Most Expensive Batman Memorabilia

Avid Batman collectors would surely want to own the Most Expensive Batman Memorabilia. A batmobile used in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever sold at the Kruse International collector car auction in Las Vegas in September 2006 for a record $335,000 to a very rich lawyer John O’Quinn (September 4, 1941 – October 29, 2009). 
Batman Forever's batmobile

At the same auction held the previous year, O’Quinn, the most successful lawyer in Texas, who has made fortunes in multi-billion dollar tobacco settlements – spent $690,000 on a plain grey 1975 Ford Escort GL once owned by Pope John Paul II when he has still a Polish priest.

His extensive car collection also includes:

What Money Can Buy? A Trip to Space!

Anousheh Ansari of Iran, according to Guinness World Records, became the first female space tourist on September 2006 when the Soyuz TMA-9 capsule blasted off for a 10 day visit to the International Space Station. Businesswoman Ansari has had a lifelong fascination with space and is thought to have paid $20 million for the experience.

Here's Ansari's space travel dream as she shares on her blog...

The Rich List According to Guinness

Here's an interesting rich list compiled by Guinness: World Records

  • US oil baron John D. Rockefeller was the richest person ever, with an estimated wealth of $900 million in 1913, equivalent to $189.6 billion today.
  • William H. Gates III (USA), Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft Corporation, is the richest living person according to Forbes magazine, which estimated his wealth at $50.1 billion in March 2005.
  • According to Forbes, the richest woman is Liliane Bettencourt (France), heiress to the Loreal cosmetics fortune, who in 2005 had an estimated net worth of $16 billion.
  • The richest monarch in the world, as of 2005, is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud of Saudi Arabia, with an estimated personal wealth of $20 billion.
  • The youngest non-inherited millionaire was the American child film actor Jackie Coogan (1914-1984). In 1923-24, he was earning $22,000 per week and retained approximately 60% of his film'a profits. He was a millionaire in his own right by the age of 13. 

The Unveiling of Azzam: World's Most Expensive Privately Owned Yacht

Owning the new title not only as the World's Most Expensive Privately Owned Yacht, but also the world's largest, this massive ship equals the size of 2 football fields. Known as The Azzam, this $609 million luxury private ship which took 3 years to construct, launched last April 2013. At an impressive length of 590ft (180 meter), the Azzam is now the largest yacht in the world leaving behind Roman Abramovich's Eclipse.

The Azzam (photo by Klaus Jordan)

The world-class team responsible for making this dream ship come true was headed by Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi working alongside L├╝rssen (one of the world’s notable shipbuilding company based in Bremen-Vegesack) engineers, technical project managers from Burgess, interior designer Christophe Leoni and the the exterior designed by Nauta Yachts.

London's West End: World's Most Expensive Office Space

According to real estate managers C.C. Richard Ellis, London, UK, is the priciest location for office space. As of June 2006, the cost per square metre per month including rent, taxes and service charges in London's West End was $201

- source: Guinness World Records 2008

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