There is supposedly a moment in the lives of millionaires when acquiring more and more material goods does not bring satisfaction and enjoyment. This is when the need for special experiences, stimuli and experiences arises. This is how a list of places, activities and attractions that are very popular among the richest of this world was created.
The possibilities are virtually unlimited. What counts is a great momentum and the awareness that you are participating in something special. Forbes Traveler lists Greenland as a place especially liked by the rich looking for sports entertainment, seclusion and unlimited space. The founders of Google are keen to go there: Sergey Brin and Larry Page, kite surfing enthusiasts, and Bill Gates, a fan of heliskiing fashionable among the wealthy and athletic, who visits the Apussuit Adventure Camp located on top of the glacier. The views are breathtaking, the adrenaline is at its peak, and all around is emptiness.
Trendy and much warmer is Harbour Island in the Bahamas, which is particularly favoured by media magnate Barry Diller and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
A slightly less sophisticated, but equally popular holiday destination for millionaires is France. Although extremely touristy and widely accessible, it is still loved by people from the Forbes list. Not only Paris, but also Provence, St. Tropez and Courchevel, a luxury ski resort, are popular with the Russian elite.
In America, it is good to have a piece of land in a remote area and relax there. Idaho and places where the inhabitants are more interested in fishing than in big business are popular. This is the home of financier George Soros, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner and John and Theresa Heinz Kerry. Another lover of the American skies is the entrepreneur and founder of the media company Ted Turner, who has been buying up acres of land for years.
It happens that travelling is an experience and an end in itself. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, known for his luxurious extravagances, flies in a private Airbus A380, which looks like a royal palace with marble, turbulence-proof bathtubs and canopy beds. You don’t always have to own, you can also rent. For example, the Royal Canadian Pacific’s luxury train from Toronto to Vancouver. The 10 beautifully appointed carriages seat 32 passengers.