Sunday, February 17, 2008

I picked the wrong profession

This guy spent $14 million on a vanity license plate with the number 1 on it.  Why? 

    "...I want to be the best in the world."

Not sure if any of his oil buddies told him he could have made a license plate or shirt for less, but that's not the point.  Apparently, vanity license plates have raked in over $74 million in Abu Dhabi over the last six auctions.  A plate with the number five on it sold for $6.8 million.  I'm moving there with a metal press and a list of available numbers. 

The Wall Street Journal listed this mansion as "house of the week."  The asking price is $25 million and is currently owned by a sugar baron.  Yeah, that's right.  A sugar baron.  Had I known that that was an actual profession/title, my answer to the "what do you want to be when you grow up" question would have been quite different.  (I think I wanted to be a financial advisor or Super Hero.  Same thing, really.)  The title of sugar baron sounds classy and sleazy at the same time.  Perfect.  And it'll get you a $25 million dollar home.  Do you know how powerful you'd be if you controlled international sugar trade?  It's God's greatest drug.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We should just make a zero license plate and go there. Or a license plate that just has the letter "l" on it, because that sort of looks like a one. Or like, a backslash.