The 40 Most Expensive Cars in the World (2023 Update)
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There’s something to be said about the presence and power expensive cars demand. We’ve put together this collection of the 40 most expensive cars in the world. Drive one of these bad boys and you’ll turn a lot of heads!
If you could only choose one of those luxury cars to have for a day, which one would you choose?
The 40 Most Expensive Cars in the World
The list of cars and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Wikipedia, Beautiful Life & Motor1.
These are the 40 most expensive cars in the world:
40. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Price: $2.2 million
It’s no surprise to see Ferrari opening the list, as they’ve always made some of the world’s most expensive cars.
In fact, this time, it’s the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a beefed-up version of its predecessor, released to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th year in business.
If you like the LaFerrari, then you’re going to love this open-top hypercar, as it’s more or less the same car but on steroids!
According to the producer, all units of the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta were already pre-sold to an exclusive list of customers via invitation.
39. Aston Martin Vulcan
Price: $2.3 million
The Aston Martin Vulcan is one of the rarest hypercars to be built. A grand total of 24 were built, and the car was produced for track-only driving. It has been reported, however, that some of the cars were converted for street use later on.
The Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-12 engine, making 800 horsepower.
You could have purchased an Aston Martin Vulcan for $2.3 million USD when the car was originally advertised.
38. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Price: $2.4 million
Many automotive connoisseurs say that Bugatti doesn’t produce cars but rather high-performance works of art and embodiments of luxury and exclusivity.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport marvelously combines useful modifications with gorgeous looks. When you look under the hood, you will find an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W-16 that provides 1,184 horsepower.
In 2010, this vehicle broke the production speed record as it reached 267.856 mph.
37. Pagani Utopia
Price: $2.5 million
Pagani Utopia is a rare case of opposing modern trends. This car has a rear-wheel drive layout with an available manual transmission, which is not that popular nowadays, so if it’s your thing and you can afford such an expensive car, that may be your dream vehicle!
Contrary to the all-present appreciation for electric motors, the producer of Pagani Utopia is proud of its all-new 6.0L V-12 Mercedes-AMG-sourced engine producing 851 horsepower.
What’s more, it has a patented Carbo-Titanium core and lightweight bodywork to clock in at 2,822 pounds, providing an excellent power-to-weight ratio.
36. Pininfarina Battista
Price: $2.5 million
The namesake of this car, the company’s founder Battista Farina, can surely be proud of its performance (and price!).
It was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019. It’s entirely electric and offers 1,827 horsepower. If you think that the regular supercar’s 0-60 is not enough for you, you may like that the Battista claims it can make it in less than 2 seconds.
The manufacturer plans to produce 150 units of this car and sell each of them for $2.5 million.
35. Koenigsegg Agera RS
Price: $2.5 million
The manufacturer claims it is the world’s fastest production car, and they put a lot of effort into tuning up every minuscule detail for the best performance.
Koenigsegg Agera RS beat the competition and its predecessors by reaching an incredible top speed of 277.87 mph. In each of the 27 examples released, you can find a 5.0L V-8 engine providing 1,341 horsepower.
34. Ferrari F60 America
Price: $2.6 million
The Ferrari F60 America is one of the slightly older cars on this list. At the core, this is an open-topped version of the F12 Berlinetta; which Ferrari produced to commemorate its 60th year in North America.
Other than being an open-top car, there are several minor cosmetic changes which differ to the regular F12 Berlinetta. The nose, doors, and wings have a slightly different styling. The paint color is that of North America Racing Team livery, and the interior has also been redone to match the name.
The original price of the F60 America was $2.6 million USD.
33. Lamborghini Countach
Price: $2.6 million
The name Countach is iconic in the automotive universe, and Lamborghini charges as much as $2.6 million for their new Aventador-based model. It was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original model.
It was unveiled in 2021 and made a great impression with its stunning body and original framework. It’s a hybrid car, packed with electrification, showing that gas may no longer be necessary.
Lamborghini plans to sell 112 units of this model over time.
32. La Ferrari FXX K
Price: $2.7 million
Designed by Marco Fainello, Flavio Manzoni and architect Evan Rodriguez, the FXX K is based on the road-legal LaFerrari.
The FXX K is Ferrari’s research and development vehicle, the K refers to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which is used to maximize performance.
A total of 40 cars were produced between 2015 – 2017 and are being held and maintained by Ferrari, available for their owners to use on track days.
Top speed… 217 mph!
31. Mercedes-AMG One
Price: $2.7 million
To celebrate their 50th birthday, the guys at Mercedes Benz AMG decided to make one hell of a hybrid sports car.
Unveiled at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany, the AMG One sold out of all 275 units and will not be manufactured anymore to preserve exclusivity.
Selling out so quickly might have something to do with Lewis Hamilton helping to develop the car or its 1.6-liter turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine that produces a top speed of 217 mph!
30. Aston Martin Victor
Price: $3 million
The thirtieth place on our list of the most expensive cars in the world belongs to Aston Martin Victor. It is often considered to be one of one and not likely to ever be repeated.
It was created on the basis of a prototype Aston Martin One-77, once left out. As the name of the prototype suggested, there could be only 77 units of this car, so it needed to be transferred into a throwback model.
What’s more, other models this vehicle is borrowing elements from are, for example, Aston Martin Vulcan and Valkyrie. Its name commemorates Victor Gauntlett, who helped the company survive huge challenges in the 1980s.
29. Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
Price: $3 million
It’s the same car we all know as Hennessey Venom F5 but without the roof. Despite such detail, this model has the same twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 as the coupe, producing the same 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque.
Hennessey Performance Engineering is known for providing impressive performance. This American manufacturer has already transformed many production cars in incredible ways, surpassing performance figures in a really impressive way,
It can reach a top speed of 300 mph, but it’s on the list of the most expensive cars for a reason – be ready to spend at least 3$ million!
28. Koenigsegg Jesko
Price: $3 million
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a limited-production mid-engine sports car, first introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The name Jesko pays tribute to the company founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
Built as a high-performance track racing car, the Jesko has a 5.0-Litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, pushing 1,281hp (normal gasoline) and 1,603hp (E85).
The Jesko has a price tag of $3 million USD, making it one of the most expensive cars in the world.
27. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
Price: $3 million
In the twenty-seventh place, there is the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio.
Introduced as a concept car in 2013, the Pininfarina Sergio was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show.
It was a tribute to the former chairman of the company and Sergio Pininfarina, the legendary automotive designer who died just a year before.
The design was based on the Ferrari 458 Spider. Only six were made, and all were sold to a group of high-net-worth individuals who just love the most expensive cars like these.
26. Aston Martin Valkyrie
Price: $3.2 million
The twenty-sixth place on our list of the most expensive cars belongs to Aston Martin Valkyrie (also known as AM-RB 001 and Nebula). It is a really impressive vehicle with a Cosworth-sourced 6.5-liter V12 producing 1,160 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Such an engine allows it to reach a top speed of over 200 miles per hour.
