PA Tips: Helping your Billionaire Boss Go Shopping

When you are a personal assistant, part of your job will be to help your high net worth boss shop for himself and others (as gifts).  Here is a list of some of the most unual shopping habits of world’s top billionaires:


  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai: 5 million+ for horses
  • Stanley Ho, casino tycoon: 300K+ for white truffles
  • Joseph Lau, real estate tycoon: 16 million+ for antique incense burners
  • Laurence Graff, UK jewler: 46 million for a pink diamond
  • Steven Cohen, finance: 100 million+ for a flag painting
  • Bill Gates: purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s rare “Codex” for over 30 million
  • Mukesh Ambani, India’s industry leader: 1 billion for a customer skyscraper home


As unusual as these purchases may seem, it is the assistant’s job to cater to the whims of eccentric employers.


Personal Assistants need to know the secret shopping spots for the high net worth


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