But if I had that money I would give a lot of it to charity. I'm not the kind of person who would have to have the best of everything (cars, people, other items). The one thing that I would like to have is a very nice house. Having a private jet and all those other toys just wouldnt do it for me.
EDIT: I forgot about my yaught.
EDIT: And Travelling.
Let's see Give a large chunk to cancer research, give a large chunk to other types of charities. Divvie the rest up amongst my mine and wife's immediate family. Oh, yeah, give a large chunk to my church.
Buy a maxed out 2.5 GHz G5 with a 30 " apple display along with a maxed out 17" powerbook for travel.
One Aston Martin DB9.
One Omega Seamaster Professional timepiece.
One ticket to MacWorld San Fransisco, just to hear "One more thing".
A house somewhere nice along with a summer house by the coast.
Open up a pitch and putt course with my friends and live out the rest of my days leading an incredibly relaxed life.
I'd put some cash away for my god daughter for when she grows up and i'd also give my sister and my parents a few million. The thing i'd love to see the most , is my dad being able to retire early before he reaches 50 cos he's spent his life so far working really hard.
After that i'd invest in something low risk but with enough interest to give me a nice weekly income.
Next come the charities such as our local shelter for the homeless.
I'd donate some cash to disease research and be open to other suggestions.
Immediately start questioning everyone whod been anywhere near my piggy bank in the last week, I want the other half back or Im calling the cops!
Seriously, Id see my family right and then buy an island off New Zealand, (well be neighbours edesignuk!) a couple of places at home and probably a place on Maui. Various cars / motorbikes / bikes / boats / toys etc. Then Id employ an architect to sort out a few run down areas I know. Put the rest in the bank to live off the interest while running a coffee shop for pleasure not profit. There's also a couple of firms I've worked for I'd buy and sack a few people who've got it coming.
My wife gets to give 10% to her church.
Serious trust funds for our kids and their kids yet to come.
10 acre lots in Maryland, upstate NY, Italy, and New Zealand. Methinks we'll be doing some building.
New homes for our moms.
A nice distribution of funds to close friends and relatives.
The Mother Of All Road Trips (three years ought to do it)
The Mother Of All Home Theatre Rooms (one in each house, of course)
The Mother Of All Mac set-ups
New PowerBook G5's for all my friends at MR (I bet I'd suddenly have a lot more friends)
Personal disk golf course.
40 car garage, and the intent to fill it.
Our own design studio/coffeee house/book store/internet cafe/pool hall/concert venue/video arcade.
Porcupine Tree, echolyn, and Marilyn Manson playing at my next birthday party.
A fresh box of #2 pencils, and some cheese (can't have this much money and not be a little eccentric).
Quit my job.
Emigrate to the US, build a massive house for myself in New England. Holiday homes in the Caribbean, New Zealand, Iceland, Mauritius.
Lots and lots and lots of computer/electronic/home cinema/etc equipment.
DVDs, CDs, games, etc by the score.
Holidays to New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Africa, Far East, etc, etc.
DB9 and lots of other cars.
Plenty of money for my friends, family and favourite charities.
$1bn to fight AIDS, cancer, aid for the poor and downtrodden.
Go into space.
Start my own company - design/architecture, film, computing, etc, etc.
A little plastic surgery (my nose); get my teeth fixed.
Build my own town, modelled on "New Urban" principles (like Seaside, FL - the setting for The Truman Show).