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Strange and expensive celeb purchases

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 32: Most everyone has fantasized about being rich, but few ever find out how they'd actually spend the money. Priorities can get a little skewed, it turns out, leading some celebrities and tycoons to make purchases that seem unjustifiable from a more middle-class perspective. (Others remain steadfastly cheap, it should be said.) The most bafflingly expensive celebrity purchases are at once infuriating for their unchecked opulence and oddly comforting, reminding us that even the richest among us still don't know what they want. The latest head-scratcher? Billionaire Mark Cuban's recent purchase of a desolate Texas town.Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial AdvisorFinding a qualified financial advisor doesn't have to be hard. SmartAsset's free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes.Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you're ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Money Well Spent?

Most everyone has fantasized about being rich, but few ever find out how they'd actually spend the money. Priorities can get a little skewed, it turns out, leading some celebrities and tycoons to make purchases that seem unjustifiable from a more middle-class perspective. (Others remain steadfastly cheap, it should be said.) The most bafflingly expensive celebrity purchases are at once infuriating for their unchecked opulence and oddly comforting, reminding us that even the richest among us still don't know what they want. The latest head-scratcher? Billionaire Mark Cuban's recent purchase of a desolate Texas town.

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