15 most expensive purchases of billionaires
There is a common misconception that billionaires spend their money solely on the eccentric and often pointless purchase. But in reality, many of them sacrificed a fortune to charity. Of course, the most powerful of this world are spending obscene amounts of money on something that ordinary people could never afford. Take a look at the most expensive purchase of billionaires.
When the Dallas Mavericks basketball team became the first NBA champion in 2011, its owner Mark Cuban made a real parade. The event cost the entrepreneur in 1, 2 million dollars.. Only an exclusive bottle of champagne for athletes took 90 thousand. Dollars!
Director James Cameron, who directed such cult films as "Titanic" and "Avatar", owns the state, estimated at nearly 2 billion. Dollars. Not everyone knows that the director is also interested in oceanography. Cameron is the first man at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a single dive for about three hours. But for a single deep-sea vehicle Deepsea Challenger Cameron paid 1, 5 million. Dollars.
Golden pen The Goldsmith Jack Row Pen decorated with loose diamonds in the 0, 90 carat and silver pattern. Hard to believe, but on such an accessory worth 43 thousand dollars. There is a demand.
Collar for Dogs
Every dog must have a collar. With this you can not argue. But how do you submitted collar Amour? Crocodile skin 1600 of diamonds, the main of which the weight 7 carat. The cost of this work? 3, $ 2 million..
This razor Zaffiro - the most expensive in the world of razor blades. The handle is made of iridium, a blade - made of artificial sapphire. Razor cost - 100 thousand dollars..
Summer is difficult to do without sunglasses. These days sunglasses combine style and functionality, and they became a kind of an indicator of status. The famous Italian house of Dolce & Gabbana has released a couple of years ago DG2027b points. The model is notable for its gold-rimmed and inlaid with diamonds. The cost of a fashion accessory - 383609 dollars.
Mukesh Ambani, one of India's richest men, built for himself a skyscraper. Now at its disposal 27 floors, garage, cinema, helipads and even a special winter room. Personal skyscraper cost the businessman 1 billion. Dollars.
These sandals made of pure gold, inlaid with more than 2,000 diamonds, made the British jeweler Christopher Michael Shellisom founder jewelry Borgezie home. Price - 220 thousand dollars..
Eric Schmidt, the former head of Google, bought a super yacht for 72 million. Dollars, and called it the Oasis is an. The vessel can comfortably accommodate 19 people, a swimming pool, gym, helipad.
Steven Cohen, the head of a large hedge fund, has recently added to its collection of unique things dead tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde solution. Such a strange purchase cost him 8 million. Dollars, but he still had 12 billion.
A private plane
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, a couple of years ago bought a business jet Airbus A340-300, which is now widely regarded as the largest private aircraft in Russia and Europe. The cost of the aircraft Russia's richest man, according to experts, may be 300-500 mln. Dollars.
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei, paying special attention to their hair. And it only cuts the barber of London, Ken Modeste. One of the richest people pay thousands of dollars a hairdresser in the world every time, if he overcomes the 7,000 miles to be in Brunei.
Richard Branson, the founder of the corporation Virgin Group, which includes about 400 companies in various fields, known to the public for his extravagant actions. About 200 million. Dollars entrepreneur spent on the construction of the spacecraft for orbital travel. Anyone can buy a ticket for just 200 thousand. Dollars.
Jeff Bezos, chairman and founder of Internet companies Amazon.com, spent an exorbitant amount of money to create a giant clock. Now "10,000-year clock" are building on a mountaintop somewhere in Texas. They can work 10 thousand years without human intervention. This project Bezos spent 42 mln. Dollars.
In 2008, Bill Gates bought at auction the manuscript of Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century under the name "Leicester Code" by paying 30, 8 million. Dollars.