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Your £100 billion super project

66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,037 Disability Gamechanger

If you had the resources of Musk/Gates/Bezos, forgetting about the obvious stuff like the houses, cars and helping family, which would use up a few billion at most, what would your “super project” be with the other hundred billion?


E.g.

Space exploration

Fight poverty & clean water

Bail out the NHS

Cancer cure

Etc...


For me I think I would have to invest in space exploration and space travel. I love the idea of exploring but planet earth is pretty much covered so we need to look beyond our own planet. I’m nothing if not honest and I am not interested in helping people en masse who aren’t my friend as I feel humans are generally a bit of a curse upon planet earth. Space travel would satisfy my urge to discover new places plus has the possibility of helping with things like science, climate change and medicine. Could even solve the aforementioned problem of too many humans on earth as well.

Comments

  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 405 Pioneering
    It would be to help poverty, help the NHS etc., but, also update disability equipment & make it easier for people to get. Plus, my dad had an idea on making wheelchairs self charging, sadly he passed, but I would like to get some clever bods to get that up & er...running.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,037 Disability Gamechanger
    That's an interesting idea of your dad's @JessieJ
  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    be nice if someone that rich were to give back to the people who made them that rich but it wont happen till mankind is no more you enter the world with nothing and you leave it with nothing nobody should have that much money and the power it brings just my thoughts 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,637 Disability Gamechanger
    I think with that much money you could do loads. 
    Where would you start is the question. I always said if I won lottery I would start schemes up to help homeless into housing etc,  with that amount tho, could help a lot of charities and do a lot of good to benefit a lot of people.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    For me the only project worthwhile would be to end hunger in this country, I find it beyond belief that in 2023 In the worlds 6th richest nation that children go to bed or to school hungry its a national disgrace that £100 billion would allow me to end.
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    Give a billion to everyone in England, see how that works out. I'd still have £43b to myself so probs buy my own island and live there myself lol

    Oh and buy a car
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    Other than the ones you have listed @66Mustang I think better public transport would also be a huge project I'd like to do. Maybe bring back electric trams?

    I'd also like to do a huge archival project. With researching my ancestry, I found local Facebook groups of peoples images of old work factory's or the local pub. I think if there was an archive of everything people were willing to share, it'd help many with their ancestry research and just keep a history. 
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  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 405 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    That's an interesting idea of your dad's @JessieJ

    It was, @66Mustang, maybe one day it will happen. Some hybrid cars have self charging, using the force of breaking to recharge, so....
  • emancherry33
    emancherry33 Community member Posts: 3,611 Pioneering
    If I had the money first thing I would do is buy and fix solar power panels on 90% of people's houses, flats, or garages but only if they couldn't afford it e.g on benefits, long term disability. Next buy up brown field sites , wastelands and buy back the land banking property's. Develop the brown field and waste lands sites to make houses ,flats for single, couple and families where there would be the option's of buy , rent but at a fraction of what there going for now and priority would go to the homeless, low paid , disabled and long term sick any change left I would start a company to help people who have been long term sick and struggling to get work because of there disabilities. I would get premises to turn into cafés, restaurants, shops, allotments and allow them to work there warts and all and make sure they where fully supported and paid so they can get into position where they become a valuable member of society and not go round and round in circles as the system does at the moment. Any thing left after that paid holidays to all involved flight's and hotels included. Know the pain of not been able to afford a holiday.
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    £100 billion?  Not sure it would be enough but I'd have to start somewhere.  The biggest and most shameful part of humanity for me is cruelty.  I'd employ an army of "angels" to go out all over the world and stop it (if that's even possible) and remove the vulnerable from it.  Vulnerable would include humans and animals. Oh, and they'd probably need to have special powers to detect it and save people from it, but that wouldn't have a cost measurable in dollar pounds. The special powers bit is daydream/fantasy of mine. But, £100 billion would set up something. 
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    and I'd really like a hot tub  ;)
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    I'd start doing something I did when I was working but on a much much bigger level.
    Once a month I'd read my wife's magazines then send a cheque to the reporter who's story touched me the most; to pass on to the person/ people the story was about

    Basically would try to help as many people who need some luck and positivity in their lives through a charitable foundation not tied in red tape and criteria
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    edited September 2023
    I'd build 'super manufacturing hubs' in countries around the globe where there's poverty and famine. We rely on China too much in manufacturing etc. If we develop countries in South America, Asia and Africa they would become beacons of hope.  

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