Most Expensive Yacht

Most Expensive Yacht
Eclipse
Price: $1.2 billion
image024 MOST EXPENSIVE THINGS IN THE WORLD YOU NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT

This 560-foot-long yacht has two helipads, 11 guest cabins, two swimming pools, three launch boats, an aquarium, and a minisubmarine that can dive to 50 meters below the ocean surface, according to London’s Daily Mail. The master bedroom and bridge have bulletproof glass, and the security system includes missile detection systems that warn of incoming rockets. The owner Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire who also owns Britain’s Chelsea Football Club, reportedly fitted the yacht with a laser system that prevents paparazzi from taking photos. It was built by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany

 

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Most Expensive Pen in the world

What better way is there to show your dedication to the (hand)written word than to own the world’s most expensive pen? Okay, there might be a few better ways to do so. In fact, the most expensive pen’s true purpose is likely to show off just how much money you make as the CEO of some recently bailed-out corporation.

Hey, at least it’s really good at showing off.

Diamante contains over 30 carats of diamonds and its creators, Aurora, aren’t shy about telling you it’s the only pen in the world to have so many. That’s why they make one every year.

The pen is topped with a diamond cabochon—a polished, not faceted, gem—and is further decorated with almost two thousand DeBeers-certified “4 C” gems on a solid platinum barrel. Even the nib is precious, being fashioned from 18kt gold.

The asking price for the most expensive pen in the world is not available to the public, but is suspected to be around US $1.28 million. The purchaser may have the Diamante personalized with their coat of arms, signature or portrait.

Montblanc, a fountain pen and luxury goods manufacturer, and Van Cleef & Arpels, a jewelry house, are the creators of the former most expensive pen, a writing instrument known as the Mystery Masterpiece. The unique work took over a year and a half to create by skilled artisans and if you hurry you can have your choice of three variations, set with 20 carats of sapphires, emeralds, or rubies, and accented by almost 840 diamonds. The three versions of the expensive pens were limited to three releases each and each of the nine pens sold for $730,000.

most expensive pen in the world, the Mystery Masterpiece
Montblanc’s Mystery Masterpiece

Source:http://most-expensive.net/pen-world

World’s Most Expensive Soda Can

World’s Most Expensive Soda Can

The Most Expensive Soda Can

The subtitle on the website of Robin Antar’s Antar Studios inc. proclaims her work as “Realism in Stone.” Antar’s work consists mostly of mundane objects such as denim jackets, potato chip bags, tubes of toothpaste and even M&Ms bags rendered in stone. While you can’t drink from it, Antar’s “Soda Can” is likely the most expensive soda can in the world.

The costly can is carved from a single block of marble, polished and capped with a sculpted, silver-painted lid. Antar chose to carve a slightly crushed can rather than a boring, pristine can. At 10” by 18”, it’s not the largest of Antar’s oversized works, but it’s still larger than your average soda can. It weighs in at 150 lbs.

The most expensive soda can is valued at $36,000.

http://themostexpensive.blogspot.com/2011/02/worlds-most-expensive-soda-can.html

World’s Richest Man

Mexican Billionaire Widens Lead as World’s Richest Man

BY DEALBOOK
Carlos Slim Helú, the world’s richest man.Jin Lee/Bloomberg NewsCarlos Slim Helú, picked up $20.5 billion in wealth in the last year.

When it comes to the race for money, Carlos Slim Helú, the world’s richest man, has surged even further into the lead. The Mexican billionaire accumulated an additional $20.5 billion over the last year, bringing his total fortune to $74 billion, according to the Forbes annual ranking of the world’s billionaires.

Mr. Slim has held the top spot since last year, when he pushed aside the two past leaders, Bill Gates and Warren E. Buffett. Still, both men added $3 billion to their wealth since the last Forbes survey. Mr. Gates, the richest man in the United States, is worth $56 billion, while Mr. Buffett is worth $50 billion, according to the magazine.

Forbes attributes the stunning gains in Mr. Slim’s estimated wealth to a 19 percent rise in the Mexican stock market, a stronger peso and successful mining and real estate spin-offs from his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.

The magazine said that his family’s stake in América Móvil, the giant Latin American wireless operator, accounted for 62 percent of his fortune. Mr. Slim also owns large stakes in other companies, including the retailer Saks and The New York Times Company.

Forbes notes that Mr. Gates, a founder of Microsoft, is no longer the world’s richest man because he has already given away $30 billion to his charitable foundation. He and Mr. Buffett, who runs Berkshire Hathaway, have pledged to give away a majority of their wealth by the time they die, as have 57 other wealthy people who have signed the Giving Pledge

Bernard Arnault, chairman of the French luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, easily remains the richest European at No. 4 on the list. Forbes reports his wealth rose $13.5 billion in the last year, to $41 billion. Earlier this week, LVMH agreed to buy Bulgari, the Italian jeweler, for $6 billion, including debt.

