How to buy an entire country for 200 Apple shares? According to the UK newspaper The Guardian, it’s a small price to pay for owning a whole country, even for a single night. Your $70k investment buys you the principality of Liechtenstein, complete with customised street signs and a temporary currency. This is the ultimate corporate-entertainment blow out.
The price includes accommodation for 150 guests although, as The Guardian says, the 35,000 inhabitants would inconveniently remain throughout the festivities. Must have some servants, after all.
On arrival in the princely land, revellers will be presented with the symbolic key to the state, followed by wine tasting at the estate of Prince Hans-Adam II.
Other attactions include fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides through Vaduz, tobogganing, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe hiking. It’s a lot to squeeze into one night, but you need to get your money’s worth.
Should your budget not run to an entire country, you can rent a humble village in Austria or Switzerland, such as Apfeldorf in Apfeltal, for a mere 180 of your precious Apple stock. On second thoughts, maybe it’s more sensible to hang on to them: In ten years’ time they could be worth nearly $1 million, judging on past performance. Results out tomorrow morning, you know.