Aston Martin produced this expensive car in collaboration with Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies and several other partners. They released only 150 units of the standard Aston Martin Valkyrie, and a limited 25-run AMR model is about to be released later.
The main aim of producing this car was to create a track-oriented model that is completely usable and enjoyable as a road car. Its biggest competitors are the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 and the Mercedes-AMG ONE.
25. Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere
Price: $3.4 million
What a beauty!
The limited edition Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere is just gorgeous.
The car was modeled on the Grand Sports Vitesse Roadster and has an 8.0 L W16 engine that produces 1,200 hp.
It’s one of the fastest cars in the world and the original version was named the Car of the Decade 2000-2009.
Reaching a top speed of 253 mph, it holds firm at number 25 on our list of most expensive cars.
24. W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Price: $3.4 million
Wow… just Wow! Look at it!
Words can’t even describe how nice this is.
It’s the product of W Motors, a Lebanese motor company that collaborated with both Lebanese and Italian engineers.
The HyperSport was the first car in the world to have headlights encrusted with diamonds (15cts).
Buyers also had the choice of rubies, yellow diamonds, and sapphires. Hence, it’s no wonder that it’s considered to be one of the most expensive cars in the world!
The twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8-liter engine produces 780 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque.
All that power means the car can reach speeds of up to 240 mph!
23. McLaren Solus
Price: $3.5 million
It’s not that easy to get a chance to drive a Formula 1 car. However, the McLaren Solus can provide a very similar experience if you are able to purchase one of the most expensive cars!
It has a single-seat cockpit with a six-point harness and a steering wheel that allows you to have full control under your fingertips. With its 829 horsepower and top speed reaching over 200 mph, you can really feel like a Formula 1 driver.
To make the experience even more immersive, each McLauren Solus buyer receives a custom-made helmet and HANS device, emphasizing the fact that it’s not a street cruiser.
22. Pagani Huayra BC
Price: $3.5 million
One of the most expensive cars ever designed, the Pagani Huayra BC roadster is truly an epic automotive accomplishment.
Inspired by the Zonda R and featuring sideways opening doors, Pagani has also increased the power, revised the chassis and brakes, and included a new 7-speed transverse gearbox.
It gets its name from one of Pagani’s original investors, Benny Caiola, who was also the first Pagani customer and friend of the founder.
With a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, it’s easy to see how this supercar is able to get up to speeds of 261 mph, as well as its spot on the most expensive car list!
21. Aspark Owl
Price: $3.56 million
Some of the most expensive cars stick to internal combustion engines, but Aspark (despite being quite a newcomer to the automotive world) ignores such conventions.
The Aspark Owl is probably one of the most advanced electric cars ever made. It has four electric motors working in unison to provide 2,012 horsepower and reach 60 mph in less than just 1.7 seconds.
Apart from providing an outstanding driving experience, this car impresses automotive industry fans with its low-slung roof with elegant lines.
20. McLaren P1 LM
Price: $3.6 million
The McLaren P1 LM is more or less a street-legal version of the iconic McLaren P1 GTR. Lanzante, a British firm, bought the original track-only P1 and converted it for sale.
Six LMs were made in total. Five were sold to private buyers, and the sixth, codenamed ‘XP1 LM,’ the prototype P1 LM, is now being used for development and testing purposes.
The P1 LM features a larger twin-turbocharged V8 engine than the P1 and P1 GTR and reaches a limited top speed of 214 mph!
19. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
Price: $3.6 million
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a limited-run production car, limited to 60.
It was first shown to the world in March 2020 and is essentially a handling-focused version of the regular Chiron. The Chiron Pur Sport is much lighter than the original (50kg), more aerodynamic, and features both front and rear anti-roll bars.
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is listed at $3.3 million USD, making it the 19th most expensive car in the world.
18. Lamborghini Sian
Price: $3.6 million
The Lamborghini Sian is a limited production run of 63 cars, which have now all been sold. Lamborghini has put together the Sian as a limited edition hybrid supercar, which is a 6.5-liter V12 engine and extra electric motor.
This is the very first hybrid car that Lamborghini has sold, and every car will be individually customized according to the preferences of the owner.
The original sale price of the Sian was $3.6 million USD, making it the eighteenth most expensive car on our list.
17. Koenigsegg CC850
Price: $3.7 million
The Koenigsegg CC850 appeared as a surprise for the brand’s 20th anniversary, and it was welcomed very well. It took the twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 from the Jesko, reaching 1,385 horsepower and 1,022 pound-feet of torque.
One of the most characteristic features of this amazing car is its unique Engage Shift System (ESS) with a nine-speed automatic allowing it to switch to a six-speed manual. Apart from that, it has a foot-operated clutch and a gated shifter layout.
Such great features must make the Koenigsegg CC850 one of the most expensive cars – its price starts at $3.7 million.
16. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
Price: $4.5 million
Veneno means venom or poison in Spanish, and this car certainly gives off a deadly presence.
Based on the Aventador, the Veneno was created to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary and was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
It can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, and its price tag makes it one of the most expensive cars in the world!
15. Bugatti Bolide
Price: $4.7 million
With concept cars, designers can get very creative. Sometimes those ideas turn out to be a complete failure, but in the case of the Bolide experimental hypercar concept released by Bugatti, hyper sports car fans went crazy. And it just had to be built!
Its 1,824-horsepower engine has more power than the one in the Chiron Super Sport 300+ and more extreme bodywork, which is said to allow for lapping tracks like the Nurburgring in record time.
The sleek design of this expensive vehicle is enriched with many elements providing downforce so that the tires can be firmly planted as the Bolide roars down the track.
14. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Price: $4.8 million
Intended to be limited to only three units, the CCXR Trevita cost so much to manufacture that Koenigsegg decided to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number to just two. And such rare vehicles just had to reach prices high enough to place them among the most expensive cars!
Some of this car’s features include a diamond weave carbon fiber finish, a unique double carbon rear wing, an Inconel exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, and a tire monitoring system.
The car featured above is from Floyd Mayweather’s own personal collection.
It has a top speed of 254 mph!
13. Bugatti Mistral
Price: $5 million
As electric motors become more and more popular in the automotive world, a long line of retired platforms is left behind.
The Bugatti Mistral may be the last car with a W-16 monster engine providing 1,577 horsepower. It has similar features to the Chiron coupe, but it has no roof, and its front end has been significantly reworked.
Bugatti ambitiously claims that the Mistral is the fastest open-top production car in the world, with its top speed reaching 261 mph. There are plans to build only 99 examples of this vehicle for the price of around $5.0 million in the USA, and each of them has already been accounted for.
12. Pagani Huayra Imola
Price: $5.4 million
The seventh most expensive car in the world is the Pagani Huayra Imola, which is limited to just five production cars. It was announced back in September 2019, and since then Pagani have released more technical details.
The twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG specifically for Pagani now pumps out an astounding 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet, making the Imola more powerful than the Huayra BC.
The Imola is listed for a price tag of €5 million ($5.41 million USD).
11. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Price: $5.7 million
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was limited to 30 production vehicles, and this expensive car signifies more than just another excellent display of Bugatti craftsmanship.
Bugatti actually became the first manufacturer to cross the 300 mph mark on a track in Germany. The car that managed it was an upgraded version of the Bugatti Chiron, reaching 304.77 mph.
Hence Bugatti decided to produce and sell a limited number of these upgraded Chiron models, which incorporate a tuned version of the original car’s quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine, producing 1,578bhp.
All 30 models of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ have now been sold, and the prices started from €3.5 million ($4 million USD), reaching even $5.7 million, making it the eleventh most expensive car on the list.
10. Bugatti Divo
Price: $6 million
The Bugatti Divo is a mid-engine sports car developed with a track-focused approach and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
It was named after French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio race twice in the 1920s for Bugatti.
According to the manufacturer, Bugatti Divo is the most agile and dynamic car they’ve ever created.
Limited to just 40 units, the car was pre-sold before the public debut to Chiron owners through special invitation by the dealers. It sold out on its first day of availability, even though it was one of the most expensive cars available.
Top speed – a reduced 236 mph!
9. Pagani Huayra Codalunga
Price: $7.4 million
Pagani Huayra Codalunga is a clear answer to customers’ demands. Namely, two Pagani collectors stated a desire to purchase an exclusive car with the iconic long-tail shape from classic cars that appeared in 1960s races. And the producer stepped up to deliver!
This is how the Pagani Huayra Codalunga was created. It is no wonder they are present on the most expensive car lists, as there are only five examples of them, so their rarity boosts up the price to a large extent.
Also, what certainly contributes to its value is the gorgeous exterior and steampunk-style interior. It is also important to mention what’s under the hood! This amazing car has a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 producing 829 horsepower and 809 pound-feet of torque, coming along with the seven-speed sequential transmission, providing a true racing experience.
8. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero
Price: $8 million
In eighth place on our list of most expensive cars in the world is the Maybach Exelero from Mercedes Benz.
Despite its peculiar looks, it’s one hell of a high-performance four-seater sports car with a V12 twin-turbo engine.
It was commissioned by a German subsidiary of Goodyear, Fulda, to test their new Carat Exelero tire range.
The Exelero appeared in one of Jay-Z‘s music videos and was purchased by rapper Birdman, according to Top Gear.
It has an impressive top speed of 213 mph.
7. Bugatti Centodieci
Price: $9 million
It’s clear to see a lot of thought has gone into Bugatti’s Centodieci model. The car pays homage to the Bugatti EB110 and is a celebration of the Bugatti marque’s 110th birthday.
The Centodieci weighs 20kg less than the Chiron, and has an 8,000cc quad-turbocharged W16 engine, rated at 1,578hp. Production of the Centodieci will be limited to 10 units priced at 8 million euros ($9 million USD) each.
6. Bugatti Chiron Profilée
Price: $10.8 million
At first look, the Profilée model may not differ much from a regular Chiron, but it is really a one-of-a-kind vehicle. It was initially constructed as a test for a limited edition of Profilée cars, but this Chiron ended up as the only example.
Similar to the whole Chiron range, this car has a 1,476-horsepower quad-turbocharged W16 engine. What’s more, it has unique bodywork and a custom spoiler which makes it stand out from the rest of the models and boosts up its price tag.
5. Rolls Royce Sweptail
Price: $13 Million
The fifth place on our list of the most expensive cars in the world is what can only be described as one stunning piece of handcrafted magic.
A powerhouse of automotive design and engineering, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off luxury piece made in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, one of the most famous producers of the most exclusive cars.
Commissioned in 2013 for a super-yacht and aircraft specialist, whose identity Rolls-Royce does not divulge.
The Sweptail made its debut as the most expensive new car in the world at the yearly Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in 2017.
It surpassed all its rivals and remains one of the most expensive cars in the world.
4. SP Automotive Chaos
Price: $14.4 million
There is a newcomer in the automotive industry making a great entrance. A designer from Greece called Spyros Panopoulos has created two ultra cars with the use of some of the most advanced materials available.
The base model for this ultra car is the 2,048-horsepower SP Automotive Chaos Earth Version, worth $6.3 million. Thanks to the Zero Gravity variant, the quad-turbo V-10 engine boosts up to 3,065 horsepower, reaching 62 mph in just 1.55 seconds and a quarter-mile in less than 7.5 seconds. And that’s one of the reasons its price reaches $14.4 million.
3. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
Price: $17 Million
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the second most expensive car in the world. It adds on to the already incredible legacy of the Pagani Zonda, and features a rather unique look. The rear wheels are partially covered by carbon fiber, the wind-shield is smaller than usual, and the car itself is roofless.
The Barchetta peaks at 789bhp with a top speed of 221mph. It is the fastest, and most powerful Zonda model ever produced.
It’s safe to say this car is a thing of beauty.
Although this is the second most expensive car on this list, it still has a ridiculous price tag of $17 million USD.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: $18.7 million
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the second vehicle on the list of the most expensive cars in the world right now.
It’s a part of Bugatti’s plans to build two custom cars every year. Only one Noire will be built, and it’s pretty sexy… we think. Although Bugatti La Voiture Noire was first mentioned in 2019, the manufacturer said they needed another 2 and a half years to finish building the car.
Boasting a top speed of 261 mph, and 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, that’s one hell of a rush.
Bugatti has stated that an Anonymous buyer has purchased the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the $18.7 million price tag, which is after tax. Pre-tax, Bugatti La Voiture Noire is worth around $12.4 million USD.
1. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Price: $28 million (est.)
And here it comes – the first place on our list of the most expensive cars in the world! In 2023, so far, it belongs to Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. This vehicle proves that you can successfully mix quantity and quality. It is a great successor to the gorgeous Sweptail from 2017, which was sold for $12.8 million, as previously mentioned.
Rolls Royce Boat Tails have been designed as coach-built models, and they feature elements of both J-Class yachts and the original 1932 Boat Tail, so they look similar to the classic cars. They have super-powered engines capable of 563 horsepower.
Moreover, Rolls Royce Boat Tail is truly luxurious – it has an amazing two-tone exterior, stunning custom finishes inside, and a “hosting suite” where you can find a built-in sun umbrella and a champagne fridge.
Rolls-Royce doesn’t officially put a sticker price on one-off builds such as this model, but it is estimated it costs an impressive $28.0 million.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the most expensive cars in the world.
We enjoyed putting this list together and looking to buy one or two of these ourselves!
