Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:00:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
The most eccentric millionaires and billionaires

Here are the stories behind some of the world's most interesting wealthy people.



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Rich people belong to an exclusive club, but if you strip away the jewels and the cars and the homes, they have unique traits, just like everybody else.

From billionaires that live in hotels to mining tycoons that are trying to recreate "Jurassic Park," here are the stories behind some of the world’s most eccentric millionaires and billionaires.

*All figures in USD.

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