10 most eccentric rich
Company founder Potok Sergei Polonsky has once again confirmed its status as one of the most eccentric Russian entrepreneurs. On Thursday, he matter-of-factly appeared on the air of the Israeli "9 channel", although the law was supposed to be in Cambodia under house arrest in December last year, Polonsky was put in prison Cambodian city of Sihanoukville as a suspect in the use of physical violence against local sailors. Later, however, they released - but not out of the country, but only out of the chamber.
Polonsky did not waste time and fled to Israel hospitable. However, from a man who defended his thesis in the "Live Journal" and on a dare eat his tie, you might expect just anything. Who can compete with Polonsky? We have compiled a list of the 10 most eccentric billionaires.
Mark Zuckerberg: the billionaire, who personally scored cattle
Who: The founder of social networking site Facebook
Net Worth: $ 13, 3 billion
For a long time, Facebook users have been assured that the strangeness of Mark Zuckerberg limited of pathological shyness and habit to invite colleagues pofehtovat at leisure. However, in May 2011, the creator of the world's largest social network suddenly has published on his personal page, the status as follows: "I just killed a pig and a goat." On Zuckerberg immediately rained down angry messages: numerous "buddylist" accused him of cruelty and immorality. In response to all the attacks billionaire calmly he explained that he only became interested in animal husbandry and decided to eat meat only those animals that are scored independently. A new hobby, according to Zuckerberg, helped him to broaden my horizons significantly.
Clive Palmer: billionaire who revived dinosaurs
Who: coal magnate, owner of Mineralogy
Net Worth: $ 0, 9 billion
Last summer, the Australian coal magnate Clive Palmer announced his intention to build in the vicinity of Brisbane is a real Jurassic Park inhabited by Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and other extinct species. Revive dinosaurs Palmer was going through cloning technology, saying that the DNA of prehistoric dinosaurs might well survive in organisms frozen in the resin of ancient blood-sucking insects. Palmer even started to negotiate with the scientists, but they reacted with skepticism to his idea and stated that finding a viable genetic material will not work. As a result, the entrepreneur decided to stay at a real project and build a park with mechanical dinosaurs. In addition, it has invested millions of dollars in reconstruction of "Titanic" in 2016 and plans to release the water counterpart of the legendary liner.
Alki David: an entrepreneur who send for a purpose bare Obama
Who: Internet entrepreneur, founder of FilmOn website
Net Worth: $ 1, 9 billion
In 2010, the British billionaire Alki David BattleCam.com launched a website that offers users to record on camera their insane acts and to spread the network in exchange for a monetary reward. To whet your interest in the new resource, David promised $ 100,000 to anyone who will walk naked in front of Barack Obama. Daredevil had to appear naked in public, being seen by the president and, of course, to shoot it on video. Since a large buzz around the venture, David initially was not observed, he increased the size of the prize to $ 1 million. A couple of months after the start of the contest New Yorker Juan Rodriguez tried his luck in the fight for a million dollars, but almost immediately fell into the hands of policemen and has not been seen Obama.
Nicolas Berggryuen: businessman-bum
Who: The founder of Berggruen Holdings investment company
Net Worth: $ 2 billion
American of German origin Nicholas Berggryuen enjoyed all the pleasures of the life of a wealthy man: buy apartments, cars, rare art objects. However, upon reaching 45 years old billionaire understood that wealth is no longer gave him pleasure. By focusing on the spiritual and intellectual development, Berggryuen quickly sold all the property, including the elite real estate, and is now officially the number of homeless. He travels the world stops at different hotels and rarely appears in the office, preferring to work remotely. Businessman tramp recognizes that freedom-loving by nature, he does not want to take on the extra responsibility - even if we are talking about things.
Paul Allen: billionaire, who is looking for life on Mars
Who: co-founder of Microsoft Corp.
