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Unbeleivable Billionaire's Christmas light display blows all of us away, see video

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Paul Tudor Jones is a famous hedge fund billionaire who does this very high end display at his house...er ummmmm... super mansion in where else: Greenwhich Connecticut. Must have cost a fortune but he's got some spare coin lying around, he's worth $3.3 Billion! I gotta wonder though, do they really need the ".3?" Once you get past $1 Billion, checkmate! You win! One of Jones' first major successes was predicting Black Monday in 1987, tripling his investment due to large short positions he took out when predicting there would be a major stock correction. Check out his lights here:

I posted a video of his lights last year, but this one is a better quality video showing more of his display. Prepare to have your jaws drop! I hope he doesn't submit his display to the Light-O-Rama contest...

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It's impressive..but so is Vegas. I liked it, but knowing he has unlimited funds, well, for me it doesn't have the same punch as a homegrown display that someone sweated over. This is just my opinion and I hope I haven't offended anyone.

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I think he hired the wrong people to do that display...There are a lot better shows that I have seen from us PC members...just a let down for me I was expecting a lot more.

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You have to be kidding me? It's okay but I don't think it's even in the top 50% of PCers displays. I don't care how much money you throw at a display, you can't buy creativity.

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It's impressive..but so is Vegas. I liked it, but knowing he has unlimited funds, well, for me it doesn't have the same punch as a homegrown display that someone sweated over. This is just my opinion and I hope I haven't offended anyone.

Well said...My thoughts exactly.

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I'm sorry but I liked it. Hey, someone created, built, sequenced and hung that display. Could care less whos name is on the mailbox. We have a family around the corner that had put on a very large display for years. He had his workers hang the lights. People still came by and oh - ah-ed.

Frank is so critical. Maybe because he has more money, I don't know.

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I'm sorry he couldn't afford to get Christmas tree wireframes that were halfway straight...

Good utilization of the Mr. Christmas though!

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I think that display has great poitential.. for one im sure we just saw a small portion of it being it was a wall street journal video.....

I personally am into the theatrical part of a light display.. I like when the lights depict the story of the song... so I love that part about his display...

the excerpt from "snow" - there was surely creativity in it...

that said, there is also a huge amount of creativity in a lot of PCer's displays.. in fact in most all of them..

sometimes people have the creativity to think up, dream, and design a display but do not have the ability or skills necessary to build things.. this guy's got money so he could dream it up and let someone else build it....

I venture to say many of us have done that when we hired a house builder to have a house built.. and some have built their own because they have the skills to do it...

really its all preference of what type of display you like too.. if you like wireframes, captions, and elements this guy's display is for you.. if you like more things made out of Lights.. arches, wheels, poles, wrapped trees, etc this guy's display isnt for you...

main thing he follow his dream and went for it!!

-Christopher

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We should create a matching service ... which pairs ridiculously rich persons wanting a christmas display ... with experienced PC'rs in need of some extra $$ or a job.

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Better yet, the billionaire should pay ME a huge consulting fee, and I'll subcontract all you guys to each do one portion of it!

That would be neat if it could be pulled off.

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I know some of us have much larger budgets than others. It would be interesting to see what each of us could do if given, say, $50,000 and the ability to do anything you wanted with it, so long as it was directly related to building a display. Or make that number even higher, and the concept of doing an entire display out of CCR's or Galaxia becomes a real possibility...

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IIt would be interesting to see what each of us could do if given, say, $50,000 and the ability to do anything you wanted with it, so long as it was directly related to building a display.

Of course, a multi-week "scouting" trip to, I dunno, every continent on the planet to get a unique Christmas decoration from every continent of the world would count as directly spending on the display... right? :)

Seriously speaking though, (as serious as one can be when talking about $50k in one punch at a display) that would be amazingly fun and challenging. Anyone else smell a reality TV show? Who's calling Fox or TLC? I want in!

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At least he is providing something for his community to come out and look at. He could just turn off all his lights like many people do and get all mad that everyone has lights up. Like some of the people in my town. No instead he decided to spend Thousands to give back to the people that made him billions.:)

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Oh what I dream of doing if I had a budget. Very nice display. Great sequencing.

Loved it.

In case you did not read, the WSJ was looking for links to other displays.

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I thought it was very good. There are a lot of elements, wireframes, that are used only once. As mentioned in an earlier post to depict a story. A lot of creativity and $ shown in this display. I'm sure more than $50k is spent just on design, setup, tear down and storage.

Glenn

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I loved the story aspect. Yes, it is a great display and I am thankful for the Billionaire to share his display with the community. Does it blow everyone else's away? No. Mine, yes he it blows away. :santasmileyitty:

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