While most of us usually try to get the best deal for the lowest price, there are people out there who actually take pride in doing the very opposite. Mainly rich people, who buy things just because they can. They want to own the most expensive things that are available, and why the heck not. They’re rich! What else are you supposed to do with all that money? (Rhetorical. Don’t answer that). There’s even a website that features insanely expensive, usually totally unnecessary stuff that rich people can buy to show off their wealth and affluence in the most ostentatious way. From gold backpacks, cell phones, bikes and shirts to a $50,000 kiss, a $115,000 lock of hair and even a human life. They probably have enough money to last them a life time. At any rate, if you’re interested in some of the most unnecessarily (but admittedly mind blowing) expensive and high end item’s you’ve ever seen, take a look at today’s list: 25 Crazy Things Rich People Bought Just Because They Could
Would you buy these expensive things if you were wealthy?
In 2009, Billionaire Boys Club released their limited 4-piece-only series of gold rucksack. Available for $1,650, the backpack featured the brands diamond/dollar monogram pattern all-over it.
Luxury ice cubes
A California-based company, Gläce Luxury Ice Co produces perfectly square ice blocks for “minimum dilution and maximum cooling”. Hand-carved and completely clear, these cubes are sold in bags of 50 and each bag costs $325.
Gold cell phone
If you find iPhones expensive, you have probably never heard of the iPhone 5 model recreated by Stuart Hughes, a British luxurious jeweler. Coming in at $16,764,000, the phone is made from 24-carat gold, 26-carat black diamond and 600 precious stones.
Yes, if you are rich (and crazy) enough, you can buy a town. In 2002, the town of Bridgeville, California, was sold for $1.77 million in an eBay auction. Originally, the new owner wanted to revamp the town, however he sold it a few years later.
Crystal-covered computer mouse
How much would you guess a computer mouse costs these days? $20, $30, $100 bucks maybe? Try $34,000. This is the running price for this luxurious mouse which is decorated with white Austrian strass and Swarowski crystals.
World´s most expensive cocktail
With a price tag of almost $14,500, the Gigi’s cocktail was created for actress Grace Jones at the opening of Gigi’s restaurant in London. The cocktail was made from a luxurious mix of 1990 Vintage Cristal and an extremely rare 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac brandy, topped with Angostura Bitters and “lashings” of gold leaf.
Sharon Stone´s kiss
In August 2003, Sharon Stone´s fan Joni Rimm paid $50,000 for a kiss with her idol. Probably the most expensive kiss in history, the snog lasted 45 seconds and it was – according to the onlookers – quite passionate.
Pankaj Parakh, an Indian textile magnate, had a custom-made pure gold shirt worth $213,000 for his 45th birthday. The shirt, made entirely out of 18-22 carat gold, weighed 9 pounds (more than 4 kg).
Diamond bathtub for puppies
Millionaires often want their pets to live in the same luxury as their owners so it might not be that surprising that Lori Gardiner came up with a diamond bathtub for puppies. Available at a price of $39,000, the bathtub is encrusted with 45,000 Swarowski crystals.
Guinea pig armor
Talking about insanely expensive accessories for pets, an elaborately fashioned guinea pig suit of armor became the hit of e-Bay auctioning in 2013. The final bid was a stunning $24,300.
Golf cart hovercraft
Available at hammacher.com for $58,000, the golf cart hovercraft is an ultimate vehicle capable of gliding over sand traps and water hazards on a cushion of air as easily as it does over fairways and the rough.
Diamond dog collar
Wealthy dog owners can get their pets these diamond collars created by I Love Dogs Diamonds. At a price of $3.2 million, the most expensive model features 3 tiers of diamonds in the chandelier design and 1,600 diamonds on the collar.
Million dollar fishing lure
Fishermen can be rich too and this is probably why this outrageously expensive fishing lure was produced. Made of three pounds of gold and platinum, and encrusted with 100 carats of diamonds and rubies, this fishing lure costs 1 million dollars.
Albert Einstein´s letter
In October 2012, an original hand-written letter by Albert Einstein was sold in an auction for more than 3 million dollars. The letter was written to philosopher Erik Gutkind and it contained Einstein´s views on ethics and religion.
Ian Usher´s life
Ian Usher´s life was put in an auction in 2008. After a heartbreaking divorce, the Australian was sick of his life so he decided to start over and sell his old life including all his possession, house and even his job in an auction. After an unknown bidder bought his life for more than $300,000, Usher used the money to purchase a deserted island in the Caribbean where he has been living a happy life since then.
25 Crazy Things Rich People Bought Just Because They Could