Yep, sharks. Both alive and dead. Remember in the Austin Powers movie when Dr. Evil had a tank of sharks with lasers on their head? Turns out that’s not too far from the truth. Okay, jokes aside, For whatever reason, a lot of millionaires have a thing for sharks. Maybe it’s because they are one of the most dangerous predators in the sea, and rich people can relate to that. Or maybe it’s because sharks don’t get cancer, and they’re wishful thinking? I once dated a guy who kept pet sharks, too. I wish I was joking. When I tried asking why, he said “because they’re cool.” The relationship didn’t last long.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen purchased a work of art that is quite literally just the body of a dead shark, titled, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”. Okay. Sure. Cool. But he paid $12 million for it. Why? I don’t know. So he can enjoy Shark Week every week, I guess.