Did you ever wonder what do rich people spend their money on? Somehow I was under the wrong impression that they would take good care of their hard earned money, but apparently that is not the case. It probably has something to do with the thing that there aren’t many rich people who came to their fortune through hard work. Here’s a list of 10 most ridiculously expensive items that only an insane person or a skipjack would buy.
1. Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress – $100,000
We all remember Lady Gaga appearing at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards wearing a dress made entirely out of raw beef meat. Designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, the dress was condemned by animal rights groups and named by Time as the top fashion statement of 2010. Well, this dress continues to grasp the media’s attention, by being sold for $100,000! I wonder who would buy this and why, it must have gone bad by now, even if you kept it in freezer.
2. Barbie doll – $300,000 to $500,000
The most expensive Barbie doll in the world, wearing custom-designed necklace by Canturi Jewels featuring a one-carat pink diamond, went on the auction block at Christie’s in New York City and was expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.
3. Gold Monopoly – $2 million
This 18-karat solid gold Monopoly set covered with hundreds of precious gemstones is displayed at the Museum of American Finance in New York until October 2012, the game is worth $2 million. Feel free to go and take a look at it. I’m assuming you won’t be interested in buying.
4. Diamond Hello Kitty – $102,000
Hello Kitty fans are known for their fierce devotion to the famous feline. But this diamond-studded 4.1 cm (1.6 in) Hello Kitty doll, created for its 30’s birthday celebration in 2004, sold for a shocking $102,000 may be just a tad over the top.
5.Chocolate bar – $1,600
I understand chocolate passion and the devotion to go over half of the town in the middle of night when you get hit by chocolate cravings, trust me – I do! But, still, paying $1,600 for one single bar of chocolate sounds too much even to me. It is about $400 a bite! This ridiculously high price comes from the structure of this chocolate bar. It is covered in edible gold leaf with a gold leaf wrapper, the $1,600 price tag is ironically the bar’s exact weight in gold.
6. Teddy Bear – $71,500
The most expensive Teddy bear in the world has a mouth made of solid gold, fur made from gold thread and eyes with pupils of sapphire and irises made from 20 tiny diamonds. Only 125 editions of the collectable Jubilee Bear have been produced, but we have no data how many (if any) have been sold.
7. Computer Mouse – $24,180
Swiss manufacturer Pat Says created the world’s most expensive computer mouse and it is worth over $24,000. I can’t possibly imagine why would anyone of sound minds waste so much money on a computer mouse. It is cast from 18 carat white gold and set with 59 brilliant cut diamonds and you can personalize it by adding your initials.
8. Goldplated Staples – $175
When compared with $10 million, everything seems trifle. Even though the price of this item is less then $200 it still doesn’t justify its existence. Why would anyone in the world need to staple his papers with a golden staple? What kind of a document should that be? Maybe an oil export agreement between US Government and some Middle East country.
9. Concrete Aalto Doorstop – $3,500
This doorstop is shaped like an Alvar Aalto Savoy vase and that’s because it was cast in an original vase which was then shattered to let out the mold, and hence the ridiculous and insane price.
10. Diamond Bikini – $10 million
World’s most expensive bikini is made of over 150 carats of the flawless diamonds, including a 51 carat Pear Shape, a 30 carat Emerald Cut, a pair of 15 carat Rounds, all set in platinum. This must be one of the most moronic things that were ever made. I am aware that rich people will put diamonds on everything, just to show they can, but this is just too much!
I always thought rich people spend their money on expensive yachts, mansions with servants, artwork… But it turns out, their main preoccupation is how to make everything bling. It’s good to know… This time, next year, I’ll be a millionaire and I’ll put diamonds on everything from my doorknob to my toilet paper holder!