Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is well-known for his philanthropic efforts and involvement in charitable causes, mainly through his work with Limbitless Solutions, which creates bionic arms for children. In 2015, the real-life Iron Man and the charity 3D printed a Stark Industries robotic prosthetic arm for seven-year-old Alex, who is missing his right arm.
The genius billionaire playboy philanthropist wrote, “Had the absolute privilege of presenting a brand spanking new 3D-printed bionic Iron Man arm to Alex, the most dapper 7-year-old I’ve ever met!” We love you 3000, RDJ.
Narbeh Kardash is the Kardashian’s biggest fan. So, when he asked his favorite Kardashian sister to be his date for his high school prom, Khloé just couldn’t say no. We can’t report if they held hands or kissed, but Khloé tweeted, “My very first prom and I went with THE BEST date ever @NarbehKardash !!!!! We had so much fun!!! How handsome is my date???”
Narbeh wrote on Instagram, “Wow. Sharing my prom with @khloekardashian was an over-the-moon experience for me.”
After witnessing a hit-and-run accident, Tom Cruise was first on the scene and swiftly called the paramedics. That’s not all the Top Gun and Mission Impossible star did. He stayed with the injured lady and followed her to the emergency room.
But the Good Samaratian’s actions didn’t end there… When he learned the woman had no insurance, he paid her $7,000 hospital bill. Now, that’s what we call a hero!
One day, a young man was checking out the new Lebron sneakers in a Cleveland, Ohio, shoe store when a giant shadow loomed over him. The kid turned around to see the shadow belonged to Lebron James, who smiled and said, “You want my new shoes?”
LeBron bought the kid two pairs, one of which he autographed. The kid described the experience as “One of the best days of my life.” Among King James’ hundreds of charitable endeavors, he also bought the Ohio State University football team their cleats.
Loved by millions of people for his compassionate nature, Keanu Reeves generously donated a whopping 70% of his earnings from the first installment of The Matrix film to support leukemia research. Keanu was originally set to earn $10 million upfront, but sensing the movie would be a game-changer, he took a percentage of the film’s box office.
Keanu’s instincts were correct — The Matrix grossed $466.6 million worldwide. According to LAD Bible, Reeves donated $31.5 million to the insanely good cause.
Miley Cyrus superfan Matt Peterson asked his hero to be his prom date. Sadly, due to her demanding schedule, Miley couldn’t make it, but — determined not to disappoint her devoted supporter — she brought prom night to Matt’s world. The “Wrecking Ball” singer invited Matt to one of her concerts, where she had a special surprise awaiting him backstage.
Miley had a prom-themed photoshoot ready to go, capturing the spirit of the magical event. Miley ensured Matt would remember this prom experience for the rest of his days.
In December 2022, Brazil lost their World Cup quarter-final match to Croatia on penalties. As defender Dani Alves hugged and consoled his compatriot Neymar Jr., Croatian winger Ivan Perišić’s young son, Leonardo, ran onto the pitch towards the tearful Brazilian duo. But Leonardo soon found his way blocked by an official.
Even though Neymar was heartbroken, he swiftly intervened by halting the official and approaching the boy. The devastated Brazilian star engaged in a heartfelt conversation and hugged the young boy.
Dwayne Johnson recently gave a fan his own custom-made truck! The Rock had gathered information about everyone in the Red Notice premiere audience and was most moved by Oscar’s story. The proud and humble Navy veteran, personal trainer, and community leader looks after his 75-year-old mom and supports vulnerable women.
As Oscar drove away, he said his actions were down to “Love. That’s all it is, brother. Just love.” Then he started whistling The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love”.
Did you know that in 2017, Nicki Minaj offered to pay off her fans’ college tuition fees and student loans? There was just one catch; the lucky recipients would need straight As in their exams. Nicki tweeted, “Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school, and I’ll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?! Dead serious. Should I set it up?”
The Trinidadian rapper chose 37 winners of her Student of the Game contest, bought them laptops and schoolbooks, and paid off their tuition fees.
JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy
‘A long time ago, at a convention center far, far away…’ director JJ Abrams and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy did a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Q & A session. But when they found out that some die-hard fans had already been camping out for 29 hours to keep their places in line, JJ and Kathleen went the extra parsec.
The filmmaking duo bought pizzas for the 1,500 loyal fans waiting in line. Apparently, they ordered them from Pizza the Hutt!
