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10 Craziest Things That Eccentric Billionaires Have Done With Their Money

One of the biggest perks to being filthy rich is that, no matter how absolutely insane you are, everyone else has to write you off as "eccentric."

1. Business tycoon Roman Abramovich bought a pimped-out gigayacht

2. "Queen Of Mean" Leona Helmsley left $12 million to her dog

3. Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his late wife

4. Billionaire Brit Richard Branson started a luxury "space tourism" company

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Approachable everyman kazillionaire Sir Richard Branson made waves when he announced Virgin Galactic, the world's first "space tourism" company, which is currently selling space-bound seats for $200,000 a pop -- a paltry sum for prospective Washington's Lottery winners. Celebrities like Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Ashton Kutcher have already booked their reservations -- and, honestly, since when is shooting Ashton Kutcher into space a bad thing?

5. Casino owner Stanley Ho spent $330K on white truffles

6. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah flies in a gold-plated plane

7. Bavaria's King Ludwig II commissioned Neuschwanstein Castle as his private retreat

8. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison owns many, many homes

9. "Homeless billionaire" Nicolas Berggruen lives out of hotels

10. Howard Hughes bought up Las Vegas