Casino mogul Stephen Wynn purchased a rare Ming Dynasty vase for a reported HK$78,500,000 at a Christie's auction on Tuesday, setting the record for the highest price paid for a Chinese ceramic. Wynn is looking to open a casino in Macau
, a growing gambling and luxury destination
, and will be donating the vase to a Macau museum. I'm not entirely sure I'd pop $10 million on a vase and turn around and give it away, especially with Sheldon Adelson kicking his ass on the billionaires list
. But I'm sure Wynn knows better what to do with his money than I do.
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