So this is how the rich in Russia spend their free time. Pavel Durov, the 27-year-old founder of Russia's most popular social network VKontakte, who's also been referred to as the 'Mark Zuckerberg of Russia'.
Durov was recently snapped throwing paper planes made out of 5,000-rouble notes ($160) from his office window over the weekend. It wasn't long before a crowd formed outside the building, eager to catch the bills. It didn't take long for the bizarre scene to turn into an all-out brawl. According to one eyewitness:
"People turned into dogs as they were literally attacking the notes,"
"They broke each other's noses, climbed the traffic lights with their prey – just like monkeys. Shame on Durov!"
Must be nice to have that kind of money to play with. Durov, whose net worth is estimated to be valued at some $260 million, was reportedly "laughing and filming" as people trampled over each other in desperation. He later claimed he was simply hoping to create "a festive atmosphere," and stopped as soon as "people turned into animals." Talk about dickish behavior.