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.
Still trying to decide what to spend your stimulus money on? Girl, that money won’t buy any of these things.
Here are 10 such things that you might never be able to afford in this lifetime, and if you’re able to afford, you might not see the value in the price tag. Let’s see what they are,
1963 Ferrari GTO – 70 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.
Pink Star diamond – $72 million
As mega diamonds go, this one is actually pretty young — it was mined in 1999. It weighed about 132 carats upon being mined in rough condition. Now cut and polished, the diamond has lost over half it’s weight. It’s impressive nonetheless, weighing in at 59.6 carats.
Wittelsbach-Graff diamond – $80 million
When this blue diamond was purchased, it actually weighed 35 carats, but the owner had it trimmed to removed imperfections. It now weighs 31 carats. Still massive, right? Believe it or not, there are actually people in the diamond community who are mad about the changes.
Garçon à la pipe (painting) – 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.
‘The Card Players’ (painting) – 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.
The Great Star of Africa I/Cullinan Diamond, $400 million
If you want to get a closer look at this 3,106 carat diamond, you’re going to need to raid The Queen’s private collection. The stone is used at the top of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.
Villa Leopolda – 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.
Koh-i-Noor Diamond – over $1 billion
The fabled “cursed” Koh-i-Noor diamond was mined in India thousands of years ago until it finally ended up in British hands during the 1800s, when the British Empire was a controversial and often violent colonial power in India. The diamond was worn by Queen Victoria as a brooch before finally ending up in the Queen’s crown, where it still rests now. To this day it is a point of contention for Indians who feel the diamond, among other treasures, were looted by the British.
Antilia – 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.
Yacht History Supreme – 4.5 billion USD
The Yacht is plated with 100,000 kg of gold and platinum, and has other extravagances like statues made of a T-Rex’s bone and wine glasses made out of an 18-carat diamond. Some reports that this might be fake emerged in 2011, however, this yacht was confirmed to exist again in 2014.