Billionaire entrepreneur Stanley Ho has matched his own previously held world record price paid for a truffle, indulging his sweet-tooth with two white truffles, 900 grams and 400 grams for the bargain rate of $330,000. As you may have guessed, this was a luxury auction. I am thinking that for that price, I would prefer a shiny new Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430, or a nice long run of exotic car rentals Miami style whenever I travel. Well, Ho has owned a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, so I suppose he can also afford the little things. Sigh.
The luxury auction was held in Macau, a former Portuguese colony returned to China in1999, where Ho is reigns as the wealthiest person. Stanley Ho, also known as Ho Hung-sun and Stanley Ho Hung-sun, is nicknamed “The King of Gambling”, thanks to his impressive government-granted monopoly he held in the Macau gambling industry for 40 years. I guess you could say it is good to be Stanley Ho, his daughter is pretty hot, too!
Ho tied for 701st rank among the world’s wealthiest people in 2009, with a net worth or around 1 billion dollars, from dabbling in a variety of business ventures including tourism, entertainment, shipping, banking, real estate, casinos and air transport.
This kind of widespread diligence has afforded him the finer things in life, like insanely overpriced sweets, luxury properties, luxury cars and well, anything he wants! In 2007 Ho dropped $330,000 for a single truffle weighing 1.5 kilos. I assume he can afford a great dentist to defend against these pricey cravings.
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