Make it Rain

It’s Wednesday, so–may I ask something about you?

Do you remember that movie Brewster’s Millions? (Not so fast! That’s not the question!) I think it was a remake, but the 1985 version with Richard Pryor and John Candy is the only one I’ve ever seen. In the movie, Brewster is a minor league baseball player whose obscenely rich relative dies and leaves him all kinds of money. But there’s a condition (isn’t there always?)! In order to receive his $300 million dollar inheritance, Brewster has to spend $30 million in 30 days.

Brewster has a bunch of rules, which makes for a funny movie, but isn’t as fun for a blog question. We’re only going to have two rules–you can only give 5% to charity, and you cannot own any property/assets at the end of the 30 days.

Here’s the question–how would you spend $30 million in 30 days? 

Share My Wisdom:


  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    First I’d plunk down some of that money on my favorite antique cars (Duesenberg, Rochet-Schneider, Chrysler Imperial Touring, Delahaye, Peugeot, and a couple of lower-end cars like a Model A and a Model T to balance things out). Then I’d buy a mansion, buy a lot of new records for my collection, a candlestick phone, a phonograph and some wax cylinders, some vintage Macs from the Eighties and Nineties, a purple Remington portable typewriter, a lot of pets of all kinds, as well as horses, Medieval manuscripts, a trip around the world (except to Turkey, which I’m boycotting till they stop denying the Armenian Genocide), and a bunch of coins. My top pick for a coin for the collection is an 1856 Flying Eagle cent, since only a few thousand were ever minted and it was meant more as a test run than a real member of the series.

  2. Elodie says:

    I would give the majority away to family, friends and charities and research…It sounds cliché but really so many people need it. Plus in only 30 days, you can do things much more spontaneously. for me: I would get my hubby a boat and the toys he wants. We´d buy a house…:D Simple things 😀

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