In April, Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen purchased the desolate town of Buford, Wyoming (population: 1) for $900,000. Nguyen, who runs a trade and distribution company in Ho Chi Minh City, told reporters that he envisions the town as a “a large and potential market for Vietnamese goods” and that it will “likely to be the showroom for such goods,” according to the Huffington Post. When the town was formed in the 1860s, it boasted a population of 2,000. Now, the 10-acre parcel is believed to be the smallest town in America, with just one resident, one gas station (plus convenience store) and a 1905 schoolhouse.
Town You Purchased on eBay
- 1. Rename it for Your Chain of “Breastaurants”
- 2. Create a Religious Enclave—and Be Very, Very Mysterious About it
- 3. Sell Your Imported Wares…Albeit from the Middle of Nowhere
- 4. Develop a Blockbuster Tourist Destination
- 5. Create a Colony of Do-Gooders Dedicated to Eradicating Disease, Malnutrition and Poverty
- 6. Get Rid of It—Before It Ruins Your Life