The Filthy Rich Guide

Why even billionaire Peter Thiel couldn’t afford to build the Great Pyramid

Ever thought about walking like an Egyptian into the afterlife? Well, it'll cost you.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it comes with a hefty price tag to match. These days, building something of that size would run about $4.5 billion, so maybe that measly tombstone isn't looking so bad after all.

But what if you're billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel? Even then you'd have to downsize to a (not so great) pyramid one-fifth the size.

Learn more about how the Egyptians prepared for the great beyond and how Thiel stacks up in the latest episode of The Filthy Rich Guide.

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