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74 Ridiculous Luxuries Defying the Credit Crunch

— October 13, 2008 — Top Lists
Millions, billions and even trillion dollar innovations and trends still abound even, during this credit crunch period. There are plenty of millionaires and billionaires who can afford luxury hotels, vacation getaways, cars, jewelry and multimillion dollar parties.

For some though, the insane amount of money is not to their benefit. Handling million dollar bills is worthless if your country has runaway inflation, if a large bill is the cost of huge cleanup projects, or if there is a $2 million reward for your capture. 

Then there are the buyouts on the corporate scale. For individuals, innovations include a virgin who is willing to trade in her innocence for a million dollars, then there is a lucky art buyer whose Leonardo da Vinci drawing turned out to be worth a whole lot of moola.

But it’s not all about taking. There are million dollar charities too and a modern era Robin Hood.

If you’re not amongst the moneyed crowd, then you can pretend to be a Dot.com billionaire in the boardgame version!
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$15 Million Blogs
$15 Million Blogs
Bankrate Purchases Bankaholic
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Own The Weather For $5 Billion
Own The Weather For $5 Billion
Weather.com & Weather Channel For Sale
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$38 Billion Olympics
$38 Billion Olympics
China Spends Most, Expects Most Returns
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China 2nd To US in Billionaire Count
China 2nd To US in Billionaire Count
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67
$85 Billion Loans
$85 Billion Loans
AIG Bailout “The Most Radical Intervention” in History
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$300 Billion Green Ad Campaign
$300 Billion Green Ad Campaign
Al Gore's We Can Solve It
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Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo
Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo
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How To Be A Dot.Com Billionaire Boardgame
How To Be A Dot.Com Billionaire Boardgame
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$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
Microsoft Responds to Mac with Jerry Seinfeld
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$64 Million Pirates
$64 Million Pirates
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 4
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61
Offbeat Luxury Auctions
Offbeat Luxury Auctions
Sotheby's Hirst Art Tops $125 Million With A Pickled Shark, Embalmed
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60
Real Life Fairytale Heroes
Real Life Fairytale Heroes
Robin Hood Steals £7 Million from Rich
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Art Jackpots
Art Jackpots
$20,000 Painting Actually a $200 Million Leonardo da Vinci
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First Trillion Dollar Firm
First Trillion Dollar Firm
PetroChina Stocks Nearly Triple
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57
What Billionaires Want for Christmas
What Billionaires Want for Christmas
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Billionaires Bootcamp
Billionaires Bootcamp
When American Idol Meets Venture Capital
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Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Restless Planet in Dubai
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Spain Plans $25 Billion Casino Town
Spain Plans $25 Billion Casino Town
Gran Escala in Zaragoza
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53
Billion-Pound Borrowing
Billion-Pound Borrowing
The UK's Olympic Village Loan
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52
Luxury Fantasy Camps
Luxury Fantasy Camps
An $11 Billion Industry
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Global Warming
Global Warming
$2 Trillion in Natural Resources Uncovered
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Buffet Donates $42 Billion to Bill Gates' Charity
Buffet Donates $42 Billion to Bill Gates' Charity
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Luxury as Charity
Luxury as Charity
Billionaire Rents Hawaii Dream Home for $150 / Month
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$1 Million Pearls
$1 Million Pearls
Mikimoto Strand of Rare South Sea Pearls
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$5 Million Vintage Prototypes
$5 Million Vintage Prototypes
Jaguar E2A at Bonhams & Butterfields Auction
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Mega-Star Telethons  (UPDATE)
Mega-Star Telethons (UPDATE)
Aniston, Ferrera, Applegate & Armstrong Raise $100 Million
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Billion-Dollar Airport Deals
Billion-Dollar Airport Deals
Richard Branson to Buy Gatwick
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Billionaires Hiding Status
Billionaires Hiding Status
Choosing the Simplicity Over Luxury
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$30 Million Beijing Olympic Torch Lighters
$30 Million Beijing Olympic Torch Lighters
Li Ning Cashes In
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$154,350 Stadium Seats
$154,350 Stadium Seats
Dallas Cowboys Billion Dollar Stadium
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Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
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Ventriloquist Millionaire
Ventriloquist Millionaire
Terry Fator's Doll's Got Talent
