- Tram Ho
In 1999, billionaire Mark Cuban bought a Gulfstream V plane over the Internet for $ 40 million to serve travel, especially business trips. This “huge” online purchase has put the American businessman in the Guinness Book of World Records with the title of the largest single e-commerce transaction.
In an interview with Money in 2017, Cuban said: “Buying a private jet is my primary goal because the most valuable asset in the world is time. Owning a private jet helps.” I save a lot of time. ”
In fact, Cuban is not a billionaire with a habit of overspending. Going up from empty hands and knocking on door to door selling trash bags, more than anyone else, Cuban understood the value of money.
Although he owns a fortune of $ 4.2 billion, he still lives in a house for 18 years and has an old car. And his $ 40 million spend on a plane is for a good cause.
Billionaire Mark Cuban.
Cuban recalled in an interview with Business Insider: “There are many examples of how the plane helped me: Leave a late game to be on time the next morning or leave the meeting to make it in time. going home to a family party… It was all things I didn’t want to be absent from and the plane was extremely useful.
At that time, I had more time during the day for family and friends. Besides, I was also able to get more done because it didn’t take too much time to travel between locations far apart. And it also means that I can travel comfortably with my family. That plane is what changed my life. ”Since then, Cuban has bought two more private jets to his collection.
Cuban wrote in an article: “At the end of each day, time is something we cannot own and take back. That’s why I’m always looking for a way to make the most of my 24 hours. This is also reasonable. because a private plane, no matter how expensive it was, volunteered me to buy it. It saved me hours a day. ”
Cuban is not the only billionaire who thinks the purchase of a private jet is completely worth it. Self-made billionaire, media magnate Oprah Winfrey also said she bought her own jet partly because of her passion and the rest to serve her travel needs.
Winfrey shared with Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of Vogue: “It can be said that owning a private jet is the ultimate luxury because a minute ago, you might be in New York but the next minute you were on the road. to London “.
Investment legend Warren Buffett still moves in a normal car and lives in a 1958 house bought for $ 32,000 and owns a private jet. Explaining this, he said he spent a considerable amount of money buying a private jet to make life easier by saving traveling time while taking the role of CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Source : Genk