There’s a youtube channel where a guy profiles millionaires and billionaires and tours huge homes and is a little like the current day Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.)
Comedian Bill Burr talked about a profile of a developer named Nile. Nile has built the single-most ridiculous private home in America.
Nile included a nightclub inside the mansion that has enough room for over a thousand people. Burr points out that there isn’t enough parking around the home to ever have that many guests.
As you watch this you begin to see that Nile is a bit mentally ill. I suspect bipolar disorder, and no one in his life stopped him from sinking all of his money into a luxurious black hole.
I watched an update.
It’s hard to watch, but I can’t look away.
Nile talks about an investor that he “trusts with his life.” It’s a guy that he’s never met, except on Facetime, who is going to be bailing him out of his mess “next week.”
Nile talks about how this property is going to change the world, that it has a higher purpose, all the while saying he just wants to make his profit and get out from under the house. He then pivots back to how he has big plans for the house, wanting to keep it and have pay-per-view specials where you pay to see him living in the house.
He then launches “big news.” He is starting a bank. A depository bank. My suspicion is that this bank will not be “withdrawaly.”
If you enjoy watching train wrecks. This is for you.
(Side note. Nile’s voice sounds a lot like poker player Phil Laak. And he has Laak’s crazy way of framing things, except that with Laak it’s an act.)