Did you know that out of the 7 billion people on earth, only 2,325 are billionaires? Being a billionaire means that you can have pretty much everything you want, it’s an exclusive club.
The majority of these flamboyant billionaires have spent a big chunk of their fortune on homes. These homes are lavish mansions that cover incredible square footage of land. Your dream home would probably be considered a guest house compared to these massive mansions. Well, if you thought the lavish lifestyles of billionaires ends with lavish homes, then you’re wrong. Billionaires can have anything they desire, and in a show of their might and power, they live a lavish lifestyle sailing on yachts, flying on private jets and owning some of the most expensive and luxurious vehicles in the world.
If you think your next door neighbor’s Fierro is hot, then you’ll marvel at a 1957 Ferrari prototype that was bought by a car enthusiast for a whopping $16.4 million. If you ask me, I won’t take that old baby out for a spin for a million dollars. It seems with these rich kids there’s no limit to what they can purchase, from art to toys, lavish homes, planes, yachts….you name it, they’d probably buy it. If you are curious about billionaires with the most lavish lifestyles, then today is your lucky day, as we have compiled a list of the top 20 lavish items most millionaires can’t even afford. Read on and keep dreaming!
20. Carlos Slim Helu’s Mexican Mansion
Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican business magnate with an estimated worth of $50 billion, and from 2010 to 2013 he was ranked by Forbes as the world’s richest man. This rich boy never sleeps and he has derived most of his fortune from extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso.
He has invested a lot in manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, real estate, finance, and education. This rich boy doesn’t have a limit when it comes to spending his hard-earned cash. He lives in a magnificent mansion that sits on top of a unique structure in Mexico. His mansion is a modern marvel that was carefully crafted to meet his unique architectural and design taste.
19. Paul Allen’s Octopus Superyacht
We all know Paul Allen, but in case you didn’t, he is the co-founder of Microsoft. That has to ring a bell. Well, Paul Allen, apart from the major role he played at Microsoft, is also known for his love for yachts, and not just any yachts, superyachts. Superyachts are floating resorts that are famous for having more luxurious rooms than the average billionaire home.
Now that you’ve got the picture, Paul Allen owns “The Octopus”. This superyacht is a 414-foot mega yacht, and it has two helicopter pads on the front and rear, a basketball court, jet ski dock, pool, two submarines and a night club. This beast weighs approximately 9,000 tons and is believed to have been acquired for $200 million. This baby costs Paul Allen about $20 million to run in a year! Well, not many people have $20 million period.
18. Ralph Lauren’s RUF CTR-3 Club Sport
If you thought that your Prius was cool, then it’s high time you knew it is worthless compared to what Ralph Lauren’s got in his garage. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you are wearing one of his designs. Ralph Lauren is the richest fashion designer in the world, with a net worth of approximately $7 billion. Ralph Lauren has an RUF CTR-3 Club Sport, known as the Porsche on steroids. The interesting bit here is Ralph Lauren couldn’t wait for this baby to be shipped from Germany and instead had it flown to New York on a cargo plane. Well, that’s how thrilled he was to see his new toy. This sports car costs a whopping $769,000.
17. Gulfstream G650 Jet
If you don’t own a jet, then you probably aren’t a billionaire. Well, these boys just won’t fly commercial for anyone. Owning a private jet is a status symbol. It’s not uncommon for musician celebrities to fly private, however only the super successful billionaires can own these jets. They are the most convenient and luxurious form of transport so far, and a few people can brag about owning one. The Gulfstream G650, is perhaps the most expensive and luxurious jet around. This jet can fly 7,000 miles, that’s about 12,000 km. It’s owned by a few rich people, including Oprah Winfrey, Ralph Lauren and Warren Buffet. If you are thinking of being your next neighborhood billionaire, you better budget for this!
16. Ira Rennert’s Hamptons Mansion
With an approximate net worth of about $6 billion, Ira Rennert will buy anything that’s touched by the sun. He owns a magnificent close-to-paradise mansion in the Hamptons, and multiple properties surrounding the area. This property is built to match the taste of a billionaire with its expansive luscious gardens and a tree-lined driveway. It also has a circular courtyard area, and it’s really an amazing place to call home. This property is estimated to be around 16 acres with more than 20 rooms in the house. If you think your four-bedroom apartment is anything to boast about, think again!
