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 What would you do if you won $1,000,000,000 (22)

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What would you do if you won $1,000,000,000

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7 points

After taxes, I might have enough for a tank of gasoline.

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I would take about half and invest for my family and future family and never let them take out more than it grows each year (adjusted for inflation so the $500M might be $1B in 15 years.

I would take the remainder and start a charity...for what cause I am not sure.

Andy

I would do a number of things.

1. Give 500 million if it to the government in lieu of income tax, to try and boost the economy.

2. Give 100 million to various charities, particularly ones devoted to curing cancer and heart disease.

3. Give 200 million to NASA and their space exploration program.

4. Give 100 million to those trying to solve our climate problems.

5. Spend 30 million dollars on three mansions across the world; in Sicily, Northern California and Newfoundland and a two-floor high-class apartment in midtown Manhattan.

6. Distribute 50 million dollars evenly in my will to my friends and family.

7. With the remaining 10 million I would buy beautiful artwork and musical instruments, and travel the world.

Liber(1730) Disputed
3 points

Give 500 million if it to the government in lieu of income tax, to try and boost the economy.

You'd do more to help the economy by starting up a business (it can be quite the business with half a billion dollars capital!) and hiring people.

Give 100 million to various charities, particularly ones devoted to curing cancer and heart disease.

I'd be more careful than to give so much money away to charities. If you want to find a cure to cancer, what you do is get together your own research team and provide them with their own facilities. This way, rather than the charity taking for themselves every 25 cents on the dollar, you can be sure of where your money is going.

Give 200 million to NASA and their space exploration program.

NASA gets enough money, and they still haven't even discovered any aliens! On a serious note, while $200,000,000 may seem like an incomprehensible amount of money to you, it really doesn't do NASA much good. I'd recommend first looking into private spaceflight companies.

Give 100 million to those trying to solve our climate problems.

I get it, you want to give Al Gore another private jet.

Spend 30 million dollars on three mansions across the world; in Sicily, Northern California and Newfoundland and a two-floor high-class apartment in midtown Manhattan.

That's the best idea yet, but it might cost a wee bit more than 30 million.

Distribute 50 million dollars evenly in my will to my friends and family.

That's a little cheap. I'd provide for my family and friends a lot more than that.

With the remaining 10 million I would buy beautiful artwork and musical instruments, and travel the world.

I'd probably go with buying books myself (maybe even a publishing house, as well), but the wanderlust idea sounds pretty fun.

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Nice! That would be a good way to spend your money and that would be amazing what you would do!

2 points

Marriage

College

Children

Family Band

1 point

That is really nice and generous of you to put your family first and children two maybe have that much money.

Pay off the house and take whatever is left over and stay in a Motel 6 for a day. I hear they'll leave the light on for you ;-)

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Go to the bank and get it converted into pennies. Take the pennies to a lot and build a castle out of them.

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Build a new front porch on my house .

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I would pay off my land, quit my main bread winning job, hire some programmers, and put my daughter in every program that lit her up.

I'd also buy a bad to the bone solar system, have my truck converted to electric, Build a bad to the bone "Green" home, and start a few businesses.

I would give money to my family, including the ones in Dominican Republic. I would also give money to charity, esp. those that helps the homeless, and cancer/AIDS patients. The rest will be for college, traveling, home/car, savings, etc.

I'm 15, so I don't really have a lot of uses for such a huge amount of money.

I would first off give money to people who were good to me because you should never forget who was good to you. Then I will keep the rest for something useful.

I would buy land around the world, then I would hire some of the greatest golf architects to design golf courses, then I would hire golf landscapers to mold the golf courses. These would be top tier golf courses.

Side: Golf Courses
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as stupid as this might seem to many people...but if i win 1,000,000,000 the only thing i would do is get everything related to anime...from action figures to episodes to lists...if there is anything left (im sure there wont be) i would give them to my mum!... :D

Side: Golf Courses
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I would finish college.

Help my boyfriend build our dream house.

Start a business with my boyfriend.

Buy my mom a house.

Finally get my license and a car.

Publish some books.

Put the rest aside for my future family.

Side: Golf Courses

I would split the money in half with my best friend who has always been there for me whenever I needed him. Then I would make sure everyone in my family was set for life. Then after I was done totally enjoying myself and just doing crazy shit. I would save about 5 mill for myself and then give the rest to people who really need it. Oh and I don't mean by donating to charities that just steal the majority of the money. I mean finding people who really need it and meeting them face to face and handing their families one million dollars each tax free.

Side: Golf Courses
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Exchange it for Pounds Sterling, they're more reliable. After that I would buy start a company called the Britannia Imperial Company, buy major companies in previous British colonies (including USA) and hang around with the upper classes long enough for them to declare me a Lord.

Side: Exchange it for Pounds Sterling

I would start a business, hire a private army, then put the rest into longevity treatments for myself, and research into finding immortality.

Side: immortality

I would first bank $9x10^8 with Lloyds and in various bank accounts in Switzerland.

Then I would have a modest yet well equipped property built in Cambridge, which would make it mush easier for me to get to university every day. I would increase my wardrobe.

I would fund my way to my Ph.D in chemical engineering with ease and in comfort.

I would then, eight or nine years after winning the money, with the knowledge and the interest earned on my deposits found my chemical engineering company, %£[email protected]#corp (utilizing naturally observable phænomena to increase the material wealth of mankind) and gradually work my way to global economic dominance through acquisition and manipulation of defence contracts.

I would have a traditional soshu kitæ katana made in Japan, and learn how to use it effectively.

I would marry and spawn multifarious progeny.

In my spare time I would assemble and study a vast collection of works on the Roman and British empires.

I would patronise artists and fund many bright young people through their desired colleges.

Side: immortality

Probably end up dead on top of a cocaine and prostitute mountain .

Side: Cocaine and prozzies

I would open up my own ice cream factory and I would make sure that my ice cream is the best.

Side: Cocaine and prozzies