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Discussion What would you do with $500 million dollars?

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Spirit of the Wolf, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Spirit of the Wolf

    Spirit of the Wolf Jedi Youngling

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    For all of us in the USA that are familiar with the Powerball lottery, the jackpot got up to $500 million dollars today. I got my tickets. Hope I win something.

    What would you do with that much money if you won the jackpot?

    Me, I'd get a new car and a house, and split some of it up amongst my parents and my siblings, and probably invest the rest.
     
  2. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That's much... I think it would be the usual stuff about house, car, holidays, presents and giving some of it to people in need.
     
  3. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    I would take care of my family and good friends, give away a lot to my favorite charities, and then spend the rest of my life traveling, traveling, traveling!!!
     
  4. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

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    Take over the world. [face_devil] Joking aside, I would pretty much do the same thing as Pensivia.
     
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  5. Sokolniki

    Sokolniki Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Buy me an M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer, switch out the engine with something that has a little more oomph and put on better suspension, make it street legal and proceed to get a speeding ticket with it on an interstate just to see the look on the cop's face when he realizes that he just pulled a "tank" over for going 70 in a 50mph zone.
     
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  6. Naeriel

    Naeriel Jedi Youngling

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    I'd probably split it between my parents, boyfriend, and just giving it away.
    I might be greedy and buy a home with it, but I know all of the above need it more than myself and I haven't done **** to deserve it in life. Might as well give forth to who does.
     
  7. Rodrigo Alves

    Rodrigo Alves Jedi Knight star 2

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    Danm i would buy my city! hahaha a Dollar is four times my local money
     
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  8. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Pay off the mortgage, go on a holiday, buy 2 new cars and then live off the interest :)
     
  9. ScavengerTrashRey

    ScavengerTrashRey Jedi Youngling

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    Buy small bungalow house and all entire Star Wars set on blu-ray :p :)
     
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  10. 72Princess1

    72Princess1 President - NR star 4 Staff Member Moderator

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    Donate to my favorite local charities, put enough aside/invest for my kid's futures, and take care of my brother and his family.

    And I would travel. Well.
     
  11. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think an own house is on the top 3 list for most people. ;)

    Nothing about SW, 72Princess1? ;)
     
  12. Gamma626

    Gamma626 Jedi Master star 4

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    Buy a house, set up my business, maybe direct a small indie film for a couple million, give some of it to my parents, and invest in for the future. As far as charity work, is look into animal preservation.
     
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  13. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Sadly, it's not enough to save the world completely.
     
  14. MrMojoRisin

    MrMojoRisin Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd buy an island, stock up on liquor and guns, and probably never be seen again.
     
  15. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Pay off all my family's debts, get a really nice car, get all Star Wars and Star Trek movies and TV episodes on DVD, take a road trip to visit my aunt Molly in Arizona, go to Ireland, donate to PBS, go out to eat at Red Lobster, and after I've done all that, not necessarily in that order, put the rest in the bank and live comfortably for the rest of my life, travelling and eating out as desired.
     
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  16. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I would move to Cat Island in Japan and live in heavenly bliss.

    And then I would die, because I'm allergic to cats.
     
  17. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Take care of family and close friends, buy a nice home and a couple cars. Put the rest in the bank and let the interest pay for my living expenses for the rest of my life, as well as monthly contributions to various charities. Since I don't have plans of having children, I would put in my will that anything that remains is given in full to charity upon my death, or in some research project like Parkinson's disease research or whatever. And if I am successful at living just off the interest, the "anything that remains" would be a whole lot.
     
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  18. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Violent Violet Menace

    Living off the interest is a good idea. That way you sort of "limit" yourself (to save your sanity) and you still have plenty left over.

    This will be me on Cat Island, but with cats:

     
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  19. TK42I

    TK42I Jedi Master star 1

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    With $500 million, I would buy Easter Island off Chile and build more statues but in the shape of Stormtroopers instead. I would create an awesome tourist economy and build a complete Star Wars theme park with Hotels and Star Wars community like in Sim City... ...actually, I would also create a Star Wars Sim City game (but this is another project).

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/world...o/news-story/759899743cb5b25331ff41910aa4aaf8
     
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  20. meghan mann

    meghan mann Jedi Youngling

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    I'd open animal and wildlife sanctuaries and buy up dairy farms and ranches, save wild horses.
    So guess 500M won't get me far :(
     
  21. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yep, 500mio will help with the "little" dreams, but won't heal the world and its problems.

    ("Little" just meant in comparision. 500mio is not that little, of course. ;) )
     
  22. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd do my civic duty by cleaning up that big trash island in the ocean. Ships, personnel, it would be a big undertaking, but I'd fund it. I have close trusted ties to the maritime industry that I could employ to oversee it.

    Maybe help with employing mercenaries to get rid of animal poachers.

    After that, just help out family and close friends, while being careful not to get taken advantage of.

    Then just live a life of chillin and travelling and going to conventions all over the place.
     
  23. BookExogorth

    BookExogorth Jedi Master star 4

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    I would give much of it to charities/foundations and research. I would also give to people I care for and trust.
    But to be honest, I would then immediately do what I have always wanted to do if I was filthy rich: find someone who builds secret passageways.
    I would hope that I would live generously, giving to many.
     
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  24. Skiara

    Skiara ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    MotivateR5D4, that would be a great thing to do!! But do you think that 500million will be enough. I'd fear that it's just a tiny bit that is needed. At least, if one watches the prices for buildings or other projects build/ordered/ planned by countries.
    But still, it would be great!
     
  25. Jester J Binks

    Jester J Binks Jedi Master star 4

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    Blow it all in 30 days with nothing to show for it so I could get the full $5 billion.