Birthdays are a very special affair for the people starting from their second birthday. They love the attention, the love, the gits that are showered. People feel special on their birthdays and feel really good. Their endorphin levels remain high and their efforts remain that their day be the best. But some people have access to an amazing level of wealth and therefore they gift huge huge…huge gifts.
WheeBuzz presents you the list of 5 most extravagant birthday gifts in the world.
5. Love floating on water
After his brother, Mukesh Ambani gifted wife Nina a $60 million Airbus A319 corporate jet, Indian billionaire Anil Ambani gave his wife Tina Ambani a 34-metre superyacht called as Tian, in year 2008, which reportedly costs at $80 million. This sum represents more than double the standard million-per-metre cost of most of the super yachts, suggesting that the Italian-built Custom Line vessel is really and amazingly crafted piece.
4. Diamonds are the most amazing gift
Like the Sultan of Brunei and Aristotle Onassis and also many others, Richard Burton lost out on a 68-carat diamond at an auction in 1969. He loved that diamond and so gripped with remorse, the next day, he bought it from the winner, Cartier, for $1 million. At that time, it was the highest price ever paid for a publicly sold jewel and equivalent to some $6.6 million today. He later gave it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Following her second divorce from Burton in 1978, Taylor sold the diamond and donated the proceeds to fund the building of a hospital in Botswana.
3. Art is forever, Art is love
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has an art-loving wife who works as the gallery owner and editor Dasha Zhukova This lead him to buy hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of masterpieces during the course of their decade-plus relationship. Abramovich’s generous acquisitions for his wife has pricey and priceless collections including a $14 million Giacometti sculpture, a group of 40 paintings by Russian artist Ilya Kabakov (priced at $30-60 million each), and works by Francis Bacon ($86 million) and Lucian Freud ($33 million).
2. Home is where the love is…and pearl
In 1917, New York banker Morton Plank traded his six-story Fifth Avenue mansion for a $1 million ($20 million in today’s dollars) pearl necklace from Cartier, a gift for his young wife. A few years later, Mikimoto’s invention of cultured pearls caused prices to crash, and the necklace was sold for just $150,000 after Mrs. Plank’s death in 1956. The former Plank mansion, which has served as Cartier’s New York flagship store for almost a century, would today be worth hundreds of millions, making the banker’s barter one of history’s most unfortunate, and the gift ultimately one of the most expensive ever.
1. Indian Koh-i-noor
The last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, Duleep Singh presented Late Queen Victoria with the 186-carat Koh-i-noor diamond in 1849. The diamond is still accepted as the biggest diamond piece in the world, flawless and beautiful. Considering that the giant gem was a little dull to the then Queen, Victoria’s consort Prince Albert had it cut down to a more brilliant 105.6 carats three years later. Today it’s set in the Queen Mother’s crown and is a highlight of the British Crown Jewels. Once the largest diamond ever found, its value is inestimable. (By way of comparison, the 45.42-carat Hope Diamond is said to be worth in excess of $250 million.)
Source: Forbes Magazine