8. Megageeks are buying up megamansions
It appears new money spends just as well as old money. As a truly retch-inducing portrait in Vanity Fair magazine reveals, the geekerati have been taking over San Francisco Gold Coast mansions built by the Gettys, Astors, and Vanderbuilts of a bygone era. The digital parvenus include executives with money to burn from Apple, Bebo, Facebook, Oracle, Twitter, Yahoo, Yammer, and Zynga. A 17,500-square-foot fixer upper for only $20 million? There goes the neighborhood.