The Beckhams are celebrity royalty. Victoria is an ex-Spice Girl and current fashion designer, while hunky ex-England captain David owns Inter Miami MLS club. But one day, there was a commotion outside the Beckham’s London townhouse. Practically on the steps to their home, paramedics were attending to an elderly woman who had fallen over.
So, the handsome couple leaped into action in the most English way imaginable. Victoria popped the kettle on! Then, David brought the old lady and the paramedics cups of tea!
When two Australian miners got trapped in a mine, they were asked what they needed. Now, any normal person trapped in a mine might ask for something sensible like a flashlight or medical supplies. But these are Aussie miners, so naturally, they asked for an iPod filled with Foo Fighters albums (and a Vegemite sandwich, probably).
Dave Grohl heard about their request and had the iPod sent out to them, along with a note saying, “…I want you to know that when you come home, there are two tickets to any Foos show, anywhere.”
In 2014, Angelina Jolie appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart when she came to the aid of a fan having a panic attack. The girl, named Techna, explained she was getting squished and that Jolie noticed her struggling with a panic attack. So, Angelina made sure security pulled her from the crush.
Angelina then sat down with Techna, calmed her down, and wouldn’t leave until she was okay. Then, when she was calm, they shared a selfie. Techna wrote on social media, “Thank You #AngelinaJolie, I will remember this.”
When Harry Styles’ car broke down, the dreamy English singer was given a helping hand by his number-one fan’s father, who invited Harry into his home for a cup of tea. So English! Sadly, superfan Theodora wasn’t home to meet Harry, but he left her a note.
In it, the megastar wrote, “Theodora, I’m devastated that we missed each other. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Treat people with kindness. All my love, Harry. P.S. I fed the fish. Tell your dad to get in touch, and I’ll see you at a show.”
Do you know who started the trend of female stars appearing on soldiers’ arms? It was lovely, Mila Kunis. The Black Swan actress accompanied lucky Sergeant Scott Moore as his date to the annual Marine Corps Ball. And she started a trend as Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Ronda Rousey, and Kristin Cavallari have all followed in Mila’s footsteps.
Scott’s date with Mila lasted four hours, and yes, he did get a dance. The Sergeant later said, “It was a blast; it was a great time. So yes, it exceeded my expectations.” Spill the beans, Scott!
When Jane the Virgin fan Jessica Casanova saw Gina Rodriguez’s Golden Globes dress, she just had to have it! So Jessica tweeted how she wished to wear her icon’s dress to her prom. And guess what? In a random act of celeb kindness, Gina got back to her, they exchanged contact deets, and Gina mailed the dress to Jessica!
But, beyond joyously wearing it to her prom, Jessica hasn’t kept the dress — Gina’s act made her feel so good that she plans to lend the dress to other lucky prom-going debutantes.
Ahmed Ture’s admiration for Zac Efron knows no bounds, and his enthusiasm peaked when he met his hero. However, in all the excitement, Ahmed’s phone slipped from his grasp and shattered on the ground. Witnessing the entire incident, Zac stepped in with incredible generosity.
Zac replaced Ahmed’s broken phone and invited him to the Baywatch set, where he was filming, to hang out with Zac and his co-stars. Eager to share their encounter with the world, Zac posted a photo of the joyous moments he spent with Ahmed.
In the midst of one of his concerts, country music singer Blake Shelton’s keen eye caught sight of a sign held high in the crowd. The poster, proudly displayed by a young boy named Wyatt McKee, bore a heartfelt message: “Your smallest biggest fan from Lake Texoma, 6 years old. Waiting on a heart transplant.”
Overwhelmed by his Southern compassion, Blake beckoned Wyatt up on stage, where the two performed a memorable duet of “God’s Country.” The performance made Wyatt’s year, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
When Emma Watson was walking down New York’s East 78th Street, she noticed a shy five-year-old boy dressed up for Halloween. She went up to him and asked if he was Harry Potter. When the boy said yes, Emma replied, “That’s great because I’m Hermione Granger, and we’re best of friends,” before giving him a giant hug.
Unfortunately, the baffled bespectacled kid was too young to realize that it really was Hermione from his favorite film franchise. So, thinking Emma was a Muggle, he probably turned her into a toad.
Motormouth comedian, actor, and podcaster Russell Brand often hangs out with houseless people in Los Angeles. Like a modern-day Mother Theresa with a beard and skinny jeans, Brand used to take these less-fortunate souls to breakfast and give them clothes. He would even give them rides to the same meetings he attended for his dependencies.
