Leisure of the rich | Way of life

They say money doesn’t buy happiness. But that’s pretty hard to believe when you look at the list of rich people’s hobbies. Even if it’s temporary, having money allows you to have the most exciting and enjoyable hobbies. Here are the hobbies of the rich:


Skiing has always been associated with money. You don’t have to be a multi-millionaire to enjoy a ski vacation. However, if you are extremely wealthy, you can ski a little differently. To start, you can rent a beautiful chalet with a chef and housekeepers. You can try heli-skiing, where a helicopter drops you off at the top of the mountain. You can even go to a private resort, where you won’t be disturbed by package skiers.


You can’t learn to fly if you don’t have money. The basic cost to fly an airplane in the sky can be prohibitive. It doesn’t matter if you buy a plane yourself. However, for the rich and famous, stealing is just another way to kill time. Some celebrities (John Travolta, for example) have even obtained a commercial pilot’s license. This means he can fly his own private jets.

Car racing

If you have the money to spend, you can try your hand at car racing. You’ll need to buy a race car (or two), hire mechanics, and pay the entry fee. And you probably won’t make serious money. This is why this hobby is only for people with deep pockets. Classic car racing is particularly expensive. Crashing a classic car is going to cost a lot of money.


Polo is the oldest equestrian sport and has always been associated with wealth. From English aristocrats to New York socialites, gamblers have always needed a lot of money to gamble. This is mainly due to the cost of stall ponies.

Wine collection

The world of good wine is complex and murky. A bottle can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and then be stored in a wine cellar. This hobby is often reserved for the super-rich, who have nothing left to spend their money on. Some people have wine collections worth millions. However, there is a huge culture of fake wines, which means your investment is never completely safe.

own a vineyard

If collecting wine isn’t enough, you can go straight to the source and buy a vineyard. Celebrities like Brad Pitt, Francis Ford Copolla and Dave Matthews have all invested in their own vineyards. Of course, it’s as much a business opportunity as it is a hobby. A successful vineyard could bring in millions of dollars each year.


Sailing is another one of those hobbies reserved for the wealthy. If you’re struggling to support your family, you’re probably not going to invest in a 40ft sailboat. However, if you can afford it, there’s nothing like cutting through the water with the wind in your hair. It is a liberating and exciting hobby to try.

Owning Exotic Pets

For most people, cats and dogs are perfect pets. However, if you’re super rich, you’ll probably be looking for something a little more exotic. From lizards to lions, there are all kinds of exotic animals living in private homes. Some of them require round-the-clock care, but some of them can be completely domesticated.


Golf is not the most expensive hobby in the world. All you need is a set of clubs and a membership to your local course. However, if you have a huge bank account, you can afford a bit more exclusive experience. For example, a round of golf at Shadow Creek Golf Course will cost you $500.

art collection

When looking for ways to spend your vast wealth, you will definitely consider art collecting. This hobby is reserved for the richest people in the world. You can easily spend seven figures on a work of art. Of course, the financial value goes beyond the pleasure of having the art in your home. It relates to age, significance, artist and condition.

Casino Games and Betting

Casinos and games of chance have always been close to bourgeois society. When you think of Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco, you think of champagne, fancy dress and high-stakes casino games. This activity is so appealing to the wealthy because it doubles up as social events. From high-stakes poker to sports betting in competitions or high profile football matches, the rich and powerful love to test their nerves and skills in these games of chance. With online casinos, this hobby has become much more accessible, which means that anyone can get involved in this activity.


Yachting is one of the most exclusive hobbies in the world. Renting a superyacht will set you back around six figures for a weekend. Buying one will cost you millions. However, the level of luxury and privacy of a yacht cannot be matched. Think of it as a floating five-star hotel.

big game hunting

Big game hunting is one of the most controversial pastimes of the wealthy. It is the practice of hunting large animals for meat, taxidermy or sport. However, in recent years, there has been a trend of wealthy people traveling to Africa to photograph endangered species just for a photo op. This is separate from big game hunting in the United States

own horses

Owning a horse is something that takes a lot of time and effort. Unless you’re super rich. If you have money you can pay someone to take care of your stables and horses so you can just ride them when you have time. In England especially, owning horses is something that is associated with money.

scuba diving

Scuba diving is one of the most exciting hobbies in the world. It gives you the chance to explore an alien world where you will encounter all kinds of strange creatures. However, you will have to invest in quite expensive hardware. Additionally, you will need proper training to receive your license.

Hot air ballooning

A hot air balloon ride will give you a whole new perspective of the world. You’ll see for miles around and enjoy the relative silence of motorless flight. However, a ride will cost you a lot of money. And owning a hot air balloon will cost even more.

(Devdiscourse journalists were not involved in the production of this article. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Devdiscourse and Devdiscourse claims no responsibility for them.)

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