When it comes to the most expensive things in the world, it is certain that most of these things would be exclusive and rarely found. And most importantly, not me and you but only the uber-rich can afford to own most of these.
Well, it might also sound ridiculous to spend whopping amounts on these most expensive things. But, when you have loads of money, you will be looking to place your hands on things which are the most expensive as well as just beyond beautiful.
The super-rich people want to have an exclusive collection of things to simply show it off as well. Today we will be discussing 20 such expensive things which would be a dream come true to afford for a commoner.
List of the 20 Most Expensive Things in the World
Below is a compiled list of the 20 most expensive things in the world along with their costs.
Without any further ado, let us take a virtual tour of these beautiful and expensive things!
1. Yacht History Supreme
Cost: 4.5 billion USD
History Supreme is the most expensive yacht in the world which is worth approximately $4.8 Billion. This yacht which was designed by Stuart Hughes, a world-famous UK-based luxury designer took almost 3 years to complete. This pricey 100-foot vessel was bought by a Malaysian Businessman for a whopping 4.5 billion dollars.
The extremely high price tag for this yacht is because of the usage of around 100,000 kg of precious metals like solid gold and platinum for assembling this luxury liner. The precious metals are used to make almost the entire boat right from the base of the vessel to the dining area, staircases, etc. The Master bedroom of this yacht is the center of attraction which is made up of meteorite rock.
2. Hubble Space Telescope
Cost: 2.1 billion USD
The Hubble Space Telescope is the second most expensive thing on our list and it holds the Guinness book of world records for being the world’s most expensive telescope.
It was first launched in the year 1990 and is responsible for many major discoveries since then, including confirmation that our entire universe is expanding and assisted in understanding the age of the universe.
Cost: 2 billion USD
Antilia, located in Mumbai is owned by Asia’s richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani. This huge 27-storey house has luxury amenities like three helipads, air traffic control, parking space for 168-cars, a ballroom, 9 high-speed elevators, a 50-seat theatre, and many more. It is designed in such a way that it can survive an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.
4. Villa Leopolda
Cost: 506 million USD
Villa Leopolda is the second most expensive house in the world after Antilla. Leopolda is constructed on the French Riviera that served the purpose of the hospital during the second world war. It is owned by Edmond and Lily Safra.
5. ‘The Card Players’ (painting)
Cost: 275 million USD
The painting is the artwork of famous French artist Paul Cezzane that is presently owned by the Royal family of Al Thani of Qatar. This rarest of rare painting was won by Qatar for 275 million dollars in its effort to become an international intellectual hub.
6. Garçon à la pipe (painting)
Cost: 104 million USD
This marvelous Garçon à la pipe painting was made by none other than the genius Pablo Picasso in the year 1905.
Picasso was just 24 years old when he painted this and considered it to be one of the best ever early works by the artist to appear in the art market.
7. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace
Cost: 55 million USD
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace is the world’s costliest necklace that is valued at $55 million.
It is made up of a near-flawless 407.48-carat white diamond along with 90 white diamonds that weigh around 230 carats. This was discovered almost 30 years ago in Congo by a girl.
8. 1963 Ferrari GTO
Cost: 52 Million USD
According to Bloomberg, this was purchased by an anonymous buyer from Paul Pappalardo, a creative patent attorney in a private transaction. It is the world’s most expensive car ever.
Out of 39 GTOs that were manufactured to date, this particular GTO has won the 1963 Tour de France road race driven by Jean Guichet.
9. 201-carat gemstone watch
Cost: 25 million USD
People who have a passion for luxury watches are always on the search for unique, rare, and expensive pieces. This 201-carat gemstone watch aptly fits all the requirements of what an ideal great timepiece should look like.
This was made by the Chopard watchmakers. There are 874 diamonds and a total of 201 carats of precious gemstones with heart-shaped fancy diamonds embedded in it.
10. The ‘Perfect Pink’
Cost: 23 million USD
The perfect Pink diamond was auctioned at Christie’s, Hong Kong for a whopping 23.2 million dollars. According to Vickie Sek, director of the jewelry department at Christie’s Asia, it is the most expensive jewel in the Asian subcontinent.
11. The domain ‘Insure.com’
Cost: 16 million USD
The domain name ‘Insure.com’ holds the record to register its name in the Guinness Book of Records under the most expensive domain name category that has ever been sold.
It was sold for a whopping 16 million dollars to California-based Quinstreet, a public traded marketing company.
12. Diamond Panther Bracelet
Cost: 12.4 million USD
Diamond panther bracelet is the most expensive bracelet in the world. This jewelry piece triggered a romance between Wallace Simpson, the original socialite and queen of style, and Edward VIII.
13. Dead Shark
Cost: 12 million USD
This dead shark art piece was created by Damien Hirst. This artwork is officially called “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”. This was picked up by an anonymous financial wizard who works in the hedge-fund industry.
14. Gold-plated Bugatti Veyron
Cost: 10 million USD
American Rapper Flo Rida is the proud owner of this gold-plated Bugatti. The car has amazing speed that goes from 0-100 in just 2.8 seconds.
The gold plating was added to the car post his purchase. Flo Rida has proved that you don’t need to be a billionaire to own this stunning beauty on wheels.
15. ‘Rhein II’ (photograph)
Cost: 4.3 million USD
Rhein II is the most expensive photograph in the world. This was made by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in the year 1999. This photograph represents the true relationship of a man with nature.
The simplicity of this photograph is the artwork of Gursky that displays a great deal of confidence in its effectiveness.
16. Crystal Piano
Cost: 3.2 million USD
As the name suggests this piano is handcrafted entirely of crystal. It is one of the most expensive musical instruments in the world.
The piano was first made public in the year 2008 during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. It was played in front of a billion audience watching it online and offline.
17. iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose
Cost: 2.9 million USD
This is not an ordinary mobile handset as no one will dare to lose or smash this Stuart Hughes cell phone. iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose is the most expensive phone in the world.
The handset is crafted with 75 flawless diamonds and 4 pink baguette diamonds that weigh 2.5 carats each. It includes a luxurious hand-finished wallet that is made from real Ostrich foot.
18. Magnetic floating bed
Cost: 1.6 million USD
The proud owner of this Magnetic floating bed can claim that he owns a unique thing that took seven years to complete. The bed floats 1.2 feet above the ground and has the capacity to hold up to 2000 pounds.
19. Parking spot Manhattan
Cost: 1 million USD
This parking lot in the city of New York in downtown Manhattan is worth at least 1 million USD. The price is 6 times more compared to the average American home.
People living in Manhattan are well aware of the fact that real estate prices in the city come with an astronomical price tag.
20. Feather of Huia Bird
Cost: 10,000 USD
Huia feathers represent friendship and respect. The feather of Huia birds is very expensive because the animal has been extinct for more than a hundred years.
It is considered to be the most expensive feather on planet earth as it is now the only known remain. It was auctioned in New Zealand and won by an anonymous bidder.
Well, all these expensive things which are there on our planet are indeed amazing!
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