Most people think that gifts are not judged by their value but by the emotions that are connected with them. Gifts on special events should be special and they become more special when they are thoughtful and uhmmm…. expensive too!! But when people who have piles of cash stashed up in their bank account and dont know what to do with it, they simply buy the most extravagent things or perhaps gifts for their loved ones. Here is a list of 10 most expensive gifts ever given.
10 –BRONZE SCULPTURE
How billionares show their love, You can ask the russian billionare Roman Abramovich. Who gifted $14 million worth bronze sculpture to his girlfriend on her birthday. He also gifted her some expensive and precious paintings as well which costs about $120 million. All details about their relationship and gifts were completely shown and covered by all channels all over the world because of these expensive gifts given to her.
9 – THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. Taking today’s prices in account for making of statue of liberty, the inflated price would be around $120million.
8 –19th FLOOR OF BURJ KHALIFA
Those who think money cant buy happiness “Habibi come to Duabi”. Raj Kundra, prominent business magnate in the United Kingdom and the billionaire has gifted an apartment on the 19th floor in the tallest building in the world to his wife, Bollywood diva Shilpa Shetty, in their first wedding anniversary. Shetty has tweeted about her arrival to Dubai for her new apartment.
7 – $60 MILLION JET
Very rarely does one receive something like a luxury airbus as a birthday gift. Ambani`s are very famous and richest family in India. He gifted a jet to his wife Nita Ambani, which costs almost $60 million. This jet was full of luxuries like music system, bathroom, kitchen, bar and many other facilities as well.
6 –$84 MILLION YATCH
Again here comes Ambani family of India, which is richest family in India. Anil Ambani gifted a very expensive and luxurious yacht that was purchased for $84 million for his wife as a gift. The long served example of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz Mahal got redefined for the modern world.
5 –TAYLOR’S DIAMOND
Elizabeth Taylor is known to have received numerous precious gifts in her lifetime. However, one of the gifts presented to her by her erstwhile husband in 1972 stands out from all others. Richard Burton gifted Taylor a 69.42 carat pear shaped diamond on her 40th birthday. Today its value is estimated to be about $18.9 million USD.
4 – GIFT TO OBAMA
King Abdullah, the king of Saudi Arabia, decided to go with a grand gesture in order show his cooperation and courtesy to US President Barrack Obama. One of the most expensive gifts in the modern history, King Abdullah bestowed a total of $300,000 on the Obama family. The gifted items included rare gems, gold jewellery, diamonds and other valuable items.
3 –BEYONCE’S RING
Queen B’s crown jeweler is Lorraine Schwartz, the most popular choice on the red carpet. So it’s not surprising that she created Beyonce’s engagement ring too. It was in fact Schwartz who Jay-Z enlisted to create Beyoncé’s showstopping 18-carat, emerald-cut, flawless diamond solitaire ring, which he reportedly proposed with in 2008.
Though, the controversies run amass and there is no clear proof of this particular gift. This diamond is the largest one in the world. It has been belonged to many Indian rulers. The Kohinoor is considered the costliest diamond present on earth and it is one of the most important parts of British crown. This diamond is supposed to be priceless, almost literally, and is estimated to be worth over a billion dollars.
1 –TAJ MAHAL
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It was initially built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to show his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The whole complex was completed in 22 long years with a workforce of 20,000 workers. The cost involved was around 32 million Indian Rupees and undoubtedly a huge sum during the time. Today its estimated value is $827 million.