Real estate is always a hot commodity, and if you pick wisely, a smart investment. So if you’re looking to jump into the market for just such a property, maybe you’ll want to consider this: a 510,000-acre estate spanning six counties in Northern Texas called the Waggoner Ranch. It’s bigger than the Hawaiian island of Oahu and larger than both Los Angeles and New York City combined. And it can be yours if you’ve got $725 million (US dollars, of course) lying around.
Although it may sound like a staggering amount of dough to drop on a piece of land, this initial investment could yield an impressive return. Sure, the two principle compounds, thousands of cattle and horses and over 120 employees who work the land are impressive to inherit. But it’s what’s beneath the ground that holds the property’s true value: oil. And lots of it. With 1,200 oil wells already in place across the property, the lucky landowner still has over 450,000 acres to tap should they choose. A little summer project, perhaps?
But if spending $942,862,500 in Canadian funds isn’t an option, perhaps you’ll want to consider Julia Roberts‘ paltry $4.5 million (USD) NYC pad. It’s only boasting 50 feet of living room, dining and library space, but hey, everybody’s got to start somewhere.