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What will you do with $1 Billion?

  1. shamelabboush profile image70
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    Since we are in the fantasy mood today, mysteriously you stumbled upon one billion dollars, what will you do, what will you buy or accomplish….etc?

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'd find as many shallow, flakey, money-grabbing, attention-seeking, materialistic, superficial people as I could. I'd let them touch the money, let the smell the money. Then I'd burn it in front of them, laugh and revel in the sound of their anguished cries.

      1. shamelabboush profile image70
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is so cruel smile tantalizing people like that smilesmile hehehe

    2. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Take all HP Staff and Hubbers on a Private Jet, to a Private  exotic Island to have a Pre-Christmas Party and Cruise around on a Yacht. During this time I will make plans on how to spend it, while reflecting infront of a deep blue ocean.... smile

      BadCo/Tantrum - to provide games/laughter.

      Misha - to keep an eye on everyone - No spammers.

      Maddie - on standby for any Emergencies with HP website.

      A Christian Hubber for Morning Mass - Make a choice.

      Fiery - In charge of Security. No one dares mess with him.

      Helen C - Giving all the ladies a Hair Makeover.

      Rmcrayne - Doctor on Standby - people might get seasick.

      Have I left anything out?

      1. fierycj profile image84
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I get to secure the hostess...and no one dare mess with me, then...*winks*

        1. Lady_E profile image81
          Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lol. wink

    3. jacobkuttyta profile image47
      jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wanted to start an orphanage

      1. shamelabboush profile image70
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So nice of you, but again, you have a whole billion!!! That can start more than an orphanage!!!

    4. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Find me the best Tax lawyer, and best accountant, put them on retainer, and hide it from Uncle Same as best I could, then relax!

      Jon

      1. shamelabboush profile image70
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why hide when you can buy Hawaii and have your own Bank???

        1. dutchman1951 profile image61
          dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          not hiding in that sense, just hide the money, keep it from being re-taxed, let it provide an income, then go do what I am most passionate about. is what I meant.

          I think in truth I'd help folks. probly be called a sucker for it, but I really would. I would not donate to any specific agency, just get involved directly, so the person in need gets the help they deserve, no middle man. not let it pay some exec's sallary that works for a non-profit.Help that way, directly. Get involved.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I would buy/build a huge fishing lake in a hot country, build villas around it, with my large private residence on a quiet bit, buy a few little boats, get the whole complex gated and fenced up...... and then just live there in the sun, fishing and drinking beer, renting out the lakeside fishing villas to people.

    That is all I want. I would probably buy a little football club too, Blue Square South or something..... just as a toy.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Seems you're tired of the crowds and hectic life and you just wanna be alone smile

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        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Not quite alone.... I would fly friends and family out, and mingle with the lakes patrons in the bar/club.... but yes, I want an easy life with no crowds, no car horns, no builders.

        1. shamelabboush profile image70
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Your plan is perfect. I wouldn't wish for more...

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    I'd use $10 million to pay 100 hubbers $100,000 each to dedicate a full year to writing hubs. 2 a day, 5 days a week. All Adsense revenue is accrued, and at the end of the year they have to use the Adsense money to fly downunder for a party. Who wants to be on my list of 100 hubbers?

    shamelabboush will have to be on the list because he started this thread. I've got 99 more spaces to fill.

    The other $990 million I'm not sure what to do with it. I think I can live a frugal lifestyle on just 90 million and give the rest to charity.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're a thinker, inventive and not greedy smile
      It's an honor to join the list.... smile That's a lot of gees.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll fill the next line, DS. big_smile

      what would I do?? build a studio for my youngest son to compose music and give much to charity. I would move to a smaller home by the sea~~ and write all those hubs!

    3. Luciendasky profile image78
      Luciendaskyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oo oo!! ME ME PICK ME (waives arm about wildly!)

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in, Darkside.  Unless your list of 100 hubbers is full up already, that is. 

