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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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
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.
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 .
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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......
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
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.
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!
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