While there are millions of people living below the international poverty line (little more than 1 dollar per day), there is a constantly growing number of those who live in ridiculously snobbish luxury. Some of the richest people in the world regularly give away significant amounts of money to charities, hospitals and other institutions but many of the wealthy just compete with each other on who will have the most expensive car, yacht, jet or house. If you are one those who wish to live a posh life, these are 25 of the world´s most expensive things you might wish you could afford.
Rich people often like to have their houses decorated with some outrageously precious art works by famous artist. If you happened to want to have the world´s very most expensive painting hanging up in your living room, you would have to take almost 300 million dollars out of your pocket. This is how much an unknown buyer recently paid for a 1892 oil painting “When Will You Marry?” by the French artist Paul Gauguin.
If you are a billionaire, you don’t look for hostels when on a business trip. To experience what is like to spend a night in the world´s most expensive hotel suit, be ready to shell out at 65,000 – 80,000 dollars per night. That is the price for The Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland.
Located on Ibiza, a popular holiday destination where you can always stumble upon a world-famous celebrity, the most expensive restaurant in the world is Sublimotion. Run by two-Michelin star Spanish chef Paco Roncero, the restaurant can only accommodate 12 guests at a time, offering 20-course “gastro-sensory” meal that is intended to elicit a unique emotional experience. And the price? Negligible 2,000 dollars.
If you think the world´s most expensive beer is produced in a beer superpower such as Czech Republic, Germany or Netherlands, you are wrong. Made from a melted Antarctic iceberg, the Antarctic Nail Ale is a limited edition brewed in Perth, Australia. If you decide to pay the 1,850 dollars for the bottle (the highest winning bid at auction), you will please both your taste buds as well as environmentalists as the entire profit from the brew goes to support marine life protection.
According to Forbes, the most expensive car of the last year is Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. This Italian muscle car is powered by a 12-cylinder engine which enables it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds. If you have spare 4.5 million dollars to get one of just nine copies of this model, you can run around as fast as over 355 km/h (221 mph).