Expensive Foods the 10 Richest Americans Could Afford (If They Wanted To)
Forbes Magazine once again released their ranking of the 400 richest people in the U.S., with this year's list having the highest entry point ever at $1.7 billion. Yeah, I feel real bad for the 145 billionaires who didn't make the cut. With so much money comes the ability to afford just about anything (except the love of another human). Of course these folks probably don't become the country's richest people by splurging on frivolous things, but they certainly could if they wanted to. Here are what the 10 wealthiest Americans are worth in the world's most ridiculously expensive foods.
10. Larry Page – worth $33.3 Billion
Page made it possible to receive information about anything in the world in a matter of seconds when he and Sergiy Brin founded Google. One thing Google hasn’t made it any easier to track down though, are the extremely tough-to-find white truffles. Page can afford about 9.2 million pounds of them. That would account for all the truffles found on Earth for 30 years.
9. Jim Walton – worth $33.7 Billion
The youngest of Walmart founder Sam Walton’s four children, Jim Walton is very familiar with the idea of big box stores. And he could get over 12,000 big boxes of Yubari King Melons, which can sell for $12,000 each. That’s enough expensive melons to fill one of his Walmart Nighborhood Markets.
8. Michael Bloomberg – worth $38.6 Billion
Now that JFK is serving up ultra-rare bourbon Pappy Van Winkle at $95 a pop, the next time the former New York mayor heads out of town he could afford to buy a 11 rounds for everyone who ever voted for him. Okay, he probably flies private.
7. Mark Zuckerberg – worth $40.4 Billion
Zuckerberg was famously quoted as saying he wouldn't eat any meat he didn't kill. Since delicious, fat pigs aren't usually running around Palo Alto the closest the young billionaire can get is cheese made from a pig's milk, which at $1680/pound means he can afford to make over 2 million gallons of piggy queso dip.
6. David Koch – worth $41 Billion
A New York City resident, David Koch could treat the entire New York metropolitan area to sushi and Kobe beef at Masa, and a movie… twice. (If they decide to go on a second date.)
5. Charles Koch – worth $41 Billion
With as much money as the Kochs put into politics, they probably consider themselves quite the patriots. How fitting that Charles could afford to buy five $2,873 bottles of Screaming Eagle Cabernet for every resident in his home state of Kansas.
4. Jeff Bezos – worth $47 Billion
We're sure the Seattleite founder of Amazon.com must enjoy a good up of coffee, and why not the most expensive coffee out there: kopi luwak? Topping out at about $100 per cup, Bezos could afford to fill up 46,380 average-sized hot tubs with the excreted java.
3. Larry Ellison – worth $47.5 Billion
He owns an island in Hawaii and his Oracle racing team has won the America’s Cup yacht race twice. The man likes the sea. So he would certainly enjoy tins of $11,000/pound Almas caviar that stretch for more than four nautical miles.
2. Warren Buffett – worth $62 Billion
Buffett is known for keeping himself humble despite his wealth, and you know he loves a good deal. What's a better deal than an all-you-can-eat buffet? Buffett could eat his fill at the pricy Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet in Las Vegas every single day for 3 million years.
1. Bill Gates – worth $76 Billion
The richest American is also one of the most charitable, which is probably how he can sleep well at night. Speaking of sleeping, Gates could afford 120,253 1000 thread-count California king-sized bed sheet sets made from saffron threads.