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World's richest actor worth £2.5b made major purchase after becoming a billionaire

World's richest actor worth £2.5b made major purchase after becoming a billionaire

When you're incredibly rich there are some things you can just buy.

If you ended up becoming a billionaire, what would you buy with the money?

Don't pretend you haven't ever thought about what you might do if you had so much cash that you could just afford basically anything you wanted.

Sadly for most of us, whatever it was you dream of will stay just in your dreams as the vast majority of us won't ever get to be billionaires.

However, if you're the world's richest actor, like The Lost Boys star Jami Gertz with a net worth of around $3 billion (£2.5 billion), then you can start thinking about what you want to buy.

You might have seen Gertz in the likes of Sixteen Candles or Twister, and while some of her wealth comes from acting as she's been working in showbiz for over 40 years, she did also marry billionaire Tony Ressler.

And when you're playing with billions, the options for things you want to buy suddenly opens up much more than ever before.

Gertz has spent her money on some rather spectacular things.
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Gertz and Ressler ended up splashing their cash and becoming part owners of NBA team, the Atlanta Hawks.

And they didn't stop there as they also became minority owners in the Milwaukee Beavers baseball team.

In an interview in 2018, Gertz explained just how she'd come to own a chunk of an NBA team.

She said: "My husband Tony Ressler and myself, along with our ownership group Grant Hill and Sarah Blakely, we were kind of kicking the tyres on the Clippers a while ago and then that went for tons of dough.

"Grant called us and said 'the Atlanta Hawks are for sale' and I said 'Huh, I never saw myself in Atlanta but that sounds like something that might be interesting'.

Gertz is part owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
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"It was an auction and it kind of happened in four days and we became the new ownership of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team without a lot of fanfare so I don't think many people knew that about me."

While she might be the world's richest actor, she's certainly not the only one who ended up spending some of her fortune on buying a sports team.

Of course, we all know about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham A.F.C. while there have also been claims that Reynolds was looking at investing in a hockey team too.

Many other celebrities either own or have stakes in companies that own sports teams but famous faces are always on the lookout for an investment, with Snoop Dogg emerging as a rival investor to Reynolds.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros/Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Money, Sport