Don't hate them because they're rich. After all, these are the "job creators," the infamous "1% that control 40% of the world's wealth."
While most of us are satisfied with a zero balance on our credit cards, a home mortgage that's above water and a steady income, there are others who aren't satisfied unless they've made a "ding in the universe."
Whether it's from a personality trait that demands excellence or from a drive to provide a unique service that turns the world on its ear, billionaires are a different breed altogether.
And with their great fortunes comes the opportunity to afford some of the world's most jaw-dropping luxuries.
Here are 12 examples of extravagant purchases that it would take a billionaire to afford.