You’re probably aware that the world’s richest millionaires have been racing to make trips to outer space. Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, made successful launches in 2020 while most people in the world were locked down at home. Many saw the launch as nothing more than a waste of money when the world struggled. People are dealing with financial, social, and emotional grapples, in addition to the growing perils of climate change.
Then in 2021, Jeff Bezos used his massive wealth to launch into space. He had recently become the wealthiest person in the world while also facing backlash for horrible working conditions at Amazon warehouses. The rich have been wasting their money with profligacy long before these historic, private flights made out of the earth’s atmosphere, and they will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Read on to learn some of the ways that the rich have been wasting money.
15. Buying An Area Code
For most people in the United States, ten-digit dialing is something they never even think about. How much time has passed since you memorized a phone number? There is no need to nowadays However, for those of true wealth, just any old phone number will not do. Area codes are akin to zip codes. The most desired area code among the super-rich is Manhattan, the center of New York City.
The only problem is that the original area code for Manhattan, 212, ran out years ago. Manhattan residents and businesses now utilize many more area codes, and the 212 area code has achieved its own elite status. If you want to make yourself look like you belong among the rich and famous, then a 212 area code is non-negotiable. People have been known to fork over as much as $30,000. Keep in mind that for someone earning minimum wage, $30,000 is about twice as much as they bring home in an entire year.