It's no surprise that rich people will go to ridiculous lengths to show off how wealthy they are. But one London banker just took ridiculousness to a whole new level.
An energy commodities trader, whose identity is unknown, spent over $60,000 at a private club in west London on Nov. 1, according to the Sun. While the exact reason for the outlandish bill is unknown, onlookers suspected the banker was trying to impress Academy Award Winning actor Benicio del Toro who strolled into the bar moments before the spending frenzy began.
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The banker’s tab included two $2,600 bottles of Belvedere vodka, three $12,700 bottles of Dom Perignon champagne and $2,400 worth of Don Julio 1942 tequila. The late night escapade was fueled by caffeine--25 Red Bulls that cost $140, to be precise. The bill also included a tip for $8,000.
Surprisingly, the unnamed banker is hardly the first person to shell out big bucks in order to impress celebrities. In 2011, a Russian billionaire bought Heather Graham and Zac Efron a $100,000 bottle of champagne at a Chicago nightclub, CBS reports. The billionaire also bought two bottles of Grey Goose for $1,250 and two bottles of Dom Perignon for $2,500.
London bankers are apparently notorious for spending ridiculous amounts of money on alcohol. Last year, nine hedge funders burned through $111,000 on their company’s Christmas party, according to Eater.
This past summer, 15 Olympic officials spent $69,000 on lunch alone. The most expensive item on their bill was a $30,000 bottle of Hennessy Cognac.
Del Toro, who won an academy award for his role as Javier Rodriguez in Traffic, reportedly left the bar shortly after the trader and his friends. Apparently, $60,000 of fun is enough for one night out on the town -- even for celebrities.