      If it's me that happens on the billion...have to admit I've considered that and always come up short.  No, not on cash; on a fully functional plan.  Too many what-if factors that likely can't be foreseen; ya just gots ta be there to comprehend.

      Might work on rediscovering the Fountain of Youth, but that breeds its own problems.  For example, if I did discover said Fountain and lived for a million years, I'd only have $1,000 a year to live on....lol

  4. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    Obviously quit my job.. Travel the WORLD!  and make some sizable donations to some of the facilities I have worked for in the past.  After I got tired of traveling the world.. I would create my own organization dedicated to finding missing children

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I guess that I have a natural greed.... I didnt think of charity. I would donate sizeable amounts to charitable causes of course, but I guess this will come once my lakeside resort has been completed and opened by some prime minister.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, you're not greedy. It's just 1 billion is too much money and you will end giving some to charity smile You will have no choice...

  6. Dale Nelson profile image27
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    Well...I gotta say that it would be cool to hire the guys who do the Amazing Race TV Show and get some mates and family to do teh whole series of races around the world, but without any losers at the end of each day. You stop and party in whichever country youre at and then up and at em in the morning for the next leg of the race.

    After a month or two with the bug out of the system,it would be easier to see where the real help is needed in the world.
    Darkside, I reckon I could hub about the time spent on the adventure.Cant say I would hub for the first 6 months though .

  7. WeddingConsultant profile image81
    WeddingConsultantposted 7 years ago

    The question should be restated to say "what would you do with...". Asking what "will" implies the money is coming! It gets my hopes up too high smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe it's just in my subconscious smile hehehe

  8. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    you mean we are not getting a billion dollars? Bummer!  I guess I have to go back to work now!

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Shamel you know the chances of stumbling into or over a billion dollors is highly remote don't you? It's more probable that you'd walk into it.

    I don't really know what I'd do with such an amount. It's perfectly obscene. I think I'll shall join Darkside's list and hub away then go play out at his party.

    But I'd like a private jet with a really great, chatty pilot. One that I can watch to make sure he's driving properly. I'd need to work very very hard.

    *hopes the party is fancy dress or at least includes face painting*

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Froggy, you want to ruin it again donchya? smile It's just a dream, and dreams are for free....

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    BadCoposted 7 years ago

    I wud donate every single penny to Charity !

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My new first name BC. Ta big_smile

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        BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No nice try, Charity is the hooker down the street smile

        Poor girl, her life has been full of ups and downs !!

        1. emievil profile image85
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, that's what they say to get all your money BC. smile

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            BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lol but I get to be skint again with a smile on my face smile

            1. emievil profile image85
              emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              *sigh* you just made me look for the meaning of "skint" smile. not too familiar with that but thank you for giving me a new word.

              But hey BC, skint or not skint, you will still get 'em smile.

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                BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Lol BC is off women at the moment, they are a dangerous breed smile

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                  Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Int'ya well my friend? (lol)

                2. emievil profile image85
                  emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  tsk, this after you published a hub about women. smile

                  I'm not a dangerous woman, I'm very meek. NOT lol

                  Hey DM, at the risk of having myself castigated by the HP team, I wrote the hub for you (goat meat) wink, hope ya like it.

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                    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    sweeeeet, off to read it. smile

    2. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow BC, really WOW? This is not you???? You don't want a ship? Crew? Nothing..........? An island maybe????? smile

  11. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Donate to a home for the abandoned elderly so that they can move out of that remote area to a better location, build better facilities and have better care for the elders.

    Some I'll use to put up a trust fund for my nephews and nieces and, hopefully, for my kids smile.

    The rest I'll use to put up a website like hubpages. lol j/k

  12. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I would give it all to frogdropping, so she posts a picture of herself again smile

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I always considered myself as priceless. But you know - cold hard cash and all that smile

  13. rhamson profile image77
    rhamsonposted 7 years ago

    I would donate a sizeable portion to feed all the hungry in the world.  No one should starve no matter what their situation is.