When Howard Stern interviewed Russell, the Englishman said one of his favorite ways to help the world is by taking homeless people to dinner and just keeping them company for a night.
When Stranger Things fan Ericka Millholland from Springfield, Illinois, reached out to David Harbour with an extraordinary request to officiate their wedding, the actor said he would… in exchange for the first bite of the wedding cake. Obviously, using Method Acting, Harbour got himself ordained and, to everyone’s delight, made a grand entrance as Chief Hopper.
Harbour united Ericka and her now-husband, Daniel Rockwood, in matrimony. Although, Daniel must have been bemused as he hasn’t seen Stranger Things! Eleven out of Eleven for effort, David!
During 2020, 11-year-old Emerson Weber from South Dakota took it upon herself to write handwritten letters to postal workers to thank them for all their hard work in helping keep people connected. Now, Emerson is a massive fan of Taylor Swift, so she’d often include her favorite singer’s quotes in her letters.
When Taylor found out about the young girl’s initiative, she wrote a letter to Emerson thanking her for her hard work and compassion. Emerson has since written a book about her letter-writing adventure called Sincerely, Emerson.
13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau was performing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, as a part of her music school’s fundraiser. And you’ll never guess who happened to show up in the crowd. Yes, it was the ginger musical maestro himself, Ed Sheeran.
Ed joined Sydney to make it a duet and sent her tickets to his next concert. Hilariously, Sydney thought Ed was someone walking over to help fix her microphone. And that, there, is star quality!
At the Toronto Film Festival, Colin Farrell recognized a homeless man named Stress he’d met three years earlier. So, the Irish actor bought him $2,100 worth of clothes and a sleeping bag. Next, he went to an ATM, withdrew a chunk of cash, and gave the man money to rent a room.
Colin and Stress have kept in touch ever since their fateful meeting, and Stress credits his famous buddy with helping to turn his life around.
After eight-year-old Grace Moores underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor, she missed her hero, Katy Perry, in concert. So, instead, Katy took the concert to Grace’s home in Adelaide, Australia. The singer showed up at her young fan’s house to meet the brave young girl, chat with her family, and sing songs together.
Perry said, “Today is one of those days where I actually feel like a unicorn. That’s because I get to use my powers for good.” We think they’re both champions, and we’re gonna hear them roar!
His most-famous character Mabel “Madea” Simmons, might be one tough cookie, but when billionaire actor and entrepreneur Tyler Perry heard thieves had stolen Alicia Day’s van, he leaped into action to help her. You see, the $60,000 van was specially equipped to help Alicia with her cerebral palsy.
Tyler called the local radio station that had reported the tragedy and asked how he could get in touch with Alicia. Then, he called Alicia at home, told her who he was, and bought her a brand-new vehicle.
Devoted 25-year-old country music enthusiast Marissa English adored Keith Urban’s music and was so excited to attend his concert in her hometown. However, a cruel twist of fate intervened when Marissa’s pre-existing medical conditions took a turn for the worse, confining her to a hospital bed. But that didn’t stop Keith from helping Marissa!
Not only did Mr. Nicole Kidman dedicate that evening’s concert to Marissa, but he also visited his number-one fan at the hospital.
Recently, 7’1” ex-NBA star Shaquille O’Neill explained, “The other day, me and my mom went furniture shopping, and this lady, she had an autistic daughter. She was also looking to pay for some furniture. I just took care of her. I’m into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed.”
Another time, in a jewelry store, he overheard a guy asking how much of the balance was left to pay on his girlfriend’s ring. So, Shaq paid off the balance. Giant man, giant heart!
When Zumyah Thorpe was recovering from a car crash, her doctors said that Bruno Mars’ music helped her regain consciousness from a coma. So when Bruno found out that Zumyah was in the crowd at one of his shows, he decided to make her feel extra special. The pop whizkid dedicated “(You’re Amazing) Just The Way You Are”.
Not satisfied with serenading his brave young fan in front of thousands, Bruno also gave her several gifts from the show. Zumyah must have been over the moon… sorry — Mars.
England’s finest girl group, Little Mix, aka Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Jesy Nelson, popped into McDonald’s to surprise superfan Elise on her 12th birthday. The girls sang her “Happy Birthday” and joined her party for a while, hanging out, chatting, and posing for photos.
