If someone has millions and millions of dollars, they have the rare feeling of not worrying about their bills and day to day needs. Their responsibilities are taken care of, and as a result, they can spend on some of their wants and desires in life. While most people may splurge on cars, vacations, and homes, not the man that this article will take a look at, he spent on something far different. The person that this article will look at is a millionaire who used his money to realize a very spiritual goal he has in his mind, which he was able to make a reality.
#15 Giant Boat in the Netherlands
There are a lot of boats around in various bodies of water all over the world, but this one is different. Somewhere along the Merwede river in the Netherlands, there is a gigantic boat. And the boat is very unique. So who built it, and why did they build it in the first place?
#14 The Story Began in 1992
In 1992, there was a millionaire named Johan Huibers, who is the focus of this story. Huibers was a multi-millionaire and was also a hardcore creationist. He had a dream that the low-lying Dutch coast would become flooded, which led him to decide to build a giant ark. But what inspired him to build it?
#13 He was Inspired By the Bible
As you could imagine, he was inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark. In Genesis, Noah was told by God to build an ark and Huibers decided to build his own in 2005. His ark was giant as it was 230 feet long and even used the boat to travel around the Netherlands for over three years.
#12 But He Still Had an Itch
Despite building the giant boat and traveling with it, he wasn’t quite satisfied yet. His creationist itch wasn’t scratched just yet. In 2009, he decided to take that idea of building an ark to a bigger level. He desired to build an ark that was the exact same size as the one in the Bible.
#11 It Wasn’t Cheap
But while his idea was a great one in his mind, he knew it would not be cheap to build and construct. In total, the project cost him about $1.6 Million and took him around three years to build. But despite this long project and the fact it cost a ton, money wasn’t an issue at all.