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April 30, 2021

February 2nd was the date, Groundhog was the day, Amazon was the place that CEO Jeff Bezos shocked everyone around signaling that he was to be stepping down as CEO and move forward to focus on his other passions like Day 1 Fund, Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and the likes.

 Which begs the question, what is Jeff Bezos going to do with all that money he has amassed. His net worth being around the $196 billion mark as of the time of this writing.

That’s more money than most people’s brains can process! For instance, last year, Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie Scott, donated over $4 billion in a few months — and her worth is only a tiny $60 billion by comparison.

We have all at one point or another thought about how we would spend that money if it was ours. Well, these are suggestions of our own - in some off chance he is too busy to come up with his own ideas based on his numerous commitments. As the Latin saying goes In omnibus casibus (In all cases) We have set aside about $200 million dollars for him to spend for the rest of his life - We doubt he would ever be uncomfortable. These are some of the things you can do if you had Jeff Bezos’s money lying in your bank account.

 

WRAP THE EARTH PHYSICALLY WITH HIS WEALTH 765 TIMES

Jeff Bezos is worth a hefty $201billion, whew. To put that into perspective, if $1 dollar bills were printed, a billion of them would wrap the earth roughly about 4 times.

 Taking into account his net worth, his bills could wrap Earth about 765 times, causing everyone to literally walk on money.


BUY 33 PERCENT OF TESLA (MARKET CAP $695 BILLION)

To err might be human but to troll is absolutely divine. Bezos and Elon Musk have a very long rivalry dating back to Musk’s days in PayPal, both men keep it up today in a Tom and Jerry race for standing as the World’s Richest Man.  One way to settle who’s the richest for all time is just to take a major stake in the other guy’s company. This is not only extremely hilarious, but it gives way for an activist shareholder shakeup, Carl Icahn-style.

This would be some God-like stunting: petty, nasty, hilarious, the headlines would be glorious, based on what Mr. Pecker has said Bezos is the Death Star (Forgive my star wars reference) - We won’t be in any way shocked if he has thought about this action himself.

 

 

BUY 9.6 BILLION DOSES ($2 BILLION FOR 100 MILLION) OF THE PFIZER CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Well, Jeff Bezos and his 4.8 billion closest friends — the vaccine requires two doses — could get vaccinated. In fact, that’s enough doses for almost two-thirds of the planet.

Paint this picture: an Amazon Prime TV show where Jeff Bezos turns up at people’s front door. Surprise! You won! You’re getting immunized. ( Bezos should even be the one to administer the first dose himself.) Of course, he probably won’t do all 4.8 billion personally, but those lucky few would have fun and entertaining backstories for reality TV. Maybe the episode follows them after their second dose to see how their lives have changed. That is something we would love to watch on television.

 

 

END HUNGER IN THE EASTERN PART OF AFRICA ($25 BILLION) SEVEN TIMES

 This article might be all fun and games but this a serious one. If he wanted to, Bezos could simply end hunger in the Eastern Part of Africa.

It's estimated that between $23 billion to $25 billion would be enough to end hunger in that part of Africa through increased wages for workers and the creation of social programs. Definitely, governments of the world could do this, but it would be a huge flex for him to just do it all on his own. Besides, isn’t the whole idea of Silicon Valley libertarians that it’s better for private donors to do this than governments?  

 

BUY KOBE BRYANT’S FULL TROPHY CABINET ($4 MILLION) 49,000 TIMES

 Huge fan of Kobe Bryant here, so definitely getting the chance to purchase his medals and awards would be an absolute given, and also it would be one of the best ways to make the Los Angeles populace to love him, There has been a torrid relationship between the city and Bezos.

 

 

 

BUY MARTIN SHKRELI’S WU-TANG ALBUM ($2 MILLION) 96,600 TIMES

There are a ton of reasons why people dislike Martin Shkreli - hiking up the price of drugs, declining to reply to any questions except his name when he was brought before Congress, securities fraud - but perhaps the most infuriating is he’s the owner of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a Wu-Tang Clan album that has only one copy. (Apparently, Cher makes an appearance on it!)

Shkreli paid about $2 million for the album. In that 2015 story, Shkreli toyed with the idea of having artists make more private albums for him. Bezos could actually do this nearly a hundred thousand times. He could create an entire private Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole catalog! Now that’s what we call music.

 

BUY 64,400 BUGATTI CHIRONS ($3 MILLION EACH)

The Bugatti Chiron, a $3 million car, is the kind of thing car people geek out about: “With fluid curves and angrily squinting headlights, this coupe’s exterior design communicates power and performance, and its standard 1500-hp engine endows it with acceleration capabilities worthy of a bullet train,” writes Car and Driver, dreamily.

Anyway, with 64,900 of them, you could assemble your very own Gundam out of Bugattis and then have some cars left over to do demolition derby with. A Bugatti demolition derby is kind of badass now that we thinking about it.

 

With this almost unfathomable wealth, spending this amount of money is harder than most people can imagine.

 




Source: The Verge
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