Perrie explained the fast food chain’s #HelloGoodTimes campaign by saying, “I just think the whole campaign’s so cute; it’s about making people happy and making people feel good. It was adorable, especially when we did the performance.” No, you’re adorable.
Jon Bon Jovi
When rock legend Jon Bon Jovi found out about Australian fan Branka Delic’s online petition asking him to walk her down the aisle, the old romantic couldn’t say no. Especially because Branka’s wedding ceremony was at the same Las Vegas chapel where he tied the knot in 1989.
Blushing bride Branka reported, “I have memories for life which I’ll never forget. Such an amazing man to take time from his schedule to come walk this crazy Aussie down the aisle … You’re everything I ever imagined, an amazing and generous being.”
Johnny Depp often visits children’s wards as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise to scare the bejeesus out of sick children who just want some peace and quiet. Only kidding; they love him, really.
Johnny spoke about his sometimes marathon five-hour hospital visits saying, “Kids in hospital are so courageous, but to be able to bring a smile or a giggle to the parents means everything in the world to me.” Next, Depp asked, “Why are pirates called pirates?” Before replying, “Because they AARRRHHH!”
In the 1990s, the late great Tupac Shakur received a letter from the parents of a terminally-ill boy named Joshua, saying it was their son’s last wish to meet him. So, 2Pac flew all the way to Maryland to meet the boy.
When Joshua passed away, Tupac changed the name of his record publishing company to Joshua’s Dream. Tupac learned his strong moral compass and charity from his mother, Afeni Shakur, who was an outspoken activist.
Hardly any celebrity has done more for the Make-A-Wish foundation than Selena Gomez. The singer has even won an award for her charity work with the foundation, and several Make-A-Wish kids have said their day with Selena was the best day of their lives.
The parents of one of the children Selena visited stated, “When the folks from Make-A-Wish told us that she would be able to have a wish, it just felt like the whole world was righting some sort of wrong.”
If you thought DC’s Peacemaker was a superhero, wait until you hear about John Cena! The ex-wrestler and actor often works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has granted over half a million wishes for children with terminal illnesses.
But John went above and beyond his usual level when he flew to Amsterdam to meet a superfan — Misha Rohozhyn, who has Down syndrome and is nonverbal. Cena paid a surprise visit, prompting an emotional and tearful response from Misha.
In 2013, actor Bryan Cranston heard that 19-year-old Breaking Bad fan Brad Joyner from North Carolina had been diagnosed with brain cancer; he knew he had to reach out. Remember, the whole reason mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White turned into criminal mastermind Heisenberg is because he finds out he has a tumor.
So Bryan chatted with Brad for half an hour via Skype and sent an ice cream truck to Brad’s home. Brad’s house was recognizable as it was the one with the pizza on the roof!
Dave Chappelle’s comedy shows are funny, but he always starts late and overruns. One night, he overran so much that he was still on stage at four o’clock in the morning. So, to thank his fans that stayed, Chappelle rented a basketball court for them all to meet up the next afternoon.
One attendee tweeted, “We played pick-up hoops with Dave Chappelle for over an hour. He bought us all fruit smoothies and gave us free tickets to his show the next night. He is a SUPER nice guy, just like he is on TV. Couldn’t have been any cooler.”
When Amy Adams was boarding her flight from Detroit to Los Angeles, she noticed a fully-dressed soldier awaiting his economy flight home. Before you ask, no, she wasn’t in Arrivals; she was in Departures! Anyway, Amy asked a flight attendant if she could swap seats with the soldier, gave him her first-class seat, and flew cattle class.
TV host Jemele Hill, who was also on the plane, tweeted: “Just saw actress Amy Adams do something incredibly classy. She gave her 1st class seat to an American soldier.”
Even though Paul Walker sadly left us in 2013, his kindness and generosity live on. One day, the Fast & Furious star was in a jewelry store where a couple was browsing for engagement rings. He overheard the couple find the perfect ring but then left empty-handed as it exceeded their $9,000 budget.
Unbeknownst to them, Paul Walker discreetly bought the ring, requesting the store clerk to maintain his anonymity. A decade later, the couple discovered that the late actor had made their dream ring a reality.
Alias and Peppermint star Jennifer Garner took to Instagram to share her practical and impactful method to help those in need. In a heartfelt video, she demonstrates a straightforward yet effective approach that anyone can afford. She fills Ziploc bags with small essential items like socks, tissues, toothbrushes, granola bars, and a few dollar bills.
