Those silly billionaires. Always looking for strange new ways to spend their money. French newspaper Le Figaro reported recently that billionaire and legendary spender Roman Abamovish has purchased his very own Airbus A380.
This VIP version would be even more costly than the $300 million required to buy an A380 for commercial use, and it's hard to guess what, exactly, Mr. Abramovich would need it for, since he already has his own Boeing 767-300. In fact, a spokesperson denied that Abramovich has bought one of the monsters. But maybe he just doesn't want his 500 closest friends calling him all the time for free rides.—Gregory Mone
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