Rounding out the top five is Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, whose fortune surged $11.5 billion, to $39.5 billion.

The richest New Yorker on the list remains David Koch, who supplanted Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last year. Mr. Koch and his brother Charles Koch of Wichita, Kan., each have fortunes of $22 billion, as gains of $4.5 billion apiece pushed them up to No. 18 on the Forbes list.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bloomberg dropped to 30th place from 23rd, as his fortune showed little gain at $18.1 billion. Like Mr. Gates and Mr. Buffett, Mr. Bloomberg is a major philanthropist.

Among the Wall Street notables, the hedge fund manager John Paulson came in 39th place with $16 billion, a gain of $5 billion over 2010. The financier George Soros dropped to 46th from 39th, although his wealth rose moderately, to $14.5 billion. And the financier Carl C. Icahn fell to 61st from 59th, even though his wealth rose $2 billion, to $12.5 billion.

In percentage terms, the biggest gainer in the United States was Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, whose estimated wealth rose 238 percent, to $13.5 billion.

All told, there are 1,210 billionaires on the Forbes list, the most ever. Their combined wealth totals $4.5 trillion.



An earlier version of the caption accompanying this article incorrectly stated that Carlos Slim Helú had added 420.5 billion in wealth in the last year. His wealth increased $20.5 billion.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/carlos-slim-widens-lead-as-worlds-richest-man-2/

Most Expensive Peacock Wedding Dress

$1.5 Million Peacock Wedding Dress

This is an incredible and most expensive Wedding Dress I have ever seen. The Peacock wedding dress has been hand sewen from 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers. It took about eight months for 8 creators to complete this. The $1.5 million Peacock dress was unveiled at the wedding expo held in the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, Nanjing. Althought it might not be a good idea to buy this Peacock dress in this recession time, it is a Nice dress to keep people Glaring at it
Source: http://worlldinformation.blogspot.com/2011/03/most-expensive-wedding-dresses-in-world.html

 

World’s Most Expensive Box of Chocolate

Le Chocolat features a selection of Lake Forest Confections gourmet chocolates, selected by the confectioners master candy maker, as well as an arrangement of magnificent jewelry from Simon’s personal jewelry and gemstone vault. The price tag is $1,500,000. The jewelry that comes along with the box of chocolates includes a “priceless” collection of natural yellow and blue diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires from Simons Jewelers. (How priceless can it be with a price tag?)

2nd Most Expensive House for sale

2. Tranquility (above)
Location: Zephyr Cove, NV
For Sale: $100 Million

Another most expensive homes veteran, “Tranquility” is the highest-priced listing in the state of Nevada. It also held the top spot on Zillow’s Most Expensive Homes list in 2009, until the Spelling Manor hit the market with its $150 million asking price. The 210-acre property, originally listed in 2008, is situated on its own private lake with a total of eight separate buildings including a 20,000-sq ft main residence. Also included on this rare piece of Zephyr Cove real estate is an art studio, boat house pavilion, gym with indoor basketball court, horse stable, two par-3 golf holes, and a 16-car garage. As if that wasn’t enough to explain the $100 million price tag, the prestigious property also comes fully furnished.

Shari Chase of Chase International is the listing agent.

Source: http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/americas-most-expensive-homes-for-sale-2011.html

The Most Expensive Dog Ever Sold for $1.5 Million

What Makes a Dog Expensive?

There are a variety of factors which make dogs expensive. Purity of breed or their rarity can make dogs extremely expensive. When they are offspring from prize winning dogs the prices can skyrocket too, but the biggest factor is the C-factor. As soon as a dog is spotted or photographed in possession of a celebrity, the dog’s price will shoot beyond the moon. It has happened in the past, and it will happen in the future.

The most expensive dog ever sold

The most expensive dog ever sold was recently in March 2011, a red “Tibetan mastiff” called Big Splash, or “Hong Dong” in Chinese.  This most expensive dog ever is already 11 months-old and already stands nearly three-feet-high at the shoulder and weighs more than 180lbs, says his breeder, Lu Liang.   He was purchased by a chinese multi-millionaire coal baron.

most expensive dog The Worlds 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

‘Big Splash’ sold for an amazing 10 million Yuan which is about 1.5 million US Dollars and beats the earlier record set by another Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan mastiff” called Yangtze River Number Two which was sold to a chinese woman in 2009 for a whopping 4 million Yuan (About $609,000).   But this still doesn’t make the Tibetan Mastiff generally the most expensive dog breed.

Read more: http://www.dogcentral.info/worlds-10-expensive-dog-breeds/#ixzz1OhkTQdFl

Source: http://www.dogcentral.info/worlds-10-expensive-dog-breeds/