The World is Mine: Russian billionaires' eccentric purchases

Vladimir Klyukin, a Russian businessman living in Monaco, got a trip to outer space with Leonardo DiCaprio, paying the highest bid of $1.5 million for the seat at the Cinema Against AIDS charity auction held annually by amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShip II is expected to take passengers to an altitude of 68.3 miles during a two-hour flight that includes a four-minute period of weightlessness sometime next year. Moreover, the Russian businessman will spend several days in training with the famous Hollywood actor in New Mexico before the trip.

Vladimir Klyukin, a Russian businessman living in Monaco, got a trip to outer space with Leonardo DiCaprio, paying the highest bid of $1.5 million for the seat at the Cinema Against AIDS charity auction held annually by amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShip II is expected to take passengers to an altitude of 68.3 miles during a two-hour flight that includes a four-minute period of weightlessness sometime next year. Moreover, the Russian businessman will spend several days in training with the famous Hollywood actor in New Mexico before the trip.

RIA Novosti
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