List of Most Expensive Things In The World
There are hundreds and thousands of billionaires in the world and more than one-fourth of them are from the USA alone. Suppose if you get the wealth of all the billionaires in the world, what would be the things that you would want to have on your shopping list? Of course, you would want to go for nothing but the most expensive things in the world. Well, to help you imagine your fantasy in a better way and know what all are the most expensive and exclusive things in the world that you can own, we have provided below.
1.) Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch: $55 million
The Hallucination watch by London-based Graff Diamonds was completed in 2014. It took thousands of hours of hard work and 110 carats diamond to create. According to Money Inc, the Hallucination watch is a sculptural masterpiece; the platinum quartz watch is covered with gray, yellow, blue, pink, and orange diamonds in varied cuts.
2.) 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70 Million
This vintage Italian sports car created a history when the founder/CEO of WeatherTech, David MacNeil of Chicago bought it for a whopping $70 million. “It’s extremely rare for an owner to part with one at any price” as only 39 were built by Ferrari during 1962 – 1964 – reported CNN.
When MacNeil’s made the purchase of this rare Ferrari, the chairman of the auction, James Knight said – “The Ferrari 250 GTO is the motoring market’s equivalent of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers”. Who else owns this legendary vehicle? Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, British billionaire Lord Anthony Bamford, and Ralph Lauren.
3.) Bluefin tuna, $3.1 million
While experts are concerned about the extinction of Tuna fish in near future, but a sushi restaurant owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, paid a massive $3.1 million for a bluefin tuna at Japan’s Toyosu market in early 2019.
4.) Antilia, Mumbai: $2 billion
The richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, built this 400,000-sqft home in Mumbai in 2012, valued at $22.3 billion. Named after a mythical Atlantic island, “Antilia”, the 27 floors of luxurious home cum everything is resided by the Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, his wife, and three children. Antila is comprised of a 168-car garage, temple, spa, temple, ballroom, 50-person theater, garden terraces, three helipads, and guest suites.
5.) Manhattan Parking Spot: $1 Million
According to Apartmentality, Manhattan lost 25,000 off-street public parking spaces between 1978 and 2010. Even the developers are allowed to include parking spots for about 20% of new residences. Thus, a reliable parking spot in NYC has become the new standard for luxury. In the year 2015, a boutique Manhattan condo, 15 Renwick, sold three spaces for a massive $1 million apiece.
6.) Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi: $450 million
Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud purchased the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) at a Christie’s auction in 2017. He bought the painting with his final bid of $450 million. Vanity Fair reported that “The last known da Vinci painting in private hands” first sold was for $60 in 1958.
The painting was supposed to be for exhibition in September 2018 premiere at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, however, Salvator Mundi is said to be missing since around that time. Unfortunately, the exhibit was postponed, and Prince Bader doesn’t even seem to be much concerned.
7.) The Domain ‘CarInsurance.com’ $49.7 Million
Who would have thought that the time would come when domains would be selling in millions and billions of dollars? Well, that time has come and there are a couple of domains that fetched not just a couple of millions but as much as 49.7 million. Yes, you read right! GoDaddy sold carinsurance.com for a massive $49.7 million. To shock you a bit more, there are domains that are said to be worth in billions. The “cars.com” and “jet.com” are said to be valued at $2.5 Billion and $3.3 Billion respectively.
8.) Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter: $11 million
There are only 45 of the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter motorcycles in the world. Featuring a carbon-fiber frame and titanium features, this bike is capable of crossing 190 miles per hour. While initially, the bike was sold for $110,000, however, enthusiasts appreciated the distinctive design and body so much that it made the bike sold for an unbelievable $11 Million.
9.) Wittelsbach-Graaf Diamond: $80 Million
Discovered in India during the 17th century, the above-shown deep-blue diamond was first owned by the king of Spain, King Philip IV. Later on, its ownership transferred many times over the ages. In 2008, the 35.36-carat diamond was auctioned in Christie’s London. Laurence Graff of Graff Diamonds won the bidding, buying the diamond for $24,311,191. After purchasing it, Graff wasn’t satisfied with the stone’s “25 flaws and numerous chips and scratches, and thus he got it recut into a 31.06-carat diamond.
10.) Heintzman Crystal Piano: $3.22 Million
Before this Heintzman Crystal piano was retired and sold at an auction for $3.22 million, it was used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It did entertain the audience then, however now it’s a property of the private owner.
11.) Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley: $3.5 million
Pasion Azteca is the strongest and most expensive tequila in the world, costing $3.5 million as its bottle is completely made of platinum and white gold, encrusted with almost 6,500 diamonds. According to Thrillist, the tequila itself is a four-year-old Anejo.
12.) “Jumbo” T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card: $3.12 Million
The world record for the most expensive baseball card sale goes to the above-shown American Tobacco Company’s T206 series ‘ “Jumbo” Honus Wagner card. The anonymous seller, who purchased it for $2.1 million in 2013, sold it three years later for $3.12 million. But, why is this card so desirable? Yahoo explains that only three American Tobacco Company cards from this series are in circulation and “in decent shape”.
13.) iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition By Stuart Hughes: $8 Million
An elite British designer, Hughes has tried to put up a house using gold. And surely he did to the equivalent for an iPhone. While the Apple logo is individually made of 53 diamonds, a 7.4-carat pink diamond comprising the phone’s navigation button and 500 diamonds covering the rose gold bezel of the phone. According to Hughes, there will be only two 32G phones produced.
14.) Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme Au Doigt Sculpture: $141.3 Million
A private owner sold this six-foot-tall bronze statue (shown in the above image) in 2015 to a hedge fund billionaire, Steven A. Cohen. According to Art News, the collection of modern and contemporary art of Cohen is widely considered to be among the best in the world. Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss artist made six casts our of which L’Homme au doigt, or the “Pointing Man, is also one of them.
15.) History Supreme Yacht: $4.5 billion
Robert Knok, Malaysia’s wealthiest person is well known for owning the History Supreme, a 100-foot-long yacht that is made of solid gold. Designed by Stuart Hughes of the UK, the master bedroom of the boat has a wall made of meteorites and the statue made from the T-Rex bones. “The master suite is adorned with 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium and a liquor bottle featuring a rare 18.5-carat diamond” explains Lux Habitat.
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