Most things in the world have a price. In some cases, it is quite small, in others, it is prohibitive. That's just one thing when the rich lay out a fortune for something material, and quite another when huge sums of money are given for something that cannot be touched. Here are the 5 most expensive intangible purchases in the world.
1. Parking space
It would seem, how much can a regular parking space cost? As practice shows, sometimes a lot. In our case, we are talking about almost a million dollars. In October 2019, in the underground parking lot of The Center skyscraper in Hong Kong, a place for a car was bought for an incredible 969 thousand US dollars, or 7, 6 million Hong Kong dollars.
Interesting fact: funny, but the previous such record also belongs to Hong Kong. Then the owner of a large company bought a parking space in the parking lot of a prestigious residential complex for 664,200 thousand US dollars.
2. Dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev
Since the beginning of the century, the stars of politics and show business have launched an interesting trend - to put up for charity auctions lots related to them personally, but not only in the form of some things.
It was this lot that Hugh Grant bought for himself in 2008. It was a dinner with the first and last president of the USSR, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev. Moreover, the actor gave a lot of money for this opportunity - with the initial lot price of 50 thousand pounds, the final figure was almost a quarter of a million pounds, or about 325 thousand dollars.
3. Flight into space
Space tourism is a relatively recent occupation, but it has always cost a lot of money. The pioneer in this business was the American multimillionaire Dennis Tito, who in the already distant 2001 gave $ 20 million for the opportunity to go into space.
Since then, this trend has been picked up by other rich people. But the record holder for 11 years has been software architect Charles Simonyi. The thing is that he bears the honorary title of the world's only two-time space tourist, and for each of his voyages to the stars, the Hungarian rich man paid $ 35 million.
4. Game property
Gamers are a special caste of people who take the virtual world they have created in the game sometimes even more seriously than real life. Therefore, it is not surprising that the amounts that some of them spend on upgrading their personal universe in the computer are beyond the understanding of the majority.
So, to date, an absolute record among such purchases is the acquisition of virtual real estate by one of the players of the sci-fi multiplayer online game Entropia Universe for 2.5 million dollars. And the characters of the games are not very far behind - somehow one such game person was sold for 1 million dollars.
Billionaires often don’t skimp on celebrations for their families, especially when it comes to the wedding ceremony. But the record in this unspoken race was set by one Indian billionaire.
We are talking about the wedding of the 23-year-old daughter of the Indian industrial magnate Lakshmi Mittal Vanishi and her chosen one Amit. The celebration took place in several historical places in France at once: in particular, the wedding ceremony itself took place in the Palace of Versailles of Louis XIV. All in all, the wedding cost the Indian bagachu about $ 65 million.
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