25 Crazy Things Rich People Bought Just Because They Could

Posted by , Updated on December 4, 2023

While most of us usually try to get the best deal for the lowest price, there are people out there who actually take pride in doing the very opposite. Mainly rich people, who buy things just because they can. They want to own the most expensive things that are available, and why the heck not. They’re rich! What else are you supposed to do with all that money? (Rhetorical. Don’t answer that). There’s even a website that features insanely expensive, usually totally unnecessary stuff that rich people can buy to show off their wealth and affluence in the most ostentatious way. From gold backpacks, cell phones, bikes and shirts to a $50,000 kiss, a $115,000 lock of hair and even a human life. These wealthy people are definitely not reading our 25 ways to cut your spending and save money list. They don’t need to! They probably have enough money to last them a life time. In fact, they’d probably subscribe more to our most expensive yacht list than anything else (because every wealthy person needs a ridiculously expensive yacht). At any rate, if you’re interested in some of the most unnecessarily (but admittedly mind blowing) expensive and high end item’s you’ve ever seen, take a look at today’s list: 25 Crazy Things Rich People Bought Just Because They Could.


Would you buy these expensive things if you were wealthy?


Gold rucksack

Gold rucksackSource and image: www.highsnobiety.com

In 2009, Billionaire Boys Club released their limited 4-piece-only series of gold rucksack. Available for $1,650, the backpack featured the brands diamond/dollar monogram pattern all-over it.


Elvis Presley´s lock of hair

Elvis PresleySource: news.bbc.co.uk, image: en.wikipedia.org

Presley´s barber Homer Gill Gilleland kept locks of the singer´s hair and after Presley´s death, he started to sell them. In November 2002, one of the locks was sold for $115,000 at an online auction.


Luxury ice cubes

Luxury ice cubesSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

A California-based company, Gläce Luxury Ice Co produces perfectly square ice blocks for “minimum dilution and maximum cooling”. Hand-carved and completely clear, these cubes are sold in bags of 50 and each bag costs $325.


Luxury flying disc

Luxury flying discSource and image: www.zontikgames.com

An increasingly popular sporting item, a Frisbee usually doesn’t cost more than a few dollars, that is unless you pick the one produced by Geoffrey Parker. Made from premium leather, this flying disc will cost you about $305.


Gold cell phone

Gold cell phoneSource and image: www.longliveluxury.com

If you find iPhones expensive, you have probably never heard of the iPhone 5 model recreated by Stuart Hughes, a British luxurious jeweler. Coming in at $16,764,000, the phone is made from 24-carat gold, 26-carat black diamond and 600 precious stones.



BridgevilleSource and image: www.lolwot.com

Yes, if you are rich (and crazy) enough, you can buy a town. In 2002, the town of Bridgeville, California, was sold for $1.77 million in an eBay auction. Originally, the new owner wanted to revamp the town, however he sold it a few years later.


White truffle pizza

PizzaSource: www.msn.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Priced at $150 at Gordon Ramsey’s Maze restaurant in London, the most expensive commercially available pizza has a topping of onion puree, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cep mushrooms, wild mizuna lettuce and a rare Italian white truffle.


Crystal-covered computer mouse

Crystals-covered computer mouseSource and image: buzzfeed.com

How much would you guess a computer mouse costs these days? $20, $30, $100 bucks maybe? Try $34,000. This is the running price for this luxurious mouse which is decorated with white Austrian strass and Swarowski crystals.


Gold bike

Gold bikeSource and image: www.goldgenie.com

Manufactured by Goldgenie, a company that specializes in the customization of households items, this racing bike is covered with a lustrous layer of 24-karat gold. For the exquisite price of $500,000 you can own this equally exquisite bike.


World´s most expensive cocktail

CocktailSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

With a price tag of almost $14,500, the Gigi’s cocktail was created for actress Grace Jones at the opening of Gigi’s restaurant in London. The cocktail was made from a luxurious mix of 1990 Vintage Cristal and an extremely rare 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac brandy, topped with Angostura Bitters and “lashings” of gold leaf.


Sharon Stone´s kiss

Sharon StoneSource: www.thefreelibrary.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

In August 2003, Sharon Stone´s fan Joni Rimm paid $50,000 for a kiss with her idol. Probably the most expensive kiss in history, the snog lasted 45 seconds and it was – according to the onlookers – quite passionate.


