They fork out 100 million for starter castles, 500, 000 for a customized Mercedes, and 1.2 million for a watch. While Generation Deluxe explores the spending patterns of the wealthy, a dark underside emerges: excessive consumerism is creating serious damage to the environment and human life. Simultaneously, the super-rich - and celebrities - are raising awareness and spending multi-millions cleaning up the damage and, as never before, funding solutions to global problems of poverty, hunger, and disease prevention.Quite a flutter occurred in May 1997 when the wine cellar of Andrew Lloyd Webber, eighteen thousand bottles, went on auction. It fetched $6.2 ... Non- vintage Dom Perignon keeps company in the upper echelons of fine champagne with Crystal and Krug, which average $100 a bottle, twice the cost of popular brands Pol Roger, Moet aamp; Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, Mumm, Perrier Jouet, and Piper-Heidsieck.
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