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.