Money can’t buy happiness because clichéd as it may sound, it’s true that the best things in life are free. But reality always slaps us hard in the face. Try taking out someone on a date with no cash and see how far the best things in life can get you.
Money may not buy happiness, but it certainly is easier to wallow in your problems in your 10-million-dollar mansion drinking a thousand-dollar whiskey.
Here are ten things that only money, filthy amount of money, can buy.
The Nigiri Sushi: $1,978.15
A nigiri sushi garnished with diamonds and wrapped in 24-karat gold leaf is the world’s most expensive sushi. The sushi prepared by Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr. was priced at $1,978.15 or 91,800 in Philippine peso in 2010.
Amphibian Quadski: $42,000
You’ll never worry about off-roading your jetski again if you can afford this Amphibian Quadski. The vehicle was designed for both land and sea. It can transition from being a land vehicle to a water craft in about five seconds. Priced at $42,000, it’s quite cheap.
Chateau D’Yquem—White Wine: $117,000
The only wine to be classified by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 as a Premier Cru Supérieur (Superior First Growth) wine from the Sauternes Gironde region in the southern part of Bordeaux, France, is the Chateau d’Yquem (1811). The Antique Wine Company in London sold a single bottle of Chateau d’Yquem (1811) for $117,000 in 2011.
Clive Christian No. 1 Perfume: $205,000
A limited collection of Clive Christian No. 1 perfume for men or No. 1 for women was launched in London in November 2005. The collection sold for $205,000 (£115,000) per 500 ml. The perfume is packed in Baccarat crystal flacon that is decorated with a five-carat white diamond and delivered in a Bentley.
The Dress Worn by Audrey Hepburn: $924,347
Audrey Hepburn‘s black cocktail dress in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s is often considered as the most iconic dress of the twentieth century and film history. The elegant dress was designed by Hubert de Givenchy. Considering the dress’s statues, it was no surprise that the dressed was sold at $924,347 in an auction.
Bathroom: $3.5 Million
Jeweller Lam Sai-wing of Hong Kong designed and built the world’s most expensive bathroom. The bathroom is made of gold, sapphire, ruby, and amber. The entire washroom alone required 380 kg of pure gold and 6,200 gemstones. The bathroom’s fixtures are also made of solid gold. The bathroom cost Sai-wing a cool $3.5 million to build.
Stradivarius Violin: $15.9 Million
Stradivarius violins are very rare and considered to be the best-made violins in the world. One of the two best-preserved Stradivarius violins in existence was named Lady Blunt. The violin was named after its first known owner, Lady Anne Blunt, the daughter of Ada Lovelace and granddaughter of Lord Byron. Lady Blunt was sold for $15.9 million by Tarisio Auctions in London in 2011.
Ferrari 250 GTO Racer: $52 Million
In October 2013 a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racer was bought by an unnamed buyer for $52 million according to Bloomberg. The GTO with chassis number 5111 is very distinguished and was a record-breaking race car. The GTO is the winner of the 1963 Tour de France road race under the expertise of French driver Jean Guichet.
Giacometti’s Pointing Man Sculpture: $141 Million
In 2010, Alberto Giacometti‘s The Walking Man sculpture sold for $104 million, earning the description as the most expensive sculpture during that time. (The title is now owned by another of Alberto Giacometti’s work called Pointing Man.) The life-sized sculpture was sold for more than $141 million at Christie’s in New York on May 11, 2015.
Paul Gauguin’s Nafea faa ipoipo? (When Will You Marry?): $300 Million
This painting is one of Gaugin’s most famous and most reproduced works. The painting was sold for $300 million to a private collector early in 2015, making Nafea faa ipoipo? the most expensive painting ever sold. The painting depicts two Tahitian women. One of them is wearing a traditional Tahitian dress while the other one is wearing a mission dress and wearing a serious expression.