Kirk Kerkorian, the richest person in Los Angeles, has dispensed more than $200 million and a school, and he has never allowed anything to be named in his honor.
The largest purchase ever made on an Amex Black Card was for US$170 million and was made by Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, earning him and his family free first class travel for the rest of their lives.
Warren Buffett made enough money selling Coke Bottles and magazines door to door to buy a 40 acre farm at the age of 14.
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel’s networth is $1.5 billion at the age of 24, making him the world’s youngest billionaire.
A billionaire on house arrest in Florida was allowed to charter a plane and fly himself and his guards to Texas to see his ailing mother.
The richest woman in Germany met her future husband while she was working in an apprenticeship at BMW (which she owned 12.5 percent of) under a fake name. He had no idea who she actually was until they were sure about their relationship.
The richest man in history is the 14th century Malian Emperor Mansa Musa I. When adjusted for inflation, he had a net worth of $400 billion.
Former billionaire Chuck Feeney has given away over 99% of his 6.3 Billion dollars to help under privileged kids go to college. He is now worth $2 million dollars.
Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was being kept awake at night by the bright neon sign from the ‘Silver Slipper’ casino, so he bought the casino and dismantled the sign.
Billionaire J. Paul Getty refused to pay $17m ransom for his kidnapped Grandson. When the teenager’s severed ear arrived, he agreed $3m but only paid $2.2m… the maximum that would be tax deductible. He lent the other $800k to his son on the condition that he pay it back with 4% interest.