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June 21, 2009

Last week
Real Madrid agreed to shell out $227 million in transfer fees for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian playmaker Kakà. What else could they have gotten for the money?

A supertanker filled with 1.5 million barrels of oil

All seven teams in the MLS Eastern Conference

A 31% stake in General Motors (190 million shares at $1.17)

48 times Ronaldo and Kakà's combined weight in gold

The tasting menu for two—green tomato soup with caviar, prawns ragout, and sirloin with garlic and bacon—at Madrid's trendiest eatery, Zalacaín, every day until the year 4209

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