What would you do with 7 Billion dollars?

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Hypothetical situation time, my friends!

I'm a multi-Billionaire[1] but I've been called on a secret mission. I cannot take my fortune with me and I see no reason it should sit in a vault collecting dust.

You are my greatest friend and thus, I leave you 7 Billion dollars to do whatever you please. So, what are you going to do with the money, friend?

[1] Made my fortune through legal means

7 billion?

How much would it cost to stage a hostile takeover of Disney and Arsenal? I wouldn't actually want to change much about either, but with that much money, why not own them? After that, smaller stuff. Take lessons to learn to fly a plane. Buy a de-weaponized F-15? I guess I'd need to learn to drive a stick shift, too, since I don't think Ferrari makes automatic cars, and I'd love to get my hands on an F-430 Spider. Dolls. Oh so many dolls.

There's the obvious, things like buying some land, building a house, taking care of my friends.

Seven billion? Give it to Daft Punk so they can do another world tour.

Build a floating island to live on, create bacon trees and steak bushes so I wouldn't have to have any animals pooping everywhere and travel the world, then probably get shot down by the respective country's air force showering their nation with the leftover cash thus ruining their economy :P

Well, find a way to genetically modify myself to become Tim burtons Cheshire cat (Powers and all) :3

What else would I do with that much money?
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I.... I really don't know.

Obviously I'd get some nice luxuries, like a big house with servants, a computer, and maybe a car. Then I'd..... I dunno, fund some research, maybe?

Take out 80 million for the rest of my life so I wouldn't have to work.
Stick the rest out in a vault 'til your return.

If you die?
Go round asia donating money to temples. Bout it.

* Find poor person.
* Pay him 50 million to do it for me.
* Pretend it's a huge fortune to me
* Enjoy remaining 6.95 billion while he goes off dying

take out 1 billion for me, invest 1 billion in the stock market (to boost the economy and to have a stream of income)
then take 5 billion and use it to stop whats happening in syria/dawfur with any remainder going to starting a charity in my name so that the money is
1. tax free
2. i can use it to help whoever i want and
3. i will know the money is going strait to people who need it not into the pockets of charity workers.

The classic, pay off debt, buy nice piece of land, build a nice small house and live off the interest gig. Ive got my eye on the Remarkables, overlooking Wanaka...

Maybe donate 1mil somewhere.

Buy every home in a local town the raze it to the ground or keep it abandoned just so it becomes a huge blight on the landscape.

Well, first I'd convert them to Euro, my American comrade.
After that, I'd just live in luxury.
What more would someone do?

I buy Blizzard and make them create a Diablo 3 worth a crap.

Buy the rights to Firefly. Get that new laptop I've been meaning to get. Throw about 50 million at Atlus for Persona 5, same to Volition for Freespace 3... And then go stalk Johnny Yong Bosch. Just cuz.

Also, will attempt to outbid Notch at a DB4H auction.

I cannot say what I'd do due to this website's stance on possibly illegal things.

Needless to say it wouldn't be really evil or anything of the sort, but it would be fucking amazing fun. Elusive, moi?

*CAPTCHA = think hard.

Oh, I am...

Get a personal submarine, a bunch of mercenaries and illegal weaponry.
How could anyone with that amount of money not become a super villain!

Get a decent burger
buy all the games I want
oh and I'd like a new pillow

what?! Money isn't everything!

Quaxar:
Get a personal submarine, a bunch of mercenaries and illegal weaponry.
How could anyone with that amount of money not become a super villain!

Umm... Batman, Iron Man, etc.

Though the Supervillain route is always fun. You'll throw your voice out practicing your evil laugh though.

I would burn 5 billion and make a video of it. Then I'd upload it on YouTube to see the comments.

1 billion I would give to charity just to get the media and whiners of my back.

1 billion I'd keep for myself. It's more than enough to have a nice life.

Sadly, I can't seem to find how much EA is worth so I can't really list that.

The answer is simple though. I'd go to university and come out of it making SOME AWESOME GAMES.
And buy myself a fucking fortress.

SomeLameStuff:

Quaxar:
Get a personal submarine, a bunch of mercenaries and illegal weaponry.
How could anyone with that amount of money not become a super villain!

Umm... Batman, Iron Man, etc.

Though the Supervillain route is always fun. You'll throw your voice out practicing your evil laugh though.

But they're fictional. And I don't think that sub would be a good base for fighting pirates but I could think of many scenarios as a villain where it would come in handy.
Let's say I obtain an experimental device that lets me ignite the atmosphere - bam, I'm sitting in my saloon under water laughing manically.

Give everyone in the world a dollar, so if they're having a bad day it becomes slightly better.

Put it in the bank, live off the interest.

Or y'know. Floating Head College Student

1. Build a space station.
2. Live on it.
3. Charge rich people to come and live on it.
4. ??????
5. Profit!

Put the money in a bank in The Bahamas.

Pay bills.

When I want to buy something neat, I'll just buy it.

And then I'll throw some money at charity when I feel bad about having money and not giving any to charity.

