How much $ for trophy wife

How wealthy would you say you have to be (approximately) to afford a trophy wife (e.g Rupert Murdoch, whose wife is almost 40 years younger), in later life? $5 million liquid? $10 million? Serious comments please.

How much money does it cost to find a trophy wife?


note: satirical piece originally written by @anaismalcolm

Enough to buy:

  • one limited edition Birkin
  • two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season)
  • an updated Chanel jacket
  • a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin so mid to high price level)
  • three other designer bags
  • roughly $50k in jewelry
  • a week-long vacation with spa treatments
  • a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko)
  • monthly hair treatments
  • weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's
  • one pair of designer shoes every two months
  • at least one nice dinner out per month
  • treating the girl's kitten/puppy luxurious care.

That's what -- 540k in expenditures?

NOT to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips.

So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable.

You NEVER want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications.

I spent 20k a month as a trophy wife..

...I didn't need all that money for my wardrobe, I told him playfully. Who in their right mind spends $700 on shoes? Apparently, now I did….
That day, I joked to David that I had "made" $1,000. It was the only money I was bringing in; I had quit my job six months into my marriage to pursue my writing.
In the meantime, I realized I had gone hogwild with my newfound spending power
…..sterling trays, Baccarat candlesticks, hatboxes filled with perfume, scarves, and Roger & Gallet soaps…..

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Comments (33)

Dec 17, 2010 - 8:10pm

Just order one online...they generally come with a return policy

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Dec 18, 2010 - 2:49am
happypantsmcgee:
Just order one online...they generally come with a return policy

Why buy when you can just lease?

Dec 18, 2010 - 5:08pm
Ryu Banker:
I hope this isn't why you're going into finance. If it is, much funny!

Wait, that's not the reason to go into finance? If you're serious about that, much funny.

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Dec 17, 2010 - 9:27pm

Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

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Dec 18, 2010 - 2:08am
anaismalcolm:
Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

I hope your a chick...

Dec 18, 2010 - 3:35am
SHORTmyCDO:
anaismalcolm:
Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

I hope your a chick...

yea they have this thing called wifi so women can go on internet with out leaving the kitchen

Dec 18, 2010 - 8:42pm
anaismalcolm:
Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

well done. and, i agree. that way, if you're booted out on your butt when said guy goes for a different model, you can at least take the jewelry and clothes with you.

Dec 18, 2010 - 11:22pm
HerSerendipity:
anaismalcolm:
Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

well done. and, i agree. that way, if you're booted out on your butt when said guy goes for a different model, you can at least take the jewelry and clothes with you.

Let's be real as soon as the ring goes on her finger, she is going to take a whole lot more than just the clothes with her if she is booted. i.e condo/car/monthly tennis club fees.

Dec 18, 2010 - 11:36pm
HerSerendipity:
anaismalcolm:
Enough to buy one limited edition Birkin, two pieces of Balmain (or whatever the equivalent must-have brand is that season), an updated Chanel jacket, a full wardrobe update every season (designers ranging from Vince to Lanvin, so mid to high price level), three other designer bags, roughly $50k in jewelry, a week long vacation with spa treatments, a major art purchase (bonus for a Rothko), monthly hair treatments, weekly blowouts and mani's/pedi's, one pair of designer shoes every two months, at least one nice dinner out per month, and treating the girl's kitten/puppy to luxurious care. That's what -- 540k in expenditures, not to mention rent on a fabulous place in the Village and other surprise shopping trips. So you need to have enough income after taxes or savings to cover that and still feel comfortable. You never want to have to tell your trophy that she can't have something. At least those would be my qualifications if I were a high paid live-in escort.

(Edited to add on.)

well done. and, i agree. that way, if you're booted out on your butt when said guy goes for a different model, you can at least take the jewelry and clothes with you.

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Dec 17, 2010 - 9:49pm

Ummm, I don't know what half that stuff is!

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Dec 17, 2010 - 9:51pm

How can a man be comfortable just paying a cent of his money for a woman?

It's the crown discipline of risky investment. Nobody ever won anything in the long term.

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Dec 17, 2010 - 10:35pm

anaismalcom... I truly think there is a future for you as a retail trader.

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Dec 17, 2010 - 11:23pm

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Dec 17, 2010 - 11:38pm
2x2Matrix:
noldiesplz:
Serious comments please.

That's difficult for a silly question. Your first post here, and that's what you want to know? The answer is that it varies. Middle-class dudes marry attractive women, too. Don't wait until you're 70 to get married - you might not live that long.

Rupert Murdoch didn't wait until he was 70...shit happens.

Dec 18, 2010 - 12:47am

or you can just take the eddie murphy approach. Get rich then fly to Africa or eastern europe where people can't even afford clothing. Pick out a hot one and bring them back. Then they'll feel indebted to you forever. Meanwhile you can have a girlfriend and a mistress on the side. Hoooray!

Dec 18, 2010 - 1:49am
brooksbrotha:
or you can just take the eddie murphy approach. Get rich then fly to Africa or eastern europe where people can't even afford clothing. Pick out a hot one and bring them back. Then they'll feel indebted to you forever. Meanwhile you can have a girlfriend and a mistress on the side. Hoooray!

well the eddie murphy approach only works until she meets american chicks who brainwash her into being a bitch and not doing shit, then if you get pissed she takes half.

source: eddie murphy raw

Dec 18, 2010 - 3:42am

^^ exactly (tydlerdurden)

Who the fuck wants a trophy wife? If you want gorgeous pussy that bad just do what rich guys usually do (expensive prostitutes/prostitutes/prostitutes) and it'll still probably be cheaper than a money hungry whore that's trying to stay with you for the rest of your life... or long enough to get half of your money.

If I was Rupert Murdoch and had a wife like his I would feel kinda embarrassed. Sure, she's hot as hell and I'd nail her in a second. But EVERYBODY knows why she's with him, and it's not because of his personality.

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Dec 18, 2010 - 8:28pm
PuppyBackedSecurities:
to actually answer the question... I bet you can get a decent looking girl for prob about 400k net worth considering the state of the majority of america today, just make sure you have it all in boats and cars

I would assume if you go shopping in a third world country for top models and such, you can probably find yourself quite a few good bargains out there.

Only problem is the information vast asymmetries associated.

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Dec 18, 2010 - 9:24pm
PuppyBackedSecurities:
to actually answer the question... I bet you can get a decent looking girl for prob about 400k net worth considering the state of the majority of america today, just make sure you have it all in boats and cars

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Dec 19, 2010 - 12:45am

I think some misunderstood my post.

I'm just realistically trying to get a feel on how much cash might be needed to "sweeten the deal" at a later age.

Yahoo answers says $200k per year that seems low to me.

Anaismalcolm I'll take that as the 'buy it now' price. With a little shopping around I'm sure that's too high.

Dec 19, 2010 - 1:00am

I think your entire reasoning is flawed.

With that view on human relationships you will not hold any woman. It's like asking which jokes you need to be a comedian or what IQ you need to score to become a never-forgotten genius.

"Make 'Nanas, not war! "
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