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Toys of Chinese Millionaires
Toys of Chinese Millionaires
Affluent Asians Want Aircrafts and Yachts
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Cleaning up South Korea
Cleaning up South Korea
Seoul's $31 Billion Yongsan Project
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Diamond-Encrusted Credit Card
Diamond-Encrusted Credit Card
Royale Mastercard for Multi-Millionaires (Follow-up)
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Moscow Millionaire Fair
Moscow Millionaire Fair
Swarovskied Mercedes, Private Jets, Luxury Properties
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Sleepover Suites
Sleepover Suites
Because Sleepovers are a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
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$2 Million Volcanic Rock Supercars
$2 Million Volcanic Rock Supercars
DiMora Natalia SLS 2 Supersedan
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Collecting Inflated, Worthless Money
Collecting Inflated, Worthless Money
Billion Dollar Bills From Around the World
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Millionaire Liquor
Millionaire Liquor
Top Tipples of the Wealthy
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Chic Doggie Bling
Chic Doggie Bling
$1.8 million Collar with 1600 Diamonds
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World Has 946 Billionaires
World Has 946 Billionaires
83 Are Women
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$18.5 Million Mega-Gifts
$18.5 Million Mega-Gifts
Naomi Campbell's Sao Palo Penthouse
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Billionaire Athletes
Billionaire Athletes
Tiger Woods on Track for 2011
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Top 22 Billion Dollar Features
Top 22 Billion Dollar Features
Ultra Luxury Lifestyles
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Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
Cruise Ship Hotels on Land
$50 Million Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Mediterranean
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$25 Million Mega-Parties
$25 Million Mega-Parties
Dubai Soiree Will Be Viewable from Space
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$2 Million Convertibles
$2 Million Convertibles
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
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24K Gold Vodka Bottle
24K Gold Vodka Bottle
Donald Trump Vodka at Moscow Millionaire's Fair
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Luxury MINI Limos
Luxury MINI Limos
Pink MillionEuroMini
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$2 Million Rewards
$2 Million Rewards
FBI Seeks Winter Hill Gang Boss, James "Whitey" Bulger
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$1 Million Get-Aways
$1 Million Get-Aways
Emirates Palace Hotel
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Top 10 Most Expensive Baby Photo Bids
Top 10 Most Expensive Baby Photo Bids
From $1 Million to $20 Million
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$35 Million Parties
$35 Million Parties
Kylie Minogue Gets $4.4 at Dubai Soiree
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Multi-Billion Dollar Airport
Multi-Billion Dollar Airport
Beijing's Luxury Terminal
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Multi-Billion Dollar Man-Made Island
Multi-Billion Dollar Man-Made Island
Pearl-Qatar
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$1.5 million Office Chair
$1.5 million Office Chair
Aresline Xten by Pininfarina
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Religious Fashion
Religious Fashion
Teenage Millionaire's Jesus & Mary Line
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$1 Million Flooring
$1 Million Flooring
Pietra Firma Diamond-Encrusted Tiles
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12
Mega Star Developments
Mega Star Developments
Tiger Woods Dubai Golf Course + $64 Billion Development
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Buying Virginity for 1 Million Euros
Buying Virginity for 1 Million Euros
Italian Big Brother Contestant Sells Her Innocence
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$1 Million Brandy
$1 Million Brandy
Mendis Coconut Brandy
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Capitalizing on Bigfoot
Capitalizing on Bigfoot
$1 Million Sasquatch Photo Challenge
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40 Celebrity Charities + Paul Newman Donated Over $220 Million From Salad Dressings
40 Celebrity Charities + Paul Newman Donated Over $220 Million From Salad Dressings
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Multi-Millionaire Cooks
Multi-Millionaire Cooks
The World's 10 Richest Chefs
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$6 Million Bachelor Pads
$6 Million Bachelor Pads
Ultra Modern Bader House
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Billionaire Neighborhoods
Billionaire Neighborhoods
World's Ten Richest Streets
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Real Life Cartoon  Pets
Real Life Cartoon Pets
$925 Million Living Pokemon Pikachu
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3
$2 Billion Homes
$2 Billion Homes
Antilla is World's Most Expensive House (FOLLOW-UP)
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Supermodel Pharaohs
Supermodel Pharaohs
$2.7 Million Gold Kate Moss 'Siren' Statue
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$14 Million Baby Photos (Update)
$14 Million Baby Photos (Update)
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Baby Twins Pictures
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