What would you do if you were the richest person in the World?

Richest person - What would you do if you become the richest person in the world?
India
October 11, 2007 8:56pm CST
Imagine you are the richest person,your swimming pool is made up of money instead of water,what would you do with the money? Okay we will also accept fake responses like giving it to charity,helping poor,etc. because everybody knows that nobody does it.Well so much money would be fun,wouldn't it?
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16 responses
@laurika (4536)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Oh that would be great:)I would at first invest my money to something, probably my dream to have som hotels and properties in my own coutry to rent it out.You mentioned charity.I think at first we have to think about ourselves to icrease our money and make a good investment and then we can support soem charity.But if that I would like to make different.Not just donate money to somebody, but start some program how to learn people how to earn their own money.Becuase all life is about taking care of ourselves.But back to the dreaming what I would buy.Some good car for me and my partner, some nice vocation.I would like to travel to many coutries, so I would spend a lot money for my traveling.Maybe Iwould get something to my family too.lolNo, just kidding for sure I would support my parents and brother and my in-laws.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 07
rich - first priority would be to invest it wisely
My reply would be very similar to this one. First and foremost would be to invest it wisely, make sure I don't lose it all. Since I'm a stock trader a lot of the money would go to the stock market, maybe a little bit of real estate. It's funny what you said about charity being a "fake response". The truth is, I really do want to donate because for me that's the ultimate source of fulfillment. Let's put it this way: I wouldn't be happy being the only "happy" person in this world. So I would find a way to help make other people happy! Now as for my "earthly" desires, I would buy a nice SUV, a Suburban or something like that. Buying a Mercedes or BMW would attract too much attention. A lot of kidnappings here in my country. I would take my special someone traveling wherever she wants. It could be Europe or Hong Kong, but definitely in Palawan. And of course, I'll be sure to take good care of my parents. These are the simple pleasures that I would buy with all that money. Everything else would be invested and donated.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
Hi ajrox1810! Oh, that would be really exciting if I am the richest person in the world. Of course, like any other rich people I will be shopping endlessly but contrary to what you just said that rich people don't give to charities..Oh let us be realistic, if I was born rich then I might not be that sensitive to the needy because I was not exposed to poverty and how it feels to be one...but if I just got rich because of hard work, then I think I will still have my values within me and know the feeling of how it was to be poor...So, I guess, I will still be helping a lot of people if I am the richest person in the world. I just hope the evil of greediness won't bite me when I get there. Haha..Take care and have a nice day.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
12 Oct 07
If I were so rich that money is not an issue for me, then of course I will be able to live luxuriously and very comfortably. I will make sure that firstly I give back to God generously for blessing me this way. Then I will keep aside enough for myself and my direct dependences, and wisely invest an amount that will be sufficient to see me through the rest of my life. I feel that as I am blessed, I should use my resources to bless others too, in a way as a thanks offering. Perhaps I will set up some charitable, trust or educational fund to help those in need. Alternatively, I will pledge a sum of money to set up a hospital or children's home, so that when I leave this earth, I can be remembered as a philanthropist who has blessed others with his giving.
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• India
12 Oct 07
Looks like you will give away so much for charity that you will become poor again.
• India
12 Oct 07
If I would be the world's most richest person I would fulfill al my dreams which I would have not accomplished due to lack of money and also I will share it with all who are dear to me and are in need of it. I am not a kind who will think of charity as I know each person has to struggle himself to make his life better and noone can really help anyone all through the life.
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• India
12 Oct 07
Well nice thoughts I must say.
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
if i am the richest person in the world?..i want some money for the charity..street children and for those who needs money..
