Where would you start if you had all the money in the world? What would you spend on a new car? An engagement ring, perhaps? A parking place? A crystal piano to play on your 27-story skyscraper’s rooftop? Or how about a diamond-encrusted watch to complement your solid gold superyacht?
Millionaires and billionaires have the ability to stretch the budget as far as their interests will allow. Some people are willing to pay exorbitant prices for the best or most scarce products.
You’d be shocked how much some individuals will spend on some of life’s most basic necessities. However, some aren’t so straightforward. These are the world’s most expensive items. If you’re looking for motivation, we’ve got you covered.
Ferrari 250 GTO, 1963, $70 million
This Ferrari won the Tour de France before being purchased for $70 million by David MacNeil, the founder, and CEO of WeatherTech. The car is thought to be the most valuable in the world, but it isn’t MacNeil’s only prized possession. His fleet of flashy cars is said to give Jay Leno a run for his money. Boys and their automobiles.
$80 million diamond Wittelsbach-Graff
This blue diamond was originally 35 carats in weight, but the owner had it cut to remove defects. It is currently 31 carats in weight. Isn’t it still massive? There are people in the diamond industry who are angry about the changes, believe it or not.
Antilia, Mumbai – 1-2 billion dollars
It will come as no surprise to learn that the Queen of England owns Buckingham Palace, the world’s most expensive residence.
The extravagant palace is estimated to cost $1 billion. But do you know who owns the world’s second most expensive home? Mukesh Ambani is Asia’s richest man.
The 27-story Antilia in Mumbai was created by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will for Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Antilia is said to be worth between USD 1-2 billion.
Antilia is also designed to survive an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale. It also has a spa, a ballroom, a temple, a hairdresser, and an ice cream parlor.
Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is valued at USD 450 million
At a Christie’s auction in 2017, Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud paid USD 450.3 million for the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World). It was the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction.
$4.5 billion history Supreme Yacht
This world-famous yacht is the most luxurious and opulent vessel you can imagine. The exterior is encrusted with 100,000 kg of gold, platinum, and gems. It also spares no cost on the inside. A sculpture made of T-Rex bones hangs on the wall of the master suite. Excessive, perhaps?
Over $1 billion for the Koh-i-Noor diamond
The mythical “cursed” Koh-i-Noor diamond was mined thousands of years ago in India and eventually came into British hands during the 1800s when the British Empire was a contentious and often violent colonial power in India.
The diamond was first worn as a brooch by Queen Victoria before being placed in her crown, where it remains today. It is still a source of contention for Indians who believe the diamond, along with other valuables, was plundered by the British.
If you haven’t heard, rapper Lil Uzi Vert paid $24 million to have a pink diamond implanted in his forehead, only to have it torn out while crowd surfing at Rolling Loud.
Yes, there are some incredibly wealthy individuals who are willing to spend astronomically large sums of money on ludicrous items.
To begin with, it’s difficult to predict what specific items might sell on the open market because certain items do not. For example, you can’t buy one of the Apollo space shuttles on eBay.