Bankrate.com has come up with details of the money made by all the hollywood stars last year. Along with their incomes , it also compares the spending of the stars vis a vis a common man making just $30000 p.a. For example , its states that Brad Pitt Makes $25,000,000 a year and for him to buy a house of $275,000 it will feel like spending just $330. Now imagine,if for you and me buying a house meant just spending $330 (Rs 16500 approx) how many of us would have thought twice before buying house opposite Mannat ( Shahrukh's palace ,for the uninitiated). This explains why celebrities splurge on mansions.
Similarly, extending this to purchase of laptops, for a common man in US, laptops cost $2000 , but, if Brad Pitt were to buy the laptop , he would feel like he paid just $2.4. Now if we get laptops for that much , I will buy 5 at least.
This is the beauty of being rich. It does wonderful things to your spending power.Looking at this , I am reminded of the saying that rich get richer and poor get poorer.