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I'm talking stupid-rich.

So I want to know how people on here would live their lives if they instantly won/inherited a large sum of money. I'm sure everybody is going to have a completely different idea of how they would handle it.
Would you still work? Would you save it? Would you spend it? What would you spend it on?

The amount: $100 million.(tax-free)



How I would do it...

Well I definitely wouldn't be "working" anymore. I'd take most of that money and i'd stick it in a Swiss account.

Then I'd get myself one of these...





...and I'd travel the world for several years.
Eventually i'd settle down after visiting all the places that I want to see. I'd get myself a nice $1-2million dollar house. Nothing crazy. And of course a garage of decent size(LoL) is a must to fill with a couple of cars that I've always grown up wanting. A Countach here, a couple of Ferraris here and there.




What about you guys!?
 

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I thought about the luxurious amenities I could afford, sure, I have a list of wants. But outside of some extravagant real estate and a respectable stable of vehicles, most of what I want (fiscally) in life is attainable in my relatively modest life (by comparison to this hypothetical, of course).

At this point, I thought I'd consider writing something mildly elegant about studying what I'd do with my money before I spent it, in order to help folks out and make a difference in the areas I've seen; something similar to what public health professionals do. I'd love to really seek out things that are, for the most part, objectively "good." Of course, I believe a lot of issues in society are greatly social, by nature, and I also suspect that intentionally attempting to manipulate social behaviors is almost doomed to failure by people with my mind set. So, even if this wasn't just hogwash, I'd probably be no good at these fake intentions.

There is an exception to what I've written above, I would, strongly consider donating a new building to my old department in graduate school, I know they've been dreaming it up for a while, and that place is special to me.

But, the more I think about it, the more I the obvious truth comes to mind... And I know from my previous experiences, from an ironic twist of fortune that ended up in the favor of my personality: My ego would run wild, and it wouldn't be pretty most of the time. I'd probably take on a few addictions and then, who knows?

Even today, I'd like to think I've evolved from my younger years, by I know what lies beneath and what direction I might decay to, if I were so enabled.

In a nutshell, I think a sudden windfall of that magnitude would enable me to end up an even more worse excuse of a human being. I know I have a superiority complex and few other unpleasant personality quirks that I battle... Constantly pushing hard is a bit of a double edged blade, and I sometimes wonder the social and emotional cost of constantly pushing for success, in the only ways I know how.

I'd rather have accumulated those resources in a way that is less of a wind-fall as this hypothetical, something over the long term that I had to really work for to get. At least then I might amount to something significant and meaningful to myself and other people.

I'd take being a better person any day over that money, and I believe I have a long way to go.
 

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Pay off bills and loans, buy a nice clean house (nothing too extravagant as I wouldn't need it, just a nice house), buy my Rubicon, finish building my Evo, throw a few mil in a Swiss bank account and live off the interest. With 5% interest of 1 mil being 50k and I would put at least five mil in I'd have 250k a year to play with. Help out the family so my mom can retire and get my dads debts settled so he can relax. The rest would be for toys and such. Nice boat to match my black Evo and black Rubicon. Maybe I'd even buy another vehicle for a DD but I'm not sure what I'd get. Anyway, that's my "what if" plan for something that's never going to happen. :p
 

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I'd buy 100cars, around 20mil total then a house with a recording studio, flowrider, skid pad. And a 2 story garage with club. Figure thats around 40mil total, Own around 2 more houses, a small jet possibly, a relatively nice boat, and then the rest in the bank.
 

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live the way I am now. just have more money. I would still work, but very little.
 

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find a cure for my disorder, no, hotdog didn't give me the aids
 

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Buy houses for me(3), my mom, my brother, my dad, and the mother of my child. Place large amounts in a swiss acct. Pay off all debt ofcourse. Build my evo. Buy a 600 Benz, Porsche gt-3rs, nice pick up truck. Open a community center in my old neighborhood (later). And just live life to the fullest. Traveling all over the world.
 

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find a cure for my disorder, no, hotdog didn't give me the aids
Pardon my inquisitiveness, but what do you have?

Hopefully medtech in the near future can come up with viable solutions to some major problems like, Cancer, aids, etc.
 

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I wouldn't work anymore in the sense of earning myself money. I'd exercise daily and travel a lot. I'd buy a modest house with at least 1 Ferrari. I'd make sure my kids' futures are taken care of. I'd invest the rest and work to help others and dabble in philanthropy.
 

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I would buy Frank Lloyd Wright's "Ennis" 'house' (its a fucking castle). It just recently sold for half off, $4.5 mill.
It's pretty epic, has been featured in the movie Bladerunner







So.. yeah this is one of the houses i would buy. I would also buy the "Spanish Villa" as featured in the movie Sexy Beast. I cant find a good pic of it at the moment.

I want to have collection of older 80s/90s iconic cars like an E30 M3, NSX, 72 GT-R, R32/33, maybe one or two SUVs to be used for DD.