  14. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I don't know I have not had my morning cup of coffee, I will have to answer this one later. lololo big_smile

  15. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Someone give me $1 Billion and I will tell you big_smile

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      BadCoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Give you $10 and you will tell lol !

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wink Id still be better off

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    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago

    I once saw this thing on the news, about the reward money being offered for Saddam. They were asking all these peopel, what would you do with ..sorry I forgot the amount, but like, 5 thousand dollars...and it was so much money to them, and they had lived all their lives without money, the people had no clue. They said stuff like." I would buy more food for my donkey, so he could carry more to market." or "I would buy more seeds, to have more vegetables to sell."
    Also, I recently got a bit of money from selling a bit of land. It actually wrecked a couple friendships. If I came across a billion dollars, I would use just enough to get myself out of debt, buy my kids a pony, finish my house...windowsills would be nice...probably build my mom her own "guest house" for when she finaly losses it. I would tell no one, and find ways to secretly help people out.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yea great ideas redn!!

      I love the secretive idea too smile

  17. spiritedstar25 profile image60
    spiritedstar25posted 7 years ago

    1 billion dollars?  Half of that would automatically go into the bank.  I'd pay off my school bill, pay off my brothers four years of college, set my mom up in a nice house wherever she wanted, get my dad out of debt and give to charity.  As far as the selfish purchases, Id travel, get a beach house out in California and a house in Florida.  Thats all I can think of for now.

  18. jiberish profile image77
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    One BILLION....hum....Invest, give to charity, children & family, travel, set up a corp with several businesses. Hub all day!

  19. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    spend it

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I'd be a bank and live it up til I get bailed out of course. Then do it all over again.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    Well the first 10% is the Heavenly Fathers. Then make sure a portion is invested to take of my wife. I'd make sure my son had a nest egg for rainy days. I'd help our families make sure life was secure for them. I'd probably donate a portion to my son's university for the nice scholarship he got and for believing in him. Help members in my church that need it. Then when the dust settled I might travel alittle, but a new truck and go fishing.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God, what rainy day??? you have enough for a destructive day, catastrophic day............ smilesmile

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Is my conervative side showing again?

        1. shamelabboush profile image70
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Humble side smile

  22. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Drugs and hookers in such quantities that life would leave my body within 24 hours of finding the cash.

    The remainder I'd leave to whomever found my body first.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a first!!! What happened to charity??? smile

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well seeing as you guys are all giving your billions to charity, etc. I figured they wouldn't be short of cash for awhile.  So I'm just gonna get really really high, and get my balls drained. big_smile

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          rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          wait, where are you going to be?

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
            Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol, are you after my remaining cash? (there won't be much left) big_smile

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              rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              i dont need much...

        2. shamelabboush profile image70
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smile soooooooooo drained....... lol

  23. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    I would build a nice apartment complex for homeless people  -  and open an assisted living facility for elderly citizens who need real care - and then - I would go on ....like a super long vacation to Jamaca

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, what about threst? you need few millions tps for your projects, what abou the remaining zillion???????

  24. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 7 years ago

    I would build the house of my dreams on 10 acres out in nowhere.  Then I would get every technological device I could for everyone in my family.  I would pay off houses for my entire family.  I would give substantially to the Red Cross and United Way as well.

  25. lampar profile image60
    lamparposted 7 years ago

    I can do a lot of things for a billion. First quit my job and start a company manufacture product that compete with my present employer; second buy myself some nice toys and a week of vacation in far away land, third try to make more out of the left over billion; fourth...then; the lists go on and go......

    1. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL sorry about this. Don't mean to mess with your fantasy or anything, we've all got our thoughts. But if you had a billion dollars, you'd seriously spend your time trying to make more money? You sir are a credit to consumerism lol

      1. shamelabboush profile image70
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think he is just a practical workoholic man smile

      2. lampar profile image60
        lamparposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have no control in my fantasy, making another million if not billion is just another small fantasy in the biggest fantasy i look forward will happen.

