When people think of the most wealthy people they know, one of the first questions that may come to mind is, "what do they spend their money on?" Often, they may showcase their purchases on social media, but, as for what they're truly like in the real world, only a select few will ever find out. Redditor u/NeighborhoodTrolley asked: "People who've catered to the super rich; What things have you seen?" and the responses are out of this world.
Shipping Sixteen Jaguars In Different Colors By Air
From Redditor u/luther_williams:
When people want to buy a Jaguar in the UK they get assigned a special sales person who is incredibly knowledgeable. This was my friend Chris' job, he had access to things that a normal Jaguar sales person wouldn't have.
A Saudi Price wanted to buy this new Jaguar that had been released, so they met up and spent a full day specing the Jaguar out. I believe the final price was something like 125k for the vehicle. Then came the decision for color, at the time the factory had 16 different color choices for this model. The next morning, the Saudi price is like, "I figured out an acceptable solution to my color dilemma," to which Chris goes "And what would that be?" the Saudi Prince goes "I'll order one of each color."
And my friend Chris is like, "well, of course." Saudi prince asked for his options, and was presented with ocean travel options to which the Prince said, "I want all 16 vehicles loaded on a plane, and flown to Saudi Arabia." That's the story on how 16 of the same Jaguar in different colors ended up being flown to Saudi Arabia all for around 2.5 million.Wild story?
Getting Paid Thousands To Flip A Switch
From Redditor u/SteamKore:
I did IT work for a tiny little private company. Guy called because his new PC wouldn't turn on and it's like 3:00pm, he was 100% willing to pay for me to drive 5 hours one way to get it working today because he wanted to play games today. Five hour road trip later, and the address is this huge f*cking mansion. I 100% thought I was in the wrong place. Use the intercom at the gate, and nope this is the place. Guy and his wife are really cool, and the dude had built his own gaming rig.
It was absolutely over the top, I had never even laid eyes on hardware that expensive before... he never turned the power switch on his PSU on... he payed the base rate of $1400 for me to come out there to flip a switch. I also installed his graphic drivers but that was technically free, and then gave me $5000 cash as a tip all because he was excited to play League of Legends on his new PC.
From Redditor u/Cahootie:
There's something hilarious about having a super expensive battle station decked out with everything one could need, and then using that to play League of Legends.Wild story?
Keith Urban Is A Good Tipper
From Redditor u/GMHGeorge:
Keith Urban tipped me $7 on a $4 shake and left the keys to his Bentley at the store, but he came back and got them.
From Redditor u/kizzt:
Keith also bought a couple of guitar pedals for a local kid here in one of the guitar shops. Kid had a budget and was struggling to pick one, so Keith just bought them both for the kid by quietly paying the shop owner on the way out the door, before the kid even knew what he’d done. By most reports, he’s a genuinely decent, down to earth guy.
From Redditor u/minstonwayne:
Love his style, not technically the best musician, but he plays from the heart and you can hear it.Wild story?
Finding Out The Purpose Of A 'Shadow Yacht'
From Redditor u/Doppar:
I live near a company that builds yachts. One day there was an odd looking yacht. A crew member explained to me that was a 'shadow-yacht'. You see, when you get hyper rich and have multiple yachts, you wouldn't want to ruin the aesthetic of your nice yachts with jet skis and helicopters. Nor would you want your crew to sleep on the nice yacht. So, you buy a shadow yacht to store your toys and to house your crew. This shadow yacht follows your fleet of nice yachts around.
From Redditor u/thobek:
I knew of someone who worked on one of these. The shadow yacht was bigger than the main yacht because of all the toys. Helicopters, speed boats, submarines, etc. It was insane.
From Redditor u/HOA-President:
I was hoping "shadow yacht" meant it used stealth technology. I am disappointed.Wild story?