Jennifer then goes to the street and hands the bags out to houseless people, who find her small gifts invaluable. It’s hardly Miracles from Heaven but every little bit counts, right?
Bruce Wayne might be a billionaire philanthropist, but did you know that The Dark Knight trilogy actor Christian Bale once flew a four-year-old leukemia patient named Jayden Barber and his family from Ohio to Disneyland, California? The Barber family even enjoyed lunch at Club 33 with Christian, his wife, and his daughter.
Jayden’s mom said her son was treated like royalty and that “the entire interaction was like old friends having lunch. Jayden did not get star-struck but was well aware of who we were with!”
Zach Galifianakis and Renee Zellweger
Back in 1994, when Zach Galifianakis was a budding actor, writer, and comedian no one had heard of, he met an elderly woman named Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist. Years later, after Zach hit the big time, he heard that Mimi was now 87 and homeless. So, he swung into action, found her an apartment, and paid her rent.
Zach also introduced Mimi to Bridget Jones actress Renee Zellweger, who furnished the apartment, hopefully, with two ferns. Zach often took Mimi to his movie premieres as his date. Awww, bless.
When Brett Kyle lost control of his Toyota Tacoma in Ventura County, California, the pickup truck left the road, rolled over multiple times, and ended up in a drainage ditch outside Jamie Foxx’s house. Then, it caught fire with Kyle trapped inside.
Jamie was the first responder, and — with help from an off-duty EMT — he cut Kyle’s seat belt and dragged him to safety. Heroic Jamie told KCAL, “I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it as … you just had to do something. It all worked out.”
Looks like Daniel Radcliffe really is rad — even without his trusty magic wand, he comes to the rescue of people. In 2017, while walking in the fancy Chelsea neighborhood, Daniel was a witness to a mugging.
Although he couldn’t get back what was stolen, he did immediately offer his assistance to the mugging victim, calming him down. A witness at the scene shared that “it was a bit of the surreal moment.” We can imagine! 10 point to Gryffindor!
Svend Petersen spent over 40 years working at the Beverly Hills Hotel as the pool manager, getting to know the many stars who had enjoyed the pool. He was even dubbed the “Poolside Prince.” Sadly, in 2017, he became homeless.
Luckily, his friends opened up a GoFundMe page to help him out. Many people donated to help him get a new apartment. But most noticeable was the $5,000 donation from Sandra Bullock, who wrote on her donation, “Everything is going to be okay.”
There are certain objects in life that can only be bought when you are very successful. People who are very successful have access to products that others can only dream about. In fact, some of them are so obscure, so luxurious, that many ordinary individuals don’t even know that they exist. In this article, we’ll be covering some extremely far-fetched items that most people don’t even know exist.
A Sterling Silver Can
Speaking of weird things that seem to have no real value as far as practicality is concerned, someone apparently thought that a sterling silver can was a good use of their money. We suppose if you are successful, you can buy whatever you want for whatever reason you want.
Still, it seems like it would be really easy to accidentally throw something like this away without really knowing that it was valuable at all. Maybe it has a special shot on the shelf or something.
Buying Up Land
If you’re successful, you can buy up a lot more land than most people normally would. As for what you would do with that land, that’s up to the individual. Maybe you just want to convert the space there into something more fitting for their needs.
Heck, you can even buy entire buildings just to tear them down, if you are very successful. At a certain point, you can really just get rid of things in your way and replace them, as long as you compensate others for the process.
Believe it or not, if you are really successful, you can even buy canned air. Apparently, air in some places is better than others, which we suppose is true depending on where you live. Some air is pretty bad, after all!
But if you’re successful, you can buy air in cans, and breathe in some air from those cans at parties or something. Who knows, maybe it actually makes you feel better or something, especially if you have been breathing less than quality air.
A Home Ski Lift
If you’re successful, you buy a home ski lift. Maybe you just don’t feel like walking up to the top floor or something. Whatever the reason, you can get a home ski lift if you’re successful. Did you even know you could get a ski lift at your own home?
After all, that definitely seems like something you would only have access to when going to a ski resort. But we suppose if you are successful enough, you can have things like that even in the comfort of your own home.
The Best Smart Shower
Smart showers have been around for some time, but unless you’re really successful, it’s kind of hard to get one. Or at least, it’s hard to get one that is as extravagant as this. It seems to have all the amenities anyone could ever ask for.
