The Top 10 most extravagant birthday presents in the world
It’s no secret that some people love spending superlative amounts of money on gifts for their loved ones, even though relationships between lovers can sometimes be tumultuous at best.
Some individuals, however, go well over the top and give some truly mind-boggling gifts.
We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most extravagant gifts, from the biggest and the most expensive, to some which are downright useless…
10. Katy Perry – $200,000 space ticket.
This gift was for then-husband Russell Brand. Perry bought tickets for a flight on Sir Richard Branson’s ‘Virgin Galactic’ spacecraft.
The spacecraft breaks through Earth’s atmosphere into space, and then falls back to Earth, allowing the users to feel weightlessness for 5 minutes, just like an astronaut.
9. Kanye West for Kim Kardashian – 10 Burger Kings
Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian 10 Burger Kings so she can be catered for all around the world. This includes places such as the UK and Italy.
The starlet can be sure to never run out of burgers.
8. Jamie Foxx for Robert Downey Junior – Two horses
Jamie Foxx, good friend of RDJ was apparently disappointed when he saw that he had purchased a Malibu Ranch and had empty stables. So he did what any good pal would do. He bought RDJ two horses.
The horses were thoroughbreds, and RDJ was thoroughly impressed. RDJ reciprocated by giving Foxx his 1967 Vintage Camino which he drove in the original Iron Man film.
7. Mike Tyson for Robin Givens – $2 Million Bathtub.
Mike Tyson once bought himself a Bengal Tiger, but even that pales in comparison to what he bought former wife Robin Givens.
Tyson splashed out $2 million on a pure gold bathtub. Literally worth its weight in gold.
6. Beyoncé to Jay-Z – $2 Million Bugatti Veyron Sport.
The Bugatti Veyron is one of the world’s fastest car. Reaching 100/km an hour from a standstill in just 2.2 seconds, this machine has mind-boggling speed and power along with no expenses skipped on luxury.
This was Beyoncé’s way to top Jay-Z’s gift to her the previous year – a $1 million Rolls Royce.
5. Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor – the Taylor-Burton Diamond
Actor Richard Burton gave his wife Elizabeth Taylor an extraordinarily expensive gift – a diamond which was worth 1 million USD in 1972. The diamond came from South Africa and was an astounding 69.42 carats.
When Taylor auctioned the diamond again in 1978, it was sold for 5 million USD.
4. Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt – An island and house
Brad Pitt is a huge fan of architecture – so Jolie did what anyone with millions of dollars in disposable income would do. She bought him and island and designed him a house in the style of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Fallingwater’.
3. David Beckham to Victoria Beckham – A Vineyard
As Beckham’s wife is a fan of wine and wine making, he bought Victoria an entire Californian vineyard. On top of this he produced a bottle of wine from the vineyard with Victoria’s name on it.
2. France to the USA – The Statue of Liberty
Although technically not a birthday gift, the French government gave the American government The Statue of Liberty in 1886. Now a priceless piece of architecture, the statue cost the French 530,000 USD to build in 1886, and its base cost 280,000 USD in the same year.
1. Emperor Shah Jahan to Mumtaz Mahal – The Taj Mahal
Viewed as the embodiment of luxurious love, this amazing building was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1632. It is made of pure white marble, took 22 years to build with 20,000 workmen and cost 32,000,000 Indian Rupees to build at the time.
Unfortunately, Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to the Emperor’s 14th son. The Taj Mahal is a tribute to her life and love.
As one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, The Taj Mahal is obviously not for sale, and valuing it is impossible. One thing we know for sure is that it is surely the biggest gift ever!
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