Millionaire Seeks Mountain In Scotland To Carve His Family’s Faces
By Sharelle Burt
What do you do when you have a bunch of money and don’t know what to do with it? Some wealthy people may donate to a worthy cause, while others might splurge on fancy things. But one millionaire had something else in mind.
A man over in the U.K. is looking for the perfect mountain to have his family’s faces carved into it. Talk about a weird flex. He has a budget of over $15 million to buy a mountain in Scotland, so he can surprise his family. Why Scotland? The British multimillionaire said it’s because the country has high peaks and posted the random request on a luxury marketplace website called HushHush.
Here are the requirements the anonymous buyer is looking for in the perfect mountain. “It needs to be big enough to fit me, the missus, my three boys, my daughter, and our dog so I’d like it to be quite large,” the Scottish Sun said.
Some viewers of the proposal aren’t too happy about it and actually are taking it as a joke. “It would not be a case of buying a mountain and carving your face in it, I would have thought you would need planning permission,” Mountaineering Scotland representative Neil Reid said. Others are looking at it as pure vandalism if it goes through. “We see ourselves as guardians rather than owners, protecting these mountains for present and future generations,” John Muir Trust spokesman Ben Nevis said. “We hope no-one would dream of selling any mountain so it can be defaced by an irresponsible millionaire.”
This isn’t the first time this guy went all out on extravagant gifts on a whim. Apparently, the millionaire purchased a private tropical island and bought his wife a necklace last week.