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@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
Whew! Richest person? I will tour around the globe, enjoy the pleasures in its vastness. I may even visit the moon or mars. We are not to stay long in this planet so we have to enjoy ourselves. In addition, I will put up a new company that plainly deals with the youth. How would that be? I don't know, I'll plan it when I got hold of that billions of money but it would be something like pleasurable ways to enjoy spending money with while getting ready with becoming a money magnet. Sounds weird? Yeah, sort of but if that will be economically beneficial, isn't it worth the effort. (Chuckles!) More money? I will have my own bank, to enlarge my prowess and be part of the elite group in Europe or the swiss bankers. Wow! What a great thought. Truly and indeed, thoughts become reality! Let's fill more our thoughts and enjoy the pleasures in this complicated challenging world. Spread the love!
@devilangelo (4525)
• India
12 Oct 07
ahh .. having ma swimming pool full of money . that would be soemthing... :D .. well . first of all .,ill .. take the whole money out of the swimming pool .. n put it in bankss .. :D .. then .. would buy a bigggg mansion .... then ..cars .. including a black red mix bugatti veyron :D .. then .. i would buy some company .. or .. build a company of ma own . :D .. hmm .. after that .. .. havent thought yet .. will add . once i thought of the next move :D lol
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@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
Very easy. If I was the richest person in the world I would share with the less fortunate. I would college funds, clothing funds, food drives the works. I would also donate a lot to disease research and if I had anything left over I would buy myself just a few toys.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 07
if that will happen to me then I will surely buy a brandnew house and lot, have my own business and travel around the world but of course i will also share it to others.
• Turkey
12 Oct 07
That is right what you say about fake responses, most people change their mind after seeing that money in their hand. I can also say i will do this-that, but as i have no experience i cant say really what i will do.
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
12 Oct 07
If I was the richest person in the world I buy my parents a new house emply people to help around the house pay all their bills for life. I would do the same for my in laws. I would pay off my sisters house and buy them each a new car. Set up a trust for my nephews and buy them a house if they finish uni. I would bould a house for me and set up a trust for my boy. then invest some of the money. I would travel a lot as a family (including my parents and sister)help my friends and help the less fortunate i am not reach now and I help as much as I can so when I am rich I would still do it.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 07
If I was the richest person in the world, I'd build world class elementary and secondary schools and universities in my country. Something like a Harvard and Princeton. I've always hoped for a development in my country but I think that it can be achieved if the people were more educated. I think that if I give a man a piece of bread, he will only be satisfied for a day but if I teach him how to plant he will be satisfied for long time.
• United Arab Emirates
12 Oct 07
Hey it would definitely be fun t have alot of money.U can partly achiev your dreams.But I dont think the stress would be less.Tax problems you see.Knowing in todays world that literacy is very important,i would probably sponsor a childs education every year and also make sure that the child is doing well.I always had a dream to let my creativity fow,so I would also start maybe a wedding planning bussiness and interior decoration business.My be i would own a private jet as i always have a fascination for planes and run away to my private island whenever i need some peace of mind.I guess this is partly of what you wanted to hear buddy
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• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
Money is not every thing. I do not need a swimming pool filld with money. I need as much money as I should keep me live well. I should remember that abudence of money could cause abudence of problems. Such as to keep it safe from greedy greedy greedy world. Money also cause to create enemies. I dont want to face the prayers of my childerns and other relative against my life. If got as much money as you imagined, I will try to spend it in my life and living period in this world is very short, do you know?
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@overdosed (231)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
Well, first I'd buy houses and other real estate properties. Then I'd build my own communications/computer company, so I'll be generating more money (hehehe). I'll drag my brother back to my country (he's working in Canada) and give him enough money for him to start his own business and his life as well. Then, I'd help my other relatives and friends first to start their own businesses as well (as they say better to teach other people to fish than give the fish all the time). I'd travel and study. When everything settled, then I'll support a worthy cause. Then I'll shop like there's no tomorrow and finance rock bands and build a record producing outfit. :-)
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@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
if i would be the richest person... i will do everything that i havent done yet... i will enjoy things in this world... i will travel all over the world... il buy a lot of foods, houses, clothes and everything that my money can buy... i will buy you too... jhehehh (joke only)... but if im the richest person i will treasure and cherish everything that ive done in my money...
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