Here at the Sartle office, we’ve got our tickets ready for tonight’s $1.5 billion drawing. And of course, we know what we’d spend our winnings on! Maya would put it in savings (so reasonable), Lauren would buy herself a museum (an art museum, we presume), Kyla would take herself out to dinner (that’s one expensive meal!), and Lulu would adopt a herd of cows. Moo.
First on our list is Vincent Van Gogh. We’d wager a guess that he might opt for top-of-the-line reconstructive ear surgery. Or maybe an ear transplant.
Henri-Toulouse-Lautrec loved prostitutes. He would sometimes live in brothels for weeks at a time. Perhaps that $1.5 billion could start by buying him ownership of the Playboy Mansion.
Like Toulouse-Lautrec, Peter Paul Rubens was also partial to women. But Rubens was something of a chubby chaser, once proclaiming “I paint a woman’s big rounded buttocks so that I want to reach out and stroke the dimpled flesh.” Expensive dinner for two, perhaps?
David Hockney is already a pretty wealthy guy, with two mansions in the Hollywood Hills under his belt. His secret vice? Medical grade marijuana. $1.5 billion could buy him a whole lot of that dankity dank.
Jean-Michel Basquiat loved to paint in expensive Armani suits, which he wore out in public covered in paint splatters. If each suit were to cost around $5,000, Basquiat could buy 300,000 suits with his winnings.
Georgia O’Keeffe loved books and had an extensive collection of biographies. In her later years, struggling with impaired vision, O’Keeffe was unable to read. She’d probably pay a hefty sum of her winnings to have audiobooks made of her top faves. And maybe buy a couple animal skulls to add to her collection.
Ah, the mysterious Banksy. $1.5 billion could definitely buy him an invisibility cloak.
Henri Matisse had simple pleasures. He woke up early, worked until after lunch, practiced his violin, and was partial to vegetable soup and hard-boiled eggs. So what would $1.5 billion buy this unfussy dude? He loved to travel– we’re thinking an around the world trip with stops in Morocco, Tahiti, and New York.
Who are we kidding?? Frida Kahlo was a communist! If she won, she’d distribute the money to the masses.
What would you spend $1.5 billion on?