Here is the thing, when we say crazy billionaires we’re not simply talking about eccentric-but-endearing types such as Richard Branson, who simply want to fund trips to the moon and spend as much of their money on frivolities as they can.
No, we mean full-on crazy folks – those who want to look like cats, eugenicists, fascists and… serial killers.
You’ve got to wonder what kind of society lets these guys get so filthy rich – and even lets them get away with murder sometimes, if they can hire the right lawyers.
Oh that’s right – it’s the society we all live in.
10. Jocelyn Wildenstein
Jocelyn is not known just for her extravagant lifestyle – she spends $60,000 on her phone bill and $547,000 on food and wine. No, what Ms. Wildenstein is famous for is her extensive cosmetic surgery to her face, intended to elicit a more catlike look. Wildenstein is rumored to have spent $4,000,000, apparently done to please her husband, who loved big cats.
She wasn’t that successful though – he cheated on her with a 19 year old model, leading to a divorce and a 2.5 billion dollar settlement.
9. Robert Klark Graham
After he made his billions Graham decided to embark on a journey to improve the human race – by creating a sperm bank. It was no ordinary sperm bank accepting ‘deposits’ only from Nobel laureates. problem is Nobel winners tend to be old, which meant their sperm is not as viable. By 1983, Graham’s sperm bank was reputed to have 19 repeat genius donors, including William Bradford Shockley (1956 Nobel Prize in Physics and proponent of eugenics) and two anonymous Nobel Prize winners in science. The bank closed in 1999, two years after the death of its creator. 218 children had been born under its auspices.