Donald Trump is dead set on building that wall across the Mexican border and it’s going to cost (someone??) billions.
On Thursday, Business Insider reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had confirmed Congress is moving ahead with the plan to build Trump’s architectural dream structure, and estimated the cost would be somewhere between $12 billion and $15 billion.
That’s a YUGE amount of money, so to really put it into perspective we reimagined some other interesting ways the billions could be spent.
Here are some alternative purchases one could make with $15 billion.
The possibilities are endless.
(12) Round Trip to the Moon – $750 Million
Just because you aren’t an astronaut that doesn’t mean you can’t ever visit the moon. Although even if you were an astronaut, there’s a very small chance that NASA would send you to the moon, considering the last visit was in 1972. But don’t worry, thanks to a company called Golden Spike, you and another lucky person has the ability to visit the moon. This trip is not fully funded, although once all money is in the right place, two people will have the ability to visit the moon as long as they have the $750 million for the trip! For $1.5 billion you can also walk on the moon, unfortunately this is above your $1 billion budget.
(12) 2 Airbus A380 – $810 Million
The Airbus A380 is considered to be the largest passenger airplane in the world. Built by the Airbus company, it is primarily used by major airlines, such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa and Qantas. It uses an advanced architecture design called the Integrated Modular Avionics, or IMA, that was originally used in advanced military planes. The plane is so spacious that you can actually accommodate up to 853 people into it. One unit of this aircraft cost approximately $404 million. Buy two of them so that you will have a spare plane to serve as backup in case the first one is undergoing maintenance checkup. That will still leave you plenty of change at nearly $200 million, which you can use for fuel, runway and hangar fees.
(12) A.C. Milan – $945 Million
If you have a billion dollars, you can rival Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, by buying Associazione Calcio Milan, or A.C. Milan. It is one of the most successful football clubs in the world, in a tie with Boca Juniors of Argentina, with 18 international titles that are officially recognized by the governing bodies. It is probably the most popular team in Europe and it boasts of superstars like Stephan El Shaarawy, Kaka, Robinho and Sulley Muntari.
(12) 19 1963 Ferrari GTO – $988 Million
The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is considered as one of the top sports car of all time, and is probably the greatest Ferrari ever made. The GTO was in production from 1962 to 1964, and only 39 units were ever made. While a brand new Lamborghini Veneno Roadster goes for $5.3 million and lays claim as the most expensive brand new car, a 50-year old Ferrari GTO was recently sold for $52 million by Paul Pappalardo to an unknown buyer. At that price, you can buy almost half the entire production output of the vehicle with still a few million to spare.
(12) Antilia Mumbai – $1 Billion
The Antilia Mumbai in India is probably the most expensive house in the world. It has 27 floors and has a full-time household staff of 600 personnel. Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, owns the place. It lies on an oceanfront property measuring 4,532 square meters in the city. All the floors feature high ceilings, with engineers estimating that if they were of normal height only, the house could have had up to 60 floors. At 400,000 square feet of living space, the house originally cost $70 million, but is now estimated to be worth a billion dollars.
Send 970 Thousand students to college
Buy 2 tiny homes for every homeless person in America
Provide health care for 1.7 million uninsured vetrans
11 NBA Teams
17.5 Billion 256GB Iphone 7
4 Billion Avacado
4 million Tickets to “Hamilton”
4 Donald Trump Empires!