Net Worth: $ 15 billion
Paul Allen childhood fond of science fiction, and richer, first began collecting themed artifacts. Today his collection includes an armchair Captain Kirk from the TV series "Star Trek" and the exoskeleton, in which Sigourney Weaver starred in the movie "Alien." In addition, the entrepreneur has invested more than $ 30 million in the creation of a special telescope system for the detection of extraterrestrial intelligence. In his submission to the north-east of San Francisco established dozens of ultra-sensitive antenna that can pick up signals sent by thinking beings from other planets. Allen believes that by 2025 humanity will irrefutable evidence that life on Mars is still there.
Ingvar Kamprad: billionaire who travels by public transport
Who: The founder of IKEA
Net Worth: $ 3, 3 billion
Frugal billionaire - the phenomenon is not so rare. Berkshire Hathaway holding CEO of Warren Buffett lives in an old house, and the oil magnate J. Paul Getty once regretted the money to buy the stolen grandson. But all this is minor compared to the tight-fisted Ingvar Kamprad. The richest Swede basically use public transport, and always makes a pension certificate - to get travel benefits. The mission he stops in modest hotels, and if the rate includes breakfast, eats for the future - in order not to have to spend money on restaurants. In Kamprad has reason to take care of the money: in the late XIX century, his grandfather could not pay debts and shot himself.
Donald Trump: the billionaire who pursues US President
Who: The media mogul, owner of the Taj Mahal casino and a beauty contest "Miss Universe"
Net Worth: $ 3, 2 billion
Election as US President Barack Obama - the candidate of the Democratic Party - haunted media tycoon Donald Trump, who is known to support Republicans. In an effort to discredit Obama Trump came to that laid out on YouTube a video message addressed to him provocative: the billionaire promised to donate $ 5 million to charity if the Head of State will publish documents related to his studies at Columbia University, as well as apply for a passport. According to Trump, the data could have a significant impact on the course of the race: the businessman wanted to prove that in any university, Obama has not been studied, and the passport received in Kenya and therefore has no right to be president of the USA. Obama, however, has not shown much interest in the deal, describing it as an attempt by Trump to attract attention and provide service Mitt Romney.
Peter Thiel: billionaire, creating an ideal society
Who: The founder of the payment system PayPal, president of hedge fund Clarium Capital
Net Worth: $ 1, 6 billion
Peter Thiel - supporter of libertarian philosophy, he believes that everyone has the right in its sole discretion to dispose of their own lives and property. For those who share his views, the billionaire has decided to create an "island of freedom" - floating autonomous mini-states that would drift into the oceans. The project organization commissioned businessman Seastealing Institue and personally sponsoring its activities. Thiel expects that 2019 will be the first island, where there is room for 270 people. They will form the basis of an ideal society, and will decide what kind of government they like, what laws and how to obey moral norms to follow.
Leona Helmsley: woman of the business, which has left $ 12 million dog
Who: The owner of the hotel chain Helmsley Hotels
Net Worth: $ 2, 5 billion (as of 2007)
Leona Helmsley went down in history under the nickname Queen of avarice. Unlike other billionaires-hoarders, it is currently in no way denied, but absolutely did not want to give money to their loved ones. The only entity to which it has spared no means, was of Maltese named Trouble. In 2007, Helmsley passed away, leaving behind a very original testament: $ 12 million of her savings to get your beloved dog. Two of the four billionaire grandchildren inherited $ 5 million, and two remained without any penny. However, relatives of Helmsley subsequently sued by $ 10 million Trouble, proving that at the time of making a will the old woman was not himself.
Branson billionaire stewardess
Who: The founder of Virgin Group
Net Worth: $ 4, 6 billion
Richard Branson does not get tired to surprise the public outrageous antics: let in hot air balloon flight across the Atlantic, you will kite in the company of naked models, will come in a wedding dress on the opening of the salon for the bride and groom. In May of this year, Branson has surpassed himself and turned into a flight attendant. The billionaire did not do it on his own: he lost a bet AirAsia owner Tony Fernandes. Businessmen argued, whose team "Formula 1" will reach the end of the season with higher rates. Luck changed Branson, and he was forced to wear the uniform and serve passengers on the flight Perth - Kuala Lumpur. However, the billionaire could have fun even on such seemingly humiliating venture: the six-hour flight, he had fun and posing for press photographers.