Sunday, February 17, 2008

You know you are rich when...

you pay $14 million for a vanity license plate.


A licence plate bearing simply the number "1" sold for what organisers said was a record $US14 million at a charity auction in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The price paid by Saeed Abdel Khouri, 25, beat a record set by one of his relatives and has been submitted to the Guiness World Records book, the organisers said.

Proceeds from the auction will fund construction of a specialised emergency hospital in the seven-member United Arab Emirates.