The Awesome One-Of-A-Kind Billionaire Toys
There’s always talk about the planes and houses billionaires blow their money on, so we thought we’d give you a look at some of their more obscure and unique toys. A life-sized shark, Da Vinci’s journal, and Hitler’s Mercedes are just some of the things that get the world’s wealthiest putting down their hard earned (or in many cases, easily inherited) cash.
Most Expensive Car In The World
The Sultan of Brunei
He’s already gotten the most expensive haircut in the world ($21,495), so buying the “Star of India,” a $14 million Rolls Royce convertible that belonged to the Maharaja of Rajkot, is not such a big deal for the Sultan. Oh, and as the head of state he also owns immunity in court. Priceless.
The World’s Biggest Yacht
Abramovich is THE Russian business man, owner of Millhouse LLC, and the Chelsea Football Club. His estimated net worth is $11.2 billion and his yacht, The Eclipse, was purchased for around $450 million. It’s the largest private yacht sailing the seas and has a missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine.
When Richard Branson bought Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he was only 28 and his Virgin group was only 6.
Now, Richard is estimated to be worth $2.5 billion, at the time his funds were relatively limited. He says he still managed to nab the 74-acre uninhabited island for around $100,000, though other sources claim it was around $270,000. Either way, not a bad deal for a place that’s now worth around $60 million.
Incredible Washington Mansion
Bill Gates’ home is a 66,000 sq state-of-the-art mansion in Medina, Washington.
Though Gates recently lost his #1 richest person in the world spot to Mexico’s Carlos Slim Helu, he is still estimated to be worth $53 billion. In 2009, property taxes on his home were reported to be US $1.1 million on a total property value of $147.5 million.
World’s Most Expensive Home
Mukesh Ambani is the world’s 4th richest person, with a net worth of $29 billion. While 42% of Indians live below the international poverty line (less than $1.25 per day), Ambani has built the world’s largest and most expensive home — a 27-story skyscraper– for close to $2 billion. It has 4,000,000 square feet of interior space and stands 550 feet above Mumbai’s slums.
3 helipads on top;Hanging gardens within the structure;Swimming pool within the structure; A two storey Health centre; Parking space for 168 cars (6 floors).Most absurd of all, the house will have a staff of 600 (sic) to do the maintenance activities.
Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania’s Serengeti
Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, and is worth an estimated $6.3 billion. A luxury villa on his reserve costs $16,500 per night.
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