When it comes to the world’s most expensive items, it’s safe to assume that the majority of them are unique and hard to come by. Most importantly, only the ultra-rich can afford to own most of these, not me or you.
Spending astronomical amounts on the most costly items may also appear absurd. When you have a lot of money, though, you’ll want to get your hands on the most expensive items that are also the most beautiful. The super-rich also wants to have an exclusive collection of items to flaunt. Today, we’ll look at 20 of the most expensive items that a commoner might only dream of owning.
1. Supreme Yacht History
4.5 billion dollars
The most expensive yacht in the world, the History Supreme, is valued at $4.8 billion. Stuart Hughes, a world-famous UK-based luxury designer, took almost three years to create this yacht. This costly 100-foot sailboat was purchased for 4.5 billion dollars by a Malaysian businessman.
The use of about 100,000 kg of precious metals like solid gold and platinum in the construction of this luxury liner accounts for the yacht’s exorbitant price tag. Almost the entire boat is made of precious metals, from the hull to the eating space, staircases, and other areas. This yacht’s master bedroom, which is built of meteorite rock, is the center of attraction.
2. Hubble Space Telescope
2.1 billion dollars
The Hubble Space Telescope is the second most costly item on our list, and it is the world’s most expensive telescope, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
It was first launched in 1990 and has since been responsible for numerous key discoveries, including evidence that our universe is expanding and assisting in the understanding of the universe’s age.
2 billion dollars
Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest billionaire, owns Antilia, which is located in Mumbai. Three helipads, air traffic control, 168-car garage, a ballroom, 9 high-speed elevators, a 50-seat theatre, and other luxury amenities are included in this 27-story mansion. It has been intended to withstand an earthquake of a magnitude of 8.0.
4. Leopolda Villa
506 million dollars
After Antilla, Villa Leopolda is the world’s second most costly home. Leopolda is a building in the French Riviera that operated as a hospital during WWII. Edmond and Lily Safra are the owners.
5. ‘The Card Players’ (painting)
275 million dollars
The painting is by the well-known French artist Paul Cezzane, and it is currently owned by Qatar’s Royal Family of Al Thani. In its quest to become an international intellectual powerhouse, Qatar purchased this rarest of rare paintings for 275 million dollars.
6. Garçon à la pipe (painting)
104 million dollars
In the year 1905, none other than the genius Pablo Picasso created this magnificent Garçon à la pipe artwork.
Picasso painted this while he was only 24 years old, and it is considered one of the best early works by the artist to appear on the art market.
7. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace
55 million dollars
L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace, valued at $55 million, is the world’s most expensive necklace.
It consists of a near-flawless 407.48-carat white diamond and 90 white diamonds weighing approximately 230 carats. A girl in Congo discovered this over 30 years ago.
8. Ferrari GTO from 1963
52 million dollars
According to Bloomberg, an unknown bidder purchased this in a private transaction from Paul Pappalardo, a creative patent attorney. It is the most expensive automobile in history.
This specific GTO, one of 39 built to date, was driven by Jean Guichet to victory in the 1963 Tour de France road race.
9. Watch with A 201-Carat Gemstone
25 million dollars
Luxury watch collectors are always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind, unusual, and pricey pieces. This 201-carat gemstone watch perfectly satisfies all of the criteria for a fantastic wristwatch.
The Chopard watchmakers created this. There are 874 diamonds and 201 carats of valuable jewels embedded in the heart-shaped fancy diamonds.
10. The ‘Perfect Pink’
23 million dollars
The flawless pink diamond was auctioned for $23.2 million dollars at Christie’s in Hong Kong. It is the most valuable jewel in the Asian subcontinent, according to Vickie Sek, director of Christie’s Asia’s jewelry department.