If you had incredible wealth, would you spend your money on these wacky items?
The global economy has been taking a beating, but that doesn't mean Russian oligarchs, Saudi princes and the rest of the .001% have stopped spending absurd amounts of money on strange, extravagant, and ridiculously cool items.
Many of the most extreme purchases were made in auction houses. Others were simply tremendous displays of wealth by the world's richest people.
From cars to guns to live animals, here are the 10 wackiest purchases people made in the past 12 months.
All items have been converted to Canadian currency.
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