Million dollar perfume

Million dollar perfumeSource and image: www.businessinsider.com

Perfumes can be quite expensive but the DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle elevated the perfume un-affordability to another level. Containing almost 3,000 precious stones arranged to the shape of New York City skyline, this perfume costs exactly 1 million dollars.


Gold shirt

Gold shirt Source: www.cnbc.com, image: indiaopines.com

Pankaj Parakh, an Indian textile magnate, had a custom-made pure gold shirt worth $213,000 for his 45th birthday. The shirt, made entirely out of 18-22 carat gold, weighed 9 pounds (more than 4 kg).


Lunch with Warren Buffet

Warren BuffetSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

To raise money for a charity, a lunch with Warren Buffet is auctioned on eBay every ear and it usually fetches a significant amount of money, but in 2010, the final bid exceeded all expectations as an unknown bidder paid a staggering $2.6 million for a lunch with this highly respected business magnate.


Diamond bathtub for puppies

Diamond bathtub for puppies Source and image: luxpresso.com

Millionaires often want their pets to live in the same luxury as their owners so it might not be that surprising that Lori Gardiner came up with a diamond bathtub for puppies. Available at a price of $39,000, the bathtub is encrusted with 45,000 Swarowski crystals.


Guinea pig armor

Guinea pig armorSource and image: www.huffingtonpost.com

Talking about insanely expensive accessories for pets, an elaborately fashioned guinea pig suit of armor became the hit of e-Bay auctioning in 2013. The final bid was a stunning $24,300.


Extinct Huia Bird feather

Extinct Huia Bird featherSource and image: www.telegraph.co.uk

In 2010, an anonymous family from Wellington, New Zealand bought a single extinct Huia Bird feather for $8,400 at the Webb’s Auction House in Auckland, making the item the most expensive feather ever.


Golf cart hovercraft

Golf cart hovercraftSource and image: www.hammacher.com

Available at hammacher.com for $58,000, the golf cart hovercraft is an ultimate vehicle capable of gliding over sand traps and water hazards on a cushion of air as easily as it does over fairways and the rough.


Martian rock

Martian rockSource: mentalfloss.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

In 2003, a piece of rock that fell on Earth from Mars was sold for $450,000 in an online auction. There are over 60,000 meteorite specimens known to scientists but only 132 of them come from Mars, which is why getting Martian rocks is not a cheap purchase.


Diamond dog collar

Diamond dog collarSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

Wealthy dog owners can get their pets these diamond collars created by I Love Dogs Diamonds. At a price of $3.2 million, the most expensive model features 3 tiers of diamonds in the chandelier design and 1,600 diamonds on the collar.


Million dollar fishing lure

Million dollar fishing lureSource and image: tackletour.com

Fishermen can be rich too and this is probably why this outrageously expensive fishing lure was produced. Made of three pounds of gold and platinum, and encrusted with 100 carats of diamonds and rubies, this fishing lure costs 1 million dollars.


Diamond hoodie

Diamond hoodieSource and image: www.ealuxe.com

Produced by Konquest, this diamond-studded hoodie costs $10,000. Who said casual clothes can’t be luxurious?


Albert Einstein´s letter

Albert Einstein´s letterSource and image: www.livescience.com

In October 2012, an original hand-written letter by Albert Einstein was sold in an auction for more than 3 million dollars. The letter was written to philosopher Erik Gutkind and it contained Einstein´s views on ethics and religion.


Gold Monopoly

Gold MonopolySource and image: www.luxuo.com

Millionaires who like playing Monopoly should consider getting the special gold version of this popular board game. The 18-karat gold and jewel-encrusted Monopoly crafted by San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell in 1988 was estimated to worth $2 million.


Ian Usher´s life

Ian UsherSource and image: commons.wikimedia.org

Ian Usher´s life was put in an auction in 2008. After a heartbreaking divorce, the Australian was sick of his life so he decided to start over and sell his old life including all his possession, house and even his job in an auction. After an unknown bidder bought his life for more than $300,000, Usher used the money to purchase a deserted island in the Caribbean where he has been living a happy life since then.