• Billionaires who could buy entire cities

Larry Page, Google co-founder

As Google co-founder, Larry Page probably feels like he already owns the Internet, but with his $30.8 billion fortune, he can also own wealthy Florida retirement haven Boca Raton for $29.5 billion. That way he and all of Google’s employees can have a retirement home - well, actually, each of them could have two of the city's 99,964 homes.

In Boca Raton, the most expensive listing (pictured above) was recently marked down $5 million - to $40 million.

Jul 1, 2014

Billionaires who could buy entire cities

If these billionaires wanted to buy these cities, they certainly could.

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  1. Sylvloui02:06pm Friday 19th September 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Luvvv the story, its inspiring, imagine dripping in luxuryyyyyyyyyyy purrrrrrrrrr r r r l l l

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  2. Tony05:23pm Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    THE FUNNIEST THING IS ...that everyone donated to them ,to put them there ,........buying their wares ,...........so ..!!! who is the fool ???....ALSO IN REALITY ...if they all 10 handed the money back ,..........we'd all be rich

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  3. Julia R02:24pm Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Don't worry you people who are in big debts, and those who run around in their pin strip suites, and Roles Royce's, big Cars, and their Wealth, The good Book Says go Gristle, and Cry you Miserable, unhappy Rich People, because its a lot easier for a Camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a Rich Man or Woman to get into the Kingdom of Heaven, Humble yourself, before The Lord Jesus Christ; and He will Lift you up:I Would Rather be Rich in the Things of GOD, and Know I have an eternal Home in Heaven, For myself and all my Family, and Friends, and those who give their lives to Him to save them from a greedy World here on Earth. So Keep Your greedily, earned Money, and try and Buy your way Into Heaven you are so Poor and Re-chard, in your Present Life:

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  4. HD12:18pm Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    The story highlights how huge the gap between the haves and the have nots has become. For anyone to have so much wealth they couldn't possibly spend it in their lifetime, while there are billions living in abject poverty, is obscene. The brilliant scientist and philosopher Noam Chomsky, even goes so far as to predict the ever enlargening wealth gap will be the demise of modern society. People with that much wealth lose their ability to empathise with normal people, and indeed view them as lesser beings. I can see why it may end very badly for society!

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  5. r11:29am Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    This story is profoundly sick !!!!!!! Money doesn't make you happy it just makes you grumpy tight fisted and an egotistical BIG HEAD. This story is the equivalent to a #$%$ EXTENSION for the RICH, I bet they get a HARD - ON just thinking about their BILLIONS of Dollars - WHILE the other 98% of the world SUFFER IN POVERTY. Also what happens if the POOR or anyone else doesn't WANT to SELL will the RICH just RUN them OVER with their MONEY TRUCK ??? (AKA THE CORRUPT - GOV - POLICE) Like the Brasilian gov did to the POOR in the Favela's so they could BUILD DUMB FOOTBALL STADIUMS !!!!!!!!!!!! VIVA LA REVOLUTION i say

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  6. Noel10:18am Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    This story is rubbish You couldn't buy Washington DC for 110 Billion or Las Vegas for 86.5 billion. I doubt they could even buy the Gold Coast for that.

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  7. Rod09:55am Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    No offense intended to the wealthy few but it makes me wonder why there are so many homeless people suffering and the number keeps growing. Again no offense intended, please forgive my ignorance but are you well off folks really proud of your excessive wealth? Can you spend it all before your time on earth ends? If not then why try so hard for more and more? I really don't understand your mindset. As for this story, is it just to rub salt in the life wounds of those who are much less fortunate? What's the point in being so rich if it hardens you so much that you then care very little about the majority of average (normal) folks you share the planet with?

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  8. Jazzer08:34am Wednesday 02nd July 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    Governments here always ready to sell Australia off

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