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Who wants to be a billionaire?

Published 1107 GMT (1907 HKT) May 26, 2014
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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg celebrates victory at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix the only way Formula One drivers know how, with lots and lots of champagne. Clive Mason/Getty Images
The Billionaire Grand Prix Gala at the Monaco Grand Prix is a four-day event designed by Flavio Briatore, former boss of the Benetton and Renault Formula One teams, for the international jet set. Billionaire Life
The party is held at the Fairmont hotel which sits on the famous hairpin of the Monte Carlo street circuit. Here Lewis Hamilton curves his Mercedes car past the four-star hotel during the Monaco Grand Prix. MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - MAY 22: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
The champagne lifestyle promoted by the Billionaire Club requires numerous bottles of fizz, but organizers cannot say how much will be drunk over the race weekend. Billionaire Life
"Everybody wants to be a billionaire for one night, including me," says Briatore of his Billionaire Club events. "This is a dream." Billionaire Life
Briatore (left) doesn't have to sell his billionaire lifestyle to everyone. The Monaco Grand Prix is a place where real billionaires, such as Indian industrialist Lakshmi Mittal, come to mingle with wealthy peers. Mittal's fortune is estimated at $16.3bn. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
The race may be in a tiny principality but Monaco's Hercule harbor is packed with super yachts during the grand prix weekend. CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
Italian businessman Briatore says his Billionaire Club parties attract "good looking" people. Briatore is famous for dating models. He romanced supermodels Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell before marrying Elisabetta Gregoraci. JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images