It is said that money can’t buy you happiness and on the contrary it is also said that its better to cry in a Mercedes than crying in open. Money plays a very important part in our lives. Be it something luxurious and expensive or something that adds up to your experiences like a trip to a place you have only dreamt of.
Here are a few expensive things around the world that’ll shock you.
1. The Antilia-$1 billion :
Named after a mythical island, the only thing mythical about this building is its price. Owned by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, this 34-story home is designed to withstand earthquakes, and it contains three helipads and a parking garage that holds 160 cars. Due to its mammoth size, the building requires 600 full-time staff members to keep it running.
2. Villa Leopolda – $506 million :
The Villa La Leopolda is a sprawling estate in Villefranche-sur-Mer, which is on the French Riviera. At one point, it was used as a World War II hospital, but it’s now on the market for $506 million. The villa is situated in 18 acres of grounds. The villa has had several notable owners including Gianni and Marella Agnelli, Izaak and Dorothy J. Killam, and, since 1987, by Edmond (1932–1999) and Lily Safra, who inherited the villa after her husband’s death.
3. The Card Players – $275 million:
The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne. Painted during Cézanne’s final period in the early 1890s, there are five paintings in the series. The versions vary in size, the number of players, and the setting in which the game takes place. Cézanne also completed numerous drawings and studies in preparation for The Card Players series. One version of The Card Players was sold in 2011 to the Royal Family of Qatar for a price variously estimated at between $250 million and $300 million, making it the third most expensive work of art ever sold.
4. The Graff Pink Diamond- $46 million:
The Graff Pink, a rare 24.78 carat pink diamond, once owned by American celebrity jeweler Harry Winston, has been described as “one of the greatest diamonds ever discovered”. The diamond, mounted in a ring, was sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in Geneva, Switzerland on 16 November 2010. Before its sale, the stone was expected to enter the list of the top ten most expensive diamonds in the world, and selling for US $46 million it became the most expensive single jewel ever sold at auction at that time.
5. 1963 Ferrari GTO – $52 million:
After being purchased by an anonymous collector in the United Kingdom, this classic red beauty became the most expensive car of all time.
6. Chopard 201 Carat Watch – $25 million:
Chopard is known for making watches that are a cut above the rest. Not only does every timepiece in the company’s collection boast superb quality, but each one has a highly unique design that sets it apart from other styles. This is especially true of the 201 carat Chopard watch, a dazzling accessory made in 2000 that brings a whole new meaning to luxury.
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