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Here’s a quick recap of the 40 most expensive cars in the world:
- Rolls-Royce Boat Tail: $28 million
- Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.7 million
- Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17 million
- SP Automotive Chaos: $14.4 million
- Rolls Royce Sweptail: $13 Million
- Bugatti Chiron Profilée: $10.8 million
- Bugatti Centodieci: $9 million
- Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero: $8 million
- Pagani Huayra Codalunga: $7.4 million
- Bugatti Divo: $6 million
- Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: $5.7 million
- Pagani Huayra Imola: $5.4 million
- Bugatti Mistral: $5 million
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 million
- Bugatti Bolide: $4.7 million
- Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5 million
- Koenigsegg CC850: $3.7 million
- Lamborghini Sian: $3.6 million
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport: $3.6 million
- McLaren P1 LM: $3.6 million
- Aspark Owl: $3.56 million
- Pagani Huayra BC: $3.5 million
- McLaren Solus: $3.5 million
- W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 million
- Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere: $3.4 million
- Aston Martin Valkyrie: $3.2 million
- Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $3 million
- Koenigsegg Jesko: $3 million
- Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster: $3 million
- Aston Martin Victor: $3 million
- Mercedes AMG One: $2.7 million
- La Ferrari FXX K: $2.7 million
- Lamborghini Countach: $2.6 million
- Ferrari F60 America: $2.6 million
- Koenigsegg Agera RS: $2.5 million
- Pininfarina Battista: $2.5 million
- Pagani Utopia: $2.5 million
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: $2.4 million
- Aston Martin Vulcan: $2.3 million
- Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta: $2.2 million
The Most Expensive Cars in the World – FAQ
What is the number 1 among the most expensive cars in the world in 2023?
In 2023, the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail beats all the other most expensive cars, with its impressive price being estimated at $28 million.
What was the world’s most expensive car sold at an auction?
The most expensive cars sold at auctions are even more costly than those sold regularly. In May 2022, the one-off 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was sold for a whooping sum of $143 million at a special auction organized in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
Who are the top owners of the most expensive cars?
It’s no surprise that the richest celebrities and businesspeople buy the most expensive cars in the world. Some of the top owners of the most expensive cars are Ralph Lauren, Jay-Z, Cristiano Ronaldo, and 50 Cent.
Which of these most expensive supercars did you expect to appear on this list? Leave a comment below.
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The 20 Most Expensive Luxury Pens
Which are the most expensive luxury pens in the world?
We’ve put together this list of the top 20 most expensive luxury pens that money can buy.
For many centuries we have used all kinds of pens as a way of communication or in art. Nowadays we don’t use pens as much as before because of the new technology era. It’s so much easier to put down a note on the smartphone than using a pen and putting it down on paper.
With this article, we will show you the most expensive luxury pens in the world. It can be penned that are used for special occasions or pens that have been a part of a specific event.
There are so many different luxury pens on the market, and they all cost a fortune. I bet you didn’t think that one of the most expensive pens is worth over $7 million. There are pens with a long history that has been brought into the modern world right now.
Maybe you have heard about some of the pens mentioned on this list before. Let us know!
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The 20 Most Expensive Luxury Pens in the World
Living in a digital world like we’re doing in 2021, we primarily use writing on our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The pen has been around for a while as a writing instrument.
I think the best feature about having a pen is that it’s more personal if a letter is handwritten than having a note on your phone. The ink of the pen can be satisfying to put on the paper, making you calm.
The luxury pens and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as MoneyInc and Pen Shop.
Here’s our list of the 20 most expensive luxury pens you can buy:
20. Titanic-DNA Fountain Pens by Romain Jerome — $5,000
In twentieth place, we have the Titanic DNA Fountain Pen. It’s made by Romain Jerome, and it’s worth a total of $5,000. Jerome is the creator of the DNA series of luxury watches.
This pen was created as a tribute to the Titanic ship. Each pen comes with a ring o steel at the barrel. One of the best features of this elegant pen is that it comes with metal being a blend of materials that comes from the actual Titanic ship.
19. OMAS Limited Edition Pens — $16,500
Next up is the OMAS Limited Edition pen. OMAS is worth a total of $16,500!
During the 1930s, this pen had colorful celluloid as the material of choice for pens. Some of these pens you collect as vintage from other decades.
After World War II, these spends were released, which makes this pen a historical symbol.
18. The Caran d’Ache “1010″ Fountain Pen — $19,000
As well as being one of the most expensive pens in the world, The Caran d’Ache “1010” Fountain Pen is one of the most limited editions of pens. This pen can offer a journey around the dial.
This pen is one of the most expensive pens in the world. Emmanuel Poiré was a cartoonist who was known under the name Caran D’Ache. Thanks to his famous cartoons, he would later inspire the name of this pen.
The total price of The Caran d’Ache “1010” Fountain Pen is $19,000.
17. Grayson Tighe Limited Edition Fountain and Rollerball Pens — $24,000
Next on the list, we have the Grayson Tighe Limited Edition Fountain and Rollerball Pens. A remarkable fact about this pen is that it’s not created equally like the others.
You will need to pay a total price of $24,000. The price range has changed from $22,000 to $24,000 per pen. This pen comes with a silver-tone case with blue accents, and it can also give a 3D effect.
16. The Four Seasons Pen — $36,000
The Four Seasons Pen is worth a total of $36,000!
You might ask what the best features it with this $36,000 pen?
Only 33 sets of these pens have been created. The creator behind this pen is Ferrari da Varese, and he is known for his unique designs.
The only problem with these pens is that they are rarely for sale. If you are a lucky person to write with this pen, consider yourself unique since this is one of the rarest pens in the world.
15. Forbidden City HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain Pen — $42,000
Forbidden City HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain pen costs a total of $42,000!
This pen is a limited edition release, and that is why the price of the pen is very high. If you’re a pen enthusiast, this is an obvious pick for you.
This is one of the most luxurious pens on the market. It can open up a brand new world and perspective on the value of collectible pieces.
14. CREW 60TH White Gold Fountain Pens by Tibaldi — $43,000
Coming in at number fourteen on our list of most expensive luxury pens is CREW 60TH White Gold Fountain Pens. This pen was made of Tibaldi.
The asking price for this pen is $43,000!
This pen comes with 20 solid white gold roller balls and 40 white gold fountain pens. The material behind this beautiful pen is made with the best premium Sterling Silver.
An Italian company is the creator of this pen, and it has been around since 1916. CREW 60TH White Gold Fountain Pen has a remarkable history and an excellent reputation.
13. Alchemy HRH Fountain Pen by Visconti — $57,000
Alchemy HRH Fountain was created by Visconti, and it’s also one of the rarest pens out there.
It’s handcrafted and made from the best materials. The whole point with this pen is to satisfy the owner who wants to surround themselves with writing with the best experience possible.
The color of this ben is red, and the trim is made from 18 karat gold. This lavish design also features elegant metals and stones. It also includes 4-carat diamonds and rubies.
12. Ripple HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain Pen — $57,000
Ripple HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain pen has a total worth of $57,000!
You might wonder what the inspiration was behind this pen?
The designer behind it wanted to cover it with excellent diamonds and white gold to make it look like the motion of water and thoughts.
