It is celebration time for hundreds of current and former Flipsters — as Flipkart employees are called. The Walmart deal has brought a windfall for those who hold Flipkart employee stock options or ESOPs. Binny Bansal, Flipkart’s Co-founder and Group CEO, announced to employees on Wednesday that the company would go for a 100 percent buyback of vested shares.
When that happens, hundreds of Flipsters (including former employees) will become crorepatis. Of these, around 100 will be dollar millionaires, according to newspaper reports.
Flipkart’s ESOPs (including the unvested part) are worth a whopping $2 billion post the deal. So, what should Flipsters do with it? While, everyone in the startup ecosystem is hoping they go on to invest in and build startups, some splurging is surely on the cards.
Flipsters, while money cannot buy happiness, here is a list of some of the luxurious things it can.
This car is for those who can boast of a few millions in the bank. The eighth generation of the car-fit-for-a-king, the Rolls Royce Phantom is priced between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 11.5 crore. Its latest edition comes with features like an alcohol cabinet for passengers, complete with whiskey glasses and champagne flutes.
For any crorepati planning to stay on in Bengaluru, what better way to put down roots than by buying an apartment in Kingfisher Towers on Lavelle Road? Two apartments sold for Rs 35 crore each earlier this year. Now, just a few are left, so better hurry.
But then again, why stay in Bengaluru with its terrible traffic and crowds? Why not a private island in the South Pacific to create the perfect getaway. There are islands worth millions of dollars, but we present to you Motu Matatahi, in French Polynesia. Spread over 1.8 acres of land, it is “surrounded by a lagoon of crystalline waters”. You can have a picnic on the beach and under the stars on your own island for just $261,761.49.
What better place to lay your weary head than on the Magnetic Floating Bed created by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars. The bed has taken seven years of research to create, and has a permanent, non-degrading magnetic support system. The price -- $1.6 million. If you want a cheaper option that stays on the ground, opt for the Hastens Vividus mattress, priced at an affordable $150,000 (approximately). It is made of 210 kg of natural material, and takes 320 man hours to perfect.
How can we not include the Hermès Birkin handbag to this list? These bags are some of the most expensive handbags in the world. Purchasing a Birkin bag will show you have truly arrived. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, fashion designer, model and singer reportedly owns several Birkin bags. You can buy a brand new Hermes Birkin bag for just Rs 12 lakh. What’s more — shipping is often free!
Why not splurge on a ‘throne’ fit for a crorepati? The TOTO Neorest is among the best toilets of 2018, according to the appropriately-named Flush Guide. The toilet comes with a touchless flush and LED lighted seat. All for about $4,220.