World is full of people who are just impossibly, and crazily rich. If I could ever manage to become one of these screwheads I’d love to buy me some of these, only because then I juz could!
But I’d really die for #16. Scroll down to check out!
1. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrai was considered the dominant race cars of the mid-1960’s. While rumors fly regarding unconfirmed private sales reaching upwards of $50,000,000 ,the highest verified price on record is for this car. Price: $34,650,000 (though likely higher)
2. 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racer
One of just 107 examples, the Ford GT40 is considered America’s most successful entree into European racing. Price: $11,000,000
3. Atari 2600 “Air Raid”
“Air Raid”, considered one of the rarest Atari 2600 titles, in which the player shoots down flying saucers, which brought $33,400 in a 2012 auction by GameGavel. Price: $35,100
4. “Nafea Faa Ipoipo”, Paul Gauguin
Nafea Faa Ipoipo, which roughly translates to “When Will You Marry?”, depicts two young women in bright colors before a landscape, symbolizing European convention and Polynesian custom. Price: $300,000,000
5. Australian 2011 One Tonne Gold Kangaroo
With a legal tender value of $1,000,000 (AUS), the 2011 One Tonne Gold Kangaroo follows in the tradition of Australia’s gold bullion series, which features a kangaroo on one side and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the opposite. Price: ~$54,000,000 (when created; gold value has decreased in the interim)
6. International Space Station
Conceived in 1985 and designed over the next decade, to date, the United States government has spent approximatel $100,000,000,000 on the project. Current cost of maintenance is a mere $3,000,000,000 per year. Price: $160,000,000,000 (and rising)
7. Jet: B-2 Spirit “Stealth Bomber”
First developed by Northrop Grumman in 1989, the B-2 Spirit is a heavy strategic bomber. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, and can carry sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. Price: $2,200,000,000/unit
8. Jet: Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal’s Airbus A380
While the Airbus is conventionally a commercial airliner, when you’re a Saudi prince worth about $22 billion, you can afford to make it your own. Price: $150,000,000
9. Motorcycle: “Easy Rider” Chopper
This Harley-Davidson was a pivotal piece in the 1969 film “Easy Rider”, a counterculture classic. Price: $1,350,000
10. Private Boat/Yacht: Eclipse
Though official costs have never been announced for the majority of “superyachts”, one of the frontrunners is Eclipse, a 533 foot motor yacht built by Blohm and Voss for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, and completed in 2010, and an estimated construction cost between $375,000,000 and $1,200,000,000.
Antilia is the name given to the residence of Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man (at ~$23,000,000,000 net worth), who spent an unspecified amount, projected to conservatively be between $500,000,000 – $700,000,000, constructing this 27-story, 400,000 square-foot monolith in Mumbai, India.
12. 1890 United States Small Seal $1000 Treasury Note
The piece was such an unusual issue when printed, numbering less than 200 original pieces. The front of the bill was limited from Presidents and Founding Fathers to U.S. Civil War general George Meade. The note’s rarity, high denomination, and condition grade led to the record-setting sale by Heritage Auctions in early 2014. Price: $3,290,000
13. Poster: 1931 “Metropolis”, International Version
One of four copies of the international version of this poster believed to exist. This piece was bought for $690,000 individually in 2005. Price: $690,000 – $1,200,000
14. Marilyn’s Monroe’s White Dress, “The Seven Year Itch”
While the film itself may be long gone from movie theatres, and is not even viewed as a popular film in the modern era, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene in which her dress is seen billowing upwards thanks to a subway grate is considered one of the most iconic shots in American cinema. Price: $5,600,000
15. Aston Martin DB5, “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball”
The most iconic car in the history of spy films, making a reappearance in 2012’s “Skyfall”, the DB5 is the quintessential Bond car, making appearances in both “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball.” Sold in a 2010 auction by Sotheby’s, the vehicle made its way from London to the Ohio home of collector Harry Yeaggy.
16. “A New Hope” Principal Photography Camera
You’d think that the most expensive piece of memorabilia from one of the most successful and iconic movie franchises of all time would be a screen-used lightsaber or costume, but the holder of the title was never in front of the camera; it is the camera. Price: $625,000
17. 1721 “Lady Blunt” Stradivarius Violin
Earning its name from the 30 years spent in the possession of Lord Byron’s granddaughter, Lady Anne Blunt, this instrument more than quadrupled the record for a Stradivarius when it was auctioned in 2011. Price: $15,900,000
18. “L’homme au doigt”, Alberto Giacometti
of the most important sculptors in history, with three of his works holding positions on the top ten most valuable pieces of art of all time, Giacometti is in a category all his own, called both a Surrealist and a Formalist, and this piece (translated to “Man pointing” or “Pointing Man”) is considered to be his most iconic and evocative sculpture. Price: $141,300,000