And hey, we’d like to have one too. That said, of all the items on this list, we suppose this smart shower is actually a more tame thing than many of the other things on this list. Most of us have actually heard of them, at least.
Caviar is already something that is mostly purchased by successful people. However, did you know that even caviar has different levels of extravagance? For example, if you are truly, incredibly successful, you can buy caviar that came from a sturgeon that had jazz music played for it.
No seriously, they play live jazz music for these sturgeon, from the hands of a skilled pianist. We imagine that adds quite a bit to the cost of the caviar, but if you’re successful enough, that doesn’t really matter.
Heated Garage Floors
Heated floors aren’t exactly that rare, and we’ve all heard of them before. However, we feel that there aren’t as many people who know that you can get heated floors for your garage. After all, why would you even need heated floors for your garage?
Well, if you live somewhere extremely cold, heated garage floors could actually prevent you from having to warm up and defrost your car before going places. Heated floors actually only heat garages up to a little above freezing.
The Best Paid Nanny
When you’re successful, you can pay people a whole lot of money to do things. In fact, that’s the kind of gig we would like to get because you can usually live quite comfortably while doing a fairly easy job. At least in this case.
Imagine, getting to live like that just while taking care of some dogs sounds like it would be pretty nice. So we suppose, when you’re successful, you can hire people to do pretty much anything you want.
Multiple Clothing Copies
So, imagine this: you’re very successful, and you want to order clothes. But you don’t want to have to pack those clothes when traveling around. What do you do? Just have multiple copies of it made and sent to every place that you may visit.
Yep, that’s something you can do if you are successful enough. That way, you’ll just never have to pack clothes again. We have to admit, it’s pretty nifty, in its own way. Not sure it’s something we would do, however.
The Garage Elevator
Ever wish that you could have access to your car on a floor higher than the first floor? Well, if you’re successful enough, you can get a garage that is also an elevator. You can drive your car into your garage, then the garage will elevate to whatever level you desire.
So, you could walk out of your top-level and straight into your garage, and let the elevator take it down to the ground level so you can drive off onto the roads. Pretty crazy, right?
So, a lot of successful people have yachts. We all know that. But did you know that there are actually even tiny yachts that follow around the big yachts? They are called shadow yachts, and they generally carry the jet skis, helicopters, and whatever else anyone wants.
So if you’re really successful, you can get a yacht, but also another yacht that follows that yacht around and carries all of your stuff. The big life, right there.
The DuPont Registry
Technically, the DuPont Registry isn’t a single thing that you buy. It’s a registry of very unique things that you can buy. Most of these things are something that successful people will never actually see, but the fact that they own it adds value to their name.
Sometimes, just owning things adds some extra value to your properties and whatnot. So, if you’re really successful, you’ll probably be able to get some things from the DuPont Registry. It’s just what you do.
Man Made Islands
Maybe people actually know about this kind of thing, but if you are very successful, you can get your own man-made islands. Heck, you can get your own man-made bodies of water, and put your own man-made islands in the middle of them.
That’s just the kind of thing you can do when you’re really successful. We suppose the sky is the limit at some point, so you may as well do whatever you want in order to be happy with where you live.
Moving a House
If you’re really successful, houses don’t mean as much as they do elsewhere. In fact, a house doesn’t mean anything at all if you can afford to buy it. Maybe you just want a garden somewhere, and a house is in the way.
Well, if you are successful enough, that house can easily be bought and demolished, and then you can build a garden right where it used to be. Such is the type of thing available to you once you reach a certain level of financial success.
Professional Horse Riders
If you are successful enough, here’s something you can buy: well, a lot of horses, naturally. But you can also hire a bunch of people to ride your horses for you, instead of riding them yourself. We suppose that’s reasonable if you own a lot of horses.
It’s kind of like getting people to clean your pool, maintenance your cars, or other things like that. If you don’t have the time, you can pay for other people to have the time. That too is part of being very successful.
Why bother with just one type of furniture in your home when you can have furniture for every season? Of course, that sounds like it would be a hassle to deal with, but you can easily have seasonal furniture for your home if you are successful enough.
That’s right, you can hire people to do things like that as well. Then you don’t have to be the one to move your furniture around all the time, which is pretty nice.
We find it hard to believe that this kind of thing exists, and yet it does. Apparently, if you are extremely successful in life, you can buy pills with gold in them, that way, when you go to the bathroom, your feces sparkle with literal gold.
