Do you know the vernacular of a billionaire? Have you ever seen $1 million worth of taxidermy? CNBC’s new show Secret Lives of The Super Rich is going to teach you things you didn’t even know you wanted to learn. This series is in no way about modesty; it is however all about the extravagant houses, luxurious private jets, colossal diamonds and apparently deceased animals. I’d say it’s kind of like MTV Cribs, but on steroids.
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The first episode aired September 25, 2013 and featured Westgate Resort owners David and Jackie Siegel. Perhaps you remember them from the 2012 documentary Queen of Versailles which followed the family as they built the most expensive single-family home in the U.S. Jackie took CNBC’s Robert Frank on a tour of the 90,000-square-foot mega-mansion modeled after France’s Palace of Versailles, complete with 12 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms and 11 kitchens. It will be complete in 2016 and is estimated to be worth $100 million.
The next tour that was taken was in a less conventional place to call home: a luxury survival condo 174 feet underground on the site of a former missile silo. This lavish central Kansas bomb shelter will make its owners feel comfortable post-apocalypse with a pool, pet park, gym, school and even a pharmacy. It consists of approximately 10 stories, with some for living and others for cultivating food and storing supplies. A full floor goes for $3M and a half for $1.5 million, cash only. Unfortunately, the first disaster-proof silo is sold out, but demand would indicate more are on the way.
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Upcoming shows feature everything from an interview with the Australian billionaire building a Titanic replica, to a mansion painted in 18K gold, to a look at the tiny Dutch town where the largest yachts in the world are built. Episodes air back-to-back on Wednesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET until October 16. If you've been a little cocky lately, there's six more episodes of Secret Lives of the Super Rich to bring you down to earth and make your life's achievements seem like child's play.
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