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What the Billionaires are Buying

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich

Curious what people with unlimited resources spend their numerous greenbacks on? Bloomberg Ranx put together a list of four astronomically expensive luxury items that only the world’s richest 1% can afford to own.

• The most expensive car of 2014 in the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Only nine of these amazing luxury vehicles were produced so far this year. They can reach a top speed of 221 mph and can be yours for a mere $4.5 million. Why not get two?

• Cars seem to be all the rage these days, and not just recent models. In the classic car department the Mercedes-Benz 1954 W196R “Silver Arrow” has the distinct designation as the most expensive car ever sold at auction. Only 14 vehicles were ever produced. An anonymous bidder took this baby home for $33,636,351. Wow!

• It seems billionaires are not happy just staying put, since they seem to be spending the big bucks on means of transportation. The second most expensive billionaire’s toy turns out to be an airplane. Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov purchased his very own custom Airbus A340-300X. This airplane which has a 9000 mile range on just one tank of gas can hold 375 of Usmanov’s best friends. It is actually larger than the plane that Vladimir Putin uses for his jaunts around the Russia and beyond. But what the heck, for only $500 million who wouldn’t run out and buy their own plane?

• The most expensive luxury toy is another way to get around the world, just a bit slower than in a plane, and a bit more relaxing then speeding around in a car. A yacht dubbed the Eclipse, and owned by another Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The Eclipse is a generous 536 feet long, has two swimming pools, a mini-submarine, and set Abramovich back about $1.5 billion.