Each pen is handcrafted. All of the diamonds on the pen are white diamonds, and they have the best quality and clarity that you can ever imagine.
11. Samurai Prestige Lighter and Pen Set by S.T. Dupont — $66,000
Samurai Prestige Lighter and Pen was created by S.T Dupont is worth a total of $66,000.
S.T. Dupont is a well-established designer who also creates handbags and lighters. One of his latest creations is a limited edition of lighters.
This Samurai pen is limited to just 20 pieces. They come with solid rose gold and multiple diamonds. It will also come with a lovely display.
10. Perrier-Jouët Anniversary Edition pen by Omas — $134,700
The tenth most expensive luxury pen is Perrier-Jouët Anniversary Edition which is made by Omas. It’s a limited edition, and you can choose your style of pen.
The creator behind this pen first started to make champagne. Collectors all over the world knowns that this is a unique piece, and it has impressive materials as well.
Perrier-Jouët Anniversary Edition pen is a work of art.
9. Limited Edition Boehme Papillion Pen by Montblanc — $230,410
Limited Edition Boehme Papillon Pen is made by Montblanc, and it’s also a limited edition.
If you’re a real pen enthusiast, you will know that this is a great pen brand. It’s one of the most luxury pens on the market today, but the cost can make it hard to purchase.
The company behind this pen has earned one of the best reputations in the luxury pen industry. They have maintained their exclusivity and quality.
8. Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen — $256,000
On the eighth spot on the list, we have the Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 pen.
As mentioned above, Montblanc is one of the most well-known German manufacturers. They create accessories such as timepieces and leatherwork.
After Prince Rainier of Monaco’s passing, they released a limited edition of the 81 pens. The pen comes with 8 carats worth of diamonds and rubies.
The body of the pen has 18k white gold, and the nib of the pen is made from yellow gold as well.
7. Caran D’Ache La Modernista Diamond Pen — $265,000
Caran D’Ache La Modernista Diamond pen is worth $265,000!
The creator behind this pen is based in Geneva. The pen itself was made in honor of Antonio Gaudi. In 1995 the one was finished to be released, and in 2001 it made its way to the retailer Harrods in London.
For collectors out there, it’s good to know that this La Modernista pen is handmade, and it took many months to create it. 20 karat of the finest diamonds have been used on this writing instrument.
6. Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen — $406,450
On the sixth spot on the list, we have the Caran d’Ache Gothica pen. It has a total worth of $406,450!
This pen is named after the Russian word for pencil. The company behind this pen is based in Switzerland. It comes with rosettes and with 72 rubies, and 72 emeralds. In my opinion, I find it so impressive that a pen can have rubies and emeralds in it. It’s so much more than just a pen.
It has more than 900 diamonds encrusted in the cap, which gives it a more luxurious feeling.
5. Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels — $730,000
Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc is the fifth most expensive luxury pen on the list!
Montblanc and Van Cleef, and Arpels released this pen as a limited edition pen. If you purchase this pen, it will come with three editions, and each of the pens has either emeralds, sapphires, or rubies on them.
Mystery Masterpiece pen will set you back $730,000.
4. Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan — $995,510
The fourth most expensive luxury pen in the world is the Heaven Gold pen made by Anita Tan.
The jewelry designer Anita Mai Tan was inspired to make this pen by making it look like one of the planets in the solar system. The design of a pen can make it look way more impressive than any other pen.
Its design is imposing and elegant, like no other pen on the market. It comes with 161 diamonds and 43 carats of 2 billion years old gemstones. Gemstones that actually are 2 billion years old, wow!
I think the biggest question is, would you spend $995,510 to purchase this solar system pen?
3. Diamante by Aurora — $1.28 Million
On the third spot on this list, we have the Diamante pen made by Aurora.
It’s worth a total of $1.28 million!
This pen can be compared with many pens on the list that we already have mentioned. They have continued the same trend of using as much jewelry and diamonds as possible.
It comes with 2,000 diamonds, and all of the stones on this pen have been used by the renowned DeBeers Jewellers. One thing that makes these pens stand out is that it’s the only pen produces in this edition.
2. Montblanc Boehme Royal Pen — $1.5 Million
The second most expensive luxury pen in the world is the Montblanc Boehme Royal pen.
There is no news that Mountblanc is one of the best company’s out there creating the best elegant pens. This pen is made of 18 karats white gold and has over 1,400 diamonds.
The company’s logo has been put on the pen by using another 18 karat white gold and diamonds.
1. Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi — $8 million
We have finally reached the most expensive luxury pen in the world, Fulgor Nocturnus.
Fulgor Nocturnus is made by Tibaldi, which has its heart in Italy. The collection that exists today comes with different designs and trends.
It comes with rare black diamonds. Black diamonds are one of the most challenging forms of a natural diamond, making this pen the unique piece you will ever find.
The price tag of this excellent pen is $8 million!
It was sold at a charity auction in Shanghai.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the most expensive luxury pens money can buy!
Forget the pens you had in school that you got for free. In this article, we’ve been showing you some of the most expensive pens in the world. Over centuries luxury pens have been sought after as a symbol of status. We can also get a special feeling when we write with pens instead of using our smartphones.
Pens started to become popular during the 1920s. It was a way of expressing thoughts and was seen as a status symbol. Today, not many prefer to use a pen when we want to write something. But for those who use pens, we hope that you found this article interesting and helpful.
We are living in a digital world, and luxury pens are rising in price every day. In this article, we’ve been going through the 20 most expensive pens ever sold.
What was your favorite luxury pen, and why?
My personal favorite was the Heaven Gold pen because it comes with gemstones older than 2 billion years!
Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive luxury pens:
- Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi — $8 million
- Montblanc Boehme Royal Pen — $1.5 Million
- Diamante by Aurora — $1.28 Million
- Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan — $995,510
- Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels — $730,000
- Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen — $406,450
- Caran D’Ache La Modernista Diamond Pen — $265,000
- Montblank Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen — $256,000
- Limited Edition Boehme Papillion Pen by Montblanc — $230,410
- Perrier-Jouët Anniversary Edition pen by Omas — $134,700
- Samurai Prestige Lighter and Pen Set by S.T. Dupont — $66,000
- Ripple HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain Pen — $57,000
- Alchemy HRH Fountain Pen by Visconti — $57,000
- CREW 60TH White Gold Fountain Pens by Tibaldi — $43,000
- Forbidden City HRH Limited Edition Visconti Fountain Pen — $42,000
- The Four Seasons Pen — $36,000
- Grayson Tighe Limited Edition Fountain and Rollerball Pens — $24,000
- The Caran d’Ache “1010″ Fountain Pen — $19,000
- OMAS Limited Edition Pens — $16,500
- Titanic-DNA Fountain Pens by Romain Jerome — $5,000
Which are your favorite most luxury expensive pens? Leave a comment below.
The 10 Most Expensive Camera Lenses in the World
Which are the most expensive camera lenses in the world?
