The amount of wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley and the greater technology industry offers no small amount of conspicuous consumption: owning a fleet of private jets, maintaining extravagant estates, and throwing parties with live tigers.
The industry's wealthiest company founders and CEOs have so much money that each day offers a new invitation to chase their wildest dreams and indulge, from flying catamarans to building floating cities. Consider this: Thanks to a surge in Google stock, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made roughly $3 billion each in 24 hours last week.
They aren't alone. Facebook CEO Mark … Read more