would never tell anyone and pull money out of my @ss when i need it."

Salty-Tortoise

@ss pennies do give a certain amount of confidence."

BirdLawyerPerson

Just To Rub Salt In The Emotional Wound

"Call my ex spouse to share the happy news."

ShoddyPersonality234

A Way To Live Till The End

"I would build myself a marijuana farm somewhere on the island and move there to live :)I don't need anything else in my life except cannabis and a house on the beach by the sea :)"

somernag2y

Sounds Like A YA Novel In The Making

"I'd build a Hunger Games theme park complete with an Arena and invite 24 children a year."

GrimmRetails

"Invite"

MrDannySantos

That's Some Fancy Ketchup, Bro

"I'd still eat Kraft Dinner but with really expensive ketchups. Dijon ketchup."

Aystrological

"And an emu. I bet you always wanted an emu."

GrimmRetails

Dream big. Have fun conceptualizing your future.

Just don't dream of a death match for kids. That's probably not an ideal way to spend your cash.

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