When the world is falling into a spiral of instability with natural disasters and geopolitical tensions, the wealthy have prepared deep underground bunkers to protect themselves and their families from potential disasters. hidden in the future.
In a risky fiscal year, from April 2022 to April 2023, Americans spent a whopping $11 billion on survival equipment.
Luxurious bunkers are one of the assets that the world’s rich want to own. (Photo: The Hollywood Reporter).
During World War II, “doomsday bunkers” were simply a place for people to avoid bombs and disasters. In the 21st century, billionaires build basements complete with swimming pools, spa centers, wine cellars and movie theaters to continue their lives, “despite” the fluctuations of the outside world.
They are pouring hundreds of millions into vaults that can be compared to a luxury resort, private islands. These “survival apartments” make the public question whether they are preparing for the end of the world or planning the world’s most unique underground life.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest self-made billionaire on the planet and founder of the famous Facebook platform, decided that a simple vacation on the island of Hawaii was too ordinary, and instead, he choose a $100 million bunker complete with all the trimmings of a luxury resort.
Comfortable furniture is indispensable in these cellars.
While many billionaires claim it is in their interest to save the world, and even argue about who is more generous, many experts say the ultimate goal of the super rich is to protect themselves.
For example , Texas-based Rising S sells bunkers with the motto: “We don’t sell fear. We offer preparation.” The company offers vaults starting at $40,000.
Among them, the company’s most luxurious shelter, called the “Noble” line, is worth $9.6 million . This aristocratic bunker comes with its own bowling alley, swimming pool, “bulletproof” doors and spacious garage. The company’s most expensive bunker costs about $14 million.
Even so, the company says it often tailors shelters to luxury customers’ desires. Additionally, they have built anything from operations rooms to stables, shooting ranges, basketball courts to shelters. Rising S bunkers may also have many additional rooms, to prepare for guests to enter the house to play.
In addition to protecting customers, shelter manufacturers promise that guests will have as normal a life as possible. (Photo: New York Times).
Or one of the shelters of Vivos company (based in California) called Europa One located in Germany, providing families with a living area of more than 230 square meters.
This location also has a cinema, garden, swimming pool. and security buildings surrounding the campus to ensure security.
Speaking to Insider, Vivos said its bunkers are designed to allow residents to operate for a minimum of a year without having to return to the outside world.
However, the company says its customers are not “the upper 1%” , but are middle class, well-educated with a keen awareness of current global events.
The company offers prices starting at $35,000 per person with “significant discounts” available for individuals with critical survival skills.
However, many experts say that billionaire bunkers, whether on land, sea or even another planet, are at best a temporary solution because of the probability that the bunker “actually protects protecting the occupants from reality is very little”.
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