The world can be an expensive place, but some things are more expensive than others. Here are the 10 most expensive things in the world, whether they’re used or not, and what makes them so expensive to buy and own.
10. The ‘Perfect Pink’
Cost: 23 million USD
The Pink diamond worth a whopping 23.2 million dollars was auctioned at Christie’s, Hong Kong according to Vickie Sek, director of the jewelry department at Christie’s Asia.
9. 201-carat gemstone watch
Cost: 25 million USD
Those who are passionate about luxury watches are constantly searching for unique, rare, and expensive pieces. This 201-carat gemstone watch should suit all the criteria of what a great timepiece should resemble.
The watch was designed by Chopard, and it contains 874 diamonds and 211 carats of precious gemstones embedded with fancy diamonds shaped like hearts.
8. 1963 Ferrari GTO
Cost: 52 Million USD
An anonymous buyer bought the car from Paul Pappalardo, a creative patent attorney, in a private transaction. I believe it to be the world’s most expensive car.
A 1963 GTO driven by Jean Guichet, one of 39 produced to date, won the Tour de France road race.
7. L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace
Cost: 55 million USD
The world’s most valuable necklace is L’Incomparable Diamond Necklace, valued at $55 million.
Almost 30 years ago in Congo, a girl discovered a near-flawless 407.48-carat white diamond accompanied by 90 white diamonds which weighed around 230 carats.
6. Garçon à la pipe (painting)
Cost: 104 million USD
This majestic Garçon à la pipe painting was painted by the genius Pablo Picasso in the year 1905.
Pablo Picasso, when he was just 24 years old, produced this and believed it to be one of his finest early works that he put up for sale.
5. ‘The Card Players’ (painting)
Cost: 275 million USD
Currently, this painting is owned by the Royal family of Al Thani of Qatar and is the artwork of the famous French artist Paul Cezzane. It was acquired by Qatar for 275 million dollars as part of its quest to become an international intellectual capital.
4. Villa Leopolda
Cost: 506 million USD
Villa Leopolda is the second most expensive home in the world after Antilla. The Villa is situated on the French Riviera which served as a hospital during the Second World War. Edmond and Lily Safra are the proprietors of the institute.
Cost: 2 billion USD
India’s richest billionaire, Mukesh Ambani, owns Antilia, a luxury mansion located in Mumbai with such amenities as three helipads, air traffic control, parking space for 168 cars, a ballroom, 9 high-speed elevators, and many more. It has been designed in such a way that it can withstand an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude.
2. Hubble Space Telescope
Cost: 2.1 billion USD
It’s the second most expensive item on the list and it holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s most expensive telescope.
This probe was first launched in 1990 and has since helped with the discovery of several major discoveries, including confirming that our entire universe is expanding and measuring the age of the universe.
1. Yacht History Supreme
Cost: 4.5 billion USD
The most expensive yacht in the world is the History Supreme, worth approximately $4.8 Billion. It was designed by Stuart Hughes, a world-renowned UK-based luxury designer, and took approximately 3 years to complete. The 100-foot boat was bought by a Malaysian businessman for 4.5 billion dollars.
In order to construct this luxury liner, around 100,000 kilograms of precious metals such as solid gold and platinum were used. From the base of the vessel to the dining area, stairways, etc., the precious metals are used to make almost the entire boat. It is the master bedroom of this yacht that is made up of meteorite rock, which is the center of attraction.