What would you do if you had so much money, that you don’t know what to do with it? Would you spend it on ridiculously expensive and luxurious things? Or would you deposit them in a bank and store them? Well, these people did not choose the latter, which is why we have made a list of some of the most expensive things in the world.
Yacht History Supreme, 4.5 billion USD
The History Yacht is the most expensive thing in the world, the yacht is covered 100,000kg of gold, platinum, and jewels. The yacht even has a statue made up of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones which alone cost 76,772 $USD. The Yacht was designed by world-renowned UK designer Stuart Hughes, and it took him over 3 years to complete the project. The base of the yacht, as well as the deck, dining areas, rails and anchor, are all covered in solid gold and the sleeping areas are covered in platinum, the yacht also features a luxury liquor bottle containing an 18.5-carat diamond, which is one of the world’s rarest, the yacht also has a panoramic wall aquarium made from 68kg of 24-carat gold. The yacht was bought by an anonymous Malaysian businessman for $2.8 billion back in 2011 and now is said to be worth over 4.5 Billion Dollars.
Antilia – 2 Billion USD
The home of the Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and his family is said to be worth 2 Billion Dollars, The building has 27-stories with extra high ceilings, and is 173 metres (570 feet) tall, and covers 400,000 square feet the ceilings are so high that its equivalent to a 60-floor building. The building has amenities such as three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 80-seat theatre, terrace gardens, spa, and a temple, making it one of the largest and most luxurious private homes in the world. The home was designed in such a way, that it will be able to survive an earthquake rated 8 on the Richter scale. The Antiliais located inAltamount Road, which is one of the most expensive addresses in the world. The mansion also has a four-story open garden and houses an atrium.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi: $450 million
Arguably one of the greatest works of all time, Salvator Mundi is another masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo Da Vinci, the painting was long thought to be a copy of the original work which disappeared in 1763, It was later rediscovered, restored, and included in a major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011–12. Even though several respected experts have questioned the genuinely of the painting, it was sold at auction at Christie’s in New York in November 2017 for $450,312,500 to Badr bin Abdullah, setting a record price for an artwork. The previous record for was for Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger, which sold for $179.4 million in 2015, It is one of fewer than 20 known works by Leonardo, and was the only one to remain in a private collection, The current location of the painting has been reported as unknown.
The Great Star of Africa I – $USD 400 million
The Great Star Of Africa is the largest cut from the Cullinan Diamond, which is said to be the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found. Also known as Cullinan I, The Great Star Of Africa is a 530.4 carat, pear-shaped diamond which was given as a gift to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday party in 1907, Today, you can find the diamond in Queen Elizabeth II’s Scepters. It is called the Cullinan I because it’s the largest of the 9 large stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. The Great Star Of Africa measures 58.9 × 45.4 × 27.7 mm and has 76 facets.
Hotel Room: Empathy Suite, $100,000 per night
Designed by the world-famous contemporary artist Damien Hirst, The Empathy Suite is the most expensive hotel room in the world at $100,000 per night price tag, with a minimum 2-night stay, The Empathy Suite contains several original features designed by Damien Hirst, when you check-in to the Empathy Suite, you will receive 24-hour butler service, chauffeured car service, a private art tour of the hotel property and $10,000 credit to use at the hotel. The suite stretches at 9,000 square feet and contains two floors and can accommodate 52 people. The villa has a 13 seat curved bar, and on the top of the bar is one of six standalone Hirst art pieces. It also has a pool designed by Hirst, overlooking the Las Vegas Boulevard. The villa also has luxurious bathrooms, a game room and a gym.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – $USD 48 million
With only 36 of its kind ever made, the Ferrari 250 GTO is considered to be the Holy Grail in collectable cars, The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a record price of $48.4 million, this price tag was the most a classic car was ever sold at an auction, the car was sold by Dr Gregory Whitten, who is the Chairman of Numerix Software, a car enthusiast and a vintage racing driver. The new owner’s identity has not been released, the sale of this vintage car exceeds the previous record-breaking price by more than $10 million.
The Crystal Piano – $3.2 million
The “Crystal Piano” which was used for the Beijing Olympic Games was purchased at auction by a private bidder for a record 3.22 Million US Dollars, making it the most expensive Piano, It was designed by the Heintzman Piano Company, a manufacturer based in Canada. What makes this Piano unique and expensive is that it’s completely made up of crystal, the entire 9 feet Piano is covered with crystal, it was first introduced to the world during an opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where it was played by the world-renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Dead Shark’ – $12 million
Also known as The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, this piece of art was created by Damien Hirst in the year 1991, the artwork consists of a tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a glass box. The artwork was funded by Charles Saatchi, who in 1991 was willing to pay whatever the artist wanted to create, The shark cost Hirst £6,000, it was caught in Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia, by a fisherman commissioned to do so. It cost Hirst £50,000 to complete the artwork, it was then sold to Steven A. Cohen for an undisclosed amount, widely reported to have been between $8 million to $12 million, The shark is completely frozen and preserved. Is the closest that you can come to a shark, as many of us only seeing them on television or perhaps at an aquarium. Here you can have a direct experience of the shark, not mediated through any media.
Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch: $55 million
The Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch, which is priced at $55 million is the most valuable watch ever made, the watch is covered with 110 carats of big colourful diamonds which are set into a bracelet of platinum. The watch is based on a concept developed by Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, the watch took thousands of hours to completer, many of Graff’s highly skilled team of designers, gemologists and master craftsmen worked on it for countless hours to finish the project. The Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch was first introduced to the world at Baselworld, Mr Graff spent several years collecting the stones that were used for the watch. Each stone was carefully and individually picked by Mr Graff himself. He described the Hallucination as ‘a sculptural masterpiece and celebration of coloured diamonds.
Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond – Usd 48.5 Million
Designed by US luxury brand Falcon, The Falcon Supernova I phone 6 Pink Diamond comes studded with a huge Pink Diamond on the back, and it’s going to cost you a hefty 48.5 million dollars, Making it the most expensive phone in the world. The Falcon iPhone is accessible in 3 colours, all of them are covered in 24 karat gold, the three colours are Rose, Gold, and Platinum. The main attraction of the phone is the huge pink diamond that is embedded at the rear. These diamonds square measure the first part of the phone that creates Falcon iPhone six, The phone also comes with a platinum coating and hack protection. The company also offers other variants such as the Orange Diamond and Blue Diamond iPhone 6 models, which will cost $42.5 million and $32.5 million, respectively.
Manhattan parking spot: $1 million3
Yes, that’s right, a parking spot in Manhattan cost’s an astonishing 1 million dollars, making It the world’s costliest place to park your car, the single, 134.5 square foot parking spot is located on a 73-storey office tower in the financial district, the parking spot was sold for 969,000 dollars, The previous owner of the parking spot was Johnny Cheung, who sold the spot to somebody who has an office in the building. This is due to the high ground prices in the city, which have shot up in recent times.
The domain ‘lasvegas.com’: $90 million
Every website needs a domain, the domain is the identity of your website, many people consider domain to be an integral part of your website and are willing to spend loads of money for it, Domains are often sold in the market by their owners to the right bidder, these domains don’t come for cheap though, The most expensive domain in the world right now is The lasvegas.com domain name, which was sold for 90 Million Dollars in 2005, The agreement was made between VEGAS.com, LLC, who is the company buying the domain name, and Stephens Media. VEGAS.com is a destination-specific online travel agency that was founded in 1998. Reports suggest that the value of the domain has only risen since then, keeping track of domain values can be hard as most of the companies don’t share the values to the public.
Scorpion venom $39 million per gallon
The scorpion venom, which comes out of the Deathstalker scorpion is the most expensive liquid in the world, it’s going to cost you 39 million dollars per gallon, this is because, you can only get this venom in tiny quantities, according to the reports, 130 dollars will get you a small droplet of this venom. The reason why it’s so expensive is that getting scorpion venom is very hard, as they are milked by hand, and a scorpion only produces 2 mg of venom at a time. Scorpion Venom contains several useful components that are pioneering breakthrough medicines, which can help fight against the cancer cells and tumours.
Peter Lik, Phantom 6.5 million USD
The most expensive photograph in the world is a black and white image of The famous Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA, it was sold in 2014 for an astonishing figure 6,5000,000 Dollars, the record was previously held by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhein II”, which was sold for $4.3 million back in 2011. The buyer was private and anonymous, so the sale is unverified. The photo shows a beam of light resembling a “ghostlike figure”, thus giving it the name. Lik said that “The purpose of all my photos is to capture the power of nature and convey it in a way that inspires someone to feel passionate and connected to the image” and it seems that he has achieved this goal, as he now has the most expensive photo to his name.
Magnetic floating bed, 1.6 million USD
This futuristic floating bed is taking sleeping to another level, The bed floats in the air and can support up to 900kgs and is held by 4 very thin wires. The bed was a result of 7 years of elaborate research and development and was voted as the best invention of 2006 by Time Magazine.
The great thing about this invention is that its versatility, it can be used as a bed, sofa, dining table or a floating pavilion. Magnets are placed on the floor and inside the bed, as they react and push each other away, the four cables are required to keep the bed in place, as the magnets are so powerful, that without the string, the bed would fall upwards. The bed is expected to cost 1,200,000 Dollars.
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