Top 5 World Billionaires And Their Ridiculous Spending

They’re a lot of billionaires who spend huge amounts of money for common things which we may see as not necessary. The top 5 world billionaires see spending as a common thing and they spend their money extravagantly. So let’s find out our top 5 men and their spending.

1. Steve Cohen’s 14-Foot Preserved Shark

Cohen has a beautiful and impressive fish tank. He’s known for his love of art and he’s an American billionaire who spends lavish amounts on famous artwork. In 2004, the billionaire bought what could be the world’s most unique piece of contemporary art: a 14-foot tiger shark preserved with a combination of alcohol and formaldehyde. The 14-foot was originally purchased by Charles Saatchi for $93,000 in 1992 and in 2004, Cohen bought this extraordinary piece for $12million.

The artwork was named “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”.

2. Money Spent by Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud

The Saudi Arabian prince who is one of the members of the Saudi Arabian royal family who made some ridiculous purchases which one can imagine how unnecessary he spends his money.

  • First in 2017 he booked an individual seats for each of his 80 hawk birds. The airplane flies the birds along with some scattered human passengers, but although the type of birds was not identified. These days It’s uncommon to find animals on airplanes but the prince shocked the world after booked 80 individual seats for his falcon birds.
  • The Saudi Prince also spent a record-breaking $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s painting at an auction. Even the bidders at that auction reportedly spent a $100 million deposit to qualify for bidding of the painted art.
  • He also bought a yacht for himself for approximately £500m and was one of the 10 largest yachts in the world.
  • In 2015, He also bought a $301 million dollars Chateau Louis XIV (14) in France which made it the most expensive home in the world. Amazing..

3. Bill Gates’ Scientific Scribbles by Leonardo Da Vinci

The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, made huge spending even before he first became the richest man in the world. In 1994, Bill Gates spent $30.8 million to own the Codex Leicester which made it one of the most expensive books ever sold.


The book is a 72-page document, which contains Leonardo’s sketches and ideas about subjects like astronomy, mechanics, botany, mathematics and architecture, and was written between 1506 and 1510.

4. Roman Abramovich Yacht, known as The Eclipse

The owner of the Chelsea Football Club and Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich crossed the limits of ridiculous spending when he spent around $1.2billion on a private yacht and named it Eclipse.

With over 6000 square feet of space, 11 staterooms, helipads that can hold 3 helicopters, 3-person submarines that can dive to 160 feet and luxurious suites. The price may be worth it though !!

5. The Car Collection and expensive haircut of the Sultan of Brunei’s

Just the collection of cars owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who rules a country a bit greater than our Lagos state worth about $5 billion.

His legendary fleet contains between 5,000 and 7,000 of the world’s rarest, finest, best performing and most expensive cars, with Top Speed values. Among the finest cars are 21 Lamborghini, 452 Ferraris and 604 Rolls Royce, including the “Star of India,” a $14 million Rolls convertible that has the distinction of being the world’s most expensive car.

The Sultan Of Brunei also spends $19,000 for a haircut. He cuts his hair from a London based barber. So every time he needs a haircut, the Sultan flies the barber from London to Brunei, arrange for his accommodation and takes good care of him so that he stays healthy enough to give the Sultan a perfect haircut.

Aren’t these world billionaires amazing?

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