The fun ‘burning money’ of the world’s technology billionaires

Tram Ho

Jeff Bezos

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The Amazon boss has redefined retail and created a massive e-commerce empire. However, it seems that his true passion for things is much more thrilling.

He went on a 80km horseback journey in West Texas with his father and brother; he also explored dark caves or spent three weeks at sea uncovering Apollo 11 engine pieces. He was also involved in a serious helicopter crash that caused him to give up the hobby over the years. . In just a few weeks, he will embark on his most daring adventure yet: an 11-minute flight to the edge of space aboard the Blue Origin spacecraft.

Sergey Brin

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The Google co-founder is passionate about non-universal airplanes. For the past 4 years, he has worked for a secret aircraft company called LTA Research & Explorer. The company started out at NASA’s Ames Research Center and is looking to make zero-emission aircraft a reality. Although the ship’s purpose is to carry humanitarian aid, it is also luxuriously designed to be able to serve as an “intercontinental air yacht” for Brin’s friends and family.

In 2008, he invested $5 million in space travel company Space Adventures. According to Forbes, the investment is also a deposit for a future trip. The airline has completed a number of flights with billionaires such as Charles Simonyi and Guy Labiberte, but it is unclear if Mr. Brin wants to join.

Paul Allen

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Before his death in 2008, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was the owner of many luxury yachts. Not only that, but he also has submarines that can dive hundreds of meters below the sea floor. In 2011, he shared that if you go down to a depth of more than 300m, you will see the extremely dark ocean and strange animals.

He did not disclose the details of the submarine, but a shipbuilder revealed it was very beautiful and special. Yellow submarine named Pagoo, 12m long, worth 12 million USD, can hold 8 passengers and 2 crew members, can dive for 8 hours.

Like many of his colleagues, he also has space ambitions. In 2011, he founded Stratolaunch Systems with the goal of building the world’s largest aircraft, able to launch satellites and send people into space.

Larry Ellison

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The Oracle co-founder became interested in sailing at the age of 20 but did not officially take it seriously until the 1990s. He bought a racing boat nearly 24m long and named it Sayonara. He began participating in sailing, won world championships, even nearly died in a storm in Sydney Harbour. After that, he participated in the American sailing championship, held every 3 or 4 years. In 2010, his team won.

Currently, he spends millions of dollars on his yacht racing hobby. He just won his second US championship in 2013 and launched his own sailing race.

According to BI 

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