A couple of weeks ago I talked about how the Apple iPhone was 10 years old and how all our lives have changed over that period. A couple of days ago the latest versions were launched. Now Apple as a company is currently worth over $800 billion, analysts predict the new products will take the valuation above $1 trillion. This year we have made around 40% on our Apple shares.
It got me thinking….
QUESTION: What do we have in common with individuals who are worth billions?
We would think we have very little that we share. But think again. If our definition of a Billionaire is of someone who can own the absolute best of everything, well we probably own some of the exact same things. Here’s what would be on my list.
iPhone – Yes I know there is now iPhone X but it’s not outside of our reach.
Electric Toothbrush – Mine is a Braun Oral B and it is way better than hand brushing and is within everyones price range.
Vacuum Cleaner – The handheld Dyson rechargeable range is a game changer. Small, light, powerful, quick & British.
Automatic Garage Door – With remote control. There are lots of makes, all reliable and for those of us who garage our cars, such a luxury to arrive home to.
Hairdryer – A selection from Lesley. Girls if you don’t own the Dyson hairdryer yet, then give it a try. Your old one will go in the bin. Guys – If you want to make your wife happy every day, buy her one of these for Christmas.
Music Collection – Everyone can listen to any music track these days for just £15 per month.
Film Collection – Within a couple of months of release at the cinema, every film is rentable for £3 or £4 per night.
TV Channels – Everyone receives the same even if you have billions.
Kindle – Whether you travel by private jet or public bus, the chances are you carry your entire collection of books with you and read one of these.
Drugs – I’m mildly asthmatic, my inhaler is standard and universal. I have clients with titanium hips, heart stents, contact lenses. When we reach for a pain killer or an anti-inflammatory we don’t have to compromise due to wealth.
I could go on but I just wanted to make some initial observations.
You see, above a certain level of savings, once you have these major items, you probably own the best that any amount of money could buy. Obviously I probably can’t find a billionaire who actually uses a vacuum cleaner, but I guess they all brush their own teeth and receive their own mobile calls.
Enjoy the weekend. Live like a billionaire! I’m going to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site.
If you get time send me a comment about what you own or what you are going to do this weekend which couldn’t be bettered even if you had a £billion.