Ten years ago, you were the sole winner of the largest Powerball jackpot in history - that means it was at least 600 million dollars. Let’s round it up to 750.
For our purposes, it doesn’t matter whether you elected to take the lump sum or the payments. Either way, your veritable army of accountants, hedge fund managers, and financial planners have successfully turned your enormous fortune into a truly obscene one.
In the last ten years, you’ve been spending money left, right and center. You’ve set up dozens of endowments and charities to champion your pet causes. You have lobbyists in every corner of the world buying votes to make the world the better place you know it can be.
Nevertheless, your money continues to make money. Barring a concerted effort on your part to divest it entirely, it’s an effectively unlimited font. Your spendable assets number in the billions.
So, all that said, what would your mega purchase be? I’m talking about Michael Jackson dropping a hundred million (in 2015 dollars) on the ATV catalogue, or the various billionaires who spend hundreds of millions on superyachts.
To be clear, in this hypothetical you are already firing on all cylinders in terms of philanthropy. Once that’s done… now what?
Don’t need answer fast. I’ve got ten more years to become a billionaire.