The world’s most expensive items – jewelry, homes, cars – are desired by most but only obtainable for a few. While their value is determined by price, the work and care that goes into creating these things, and the pride and happiness one feels after purchasing these items, is priceless.
Numerous major purchases have been made this year, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the most extravagant luxury acquisitions of 2015.
A Vancouver man camped outside a BC Liquor Store for four days in hopes that he would get a 50-year-old bottle of ultra-rare single malt Glenfiddich. He was successful, and paid $36,000 for the bottle. Bruce Langereis, who owns a luxury hotel, enjoyed a bit of the scotch, but he may eventually sell it at the hotel’s bar for $2,000 per shot.
Blue Moon Diamond
A Hong Kong billionaire tycoon paid $48.5 million for a rare Blue Moon diamond at an auction in Geneva this month. This is the most anyone has ever paid for a jewel or diamond at an auction. Joseph Lau purchased the 12.03-carat diamond, which is said to be among the largest known fancy vivid blue diamonds, for his 7-year-old daughter, Josephine.
Modigliani’s Reclining Nude Painting
Liu Yiqian, a Chinese taxi driver turned billionaire art collector, paid a record-breaking $170 million for one of Amedeo Modigliani’s most notorious works at an auction in New York. It is one of only ten pieces of art to sell for nine figures. Yiqian says he plans to exhibit the work in one of the two private museums he owns in Shanghai.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
At $4.8 million, the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita might be the world’s most expensive car. Floyd Mayweather, one of the world’s highest paid athletes, purchased this super car this year. It has a white carbon fibre, not a paint or tint, “that shines like millions of diamonds when the sun hits the car.” And as for speed, it tops out at 254 miles per hour and goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
Le Palais Royal
The U.S.’s most expensive house is currently on the market for $159 million. Le Palais Royal, which has 6 waterfalls, a 30-car garage, a 3,000-bottle capacity wine cellar, and a 1,300-gallon built-in aquarium, was previously listed for $139 million last year, but is back with a new price tag and additional features. This grand estate hasn’t been sold yet, but the right owner is bound to claim this unreal home soon.