These are the favourite hobbies of the super-rich...and you can do some of them too

accreditation

Ever wondered what the super-rich in the world like to do for relaxation?

Research by New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank identified what they believe to be the top 15 hobbies of the super-rich.

In top position there is art collecting. According to the report, the global top-end art market is valued at about $75bn.

According to AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, they estimate that over the past 10 years fine art prices have increased about 18% (in US dollar terms).

The second most popular hobby of the super-rich, according to the report, is yachting and sailing.

In third place there is skiing.

Golf comes in at 4th place, followed by cycling and "horses".

Next up is fishing and fly-fishing.

Collecting watches comes in at number 9. According to the report, popular watch brands for collectors include the likes of Patek Philippe, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin, which is considered to be the oldest watch maker in the world - founded in 1755.

Patek Philippe was founded 100 years later in 1851 and tends to achieve the highest prices both for classic watches and new watches, according to the report.

Tennis pops up as the 10th most popular hobby among the super-rich, followed by hunting.

Next up is collecting wine and wine-tasting.

Sports betting comes in at position number 13, followed by surfing.

Last but not least, bird watching rounds off the list at number 15.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Rand - Dollar
14.85
-0.0%
Rand - Pound
20.42
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.48
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.94
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Gold
1,802.28
0.0%
Silver
25.18
0.0%
Palladium
2,675.50
0.0%
Platinum
1,064.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
74.10
+0.4%
Top 40
61,933
+1.0%
All Share
68,064
+1.0%
Resource 10
66,904
+1.5%
Industrial 25
89,442
+0.7%
Financial 15
12,820
+1.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
In light of the recent looting, do you think a basic income grant is the right approach to deal with SA’s hunger and poverty problems?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
It will go a long way in helping fight the symptoms of SA’s entrenched inequality, especially for those who are starving right now
20% - 1272 votes
SA’s problems are complex, and we instead need to spend that money on building and growing our economy, which will help the country in the long run
31% - 2020 votes
All grants are a problem as they foster a reliance on handouts
49% - 3197 votes
Vote