Needless to say, we did not know that such a thing even existed. We’re also not sure why anyone would even want them. Who are you flexing on when you do that anyway? Unless you forget to flush at a host’s house.
Believe it or not, kidnapping insurance is something that isn’t for successful people alone. Other people with jobs that place them in dangerous situations, like reporters, can also get kidnapping insurance. It’s exactly what it sounds like, frankly.
As you imagine, kidnapping insurance covers the cost of ransom demands and the like. But if that doesn’t work out, you can always try private military contractors. In other words, mercenaries. Seriously, this kind of thing happens.
Doctor on Call
We all know that healthcare is expensive in America, and paying for doctors is something even successful people really don’t like to do. But if you are successful on an entirely different level, you can do something wild like this.
What we mean is, you can pay to have a professional doctor be on call, all the time, no matter what time it is or what day it is. Yep, a professional doctor, any time you want.
House on the Track
There are many places that you can have a home. But if you are very successful and you really like racing, you can even have a house built right on a racetrack. We imagine that would be pretty frustrating since racetracks tend to be loud.
But then again, maybe they don’t have races all the time, or maybe the person who owns the house on the track has some sort of say-so in matters. Frankly, we have no idea. Seems pretty wild either way.
Highly Advanced Sinks
So, most of us have a sink that puts out both cold and hot water. But what if you could have a sink that even puts out boiling and sparkling water? If you are successful enough, you actually can do that. We’re not sure why you would need that part with the sparkling water though.
Boiling water, on the other hand, would be quite useful. That way you could skip that annoying process of having to boil water yourself in a kettle or something. Seems pretty nifty to us.
Dedicated Meter Maids
Now here is something you definitely don’t see every day, no matter how successful you are. Imagine paying someone to make sure the parking meter was filled. All the time. Forever. And that’s all they do. That’s their whole job.
We most certainly wish that we could get a job like that! Like really, being completely set just by doing something that simple? We suppose you can hire people full-time for just about anything if you are successful enough!
Individually Wrapped Ice Cubes
Even if you were the most successful person in the world, we’re not sure why there would be any value in individually wrapped ice cubes. We suppose it’s just a sign of how well off you are or something. Still seems a little wasteful though.
But hey, at some point, you might not have enough things to do with your funds, right? May as well buy ice cubes in little individual packages, if that’s your kind of thing. No reason you can’t, right?
Friends with the Fire Department
This isn’t a rare item so much as it is an example of what you can do if you are hugely successful. Sometimes, what you can do with your success is less about procuring things, and more about the type of favors you can procure, even from the fire department.
This story is actually quite cool. We didn’t know the fire department would go to such lengths for your stuff. We thought their job was just to put the fire out, with everything else coming second.
Books by the Foot
Do you have cool bookshelves in your house, but not enough books to ever hope to fill them? Well, if you’re successful enough, you can forget about all that and simply buy books by the foot. Seriously, that’s a thing.
You don’t even have to know or care what the books are. They just have to match your furniture and whatnot. It’s kind of crazy to think that you can buy books like this purely for decoration, with no intent to ever read them or anything.
Sometimes, most of us have to settle for yesterday’s dinner leftovers or just order a pizza (if you can really afford that!). The ultra-rich just fly in famous chefs, who cook meals on demand for them. Prime rib with fresh herb sauce? Pork tenderloin with three-berry salsa? Seafood stuffed salmon fillet?
Just say the word, your Michelin star chef will serve you anything. We only wonder if this also includes a private orchestra that plays while you enjoy your exquisite Foie Gras a la plancha.
Palladium Credit Card
It’s not always easy to get a credit card. In fact, most of us – the commoners – use cash to pay for our daily expenses. While many of us use credit cards, they are probably not as fancy as the credit cards that the uber-wealthy use.
But even among the rich, only a select few can afford to possess JP Morgan’s Palladium card. First, you actually need to be invited to get one. Second, you need to have millions of dollars in your JP Morgan account.
We all want to stay young forever. Some of us perhaps want to live forever. Unfortunately, the latter is impossible – for now. As for the former, you can actually slow down the aging process if you are rich enough.
While we have to settle for simple anti-aging creams, the ultra-rich can just get blood from younger people. Yes, you read that correctly. Some rich people can actually buy blood from young people. Who said that vampires don’t exist in real life?
