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If you had $241 trillion...

Postby Ghost Land » Sun May 10, 2020 4:28 pm

What would you do with all that money? In this scenario, nobody else needs to know you have that much dough either.

According to this article, $241 trillion USD is the combined wealth of the entire world. You could buy a pizza the size of the African country of Niger with that amount of money, and there's virtually no way you could run out in a normal human lifetime.

If I had that kind of money, I admit that I would use it for hedonistic purposes. I would buy myself a big houseboat and a Ford F-250 pickup truck, move out of my current residence in freezing Wisconsin, and travel around the world endlessly, exploring pretty much every inch of every country. Every day would be its own unique globe-trotting adventure. One day I'm exploring the jungles of the Amazon with my gorgeous Brazilian girlfriend; two weeks later I'm researching my family history and retracing my ancestors' lives in Denmark; two weeks after that I'm hiking in the Himalayas, or whatever the heck I feel like doing. I would have a telephone set up in my boat so I could call my family and friends even if I was elsewhere in the world; I'm sure my Brazilian girlfriend will miss me when I'm hanging out eating curry in Mumbai, on the complete other side of the world from her, and I know I'd miss her too and want to talk to her again. Just think about all the cool T-shirts I'd pick up from all of my adventures, all the awesome people I'd interact with, and all the one-of-a-kind experiences I'd have. I'd hit up most of the major tourist spots at some point, but 99% of my time would just be exploring the hinterlands and the provinces, getting a feel for how the locals really live and seeing if I really like everything else about Havana, Cuba, as much as I consider their climate to be almost ideal. I would have so much fun island-hopping off the coast of India, meeting with the indigenous people of Greenland, exploring every ancient Greek, Roman, or Egyptian site possible, or just cruising down the desert highways of Namibia with the tunes cranked way up; it would be hedonistic to the max, but it would be awesome!

If I ever got tired of that almost-nomadic lifestyle, I could get an island constructed next to Aruba or somewhere else in the Caribbean, declare it to be its own sovereign country, move there with my significant other and a few of our friends, and live the ideal life on our ideal island in the ideal climate. We could have big greenhouses where we could grow any kind of crops necessary or desired for food, fish from the water around the island, and have near-complete privacy among the six or so of us. And of course, we'd still no doubt have trillions of dollars left over, so we could still take trips to see family or wherever we wanted in the world without a problem. If I ever wanted to return to civilization, I could just pick a spot and live in a pretty lavish house there, and I still wouldn't have to work a day in my life if I didn't want to. It would be awesome!

I know it's a completely unrealistic and, in my case at least, hedonistic fantasy, but it is something I think about sometimes. (Also, of course, if there was an election in my home state or country I felt passionate about, I could send my preferred candidate as much money as I'm legally allowed to help his or her campaign too. I would also donate to environmental causes as while I'm not a global warming alarmist, I do think reducing pollution and superfluous land use is very much an admirable goal, and if we don't care about the environment, effectively we're just screwing ourselves and each other over.)

What say ye, NSG? Would you live the same way given you had that amount of money, or would you spend it in a different way?
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Postby Albrenia » Sun May 10, 2020 4:30 pm

Probably be murdered for it.

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Postby Penguin Union Nation » Sun May 10, 2020 4:34 pm

Distribute it to the workers, comrade.
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Postby Ghost Land » Sun May 10, 2020 4:35 pm

Albrenia wrote:Probably be murdered for it.

Re-read the first sentence; nobody needs to know you have this amount of money.
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Postby The Sladerstan » Sun May 10, 2020 4:36 pm

I'd be starting a country named The Sladerstan. That's what I'd be doing.

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Postby Albrenia » Sun May 10, 2020 4:36 pm

Ghost Land wrote:
Albrenia wrote:Probably be murdered for it.

Re-read the first sentence; nobody needs to know you have this amount of money.


They'd probably figure it out once I start spending it, but point taken that I did indeed miss that part.