We’ve put together this list of the top 10 most expensive camera lenses money can buy.
With the fast development of smartphones and computers, everyone has access to more than a decent camera. Professional photographers will normally always go for the best thing: a digital camera that stands out that much that it provides more flexibility and the right equipment for any occasion.
You’d need to have an expensive camera if you want to take photos in complete darkness or if you want to shoot proper action shots in a fraction of a second. The only bad side about getting a camera like this is that the price tag can cost up to a fortune, so you will need to save a lot of money to afford one.
Camera lenses can use a wide range of cameras to focus on different sizes, shakes, and other characteristics. Some of the cameras on the market are less expensive than others.
Most people would be surprised to hear the prices of the most expensive camera lenses in the world.
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The 10 Most Expensive Camera Lenses in the World
As we know, lens cameras use separate camera lenses, which means that you can attach different types of lenses to the same camera. These lenses come with different prices starting from less than $100 to thousands of dollars. In this article, we will show you some of the most expensive camera lenses in the world. Maybe you already have some ideas for your future camera?
There are some insane lenses out there. Maybe you have heard about Leica Camera. This camera is from a German manufacturer that specializes in making camera lenses and cameras. What’s interesting is that the products come with a very high price tag.
Enough said none of them can match a 1,600 mm telephoto lens that comes with a total price of $2 million. This piece of equipment is designed for a discounted series of SLR cameras.
What are you looking for in a camera, and what do you think is the most important feature for them to have?
The camera lenses and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Luxatic and Pixsy.
Here’s our list of the 10 most expensive camera lenses you can buy:
10. Horseman 23mm f/5.6 HR Digaron-S Lens – $15,620
The 10th most expensive camera lens on the list is the Horseman 23mm. This lens can fit on many cameras, and it was introduced with the Horseman SW612D. This camera is super wide and has been developed for its digital camera and roll film holders.
Horseman 23mm comes with a camera back which offers an interchanging adapter plate and Horseman Roll Film Holders from 6×7 to 6x12cm formats.
It also features a lightweight and simple design.
9. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens – $16,296
Nikon AF-S Nikkor is one of the most impressive lenses on the market. It comes with a full-frame. This lens offers sports, news, and wildlife photographers the perfect reach and performance. It has advanced optic and lens technology. This lens is the longest in Nikon’s lineup, and with it, you can get the most advanced optical designs.
The lens also features two fluorite elements, clarity and a wide variety of colors. Nano Crystal has been applied to this optical system so you can minimize the bright and backlit conditions.
This is the 9th most expensive camera lens in the world.
8. Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG – $25,999
Sigma 200-500mm has an amazing telephoto zoom lens that stands out with a large and stunning focal length.
This allows the lens to capture objects that are very far away. Many sports photographers have used this camera to capture the best possible pictures. This lens can be paired with Canon, Nikon, and Sigma.
This lens also comes with an LCD panel. This displayed the focal distance and zoom. This lens is priced at a cool $25,999, and this is one of the most expensive Sigma lens out there.
7. Canon 5200mm f/14 lens – $45,000
Canon 5200mm is one of the biggest lenses on the market right now, and it’s the biggest one ever produced. This lens was designed for astrophotography. It weighs around 100 kg and can take photos of objects at a distance of up to 32 miles away.
This lens has a built-in ND filter that controls the quantity of light. One of the lenses was posted for sale on e bay pages a few years ago for a total price of $45,000.
Canon 5200mm is the 7th most expensive camera lens on this list.
6. Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 Lens – $60,000
Nikkor 12000-1700mm has an amazing zoom of 1200 to 1700mm. It has one of the longest focal length range on the market. This is the camera that is known for its amazing zoom. This is the sixth most expensive camera lens in the world.
Nikkor comes with 18 elements in a total of 13 groups. The angle has been supported with 3 degrees at 1200mm and 1.5 degrees at 1700mm. If you’re wondering what this camera’s minimum focusing distance is, the answer is 10 m.
This leans 52mm filters, and the lens itself weighs around 16 kgs.
5. Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L Lens – $89,579
In the fifth spot on the list, we have the Canon EF lens. This lens is a super-prime lens that Canon made. It has a length of 12000 mm, and you can put the lens on the digital body with a sensor size of 22.5mm.
This lens is one of the longest lenses in the world, and it comes with full autofocus. It’s silent and fast, and the quality images are amazing.
Canan has made this lens available on any market. You would need to pay a deposit to get this camera. The lens is constructed of metal, and it’s also painted white.
Sports Illustrated Magazine bought two of those lenses back in the 1990s.
4. Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700mm f/4 – $100,000
In the fourth spot, we have Zeiss APO Sonnar.
In 2006, the optics experts from Carl Zeiss had managed to make the world’s best lens. This amazing lens is meant to be used with the Hasselblad 6×6 medium camera. The lens weighs 256 kg and can focus on objects in unconventional ways, like no other camera.
Zeiss Apo Sonnar is the largest telephoto lens on the market, and the military has used it. This camera is a perfect lens for wildlife photography. It comes with 15 different optical elements.
The total price of this bad boy is $100,000!
3. Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7 lens – $150,000
This is my favorite pick on the list!
Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar is an incredible lens. This camera lens was first made in 1966. Since then, it has made used for the Apollo Lunar Program of NASA. It has been designed to capture the far side of the moon.
The lens makes it possible to capture incredible images of any lighting. Out of all the lenses manufactured by Carl Zeiss, six were sold to NASA, and three were sold to Stanley Kubrick.
This is the third most expensive camera lens in the world. How amazing?
2. Nikkor 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye lens – $160,000
In the second spot, we have the Nikkor 6 mm camera lens.
This is the first unveiled rare lens that was founded in 1970. This lens is designed for special industrial and scientific applications. There are a series of filters built into the lens since you can’t fit to have it on the front.
It was released as an updated version in the 1980s. One time this exact camera was sold at an auction for $160,000.
1. Leica APO-Telit-R 1:5.6/1600mm – $2 Million
The most expensive camera lens on the list is Leica APO-Telit-R.
It was made for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar at a total price of $2 million. Can you actually believe that? We will never know the Saudi price used the lens or why he needed a 1600 mm focal length.
This camera weighs 132 pounds, and you can throw a 2x teleconverter on this lens. If you do that, you will have a 3200mm close-up. The Saudi prince is one of the richest people on earth, but he unfortunately never showed any sample images.
To date, there is no technical information on the Leica lens, but it’s the most expensive lens in the world.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the most expensive camera lenses money can buy!
Whether you’re into putting photos up on social media or you enjoy being in nature and taking photographs, I’m sure you want to have the best quality on your pictures. The camera leans the most precious to people belonging to those who like to take photos.
If you need to take a picture at a crazy night party or a flowing river, the better the camera lens is, the more attractive and detailed the pictures will be.
