Hold your breath for 10 most expensive things of the world!
The billion dollar question here is, what would you do if you won a lottery of a million dollars? Common answers would be, ‘travel the world’, ‘buy plenty of things’ or ‘invest in shares’ etc. But would you buy a single thing for a million dollars? If so, what would it be? There are some really expensive things on this list, but beware, they will make you weep over your petty bank balance. Are you ready to read?
1 Yacht History Supreme, 4.5 billion USD
This amazing Yacht is plated with 100,000 kg of gold and platinum and has a statue made of T-Rex’s bone! Yes, you read that right. Not just that, while you are merrily cruising over the seas, you can drink from a bottle made out of an 18-carat diamond. How’s that for making to the top of most expensive things?
2 Antilia, 1 billion USD
Antilia, a mythical name for a super extravagant 34-storey mammoth of a home, is the house owned by an Indian billionaire MukeshAmbani. This house can survive an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 and contains 3 helipads. The huge parking space can hold 160 cars. Now, that’s what we call luxurious living!
3 Villa Leopolda, 506 million USD
This gorgeous villa is built on the French Riviera and proudly stands as the second most expensive home on this planet. This house also served as a WW II hospital.
4 The Card Players’ (painting), 260 million USD
Paintings have always had a pretty great value; of course we are not talking about our talent less dabbles. ‘The Card Players’, by French artist Paul Cezzane, is owned by the Royal family of Al Thani of Qatar.
5 Sculpture: L’Homme qui marche (Walking Man), 104.3 million USD
This genius of a sculpture is the most expensive piece of art to ever sell in an auction. ‘Walking Man’ surpassed the former title holder, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Boy with a Pipe’.
6 Painting: Number 5, 1948, 140 million USD
Now, this is the kind of painting that people are scared to comment upon. Is the painting really that great? Or is your sense of art that pathetic? Go on, try to decide…
Meanwhile, Jackson Pollock’s work has been both celebrated and critiqued. As per the criticism for obvious reasons, but not everybody can sell a canvas filled with random blobs of paint for 7 figures!
7 Garçon a la pipe (painting), 104 million USD
‘Garçon a la pipe’ or the ‘Boy with a pipe’ is one of the most celebrated paintings of Pablo Picasso. This was made in 1905 and held the title of most expensive piece of art work to sell at an auction until the ‘Walking Man’.
8 1963 Ferrari GTO, 52 million USD
The 1962 Ferrari GTO was sold for 35 million USD, but the 1963 GTO was bid for a handsomeamount of 52 million USD by an anonymous buyer in a private transaction.
9 Drawing: Raphael’s Head of a Muse, 47.9 million USD
This humble drawing with no over the top technical merit was expected to sell at 20 million USD, but it ended up being sold for over double the expected price. It was sold at the 2009 auction by Christie’s London.
10 Watch: Haute Joaillerie from Chopard, 25 million USD
This gems studded watch looks like a glittering slob of mess than a watch that tells time. But someone found it worth their time, and not to forget, their money!
11 The ‘Perfect Pink’, 23 million USD
Reckon, heavy price to pay for the ‘perfect pink’? Apparently not, this 14 carat perfect diamond struck someone’s fancy and was sold at a whooping 23 million dollars.
After looking at this extravagant list of expensive things, how depressed are you on a scale of 1-10? There, there, don’t lose hope. Who knows, some day you could win a lottery and get a plenty of money to spend. In that case, which expensive item would you fancy? (I already called dibs on the yacht!)