Forbes magazine on Monday named the most expensive purchase of the richest people in the world in the past year.
List was headed by Russian Roman Abramovich, who, according to the newspaper, bought the New Holland Island in St Petersburg for $ 400 million. On the island of Abramovich plans to convert stores the 18 th century, art galleries, boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Status of Russians in the Forbes estimates 11.2 billion dollars.
Second on the list, the magazine became the head of the hedge fund, Stephen Cohen, a famous collector of paintings, which in 2010 invested 145.4 million dollars in the modern art market. For example, Cohen bought the "Flag" Jasper Johnson and a bottle of Coca-Cola "by Andy Warhol - one of the most expensive works of art sold at auction this year.
Pakistan's first billionaire, Mian Muhammad Channel staked third place in the list of expensive purchases, having acquired an exclusive London St.James Hotel & Club. Each room at the hotel cost him 1.5 million dollars, and the entire purchase is estimated to be worth up to $ 95 million.
Invested in real estate is the richest man in the world Carlos Slim has bought a mansion on Fifth Avenue opposite the museum of the Metropolitan in New York for 44 million dollars, and oil and gas tycoon, Kelsey Warren, who bought in Colorado is the largest ranch in the United States for 46.5 million dollars.
British jeweler Laurence Graff went on to buy the most expensive diamonds in the world sky-high prices. Purchase, at the jewelry market has pink almost 25-carat diamond, purchased at auction for $ 46 million. Unique stone was named after the owner - "Graff pink."
The richest people of the planet is not stingy to spend money on what they love. Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau has given 16.7 million dollars for two ancient sculptures of birds, which in Chinese tradition symbolizes longevity. An avid fan of horse racing Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has spent 5.4 million dollars in the London auction, buying a herd of 24 elite racers employee.
The most bizarre purchase of this list was made by the owner of a casino in Macau - Stanley Ho, who paid 330,000 dollars for two mushroom-truffle. Experts noted that the fungi-age are not suitable for culinary purposes, but Ho did not think to use them for cooking delicacies. On the question of why he bought these mushrooms, Ho said: "We have to scratch your head."