Ugh. I”m not rich, so maybe I just don”t get it. But when I see my credit card statement, where I”m struggling to buy groceries, and then I see the purchases of rich people, I get frustrated. Don”t you? It”s not like they shouldn”t be able to spend their money how they want. They earned it. I just can”t believe the prices they PAY for some of those things. It”s insane. Well, maybe not as insane as these purchases. They go to a whole new level. Check”em out!
25. Chess Set: Charles Hollander
Having a price tag of $600,000, and with 320 carats of black and white diamonds only seven of these luxury chess sets have ever been created. Although another set known as the Jewel Royale has been rumored by some websites to be the most expensive in the world at $9.8 million it was never actually created and remains little more than a concept.
24. Burger: Le Burger Extravagant. For $295 you can have this insanely priced burger from Serendipity 3 in NYC, served of course, with a gold toothpick.
23. Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Price Tag: $35 million. Not long ago this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever when it was sold in the United Kingdom to a private collector.
22. Camera: Susse Freres daguerreotype camera. Dating back to 1839, this daguerreotype camera sold at auction in 2007 for $775,000 and is believed to be the oldest commercially manufactured camera in the world.
21. Tokyo real estate. At $1,200 per square meter, this surpasses former favorites London and Paris.
20. Hotel Room: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva = $65,000 per night. Luckily it comes with 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms so you can split the bill.
19. Television: PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition. For $2.3 million, you get a TV covered in hand sewn alligator skin studded with an obnoxious amount of diamonds.
18. Piano: Heintzman Crystal = $3.2 million (at auction).
17. Cigar box: Gurkha Black Dragon. Price: $1,150 each. Introduced in 2006, these Honduran cigars arrive on your doorstep in a chest constructed out of camel bone. Unfortunately we regret to inform the cigar enthusiasts among you that only 5 chests were ever produced.
16. Motorcycle: Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike = $700,000 and reaches 60mph in 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 300mph.
15. Want an expensive watch? Check out the Haute Joaillerie from Chopard for $25 million.
14. Champagne: Heidsieck Monopole 1907. In the late 90s an underwater search party stumbled across a century old shipwreck containing 2,000 bottles of this French champagne. Now, you can get a bottle for $25,000.
13. Speakers: Transmission Audio Ultimate System. Spanning over 40 feet, these will set you back $2 million.
12. Painting: Number 5, 1948. Ok, this is seriously worth $140 million. We know, right! While Jackson Pollocks work has certainly drawn its share of criticism for obvious reasons, any person that can shower a canvas with blobs of paint and then sell it for 7 figures probably doesn”t care very much about what other people think.
11. House: Antillia Mumbai. You can move in for $2 billion. You read that right. $2 billion. Named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia, this house in downtown Mumbai, India has over 600 full time staff.
10. Picture: Rhein II. This photo of the Rhein river in Germany is worth $4 million. Really.
9. Sculpture: LHomme qui marche (Walking Man) = $104.3 million.
8. Ring: Chopard Blue Diamond. Price: $16.26 million.
7. Yacht: History Supreme. Valued at $4.8 billion, it”s made with over 100,000 kg of gold and decorated with everything from T-Rex bones to miniature meteorites.
6. Feather: Extinct Huia Bird. $8000.
5. Jeans: Spin Jean by Damien Hirst. With only 8 ever made, this will cost you $27,000.
4. Cellphone: iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes = $2.97 million.
3. Domain Name: Insure.com. Price? $16 million. When Quinstreet, the California based marketing firm, bought insure.com in 2009 they went down in the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the most expensive domain name ever.
2. Drawing: Raphaels Head of a Muse. $47.9 million.
1. Parking Spot: Manhattan. Price: $1 million. Located in eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St in downtown Manhattan, this million dollar parking spot is worth more than 6 times the national price of a single family home.
From paying $250 for a hamburger, to $4.8 billion for a boat made from dinosaur bones, I don”t know whether to be impressed or disgusted. You be the judge 😉 Source: YouTube via List 25