Rinse and repeat for a pretty significant span of time.

If I die, my successors will get to enjoy the content feeling that comes with having an obscene amount of money, without having obscene desires. We're boring people.

To start, I'd go to Nevada and get a million dollar... wait. I'm not sure if we're allowed to discuss that sort of thing here.

I'd get some ice cream.

1. I would start a company that has connections to everything, ensuring a stable source of income,
2. Start a space division within my company and sink lots of money into F.T.L travel and artificial gravity research
3. Once F.T.L has been discovered, I'm building my own fleet with the profit from my company.
4. Take over the world and establish a empire.
5. Wing it.

Aris Khandr:
I guess I'd need to learn to drive a stick shift, too, since I don't think Ferrari makes automatic cars, and I'd love to get my hands on an F-430 Spider.

Actually, Ferrari hasn't made a car with a manual in years. Which sucks. Flappy paddle gearboxes are for the lazy and posers.

Do learn stick though. Learn it anyway, IMO knowing how to do so should be a hard requirement for posessing a driver's license, omittable only if you physically lack the limb function to operate a clutch pedal and shifter.

Buy my entire town then pay everyone to wander around dressed as zombies.
or, buy my entire town then leave it as a ghost town just for shits and giggles.

Captcha: smoking guns
I believe that is relevant to my first option

After I gave some to my family and relative, donating to charities and spending stuff for myself (new flat, tv, games etc), I will use most of it to set up a comicbook company with my best friend (he can draw comic related stuff) starring our own superheroes. It probably be a webcomic at first since I can easily see it fail if we try to see it in physical comicbook form.

simples. buy out the goverment and make the UK a utilitarian socialist paradise.

failing that, make london a city state.

Hire Takashi Miike to work with Katsuhiro Otomo to make a GOOD live action Akira trilogy, with an American production team for the special effects but done purely in Japanese.

6.2 billion to go...

Ooooh, this will be hilarious fun:

1.) Pay off college loans

2.) Buy a few hundred acre stretch of land and build a large mansion of my design on it.

3.) Buy a couple new cars.

4.) Buy BioWare from EA, and then make it so that nothing else is done to Mass Effect 3, meaning I would make it so that no new ending or change to the story would be made.

5.) Then have BioWare start production on a Dragon Age: Origins remake/remastered version where the conversations are converted to the dialogue wheel style, change the battle system to one like the DA2 system where I have control over every action including the basic attack. Change the leveling and ability/power system to that of the DA2 style. Get voice actors to give voice to each of the different types of player Grey Wardens. If people don't like what I'm doing with the game, too bad, they can go play their old broken copies.

6.) See what BioWare had in-store for DA3, if it isn't similar to the style of DA2, I'll change it so it is.

7.) Send a cupcake to each proclaimed member of the "Retake Mass Effect" movement, though each cupcake would be filled with laxatives.

8.) Lay back in my reclining office chair, petting my cat that's in my lap, while laughing maniacally.

Option A: Sit on it.

1)Put it into several banks, including foreign ones.
2)Deny I have the money to anyone who asks.
3)Buy a book, a CD, a DVD, & a game every month, with increases my broke-ass purchases 400%, as 4)I usually only get that shit on holidays because all my money goes into bills.
5)Spend the rest of my life paranoid that someone will discover I'm rich & try to kill me for my money.
6)Avoid binge spending, because statistically when poor people become rich, they burn through the money like fire on a carosine soaked forest & end up poorer than ever before.
7)Spend like crazy when I'm old, including on the inevitable medications 7 hospitalizations.
8)Leave every cent of my money to the ASPCA when I die.

Option B: Burn through it as quickly as possible & abuse the power that comes with money.

1)Buy DC from Warner Brothers. Make Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, The Joker, & The Riddler officially gay, get last word on all retcons.
2)Buy Marvel from Disney. Make everyone involved with the X-men go back to the way they looked in the early 90s, retcon Mr. Sinister's sex change, make Gambit bisexual to increase female readership (you'd better believe that would work). & umm...make Emma Frost a redhead. You can never have enough hot redhaired chicks.
3)Pay off Tokyopop's bankruptsy, make them translate whatever I want.
4)Buy everything on my Amazon wish list, which is about 20 pages long.
5)Bribe Hollywood to cockblock nerdrage-enducing loose adaptations & remakes.
6)Buy Sallie Mae & shut them down.
7) Commission those Slayers & Saiyuki RPG games I've always wanted, plus Baldur's Gate 3.

Vausch:
Hire Takashi Miike to work with Katsuhiro Otomo to make a GOOD live action Akira trilogy, with an American production team for the special effects but done purely in Japanese.

6.2 billion to go...

Really, that would cost 800 million? That would be the most expensive production in history I would think, over 266 million per movie in the trilogy. I'm guessing you aren't planning on making a profit from it? Since it is all in Japanese, you are looking at a very small market for the movie.

I know the whole money thing is hypothetical and all, but that amount of money for such a production, is just way out there.

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