Asia’s richest man spent more than $100,000 on two olive trees because they ‘bring good luck’

Asia’s richest man spent more than $100,000 on two olive trees because they ‘bring good luck’

Asia’s wealthiest individual, Mukesh Ambani, renowned for his opulent lifestyle, recently made headlines for a rather eccentric purchase.

With an estimated fortune of $113 billion, Ambani didn’t hesitate to spend over $100,000 on two olive trees, attributing their acquisition to their purported ability to bring good fortune.

In a lavish display of affluence, the tycoon acquired two exceedingly rare olive trees, aged between 170 to 200 years, for his expansive estate in Jamnagar, India.

Imported all the way from Spain, where this particular species thrives, the acquisition of these super-expensive olive trees was a testament to Ambani’s penchant for luxury. According to reports from The Hindu, the journey of these prized trees began with a lengthy 1,800-kilometer truck ride to a nursery.

At the Gautami nursery in Andhra Pradesh, a team of six dedicated individuals meticulously cared for the olive trees over a span of two years, ensuring optimal soil conditions and carefully monitoring their growth to ensure they did not exceed 12 feet in height.

Despite the hefty price tag associated with transporting the olive trees, estimated at $4,000, Ambani deemed it a worthy investment. Each tree, valued at $60,000, was believed to possess intrinsic qualities that promised immense success for the billionaire magnate.

While some may view Ambani’s extravagant expenditure on olive trees as extravagant, for the billionaire, it was simply another demonstration of his boundless wealth and penchant for the extraordinary.