15. McLaren F1
You probably have that dream car poster hanging on your bedroom wall; could be a Corvette or a Mustang. Well, what do you think a billionaire has parked in his or her driveway? Competition is stiff and manufacturers are coming up with all these crazy priced cars. If you thought Ralph Lauren’s, Porsche on steroids was expensive, then you need to know how much a McLaren F1 costs. It’s over a decade old but this billionaire toy still remains one of the fastest cars ever made. The McLaren F1 has an unbelievable top speed of 240 mph, and does 0-60 mph in mere 3 seconds. This baby is worth $1 million, if you are looking to buy this car, you need to know there are only 106 units made. Rowan Atkinson owns one such car.
14. Playboy Mansion
The Playboy mansion is probably the most famous mansion in the whole world in Holmby Hills. This home is owned by Hugh Hefner and is estimated to be worth $50 million. While that might seem to be a lot for a house, this mansion isn’t the most expensive in the area. Petra Ecclestone is known to have bought an $85 million mansion in the area, and it’s rumored her sister might soon move into the area, buying a $100 million mansion. It seems these billionaire mansions’ price tags have no limit. In Florida, world champion golfer Tiger Woods owns $60 million Jupiter estate.
The President of the US, Donald trump owns a Boeing-727-23, this jet was originally operated by American Airlines. It’s a vintage 1968 jet that was redesigned to hold 23 passengers. It’s fitted with pale leather arm chairs, oil paintings, gold-plated seatbelt buckles, and Waterford crystal lamps. The aircraft also has a Donald Trump logo on the side and is approximately 30 feet long and also detailed with 23 karat gold leaf. Donald Trump is no doubt a billionaire, and he is also known for his expensive taste and lifestyle. However, if you think his jet is anything to scream about, check out the next item on the list!
12. David Geffen’s Rising Sun Mega Yacht
If you thought Paul Allen’s mega yacht was anything to brag about, then you probably wouldn’t believe what David Geffen has. Previously owned by Larry Ellison, the Rising Sun cost about $200 million to build. You wouldn’t believe this, but may sports teams during the 90s cost around the same amount. This amount is probably the annual budget of most third world countries in the world. This mega yacht has 82 rooms, a movie theater, wine cellar, helipad and a basketball court. You probably didn’t know this but this boat is not the most expensive mega yacht ever. It’s probably not even in the top 20!
11. The Sultan of Brunei’s Boeing 747-430
Well, someone had to part with about $100 million for a brand new Boeing 747-430, and that was none other than The Sultan of Brunei. This exclusive jet is fitted with a variety of features that appeal to the prince, including washbasins made out of solid gold and Lalique crystal that was fitted for an additional cost of about $120 million. However, this isn’t his only aircraft, but perhaps his best. He also has a fleet of other amazing jets. Acquiring such beauty can only be achieved once you join the exclusive billionaires club. However, this is nothing compared to the next rich person on this list!
10. Streets of Monaco
The most expensive yacht in the world currently is the “Streets of Monaco”, this mega yacht will cost a whopping billion dollars. Its closest competitor is only $650 million, and this yacht is almost twice as expensive. Ever wondered what a billion dollars could get you? Well, now you know! What makes this yacht a game changer is that unlike the traditional designs, it has all manner of things that you might need when you are cruising in the seas. It’s fitted with a go-kart track, a private beach, a lake, a city-shaped ship deck, casinos, swimming pools, cafes, underwater ocean views and many other marvels. The “Streets of Monaco” is clearly a game changer! Whoever, this yacht ends up with is still to be determined. Probably the Prince of Dubai or perhaps Roman Abramovich, time will tell.
9. Maybach Landaulet
If you thought the McLaren was luxurious, then you haven’t met the Maybach Landaulet. This is the ultimate luxurious billionaire ride. It’s a four-door, limo-like luxury car that features a convertible roof. This is not a car you want to drive by yourself like the average sports car. It’s also fitted with a partition between the driver and passenger, and an intercom system connects the front and the rear. This luxurious limo is priced at $1.3 million, its hand polished champagne flutes and refrigerators, clearly bumping up the price tag. This is the ultimate sophisticated billionaire toy! Superstar musicians such as hip-hop sensation Birdman are known to have a taste for vehicles from this manufacturer.
8. Bombardier BD-700 Global Express
Well, Bill Gates owns a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. This jet is owned on his behalf by the Challenger Administration, and carries only 8 people. It’s known to cruise at an altitude of 51,000 feet for an average distance of 6,500 miles. This particular range permits it to go on a nonstop trip from Tokyo to New York and then to Moscow. It’s a jet on its own level. This kind of lavish living can only be achieved by billionaires, owning a jet offers the convenience of travel only a few can buy in these times! If you are looking to join the billionaires club anytime soon, you better think of getting yourself a jet of this caliber!
