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10 Great Things You Can Buy for $10 Million: You Know You Want Them

Updated on May 15, 2020
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Copyright © 2020 Aurelio Locsin
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Amassing $10 million is easy if you sell your tech company IPO shares, buy and sell classic cars or win the lottery. If you need advice on where to spend your windfall, check out these options, listed in no particular order.

Vacation Home in Thailand
Vacation Home in Thailand

1. Vacation Home in Thailand ($10 million)

This six-bedroom, 31,000-square-foot holiday home perched on a hill on a private island. It boasts a pool, spa, gym and electric golf-cart for the two-minute drive to the beach. For an additional price, you have the option to add separate bedrooms for the servants required to keep up such luxury.

Diamond Anniversary Chandelier
Diamond Anniversary Chandelier

2. Diamond Anniversary Chandelier ($10 million)

Designed by Hearts On Fire, this massive light show decorated the Green Room of the 2008 Emmy Awards, which celebrated its 60th (Diamond) Anniversary. It features about 3,300 diamonds weighing more than 1,000 carats.

Three-Masted Schooner
Three-Masted Schooner

3. Three-Masted Schooner ($10.1 million)

This new 190-foot long modern schooner, designed by Pavel Shaposhnikov, recalls the Golden Age of Sail with its multiple masts. But it also sports an engine so you can get underway even without the wind. The interior will be customized to you but includes an integrated computer-based entertainment and automation system.

Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway
Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway | Source

4. Broadway Production ($10 million)

The average cost of a Broadway musical is now $10 million However, some, such as The Lion King, may run as much as $20 million. Ten years ago, a musical cost only $1 million.

University of Utah Utes 41, Texas A&M University Aggies 21, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah Utes 41, Texas A&M University Aggies 21, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, Utah | Source

5. Annual Budget for the University of Utah College Football Team ($9.9 million)

Despite the $10 million dollar price tag, the Utah Utes’ budget is actually one of the two lowest in the Pac-10, which is the schools league. With only nine wins in the 2009 season, the school’s victories cost about $1.1 million each. Compare this to the $6.85 million budget for Boise State, with 13 wins at only $527,000 each.

6. 100 Seconds of Super Bowl Advertising ($3 million per 30 seconds)

If you want to enrich your college team’s coffers, advertising it on the Super Bowl can offer maximum bang for the buck. This was the cost to screen a network ad for the 2011 Super Bowl, not counting production costs. But advertisers are guaranteed about 100 million viewers with residual media attention on the commercials. Prices are likely to go up.

7. Low-Power TV Station in New York City ($10 million)

You can also reap your Super Bowl bonanza by broadcasting it on your own 3.5-kiloWatt TV station. One example is WPXO-LP in East Orange New Jersey. It offers Spanish-language programming from CaribeVision to the New York City area, which is considered the top television market. Low-power stations in smaller markets can be had for over a million.

8. Senatorial Campaign for Missouri ($10.3 to $12.09 million)

The 2010 elections for Missouri senator showed the typical amounts needed to run for a U.S. Senate seat in a small state. The losing candidate, Democrat Robin Carnahan, spent $10.3 million and garnered 41 percent of the votes. The winning candidate, Republican Roy Blunt, spend $12.09 million and got 54 percent of the vote.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

9. Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Franchise ($208 thousand to $10.5 million)

If you want a return on your spending, start up a hotel such as Hawthorne Suites. Costs vary considerably by location but include construction, inventory, equipment and franchise fees. Aside from the rooms, you’ll need to plan for a buffet area for the complimentary breakfast, exercise facilities and on-site laundry. Yearly franchise fees run $40,000 plus 5 percent in royalties.

Tyra Banks and the Heavenly '70' Bra
Tyra Banks and the Heavenly '70' Bra

10. Heavenly ‘70’ Bra ($10 million)

Supermodel Tyra Banks revealed this one-of-a-kind Victoria’s Secret creation in the company’s 2004 annual fashion show. The garment features 3,000 diamonds and has a 70-carat diamond as its centerpiece. For 2011, the company showcased the more modest gem-studded Fantasy Treasure Bra, which was modeled by Miranda Kerr and cost only $2.5 million.

If you’ve got a little less to spend, check out 10 Great Things You Can Buy for A Million Dollars: Go Ahead and Dream.

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    • carrie Lee Night profile image

      Carrie Lee Night 

      4 months ago from Northeast United States

      Fun hub :) Thank you for sharing. I personally dont find any of the choices appealing as vacation homes and boats have too much mantienance that would add to the cost. I rather charter a boat or rent a vacation home. I could never spend 10 million on one thing or in one place :) If I had to choose, it would be Thailand :) I love to travel :)

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      Ethan cathey 

      11 months ago

      Always be brave in what ever you choose, living life the way you choose, is always your choice

    • Tuhin77 profile image

      Tuhin Subhro Sardar 

      17 months ago from India

      Why not travel the world like a king/queen?

    • Tidbits25 profile image

      Micha ELa 

      19 months ago from Philippines

      The list was hilarious. It was fun to read. I was in awe with the bra made from diamonds. I will put it in a bank and travel the world.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Just for fun...the home in Thailand. Now if if REALLY won that kind of money...I would do none of the above. I would invest it; set up a charitable foundation to give money away and take some vacations. I CERTAINLY would not spend it on a bra! Haha! Voted funny and interesting. It is fun to dream sometimes!

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      Stephanie Das 

      8 years ago from Miami, US

      It was between the vacation home in thailand and the schooner, but I figure the schooner is just a really fancy mobile vacation, so I'm going for that. Just a few more hubs...

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      8 years ago from India

      If I got that 10million$, I would have spend 2.5M$ for a house, for 2.5M$ a supermarket and the other 5M$ in a bank for fixed deposit and live a happily life. Anyway thanks for the list. I like your choice of vacation home in Thailand. Voted up and interesting.

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      Theocharis V 

      8 years ago from Piraeus, Greece

      Dear ThoughtSandwiches, I am sorry, but I am the hubber who borrowed the money from alocsin. Very sorry. I can lend you half with 15% interest though. :) haha. Good hub alocsin. Thanks for SHARING

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett C 

      8 years ago from Asia

      After just writing about Thai beaches, to see the house at number 1 made me laugh! However, although I love Thailand, I would definitely opt for the worldwide freedom of a three-masted schooner.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      8 years ago

      #5. Who cares if they don't win? I can find things to do with the team . . .

    • alocsin profile imageAUTHOR

      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Sorry ThoughSandwiches, I just lent the money to another hubber who bought the same thing.

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      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Hi alocsin...

      I have chosen the three-masted schooner, thank you. As the listed price is $10.1 Million...can I borrow $100,000. I'm good for it...

      Great List!


    • mjwilliamson profile image


      8 years ago from Right Here

      All good information! I think I'm going to go with the diamond chandelier.


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