I'd like to still have a house in Boulder, somewhere near the Flatirons, with a modest house such as this http://www.trendir.com/house-design/rocky-mountain-dream-home-1.html I drive by it alot (its along the way when i go on canyon runs). 3 minutes, literally from the heart of Boulder if there's no traffic.

I have not hit anything close to $100 mill yet.. I'd like to guess i'm below 10-15 mill right now.
 

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I have not hit anything close to $100 mill yet.. I'd like to guess im below 10-15 mill right now.
Me too (the 100 mil part), althought I'm on the wrong scale and never got the inheritance... but I have student loans (thanks, other half of the family, for supporting the my 'porno' half-brother through law school for no good reason; apparently, cancer doesn't need a cure... and yeah, some of you died from it, but oh well...)

I digress, serious issues, right here.

I have brains, loads of fun if I can let go, available for hire, will travel. O negative blood, healthy organs.

Help me Obi Wan, you're my only hope.:bowlol:
 

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Pardon my inquisitiveness, but what do you have?

Hopefully medtech in the near future can come up with viable solutions to some major problems like, Cancer, aids, etc.
Beleive has problem with his back. Not Aids fo shue.

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I would just put it all in a bank and live off the interest. If I had access to all the money, I would screw up really bad. I like working/living under a budget. Lets me define goals and such, gives better balance in life imho.

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But, the more I think about it, the more I the obvious truth comes to mind... And I know from my previous experiences, from an ironic twist of fortune that ended up in the favor of my personality: My ego would run wild, and it wouldn't be pretty most of the time. I'd probably take on a few addictions and then, who knows?
In a nutshell, I think a sudden windfall of that magnitude would enable me to end up an even more worse excuse of a human being. I know I have a superiority complex and few other unpleasant personality quirks that I battle... Constantly pushing hard is a bit of a double edged blade, and I sometimes wonder the social and emotional cost of constantly pushing for success, in the only ways I know how.
Yeah. I'm imagining I had access to a 100 million dollars, I'd be burnt out and dead within a month or two. Or my superiority complex would just grow so large as to make me completely unapproachable by anyone. I'm not "Shy" by any standards, but I just fucking hate most people with a passion. Add 100 million dollars to my account, and, well, yeah, I'm going to hate everyone.

If I didn't succumb to my own stupidity, I'd struggle with being bored out of my fucking mind. I can hardly take a vacation without getting bored as shit, so I can't imagine being on a permanent vacation. And, frankly, I'm not "skilled" enough in anything to really "devote my time and energy to some greater cause", so short of "here's a million dollars", there's not much I can DO. I can't teach, I can't cook, I can't cure, I can't do anything of note, short of "lol I fix ur computer okay", but I don't think that's really worth devoting my life's energies to.

I'd probably bounce around from some inane thing to another.
 

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I'd still work, but only for enjoyment and not full time. (simply because I would be bored doing nothing... investing in startups is probably what I'd like to do).
Would definatley spend more time spoiling the family and enjoying all the toys. (nothing silly though, a couple of houses.. a couple of cars... )
 

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I'd build the district I work at a new, state-of-the-art school and sports complex. I'd also make sure they have a nice auditorium and library. I'd donate enough to Miami University to get a building named after me, also.

I'd then probably buy a decent house or maybe a studio apartment and furnish it. I'd pay for my parents to move anywhere they want, too. Hm, I'd invest a shit ton so that my future offspring will be financially supported. I'd go back to school and get a creative writing doctorate and hopefully find a part-time job as a professor. I'd buy a 240Z and throw an RB26 in it, as well as a 67 Camaro.

Ooh, and I'd pay for a new sports complex for my old high school and have them name it after my grandfather. That'd be a slap in the face because my grandfather was the school board president at one point, who did a lot of good for the school, but they never recognized him for it (he campaigned for new buildings, got every levy passed, had a great track record).

And, finally, I'd own a condo in North Myrtle near Barefoot Landing where I'd go for the summer and into the fall to write my novels.

Fuck yeah.
 

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I'd keep it simple. Invest ALL of it and create an allotment to myself from an offshore account in the amount of $100k per month. I'd do whatever the fuck I want to do for as long as I possibly could before the funds get to a certain amount, let's say $50 mil left but due to my money gaining interest, I probably wouldn't live to see that low of a balance. Once there, I'd go ahead and buy a few 20-30 unit apt complexes for my kid(s) in Los Angeles and pray to god they don't let that shit go to waste after I pass lol. Of course I'd force my parents to early retirement and send their asses off around the world for a whole year until they get sick of travelling.

As long as I have a specific budget based on income, I can make do but if I feel as though I have endless amounts of $$, I'd probably get pretty careless and blow it all on even more dumb shit.
 

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I'd build the district I work at a new, state-of-the-art school and sports complex. I'd also make sure they have a nice auditorium and library. I'd donate enough to Miami University to get a building named after me, also.
There would also be a massive installation of cameras in the locker room, going to an IP address owned by someone named "Hotdog", for some unknown reason. The hush money would allow it to remain in place.
 
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