The high-maintenance Trophy Wife is a status symbol. Men display the youth and beauty of a trophy wife, the imagined bill for her facelifts and boob jobs are trophies. Even the bill for her divorce lawyers is considered a trophy to display along with his skin scrub, darkened hair and face lift. All trophies on display to those who seem to value such things.Quote: pacomartin
The real extravagance for these men seems to be their wives.
> the richest millionaire as the result of divorce
Marriage may or may not be a good thing for young girls to aspire to but mothers should always imbue in their daughters a pragmatic realization that marriage is a necessary step to take in order to have a successful divorce.
> Sweden is selling a 42' motorboat that is capable of going from Miami to Nassau in 4 hours, price range of $1 million.
What about a 400 km/hr yacht for that trip? Bentely yachts.
It happened again!
Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitriy Rybolovlev, is buying the condominium. Rybolovleva is currently studying at an undisclosed U.S. university and plans to stay in the apartment when visiting New York. According to a source familiar with the sale, she paid the full asking price of $88 million, setting a record for highest individual transaction in New York City history.
And instead of letting the spoiled daughters of billionaires have all the fun with the $80+ million dollar houses, an honorable mention goes to David Dopp, the Utah truck driver who won a lime-green, 631-hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 worht minimum of $200K, and rolled it into a field only a few hours later!
The car can go 0-60mph in just 3 seconds but David swears he wasn't going faster than 60 mph when he spun out of control. In case you are interested, 0-60 in 3 seconds is slightly higher than the acceleration that you experience when you skydive from a normal altitude.
Elin Nordegren bought a $12 million home in North Palm Beach, Fla., but didn't like it, and has plowed the whole thing. The house, which had six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, is now just rubble.
Sold: February 10 2011 for $12,250,000
12520 Seminole Beach Rd
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
FU poor people without jobs!
Insane! For some reason large houses (and cars for that matter) give me an unsettling feeling and are very uncomfortable.
I'm sure that she felt the same thing. The 9000 square ft, 6 bedrooms, and 8 baths are too unsettling. She is going to put up a little 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch house in it's place.
Her next door neighbor did the same thing. Bought the house in February 2003 for $10.5M and tore it down and built a 7 bedroom, 13 bath home with 17,704 square feet. They paid $305,216 last year in property taxes.
Her other next door neighbor also tore down the house and built a bigger one.
I really can't fathom this. I wonder what their utility bills are like.
Probably not as high on the new houses. I am still trying to figure out if there is some way to control heating costs on this 1929 house (oil heat) with 20 radiators.