Ridiculous Things Bought By Billionaires


Despite the protestations of an indignant Ben Bernanke, seven years of global QE have not only failed to ignite the illusory “trickle down” wealth effect but have in fact served to widen the gap between the rich and the poor the world over.

The explanation for this phenomenon is simple: when you deliberately inflate the value of the assets most likely to be concentrated in the hands of the wealthy, the class divide will grow in lockstep.

Perhaps the best evidence of the above can be found on Wall Street where Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein have now become billionaires. Because we wanted to do our part to help Jamie and Lloyd decide what to buy now that their wealth is virtually inexhaustible, we present the following video which counts down the 10 most absurd examples of conspicuous consumption in modern history.