Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:20:13 GMT | By Diane Bullock, Minyanville
Strangest billionaire pet projects

From ridiculous cat-themed websites to one of the most admired magazines in the U.S., these beloved but financially dubious purchases only emphasize how much money a mogul can waste.



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For most entrepreneurs, starting a business is a gut-wrenching, blood, sweat, and tears-draining, 24/7 undertaking. But for those already sporting nine zeroes in their bank accounts, it's an afterthought, a pet project, a status accessory that serves to confirm the success and fortune they've previously amassed. These 10 trophy investments have become the beloved possessions of their billionaire mogul owners.

* All funds in USD.

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