15 ridiculous acquisitions of the rich over the last year
• 15 ridiculous acquisitions of the rich over the last year
The world immersed in crisis. The powers that habitually offer lows neoliberal recipes: total savings in government spending, raising the retirement age, reducing benefits. On themselves, they are in no hurry to save. Such difficult times as if purposely created to make provocative and ridiculous purchase.
However, the crisis does not concern only 0, 001% of the population (which is approximately 60 thousand. The world's richest). These include and Russian oligarchs and Arab nouveaux riches, monstrously wealthy on the export of hydrocarbons. All these people are prone to conspicuous consumption. However, the lack of culture is not something, not the artistic taste many of them leads to a senseless squandering of the most ridiculous things.
Here are 15 such challenging and absurd purchases of the world bourgeoisie in the last year (from mid-2011 to June 2012).
Tooth ex-Beatle John Lennon was sold for 31, 2 thousand. Dollars in November 2011. It has acquired the Canadian dentist Mikhail Zhuk.
The most expensive handbag are all sold at auction - Hermès Birkin. It was encrusted with diamonds and white gold accents. We bought the handbags made of crocodile skin for 203 thousand. 150 USD. The buyer remained anonymous.
The American Sheila Hirschi paid 250 thousand dollars for breast augmentation -. Queen B to CCC. In each of her breasts was poured in about 2, 6 liter of silicone.
In February 2012, the Chinese magnate Hu Zhen Yu paid a record sum - 328 thousand dollars -. For the Dolce Vita pigeon breed. The seller was a Dutch breeder. Two years ago, a lover of pigeons Hu Zhen Yu spent one more bird of the breed 200 thousand. Dollars.
In January 2012, Japanese Kiyoshi Kimura bought at an auction for its network of sushi bars bluefin tuna for 736 thousand. Dollars. Weight fishes was 539 pounds - so 1 pound tuna cost the Japanese tycoon in 1238 dollars.
In September 2011, was made the most expensive in the history of the purchase of handguns: Colt revolver for 977, 5 thousand dollars.. It was announced that it acquired the "tycoon in Silicon Valley."
In November 2011, an anonymous buyer paid a record 4 million. 340 thousand. Dollars per photograph by Andreas Gursky, called Rhine-2. Gursky photograph was taken in 1999.
In May 2012, an anonymous buyer (presumably, an investment banker on Wall Street) bought the shape of the legendary baseball player - Babe Ruth. It Ruth played in 1920 for the team the New York Yankees.
In April 2012, an anonymous bought at auction a ceramic cup the age of 900 years for 26 million. 700 thousand. Dollars. This cup - from the Japanese tableware collection Ruyao.
Figurine Henry Moore - semi-abstract human figure made by him in 1951, sold at Christie's auction for 30 million 100 thousand dollars...
The car "Ferrari the GTO '1962 release was sold for 35 million. Dollars. The seller is an American winemaker Eric Herem who bought a car 5 years ago for 8 million 400 thousand dollars, and the purchaser -.. Magnate Craig Makow.
This painting "Orange, red and yellow" was painted by the artist Mark Rothko in 1961. At the auction, collectors from Philadelphia, David and Jerry Pinkhus sold it for 86 million. 800 thousand. Dollars. The buyer wished to remain anonymous, according to rumors - from Russia.
In August 2011, an unknown Russian oligarch has paid 140 million. Pounds sterling (almost 220 million. Dollars) for the manor in the English countryside Remenhem. The estate was built 300 years ago, and has an area of 80 hectares.
In August 2011, one of the Russian tycoons (rumored to be vodka King Yuri Scheffler) spent 300 million. Dollars, bought a boat, "Serena". Yacht Length - 440 feet (about 135 meters). It is the 9th largest yacht in the world. On the "Serena" there are two platforms for helicopters, a submarine bay, saltwater pool.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has acquired a two-storey Airbus aircraft for 500 mln. Dollars. The plane has a garage for two cars, "Rolls-Royce", a barn for horses and camels, the room for hawks and a prayer room. Today it is the most expensive private jet.