What does one do when they have billions lying idle in their accounts? Spend right?
Now, while we haggle everyday to get a discount on every possible thing that we buy, there are also people who spend millions on things that are insanely expensive yet completely useless. If you have it, you flaunt it seems to be the agenda of these super rich people.
So, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive yet useless things that super rich spend their money on.
1. A lock of Elvis’ hair: $115,000
A lock of hair from Elvis Presley’s pompadour was sold for $115,000 in 2002. MastroNet Inc, the company behind the Internet auction, has made itself a little fortune selling the tresses of celebrities.
2. Gold toilet paper: $1.3 million
A Quality 3ply toilet paper with 22 carat gold through the roll. As you use it, gold flakes will fall onto the floor, taking you to whole new level of sophistication. Only one roll has been produced till now.
3. Goldfinger Motorcycle: $850,000
The bike, called Goldfinger, is plated with 24-karat gold and covered with 250 small diamonds totalling more than seven carats. The seat is made up of crocodile skin and more than 850 of the bike’s parts are gold-plated. Uffe Lauge Jensen, the company’s founder said there were many buyers interested in Goldfinger despite the price.
4. The Most Expensive Gold T-shirt: $240,000
Datta Phuge owns this shirt which is made entirely from gold. A team of 15 goldsmiths took two weeks days to create this masterpiece.
5. ATM At Home: Price Undisclosed
Driving to the bank was too main stream for NBA player DeShawn Stevens so he got an ATM installed in his house. He’s charged a fee of $4.50, every time he uses it.
6. World’s Most Expensive Poker Set: $7,100,000
All 384 solid 18c white gold chips in this set are encrusted with diamonds, and those decks of cards aren’t your standard drug-store purchase. They’re platinum-plated. This custom set has a crocodile case, and the chips are inlaid with stingray skin.
7. ‘The Rampant’ Surfboard: $1.3 million
This beautiful board carved from a rare wood with a 23-carat gold lion motif, making it the world’s most expensive surfboard. The guy who bought it, is not known. All that’s known is that he’s involved in the pharmaceutical industry.
8. Da Hong Pao Tea: $1,250,000 (per kilogram)
This particular leaf is said to be preserved from the Ming Dynasty, and has some real medicinal benefits. It’s so rare, in fact, that it’s kept by the Chinese government and usually only given as national gifts. It’s difficult to purchase, but not impossible.
9. The Beverly Hills Edition bike: $470,345
Goldgenie’s specialists applied a lustrous layer of 24k gold to the entire structure of the bike, from the tip of the drop handlebars to the ridge of the gear chain. Only 13 gold extreme bikes are going to be produced for the world market.
10. Dog Collar: $1.8 million
It is studded with more than 1600 hand-set diamonds on 18 K white gold attached to a crocodile leather collar. We are just trying to imagine who the lucky dog would be whose owner will shell out that kind of money for a collar.