“Access. Money buys you access to people, places and events. It also buys you inaccessibility.
I know a couple of billionaires. Both have yachts. That way they can get away from everyone else and just bring in the people they want to spend time with. The planet isn’t that big, so my friend said he kept bumping into the same people all over the place. Gstaad, Barbados, wherever…same crowd of loaded people in the same restaurants and hotels. In the end, he bought a yacht, kitted it out like he wanted it, and just flew in his pals.”