7. Lamborghini Veneno
How much do you think the most expensive billionaire car is worth? $1.8 million? Perhaps $2 million? Well, you are wrong, the ultimate supercar for the billionaire costs a whopping $4 million. The car is fitted with a 5-liter V12 engine and produces close to 750 hp. This baby can speed up to 221 mph, and does 0-60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, this car is the Lamborghini Veneno. The manufacturer is known for satisfying the needs of billionaires when it comes to supercars. So pull down that Corvette poster and hang this up! So far only three units of this super luxurious speedster have been made. This car is currently owned by Antoine Domini and Kris Singh, Managing Director of Tequesta Investments.
6. The Odeon Tower Penthouse
So what’s being a billionaire if you can’t own property? Well, ever wonder who owns those magnificent skyscrapers when you go into the city? While most of them are owned by companies, a few of them are actually owned by individuals. The Odeon Tower that was completed in 2015 is one of the most expensive apartment buildings. It’s priced at a whopping $428 million. So what’s so great about this tower? This penthouse has a water slide that’s attached to its infinity pool, and it’s fitted with a whiskey bar, library, cinema, and a billiard room. It has three floors of uninterrupted views and five floors in total. The master bedroom in this property is the size of two tennis courts. Only a billionaire can own this property, it’s designed and crafted to match their lifestyle. So far one suit has been bought by an undisclosed billionaire.
5. Tibetan Mastiff
So, how much would you pay for a best friend? And I am not taking about your childhood friend Matt, or Chloe your next door neighbor, I am talking about a man’s best canine friend. Well, the Tibetan Mastiff, a golden-haired puppy, was sold for a whopping $1.95 million last year. This made it the world’s most expensive dog. It was initially valued at $10,000 but was sold at close to $2 million, meaning that this four-legged member of the family was more pure, distinct and sought after. Well, if you are a billionaire, a $2 million pup wouldn’t be such a bad an idea for a new family member. The man who bought the pup is only described as a property developer in one of the world’s most booming economies.
4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
While the Tibetan Mastiff is perhaps the world’s most expensive dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quickly growing in popularity. It might be a few inches short of the Tibetan Mastiff, but it’s the ultimate billionaire’s best four-legged friends. This breed is the smaller version of the Spaniel and was King Charles’s favorite pet. Its popularity grew after being groomed by the famous monarch and it was also considered a fashionable lap dog for women during the 17 century. This pup retails for about $14,000.
3. Pure Bred German Shepherd
The German Shepherd is perhaps the world’s most common and iconic dog. You’ve watched Rocky, and a bunch of other dog shows, and these dogs are considered to be highly intelligent and energetic. Billionaires just love to show off these dogs while putting their skills on display in their backyards. While these dogs are mainly taken up for security, they also make really awesome pets and family members. A trained German shepherd is not only a good commodity, but it also makes a great companion. They can be priced up to $24,000 depending on the purity of the breed and lineage. A billionaire wouldn’t blink to get this awesome friend. This breed of dog is owned by a variety of celebrities including Shark O’Neal.
2. Black Diamond Dress
I bet the new kicks you got for Christmas were pretty expensive. You’d probably wear them for prom or that special occasion you are waiting for. Ever wondered how much billionaires spend on clothing? Well, if you have worn any nice fitting, well-made clothing, then you have probably felt like a million bucks. When you are looking good, you are always feeling good, and that’s one of the keys to being successful. Well, billionaires will take this to a whole new level. The Black Diamond dress is perhaps one of the most expensive dresses ever made. Fitted with 50 two karat black and white diamonds, and sewn with gold thread, this dress is priced at $5.4 million and was designed and made by Debbie Wingham, a British designer.
1. Savile Row Suits
Ever wondered how much those fancy suits worn by Wall Street bosses cost? Well, they are pretty fancy even for the average millionaire. Savile Row is a famous street in London, and it’s actually the most expensive place on the monopoly board. It’s also known as the golden mile of men’s tailoring. Suits here will cost upwards of $6,000 depending on the design and clothing material, the tailor who worked on it and the style. Well, these suits have been styled for people to wear, and billionaires love them. This is because they can afford to have their suits tailored to fit the detail and style they are looking for. Some of the famous brands in this industry include the Huntsman, Norton and Sons, Hardy Amiles, Richard Anderson among others. Looking for a suit to impress a billionaire? Better save for these! Warren Buffet and Roman Abramovich among other successful businessmen are just a few billionaires known to wear suits of this kind.
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