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"Strange"- How 15 Tech Tycoons Spend Their Fortunes

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 21 January 2013, 13:16 Hrs
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Bangalore: Ever imagined how tech titans with billions at their disposal actually spend? Buying high end cars, private jets, private islands, houses at every corner of the world and what not. All these material lush seems too obvious. But then there are some things that tech tycoons do which are the direct results of excessive opulence and at same time define them individually. May be this quirk of them is about solving the world problems or just indulging in a geeky fantasy. Be it Larry Ellison’s Anti-aging, or Bill Gates’ High-tech toilets or Jeff Bezos’ Millennium clock and a trip to the moon, read on to know the strange ways how 15 tech tycoons spend their fortunes as compiled by Business Insider.

#15 Vinod Khosla: Fake meat and cheese

This Indian-born American businessman and venture capitalist, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and founder of Khosla Ventures said “Hamburger is a $100 billion market just waiting for technology to disrupt it.”

Vinod Khosla is funding a stealth startup that turns protein, fat, and fiber from plant sources into a juicy, beefy-tasting patty. "There are no cows involved, but you can't taste the difference," he promised.

He's also backing a startup working on fake cheese too.

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