    2. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What's with you all trying to quit your jobs???? By your company and throw the buggers out smile

      1. lampar profile image60
        lamparposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Buy my present company with the billion i had is not going to generate another billion in my another fantasy. It is just a crappy company to begin with.

        1. shamelabboush profile image70
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ok then, buy yer company, fire the buggers and bring it down to the gound or make it a zoo...

  26. BrianFanslau profile image61
    BrianFanslauposted 7 years ago

    I would send build all the wells in Africa under the name "Unknown"

    Then spend the rest on developing robotic gnomes for space exploration.

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    Shaun2posted 7 years ago

    I would love to travel the world.  I want to see every country, well almost every country.

    Life is ment to be fun after all.  I don't know if I would ever be able to see everything I wanted, and I don't know what I would do if I did see it all.

  28. tantrum profile image62
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I'll put it to work and make 4 B

  29. qbanmamiof2 profile image60
    qbanmamiof2posted 7 years ago

    If I had a Billion Dollars I would first open annuities for my kids for like a million each initial investment. I would buy me a bigger house with a huge yard so they can better play. (1.5 mil) Second, I would travel the world. That's probably about another 2 million there in fares,spending money, hotels and car rental. I would help my family, keep about 100 mil for me and my family and the rest I would give to the make a wish foundation with the clause that they have to make every kids wish true even if they aren't in the grave status yet.

  30. fierycj profile image84
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    Make the most incredible movie EVER! It would cost me exactly $1 Billion...

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are not serious? Who's casting???

      1. fierycj profile image84
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm casting...and yes, I'm very very serious...

        1. shamelabboush profile image70
          shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So you're serious! Its gonna be a solo one act movie? What's the story?

    2. emievil profile image85
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey CJ, is that really you?!??!?!

      Hey, why not have a movie casting all of us? Then we'll share in your $1B smile

      1. worldgrandeur profile image66
        worldgrandeurposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am good in acting, good point smile

      2. fierycj profile image84
        fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        he he he he

  31. worldgrandeur profile image66
    worldgrandeurposted 7 years ago

    I'd buy a country on my own and live their... smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So ambitious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whay don't you buy an army and attack all of us too wink

  32. ScarletRyan1970 profile image61
    ScarletRyan1970posted 7 years ago

    Hello,

    I would burn the lot!Have a beach party and watch my friend's faces drop.

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very mean my fiend smile

  33. ScarletRyan1970 profile image61
    ScarletRyan1970posted 7 years ago

    Hello,

    Yes a real meany,peany. As tight as a pair of Nuns knickers.
    Ah ha ha.

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    shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago

    give it to me and i will show you

  35. worldgrandeur profile image66
    worldgrandeurposted 7 years ago

    I'd buy microsoft company and give away all the softwares for free.. smile

  36. visitmaniac profile image61
    visitmaniacposted 7 years ago

    If I had that much money I wouldn't have to do anything so I vote for doing nothing LOL big_smile

  37. zadrobi profile image61
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    I would hire an orchestra to follow me around and play my life's background music smile

  38. forlan profile image61
    forlanposted 7 years ago

    I will build an online company

  39. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    A Billion dollars! That is seriously useful loot!
    1. Spend half of it on the poor.
    2. Invest one third.
    3. Buy houses and cars for my family.
    2. Set up a trust fund for my grandchildren.
    Thanks! I enjoyed thinking I had a billion! smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now, this is a serious and practical thinking..... Have fun with the billion smile

  40. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Wow! Do I get to imagine it again? That's great! smile

    1. shamelabboush profile image70
      shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Dreams are for free my friend!!! It wouldn't hurt to dream a bit smile

 
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