Lenses can be very pricy depending on what lens you choose to buy. The quality of the lens makes them more wanted around the world. The list we just showed you show some of the most expensive camera lenses in the world. If you haven’t made up your mind already, we hope that you will find it in the nearest future.
If you use it as a hobby or profession, there is no secret that photography is expensive. Your wall is going to get a lot lighter when you decide to buy one of these cameras.
One of the most expensive cameras ever sold was a 1923 prototype from the Leica O series. This camera was sold at the WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vianna for $2.96 million.
A camera is a collector’s item, and the prototype that got sold is just proof that it has been an important part of photographic history. The value of the cameras and lenses can cost up to a fortune, and some of them can cost as much as a lavish car or an apartment.
I love to photograph, especially in nature, since I’ve been traveling in countries such as Bali, Thailand, Greece, and China. A picture can really make you enjoy the moment forever. My favorite pick on the list has to be Carl Zeiss 50mm camera lens because I love the design and also because it has been used in the NASA program.
What is your favorite camera lens, and why? How would you describe your dream camera?
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive camera lenses:
- Leica APO-Telit-R 1:5.6/1600mm – $2 Million
- Nikkor 6mm F/2.8 Fisheye lens – $160,000
- Carl Zeiss 50mm Planar f/0.7 lens – $150,000
- Zeiss APO Sonnar 1700mm f/4 – $100,000
- Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L Lens – $89,579
- Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8.0 Lens – $60,000
- Canon 5200mm f/14 lens – $45,000
- Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG – $25,999
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens – $16,296
- Horseman 23mm f/5.6 HR Digaron-S Lens – $15,620
Which are your favorite most expensive camera lenses? Leave a comment below.
The 10 Most Expensive Minerals in the World
What are the most expensive minerals in the world?
There is a good reason that rock and gem hunters are willing to spend weeks on end scouring remote locations to find mineral deposits; some of these minerals can fetch an impressive profit!
We’d definitely spend hours panning through a cold river if it meant hopefully finding a mineral worth a couple thousand per carat!
The Most Expensive Minerals in the World
Whether you’re looking to invest in some expensive minerals or you’re just curious about what rich people spend their money on, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s our list of the 10 most expensive minerals in the world:
10. Rhodium – $435 Per Gram
Rhodium is one of the rarest elements found under the Earth’s surface, and it is this rarity that impacts its price and commercial use.
Although rhodium does have uses in jewelry and decoration, usually being electroplated onto white gold or platinum to give it a reflective surface, it is the commercial uses that really make this mineral expensive.
This mineral is primarily used in the automotive industry for catalytic converters, which change unburned hydrocarbons into less harmful gasses.
Out of the 30,000 kg of rhodium used throughout the world in 2012, 81% went towards the automotive industry, while the rest was used in glassmaking and chemicals.
While this silvery-white mineral may not seem wholly impressive on its own, it is definitely in high demand, which helps secure its place as one of the most expensive minerals in the world.
9. Diamond – $1,800 Per Carat
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they are also a mineral that can make you a lot of money.
Although it may seem like diamonds are everywhere, they are actually an extremely rare mineral, with most concentrations being limited in scope.
This mineral comes from the Earth’s mantle and, before the 20th century, most diamonds came from alluvial deposits created by loose clay, sand, and silt deposited by running water.
Today, De Beers has become the world’s largest diamond mining company, and it has been producing diamonds since its founding in 1888.
This company owns mines in Namibia, South Africa, Canada, and Australia, where it digs up a majority of the diamonds in circulation today.
While we are all familiar with white diamonds, some of the most expensive to ever be sold are the red diamond and pink diamond, two variations of fancy colored diamonds that are even rarer than their white counterparts.
Although diamonds are commonly thought of as gems used to create some of the most expensive engagement rings in the world, they also have a lot of other applications and can be found in drill bits, saws, and heat sinks for circuits in electronics.
Now, you certainly don’t have to be a millionaire to afford a diamond, but at $1,800 per carat, they definitely are an investment for most of us.
8. Rubies – $435 Per Gram
Although $435 may not sound like a lot for a ruby, consider just how small a gram really is.
Rubies are some of the most expensive minerals in the world, and a large pure ruby can go for staggering prices.
Take the Sunrise Ruby, for instance, which is lauded as one of the rarest gemstones in the world.
This valuable ruby is 25.59 carats and it was sold at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva for $30.42 million!
The overall quality of a ruby is determined not just by its color and cut, but by its carat weight and purity.
Rubies that are bright red, known as pigeon blood, are the most sought-after, especially if the stone is clear with only thin inclusions.
While Burma has long been the world’s biggest producer of rubies, this has dwindled in recent years.
It is estimated that there are vast amounts of rubies in Pakistani Kashmir which could total upwards of half a billion dollars.
However, due to lack of investment, only one mine in the area is currently functioning.
If you’re after a fortune and got money to spend, investing in these expensive minerals is certainly something to think about.
7. Platinum – $1680 Per Ounce
This expensive mineral costs more per ounce than even some of the most expensive precious metals in the world and if you’re lucky enough to own some, you can sell it for a pretty penny.
As a rare mineral, only a few hundred tons are produced every year with a majority of the supply coming from South Africa.
Platinum is desired as one of the least reactive metals, as well as for its ability to withstand corrosion, even under high temperatures.
It was the pre-Columbian South Americans who first used platinum, and it isn’t until the 16th century that it appeared in European writing.
Along with rhodium, platinum is used in catalytic converters, but it can also be found in laboratory equipment, dental equipment, and electrodes.
Despite pure platinum still being less expensive than pure gold, platinum is often used as a greater symbol of prestige.
Between platinum records and platinum credit card plans, this precious metal has definitely secured a place of high standing in the public eye.
Despite being less expensive than gold, with a price tag of $1680 per ounce, you’re still going to need to mortgage your home in order to buy a substantial amount.
6. Gold – $1,727 Per Ounce
Some of the most expensive coins in the world have been made from gold, not to mention all of the highest-quality jewelry.
Gold is commonly found as nuggets, inside rocks, in veins, or in alluvial deposits.
It is deposits washed up in these deposits that led to the California Gold Rush, which caused thousands of people to stake out riverbeds and streams trying to make their fortunes via panning.
The lesser-known Gold River in Nova Scotia is another historic location where the running water would erode the gold from rocks carrying it downstream to alluvial deposits.
Although it is a relatively rare mineral, gold is one of the four major precious metals and it has a lot of uses outside of jewelry, and currently, China is the world’s largest producer, mining up to 440 tons every year.
While 50% of all gold mined goes into jewelry, 40% goes into investments, with the remaining 10% being used in industry.
Because gold is resistant to corrosion and has solid conductivity, it is often used in electrical connectors found in a lot of electronic devices.
As one of the most expensive minerals, investing in gold, whether it be gold coins, bars, or jewelry, has become a popular staple among the wealthy, who keep a close eye on its fluctuating value.
If you find yourself coming into a lot of money, investing in physical gold can be almost as valuable — if not more reliable — than playing the stock market.
