martes, septiembre 25, 2007

Loads Of Money

So apparently, the Euro Millions jackpot this Friday is 130 million Euros. That's a lot of fucking money, unless you're Bill Gates or someone equally removed from reality. I got thinking (never a particluarly wise move) about what I would do if I won all that money. Just think what you could buy ?! You could buy small countries for that.

So what would you do with that amount of money?

I know what I'd do, and it is probably not what you think I would.

Firstly, I would take a few weeks out to consider my options but I would want to do positive things.

Secondly, I would not donate any money to charity. If I wanted to help the AIDS foundation, I would meet with Elton John and say "Well, I'll put one million in, if you match it - but I want to see the outcome". Then onto Bono "You want to fix poverty in Africa, here's another million - you match it but I want to meet the people it has benefitted" and so on.

Thirdly, I would get all the big corporations to add their resources - you want to keep customers, help mankind as they are your customers.

As I said, thinking is probably not a wise move for me.

But, what would you do if you suddenly received 130 million?

26 comentarios:

Princess of the Universe dijo...

Uhh, how much is that in Canadian? Probably more right?

I'd do the charity thing. I'd give gifts to all my nearest and dearest. Find some smart guy to invest it for me. Put some of it into something silly like a pink tiara factory.

Then I'd spend my life travelling, volunteering and being a student.

kimmyk dijo...

Oh dear.
I'd pay off my family's debts, my debts, then I'd give a shit ton away, then I'd go ape shit crazy and who knows what would happen.

There'd be a lot of nakkediness goin' on let me tell you!

kissme dijo...

Shoes, handbags, and maybe a big fuck-off diamond.

Ok so I'm totally shallow - but I would have loads left for other stuff.

Seriously though, even if I gave my close family members about 5 million each, and after buying the above it would still leave 80+ million and that could do a lot of good to people that need it most.

But I wouldn't give it to established charities at that point, I'd set up my own charitable trust and with that sort of dosh invested it would be earning shit loads a year to be donated to good causes.

Oh and I'd have plastic surgery by the guy who did Sharon Osbourne's. Lots of it.

Cream dijo...

Spend the rest of my life travelling. Can you imagine a scruff walking into the Ritz with a rucksack full of money.
"I want your best suite!"

PI dijo...

It's too much. I can't get my head round it. Health is much more important than wealth so if I'm pressed I would finance a superb hospital and research centre where excellence would be the norm. Open to all, regardless of station - including my family and friends - so not totally altruistic. And I'd have a bloody big party.

Sewmouse dijo...

Buying a small country sounds good.


very good.

Tom Joad dijo...

I would lay in a bath of champagne, getting out only to snort lines of coke from the bellies of €1000-a-night hookers.

Or I might get a new fridge.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Princess -> a lot. Charity? that was partly my point, not all charities give money to the intended

Kimmy -> I'm liking the nuddy bit, I think

KissMe -> I don't think you're totally shallow but looking like Sharon Oz - ewwww

Cream -> as opposed to saying "I want your best suit"?

Pat -> excellent answer - and I like the party idea too (do I get an invite?)

Sewmouse -> pick one

Tom -> so it's either Liam Gallagher or a new fridge? - meet you in Comet then

Sewmouse dijo...

Can I buy Scotland?
It's fairly small, and it has lots of interesting scenery - and I like the way the guys sound when they talk.

And it has castles and stuff. And they speak English so I don't have to learn another language right away.

john.g. dijo...

130 million, Paah!
I enjoy myself on much more than that!

Stacie dijo...

Making my entire family financially secure notwithstanding, I would take a very large sum and give to my best friend for her childs special needs care. A significant portion of that going to medical research for children with his disabilitiy. She would never worry again how to pay for his medical care and it would be top notch.

Next I would travel. A large portion going to conservation efforts to the places I travel, starting with "home" first (the US) then onward. I would also give a significant portion to animal welfare, but not those nutjobs that run around killing people because they stepped on a worm....

Machiavellia dijo...

I would set my family up. And then, I would throw a giant party. Since I would have money to burn, that is exactly what I would do--bonfire, and watch people clamor.

Princess of the Universe dijo...

I know- I caught your point. My point is that they do some good, and if no one gives anything to them, they won't have the opportunity to help anyone at all.
I'd do some research first...

SpanishGoth dijo...

Sewmouse -> you'll have to ask Mr Farty about that but I think Wales would be cheaper (and the guys are so much cooler)

JG -> You bragging twat

Stacie -> first part ok, but then you contradict yourself - "starting with 'home' first (the US)...> nutjobs that run around killing people " or is that just a quote from the BushMeister

Machiavellia -> you would set your family on a bonfire? Cool - do we get marshmallows?

Princess -> hence why I'd have 2 weeks away to think about it

PI dijo...


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SpanishGoth dijo...


Adam's Diet - is that like fucking Adam's Ale you freak?????

SpanishGoth dijo...

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yorlor dijo...

tee hee, you thought that was a real comment. giggles a little longer.


i would find a way to legitimately relieve the debt of others. folks who really needed it. but i don't know how i'd do that. maybe through sallie mae, directly. like the parking meter fairy. of course, i'd invest it so that it could continue to grow for others to do something with.

then i'd gather up my family and live off the land.

i'm not a flshy girl. but i would get nekkid.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Yorlor -> did I think it was real? did I fuck but I thought it's content was funny as you will see in the posting in a few days.

I am curious about the 'nekked/nekkid' thing though. When I fly over to the US, do I have to bring oil or is it provided?

Tom Joad dijo...

I for one would welcome anything that would let me see my abs again. It's been many years.

yorlor dijo...

i think we have something to keep us covered, big boy. don't you worry yer perty little member about it. *winks*

Mr Farty dijo...

Fucked if I know.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Tom -> cheap solution.... it's called a mirror, but get one of those clever ones that makes fat look thin etc

Yorlor -> 'my perty little member'? gadzoos woman, you've been peeking duck

Mr Farty -> Fucked is as good a place to start as any

yorlor dijo...

hey, all i'm saying is i've washed me a cock or two and i know a perty little member when i see one!

[did ya read fire's blog? did i mention i've been drinkin' on a sunday? funny stuff. drinkin' on a sunday. highly recommended way to bring in the mondays. xoxo, lor]

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