Having money doesn’t stop you from making face-palm-worthy mistakes. Just ask these guys.We’ve compiled some of our favourites that made us groan, laugh or simply shake our head in disbelief.
The gaffes, some of which cost their owners millions of dollars, include crashing a spaceship, high-priced car accidents and an elbow and a painting that just didn’t mix.
Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts had recently agreed to sell the painting for a cool $139 million when he got too close to the canvas and put his right elbow through it. Damage estimates hovered around $40 million.
A spaceship funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos crashed during a test flight in early September. People on the ground lost contact with the craft and were unable to control it during the flight.
Bezos' big dream is to develop a practical means of space tourism. Seems his first venture didn't go so well.
What's a man to do if his car breaks down?
In March, 2011, about nine workers ganged up on the car, which costs about $205,905 by the way, in Qingdao city in Shandong province.
The constantly struggling actress has been involved in not one, but three high-profile car crashes over the past four years. Her car, she reportedly wasn't driving at the time, struck a paparazzo 's vehicle in 2010.
Then, back in 2009, she was riding shotgun when another driver smashed into a wall in Hollywood.
And while that accident wasn't her fault, in 2007 she battled driving under the influence and car-chase allegations in relation to a third crash.
Music mogul Richard Branson caused his speedboat the Virgin Atlantic Challenger to capsize in the Atlantic in 1985. Branson was attempting the fastest-ever Atlantic crossing at the time of the incident.
While no one knows for sure what caused the maritime accident, the weather wasn't the best and the boat developed a fuel leak, according the BBC.
Branson's tropical getaway Necker Island also recently burned down during Hurricane Irene.
The former 'Two and a Half Men' star's car went over a cliff in California. But, apparently, Sheen wasn't in it.
The Mercedes was stolen from Sheen's Sherman Oaks home in 2010 and was found overturned in the bottom of the ravine.
A second Sheen-mobile was again found overturned at the bottom of a cliff in June, 2010 -- only five months after the first incident. On both occasions, the cars were left unlocked in a parking garage with the keys sitting inside.
Instead of a picture, we thought we'd include the video of the car being towed from the water for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.
A luxury boat in China, rumoured to have cost $2.67 million, sank as soon as it touched water earlier this year.
A minister of transportation for Lanzhou, the city that reportedly commission the boat, blamed the incident on faulty work by the builders.
A man, described by Forbes only as a tycoon, decided it would be a good idea to use a deep fryer, which was designed to cook whole turkeys, to make a single chicken breast.
He left the deep fryer in the basement of his mansion while he went to walk the dog, and lo and behold, came back to a fire that caused more than $1 million in losses.
These types of accidents aren't as uncommon as you might think. TV chef and founder of Auntie Cholesterol's Kitchen Beatrice Wilson fell backwards into her deep fryer, which was full of fermenting artificial chicken grease
A single tank of fuel for his nearly $100 million costs more almost $165,000. So after spending money on the wrong type of fuel, Abramovich had to pay to clean out his engine, an expensive process.
Hedge fund manager David Tepper was the owner of a once beautiful Hamptons mansion that included a tennis court, views of the ocean, and a swimming pool.
But apparently that's just not up to his standards. Tepper is in the process of tearing down the palatial pad to build an even bigger one. The new 11,268 square-foot-house is being built over the natural dunes in order to improve Tepper's view of the ocean and will include a new sunken tennis court.
Authorities believe Parli was intoxicated when his McLaren SLR side-swiped another car in Switzerland. However, Parli kept right on driving and hit another car. When he eventually stopped, Parli reportedly yelled ''I'm a millionaire, I'll pay for everything I don't care.'
Keith Punler, a Scottish tycoon who is one of the country's most successful businessmen, crashed his helicopter into a lake in Scotland after receiving a call that beloved $34,000 boat had been stolen.
Punler was trying to land on his private helipad in 2010 when he was distracted by Loch Long in Argyll, causing his helicopter to clip the water and flip.
Fortunately, he survived the incident and the boat was recovered.
Howard Hughes, famous for producing Scarface in 1932, was test flying his Siikorsky S-43 when the amphibian aircraft went down. In May, 1943, he was flying from California to Lake Mead in Las Vegas but something went wrong and the aircraft crashed. The accident killed CAA inspector Ceco Cline and Hughes' employee Richard Felt.
Hughes himself suffered a gash on the top of his head. After the crash, Hughes paid divers $100,000 to recover the plane and then another $500,000 to restore it.
He eventually perished in a plane flight in 1976.
International Polo Club founder John Goodman drunkenly crashed his Bentley into another car in February 2010 while driving in Wellington, Fla. Goodman reportedly wandered down a dirt road in an attempt to find someone with a mobile phone.
His search led him to the camper of horse trainer Lisa Pembleton. After calling his girlfriend, Goodman reportedly asked Pembleton 'if he looked or sounded impaired.' He eventually called police to say he hit something.
The something was a car driven by a 23-year-old man who was stuck in his car that was turned upside down in a canal and and who eventually drowned.
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