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People Now You Know: Unusual Hobbies Of Billionaires Around the World

Now You Know: Unusual Hobbies Of Billionaires Around the World

ZHEJIANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA MAINLAND OUT)Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba dresses as Michael Jackson and dances in the Alibabasannual party celebrating the 18th anniversary of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 8, 2017. About 40,000 Alibaba employees from 21countries and regions attended the party. (Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
Jack Ma dresses as Michael Jackson and dances at Alibaba's annual party (Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
By Pearl Yan
January 10, 2020
While many billionaires spend their free time sailing around on their super yachts, racing their own horses and collecting expensive art, some choose to invest their money (and time) in uncommon hobbies outside of their billion-dollar day job

William Belo

Crocodiles lie in their enclosure at the crocodile farm in Samut Prakan, Thailand, 13 October 2015. The farm in Samut Prakan is counted among the world's largest crocodile farms. Photo: IAN ROBERT KNIGHT/dpa | usage worldwide   (Photo by Ian Robert Knight/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Crocodile farm (Photo by Ian Robert Knight/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Philippine billionaire William Belo may own the country’s biggest home-improvement chain, but his hobby may strike you as relatively uncommon: raising crocodiles. 

He has two crocodile farms with 23,000 reptiles, which he breeds for lucrative uses. Their skins are sold to luxury brands like LVMH, while their meats are found in Hungarian sausages and a Filipino dish called sisig. 

Jack Ma

ZHEJIANG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA MAINLAND OUT)Jack Ma, founder and chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba dresses as Michael Jackson and dances in the Alibabasannual party celebrating the 18th anniversary of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 8, 2017. About 40,000 Alibaba employees from 21countries and regions attended the party. (Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
Jack Ma dresses as Michael Jackson and dances at Alibaba's annual party (Photo by TPG/Getty Images)

Did you know the richest man in China is a passionate live performer? The former Alibaba CEO has appeared on stage at musical festivals in China, and his most well-known performance was his Michael Jackson impersonation at his company's 2017 annual party.

See also: 10 Powerful Quotes From Hong Kong's Richest People

Eric Tse

The 24-year old son of Sino Biopharmaceutical founders hit the headlines last year in October as the overnight billionaire, which gave us a glimpse of the scion’s jet-setting life.

A quick look at the young billionaire’s Instagram shows photos of him hanging out with Rihanna, basketball star Yao Ming, model Bella Hadid and Prince Charlene of Monaco—with the caption “#casual”. A fan of outdoor sports, Tse also shares pictures of himself parasailing, flying over the French Alps and swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas.

Jeff Bezos

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 20, 2017: Jeff Bezos speaks near part of an F-1 engine from a Saturn V rocket, on display in the APOLLO exhibit at the Museum of Flight, in Seattle, Washington on May 20, 2017. Bezos paid for the recovery of portions of the engines, used for NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, which had been resting at the bottom of the ocean since the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Photo by David Ryder for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Jeff Bezos speaks near part of an F-1 engine from a Saturn V rocket, on display in the APOLLO exhibit at the Museum of Flight in Seattle (Photo by David Ryder for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

When Jeff Bezos is not busy leading Amazon, he enjoys searching for discard NASA rockets underwater. His mission? To restore these important relics of human’s first efforts to send humans to the Moon.

See also: E-Commerce Giant Amazon Forays Into Luxury Fashion In 2020

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin jumping off an aeroplane (Photo: Google+)
Sergey Brin jumping off an aeroplane (Photo: Google+)

Not one to shy away from challenges, the Google co-founder enjoys high-adrenaline exercise and counts the flying trapeze as one of his favourite hobbies. He has even convinced some of his brave Google employees to try it out as a team.

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