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  1. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Well, only a couple of days after we left, who else shows up in Porto Frade but Paul Allen! I guess he didn't need a hotel room!

    DL
     
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  3. prohydro

    prohydro Formula Junior

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    Two helicopters??? That is traveling in style! That boat is huge. Wonder what kind of entourage he travels with?
     
  4. Matt LaMotte

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    All I can say is wow. We had a 200 foot super yatch in Pensacola a few days ago worth 56 million. I can't even guess the cost of that thing.
     
  5. TSMIV

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    It is a nice little innocent fishing boat.
     
  6. sduke

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    That is amazing! To put this in perspective, I was just checking in at F1 racing.net and there is an article that states Michael Shumacher makes $140,000 a day. I would imagine Paul Allen makes that much every 15-20 minutes.

    Ah......to be rich beyond the imagination..............
     
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  8. Mako99

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    I like how Allen actually spends his money, unlike some of these guys that seem to horde it. The guy currently has THREE over 200 foot mega-yachts, including the newest one Octopus (400') that's pictured. He's also got TWO decked out, and I mean deckkkkkkkked out 757 aircraft that he rides in.

    What other toys does this guy play with, anyone know?
     
  9. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Ummmm...Who is Paul Allen?(runs for cover..)
     
  10. kevfla

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    I just hope this guy doesn't get into Ferrari collecting like his fellow MicroSoft buddy Jon Shirley. The two of them could outbid anyone else on the planet if they wanted a car bad enough!
     
  11. Matt LaMotte

    Matt LaMotte Formula 3

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    One word.....Microsoft.
     
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  13. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Bill Gates business partner.....they started this little company called Microsoft.
     
  14. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Must be nice to have that kind of money.That's probably pocket change to those guys.
     
  16. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Looks like he's invading a small country, I always thought he would wind up like a Bond villian.
     
  17. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    He has a 100' submarine on his 400' yacht :) & fantastic mansions at the best superluxury exotic party places in the world
     
  18. Gilles27

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    Actually, he's got two submarines I believe. No lie. A backup in case there's a problem with the first one. I noticed he has two helicopters as well.
     
  19. Matt LaMotte

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    Supposedly a full sized basketball court as well.
     
  20. F360@20

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    Yea, you can see the basketball hoop on the back over the garage.
     
  21. F360@20

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    O and MINES BIGGER!!!!!!!!!! SO PFF
















    (sarcasim)
     
  22. dherman76

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    I'd love to have a yacht like that. And I agree, its actually good that he spends his money...
     
  23. Spasso

    Spasso F1 World Champ

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    He and his buddy Bill Gates started Microsoft in a garage. Talk about getting in on the ground floor. He has sold all or part interest in MS and has a company (one of many) called Vulcan Enterprises. (Yeah, He's a Treki too)

    DJ
     
  24. mbmike

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    Don't forget people!

    Everytime a billionaire buys extravagant thigns like these, he's providing jobs for hundreds of workers, and pumping cash into businesses. He deserves some applause.
     
  25. Horsefly

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    A billionaire could also provide jobs for hundreds of workers by setting up some sort of humanitarian agency and training workers to restore some of our country's infrastructure like decaying urban areas, or pumping millions of dollars into our school systems to raise the overall education level, or establish training programs to help displaced workers regain some of our jobs that are lost to low paid foreign workers, etc.

    But I guess that it's just more fun to buy a big yacht and sail around the world whether you really need to or not.
     
  26. normhuff

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    Revenge of the Nerds...
     
  27. mbmike

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    I'd be willing to bet that he does give a pretty large sum to charities that do exactly that, and of course the government too.
     

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