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Postby Dangine » Sun May 10, 2020 4:39 pm

I would buy the white house, and if not, I would pay mercs to take it for me.
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Postby Kathol Rift » Sun May 10, 2020 4:42 pm

If I had that much money, I’d try to solve a few world problems, mostly by bribing governments to solve them for me. Then, I would travel the world, buy a ticket to mars from Elon Musk, then use whatever I had left to make a functional version of every Halo UNSC vehicle and weapon.
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Postby Thermodolia » Sun May 10, 2020 4:43 pm

That number is so large that I’d have trouble comprehending how rich I’d be let alone figure out what to do with it
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If you had $241 trillion...

Postby Deacarsia » Sun May 10, 2020 4:43 pm

Assuming that everyone still had all of their present wealth, and that spending this money somehow would not be inflationary, I would distribute most of it to the poor in such a way as to benefit them in the long-term, leaving just enough for my friends and family to be able to live reasonably comfortably for the rest of their lives and to have something to pass on to the succeeding generations.
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Postby Kernen » Sun May 10, 2020 4:45 pm

Buy the moon. Contract with all nations to lease moon rights. Retain every law firm to enforce that right. Put the rest on a rocket and launch it at the sun when I die. I don't want anybody getting my money when I die. Or to pay taxes on that.
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Postby Sundiata » Sun May 10, 2020 4:48 pm

$240 trillion to the Catholic Church.
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Postby Suid-Afrika and Rhodesia » Sun May 10, 2020 4:54 pm

Use the money to fiance a private military to invade South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Hookers and cocaine.
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Postby Poop hahahahahhahahahhahahahaha » Sun May 10, 2020 4:58 pm

I would spend it on annoying advertisements, start my own scam operation, buy some tanks, buy some guns, buy some warships, buy some fighter jets, buy some nukes, start my own private prison, and then start a mob. I would recruit prisoners into my mob and supply them with military equipment, I would gain extra cash through scam operations and ads. A flawless plan.

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Postby Poop hahahahahhahahahhahahahaha » Sun May 10, 2020 4:58 pm

Sundiata wrote:$240 trillion to the Catholic Church.

Why not literally become the church?

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Postby Tinhampton » Sun May 10, 2020 5:03 pm

The first thing I'd do is go to my local bureau de change and have it converted into Pounds Sterling. At least one person has to know that US Dollars are not legal tender around these parts!
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Postby Kernen » Sun May 10, 2020 5:03 pm

Tinhampton wrote:The first thing I'd do is go to my local bureau de change and have it converted into Pounds Sterling. At least one person has to know that US Dollars are not legal tender around these parts!

If you have enough of them, I bet you can mange.
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Postby Sundiata » Sun May 10, 2020 5:07 pm

Poop hahahahahhahahahhahahahaha wrote:
Sundiata wrote:$240 trillion to the Catholic Church.

Why not literally become the church?

Well, every Catholic is the church so I already am. As for becoming something like Pope, while that would be the highest honor of my life, I simply couldn't accept.
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Postby Mzeusia » Sun May 10, 2020 5:09 pm

I probably try to advance efforts to tackle climate change with 119 trillion, distribute 119 trillion to some poor people (gonna have to give that part of my plan a little thought to make it work out) and I'll keep one trillion to improve my life and the lives of my family. With the remaining 2 trillion, I'd distribute it among friends and Max Barry.
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Postby Dylar » Sun May 10, 2020 5:17 pm

Let's see, I think I'd pay off the entire U.S national debt just so I can see and experience what it'd be like to live in a debt-free America. Buy a fallout shelter with enough food and water for a family of 6 to last 10 years in case SHTF. Buy a fully operational tank just for fun. Build my own private gun range that's stocked with enough weapons and ammo to equip a small army. And then I'd probably donate half of whatever is left to various Catholic organizations. And live off the other half for the rest of my life.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Sun May 10, 2020 5:18 pm

I would use it to do alot of NSFW things and then I would use the other 238 trillion to feed the poor, have enough money to never work again and fund research into how to cure Chris Chan.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Sun May 10, 2020 5:19 pm

oh and I would build a whole city in California safe from climate change.
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Postby Dylar » Sun May 10, 2020 5:19 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:I would use it to do alot of NSFW things and then I would use the other 238 trillion to feed the poor, have enough money to never work again and fund research into how to cure Chris Chan.

I don't think there is a cure for that level of cringe.
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