Many millionaires like to spend their time giving to charity, socialising, or just making more money! However, there are certain hobbies and pastimes that so many millionaires and billionaires take up that they are considered ‘millionaire hobbies’.
Here are ten millionaire hobbies for you to consider for when you win the lottery:
Skiing is a favourite hobby of the luxurious and fashionable. From Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg, topmost earners are notorious for hitting the slopes.
Flying lessons and owning planes is a costly hobby, but worthwhile. Be it in their private jet or personal helicopter, rich people like Hilton Hotels tycoon William Barron Hilton, for example, can’t get enough of this adrenaline boosting pastime.
3. Racing cars
Living life in the fast lane seems to appeal to the incredibly wealthy. Hollywood big names like Steve McQueen and Paul McCartney have bought and raced classic cars – proving that while money may not be able to buy happiness, it can certainly get you a whole lot of excitement.
The classic ‘rich people sport’, polo is a game that exudes luxury and wealth. From the royal family to superstars like Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, polo has held appeal for generations of the rich.
Drinking fine wine is a pastime of the rich, so many decide to venture out of their stocked wine cellars to grow the grapes and produce wine themselves. Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Francis Ford Coppola have all owned their vineyards and wineries.
Life must be smooth sailing when you’re sitting on millions, so why not sail for real? Many wealthy people spend their days on board private superyachts and sailboats. Some of the more notable ship and boat owners are Britney Spears, Quintin Tarantino and Jack Nicholson.
7. Exotic pet ownership
Buying an exotic pet is expensive enough, and then you have to continue to house it, train it and provide for it. Some notable exotic pet owners are Elvis who had a kangaroo, George Clooney who had a pig, and Salvador Dali who had an anteater.
Golf is one of the most popular and common favourite pastimes of the wealthy. Billionaire Bill Gates has been known to golf frequently, along with actor Clint Eastwood who also often takes to the green fairway.
9. Art collecting
Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham and Channing Tatum have all supposedly spent millions on individual pieces of art, proving that they live by the proverb ‘art is long, but life is short’. It is also an extremely worthwhile investment if you have the right eye for it.
10. Owning horses
Owning and riding horses is a relatively common hobby of the rich and famous. Gene Hackman and Richard Gere are just two of the big-earning names to have horses. With horses, comes stables, place to ride, and an area to train and graze, so you need a large personal property as well.