What are the Most Expensive Things in the World?October 11, 2013
Finding the best of the luxury market isn’t always easy and there’s always a fight for the most expensive items in the world. Here are some of the items making it to the top of the list.
A Crystal Piano Worth over $3.2 Million
A private bidder paid $3.22 million for this incredible piano, which was played by Lang Lang during the Summer Olympics of 2008. It’s a crystal grand piano created by Heintzman specifically for the Opening Ceremony.
A 1905 painting from Pablo Picasso called the “Garcon a la Pipe” sold for over $104 million in 2004 when it was auctioned in New York. When this happened, it became the most expensive Picasso every sold.
A Home for Over a Half-Billion
The Villa La Leopolda is the second most expensive home in the world and sold for $506 million. It was built between 1929 and 1931 on an estate used for the Alfred Hitchcock film, “To Catch a Thief” This was also an estate owned by King Leopold II.
A red crocodile Hermes Birkin bag sold for over $200K at a Dallas auction in 2011. Most new Birkin bags run about $8K, but this one comes with an 18-carat gold diamond trim.
A Shark Worth $8 million
A dead shark sold for $8 million in 2004. This isn’t just any shark, however, but a piece of art. It’s a tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine and was created by Damien Hirst. It was sold to Steven A. Cohen for $8million, which is just the rumored figure. Many believe it actually sold for closer to $12 million. It was initially preserved poorly, but replaced in 2007.
A One Billion Dollar Home
The most expensive home in the world stands 27-stories tall and it’s called Antilla. It’s found in Mumbai and belongs to a petrochemical giant there. With 400,000 square feet of living space, three helipads and parking for 168 cars, this is an insane home with an insane price tag.