Gold will always be valuable. GameStop stocks, not so much.
5. Painite – $55,000 Per Carat
Painite was relatively recently discovered and it definitely is one of the most expensive minerals.
This borate mineral was first dug up in Myanmar, where it was mistaken for a ruby at first, before being confirmed as a new mineral formation.
Between its discovery and 2001, only two subsequent painite crystals were ever found, but thousands have since been uncovered in the Mogok region of Myanmar.
Although this gem is remarkably resistant to scratching, making it great for jewelry, you’re definitely going to be paying big, since the average price for a single carat can be up to $55,000 and, in some cases, $60,000.
With a price like that, it would be more affordable to buy black opals or even a small red ruby!
4. Blue Garnet – $1.5 Million Per Carat
Garnets have been used since the Bronze Age as an adornment and abrasive, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the extremely rare blue garnet was unearthed in Madagascar!
While this expensive mineral has since been found in small quantities in the US, Kenya, Russia, Turkey, and Tanzania, it is still the rarest form of garnet, and its price reflects this.
What is really special about the blue garnet is that it can appear to change color from blue-green to purple, depending on the light it is viewed under.
This is because of the high amounts of vanadium, a hard, silver-grey, metal, contained in this mineral.
Due to this color-changing effect, a blue garnet can sometimes resemble alexandrite, one of the most expensive gemstones.
If you want a blue garnet for yourself, you had better have some of the most expensive sneakers in the world lying around that you can auction off, because this stone definitely gets pricey fast!
3. Serendibite – $1.8 Million Per Carat
Costing $1.8 million per carat, serendibite has more than earned its place as one of the most expensive minerals in the world.
First discovered in 1902 in Sri Lanka, serendibite is most commonly found in hard metamorphic rock and has a green-blue or violet-blue hue, which helps identify them.
However, serendibite specimens have also been found in Burma, where they can appear darker green to almost black.
If you’re ever lucky enough to come across a gem-quality sample of serendibite, you’re definitely not going to want to pass it up.
You know, provided you have Kanye West’s net worth to foot the bill because a carat of serendibite is certainly not cheap!
2. Jadeite – $3 Million Per Carat
You’re probably familiar with jade, but jadeite gemstones are the rarest and purest form of the mineral.
Jadeite gemstones range in color from light green to blue-green, with some even appearing purple-blue.
Rarely, jadeite is even found in pure blue or violet.
While jade has been used for centuries, with some even being found dating to the neolithic age in the UK, jadeite is primarily found in Myanmar, which is where a majority of gemstone-quality specimens come from.
This expensive mineral is definitely going to set you back, and the most expensive jadeite necklace even sold for more than some of the most expensive cars in the world, at a whopping $27.44 million.
Jadeite has certainly more than earned its place as one of the most expensive minerals in the world, and it definitely isn’t affordable for just anyone.
1. Lithium – $N/A
Okay, okay, whilst Lithium is technically classed as metal and not a mineral, it was, however, originally discovered inside the mineral Petalite.
You’re probably familiar with lithium rechargeable batteries, but have you ever considered how expensive it truly is?
Discovered in the 1800s, the lithium industry has boomed in recent years to be worth well over a billion dollars.
Because it is used often in electronics, lithium is in high demand, especially given the push to move things like electric vehicles with lithium batteries into the mainstream.
Despite lithium being rich in the Earth’s crust, the price of this mineral is often in flux due to its demand and as we grow more dependent on electronics and rechargeable batteries, this is only likely to increase.
In 2020, lithium was added to the list of critical global elements as a critical metal, and it is poised to become one of the leading drivers of the fourth industrial revolution.
For the wealthy, investing in lithium stocks has become a must, and share prices have risen from 1000% to 6000% in just 12 months.
While it’s smart to invest in lithium mining companies, you can also invest in companies like Tesla, which uses lithium batteries for its electric vehicles.
Better yet, you don’t need to have Elon Musk’s net worth to get started.
Despite not having a set price, lithium is certainly one of the most expensive minerals in the world, and it is only likely to become increasingly valuable as time goes on.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the most expensive minerals in the world!
While we definitely couldn’t foot the bill for some of these minerals, investing in small quantities or in the lithium market can be a great way to start small and gradually build your portfolio!
Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive minerals in the world:
- Lithium – $N/A
- Jadeite – $3 Million Per Carat
- Serendibite – $1.8 Million Per Carat
- Blue Garnet – $1.5 Million Per Carat
- Painite – $55,000 Per Carat
- Gold – $1,727 Per Ounce
- Platinum $1680 Per Ounce
- Rubies – $435 Per Gram
- Diamond – $1,800 Per Carat
- Rhodium – $435 Per Gram
Which one of the most expensive minerals is your favorite? Leave a comment below.
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I can’t believe my favorite car ever, Aston Martin One 77 didn’t make the list. 🙁
May 7, 2020 at 7:38 pm
My favourite car is Bugatti veyron mansory viveres
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Aug 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm
My favourite car is Mercedes Benz maybach exelero
Sep 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm
My favorite is lykan hypersport
Nov 5, 2019 at 12:34 pm
Mercedez benz maybach exelelo is the most beautiful car in the world at the mist of the most expensive cars in the world.
Apr 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm
Rolls royce sweptail looking very nice comfortable sefty security enjoy your life moment free for fear. 1 faith yourself 2 rolls Royce
Jan 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm
My favourite car is Lamborghini Veneno Roadster my dream car
Feb 27, 2020 at 1:23 am
If given the money I would try to buy a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta in a blink.
Mar 12, 2020 at 4:30 am
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Mar 30, 2020 at 4:53 pm
My all time favorite car is the FERRARI
Apr 8, 2020 at 6:04 am
Now thats my dream car. The look and design attracts me a lot.
Apr 9, 2020 at 10:49 am
20 McLaren P1
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Apr 18, 2020 at 8:41 am
Nice!! My fav car is Rolls-Royce Sweptail…:)
Apr 20, 2020 at 3:12 pm
My fav is the lamborghini veneno…
May 4, 2020 at 7:46 pm
I had a dream of touching the steering wheel of car number five
May 31, 2020 at 12:04 pm
Rolls-Royce Sweptail. Hugely gorgeous.
Jun 1, 2020 at 2:57 pm
Exelero is out of this world. It`s a Masterpiece, Fabulous, phenomenal, Germanious and Exelorous.
If it was a painting, it would be a MayXelero. Eish, what a car…
Jun 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm
the mclaren p1 is the nicest looking car of them all
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Nov 10, 2020 at 6:41 pm
Nice cars, can I post the cars on my social media site?
Dec 12, 2020 at 6:27 am
I liked “Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta” the most 👍
May 20, 2021 at 1:19 pm
Koenigsegg Jesko looks amazing and the Mclaren P1 lm also thank you so much for showing these cars
Sep 12, 2021 at 11:59 am
Where is Lamborghini veneno roadster, $8.5 millions?