Elite Grad School
Getting into elite schools is really hard, perhaps even close to impossible if you lack the financial means to pay for it. While some drown in soul-crushing student loans for the rest of their lives, others don’t even bother trying. It’s a whole other story for kids from rich families, however.
Want to get into Yale? Harvard? How about Princeton? This shouldn’t be a problem. Daddy will pay or just talk to some influential friends. Besides, everyone knows that you go to college for the parties.
No Need to Pack
Having multiple copies of your clothes ready for you when you move between locations is one thing (as was shown earlier in this article), but making sure that your hotel room is organized with all your stuff before you arrive – that’s a whole other level.
Apparently, some people are so rich that they can just afford to have all their things ready for them when they check in to a hotel. The most surprising part about it is that their personal belongings don’t need to be transported: they were pre-purchased by the hotel staff.
You are not really rich unless you own a private jet. No need to wait in long lines at the airport or go through that rigorous security screening. Imagine that you just get into your car and your chauffeur drives you straight to the runway.
Rich people don’t do something as mundane as standing in lines or going through the security checkup. Needless to add that your valet takes care of all the luggage for you. Champagne anyone?
I Got The Power
While this isn’t exactly a real item that rich people have, it’s definitely worth mentioning. It’s no secret that money buys power, real political power, House of Cards kind of power. Think of it this way, you invite a member of congress to your private golf resort and treat him nicely.
After a couple of invites, a few rounds of expensive drinks, and some nice cigars, they will get the message. You are not too happy about the new tax law? Just call your buddy in the congress.
This luxury item may be a little less known since its glory days have long passed, or did they? A Faberge egg used to be a prized possession, owned by royalty and other affluent members of the elite. These “eggs” were produced from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century by a Russian jeweler.
Encrusted with diamonds and other precious gems, these eggs were first ordered by the Russian imperial family. The only problem with these eggs is that you can’t make breakfast out of them.
Fancy Country Club
If you are into the golf-playing business, chances are that you have the means to pay a fat membership fee and enjoy all the perks involved in being a member of a golf club. These really fancy golf clubs offer exclusive memberships, ensuring that the circle is kept tight.
Basically, these clubs offer an opportunity for the rich and wealthy to hobnob with each other while playing golf or other types of fancy sports. Also, these are the places where major deals are closed and the rich become richer.
Fly Him In
We’ve already mentioned that the extremely rich sometimes fly in famous chefs to cook their meals for them. The same thing apparently happens with other celebrities. Feel like playing tennis?
No problem. Just say the word and John McEnroe will apparate right out of nowhere to teach you how to play (by the way, chances are that he didn’t apparate but was flown in on a private jet). Perhaps the same happens with singers and musicians which gives a whole new meaning to attending live performances.
The Resting Cushion
Do you ever wish that you could rest your head on the wall in a bathroom? Well, maybe not, but if you are successful enough, you can do that, provided that you want to for some reason. The idea makes us a little squeamish, honestly.
But hey, if you have the means, you can have the end result. Who knows, maybe it would be kind of nice to be able to rest your head, especially if you aren’t in full control of your faculties and all that at the time.
Socks a Day
If there’s one thing that most people, even the most successful, consider normal, it’s wearing socks more than once. But we suppose, if you really wanted to, you could buy new socks every day, and throw away a pair every single day after wearing them once.
Now, while this is something you could theoretically do, we’re not sure why anyone, even the most successful person, would want to throw away socks every single day. Apparently washing them is a hassle.
Speaking of toilets and bathrooms here’s something else you can get your hands on if you are very successful: a toilet that analyzes your feces and gives you a biometric reading of its contents. For health reasons, we guess.
That’s pretty wild, but we can certainly see why something like that would actually be useful. Maybe you could learn some valuable things about your diet with a toilet so advanced. It at least seems to be within the realm of possibility.
Private City Island
We talked about a private island already, but this is no mere private island. This is actually a little city on a private island, and that’s a lot different. For once, it’s a whole new level of success than merely having a private island.
Putting things on an island is a lot more expensive, especially since all the materials have to be brought there via boat or helicopter or something. Seems like a to of effort to us, but when expense is no issue, what’s holding you back?
A Rotating Garage Floor
Some people just don’t like having to back up their cars. It’s understandable though because backing up can be a hassle sometimes, even from your own garage. But if you get a rotating garage floor, then you never have to worry about backing up again, at least from your own garage.
Well, if you’re successful in life, you can get things that make life more convenient, pretty much in any way that you want it. Being successful does come with a lot of perks.