25 Most Expensive Things In The World

Posted by on September 24, 2012

If you won the lottery tomorrow…how would you spend the money? Buying fancy cars? Going on ridiculous vacations? Having $1 million worth of diamonds attached to your cellphone? As you read through this list keep in mind that every day an estimated 16,000 kids die of hunger. That amounts to 1 child every 5 seconds, and as ridiculous as some of the items on this list of the 25 most expensive things in the world are, it’s hard not to feel a profound sadness on behalf of humanity by the time you get to the end.

25

Chess Set: Charles Hollander

Charles Hollander chess setPrice: $600,000

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

Le Burger ExtravagantPrice: $295

Sold at Serendipity 3 in New York City this deliciously expensive hamburger is held together with a solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick.

23

Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTOPrice: $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

Susse Freres daguerreotype cameraPrice: $775,000

Dating back to 1839, this daguerreotype camera sold at auction in 2007 is believed to be the oldest commercially manufactured camera in the world.

21

City: Tokyo

Tokyo, JapanPrice: $1,200 per square meter (Business real estate)

Although London and Paris were the previous contenders for this position, today three of the most expensive cities in the world are all found in Japan.

20

Hotel Room: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in GenevaPrice: $65,000 per night

With 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms the pricetag should come as no surprise.

19

Television: PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition

PrestigeHD Supreme Rose EditionPrice: $2.3 million

Covered in hand sewn alligator skin studded with an obnoxious amount of diamonds this television is supposedly designed to make viewing a pleasure whether it’s on or off.

18

Piano: Heintzman Crystal

Heintzman CrystalPrice: $3.22 million

Made in Beijing this 9 foot piano was recently purchased at auction by a private bidder.

17

Cigar: Gurkha Black Dragon

Gurkha Black DragonPrice: $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

Dodge Tomahawk V10 SuperbikePrice: $700,000

This four wheeled 1,500 lb monster goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed above 300 mph.

15

Watch: Haute Joaillerie from Chopard

Haute Joaillerie from ChopardPrice: $25 million

While it looks more like a glittery mess than anything useful for telling time, this diamond studded watch apparently struck somebody’s fancy…and wallet.

14

Champagne: Heidsieck Monopole 1907

Heidsieck Monopole 1907Price: $25,000

In the late 90′s an underwater search party stumbled across a century old shipwreck containing 2,000 bottles of this French champagne.

13

Speakers: Transmission Audio Ultimate System

Transmission Audio Ultimate SystemPrice: $2 million

Weighing in at over 5 tons these units are made out of aircraft aluminum and spans nearly 40ft.

12

Painting: Number 5, 1948

Number 5, 1948Price: $140 million

While Jackson Pollock’s 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

Antillia MumbaiPrice: $2 billion

Named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia, this house in downtown Mumbai, India has over 600 full time staff.

David Pegg

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After helping found the United Nations, the United States, and United Airlines, David consigned himself to a transient life of writing lists and sleeping on park benches.

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  • Ankur Manju

    I am worth 1.3 trillion………..

  • Ahutch

    They say there are about 1200 billionaiers in the world, and to think wed only have to kill a mear 1200 people to save billions of people from the wrath of their greed, think about no more paid for politicians no more corporate sponsered warsfare no more poor people starving to death in 1st and 2nd world countries sorry third world you have had 100 years of modern civilization to get your act together, these are the people that destroy the middle class and will step on a ruin anybody who gets in the way of profits.

  • Wos Chaii

    THATS SOME CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!!!!!!

  • Journeyy

    I’d be happy with 100,000$.
    Nuff said.

  • NEONPANDA_WEMON

    I want that house!!!

  • http://list25 fortune

    Seriously a parking spot…I’m still like seriously confused that what’s so special about a parking sport that you’d pay a million for a short time then go and it done….wHo ParKS there anYwaY.

  • EPIC BOB

    What are you guys on about!
    This stuff is practically pocket change, especially compared to my dry-cleaning bills.