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Eight outrageously expensive gifts ever given

Have you ever thought of returning a gift, unless it’s a compulsion? Well, not. Gifts are always special and even more special when they are thoughtful.

Such surprises are usually a token of love, affection, and appreciation. At times, however, gifts are exceedingly expensive, mostly when someone has got piles of cash stashed up in the bank account. This translates into news headlines at time.

We will take a look at most expensive gifts people or celebrities have ever received.

 


 

$84 million Yatch

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When Anil Ambani purchased $84 million Yatch for his wife Tina, the long served example of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz Mahal got redefined for the modern world. What more could a wife ask for than such an extravagant gift from her husband.

The gift was pegged as one of the costliest in the recent times and considering the huge poor population in the country like India.

 

19th floor at the Burj Khalifa… wow!

What more can a wife possibly can ask from her husband than an apartment in her name in the tallest building in the world. It was Raj Kundra, prominent business magnate in the UK who gifted an apartment on the 19th floor of the tallest building to his wife, Bollywood diva Shilpa.

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Picture of an apartment at top of Burj Khalifa

Picture of an apartment at top of Burj Khalifa

 


Bronze sculpture of Roman Abramovich

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Fortunate is the girl who received a bronze sculpture worth $14 billion. She happened to be girl friend of one of the richest persons in the world, Roman Abramovich. In addition, he gifted her with valuable paintings and other gifts that accounted for a total of $120 million. It became a news fodder for media at that time.

 


Ra 1 gifts

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Shahrukh Khan starrer Ra 1 may not have been a box office but SRK made sure that five members of his core team are gifted brand new BMW7 series Sedan cars. Each car was worth around Rs 10 million!

 


$60 million Jet

 

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Very rarely does one receive something like a luxury airbus (or we should say, a jet plane) on birthday. It was dream come true for Nita Ambani, when one of the richest men in the world – her husband, Mukesh Ambani gifted her a jet plane worth $60 million on her 44thbirthday. The jet plane had all the luxuries including but not limited to bar room, music systems, boardroom, bathrooms, bedrooms and what not.

 


Star of the East

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An American heiress who was also daughter of a rich Irish immigrant received a gift that made headlines for quite some time in the newspapers of the country on the eve of her marriage. She was married to a guy who happened to be son of a big business tycoon in the publishing world. The gift was a diamond – worth $100,000 – and popularly known as the “Star of the East.”

 


Taylor’s diamond

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Elizabeth Taylor is known to have received numerous precious gifts in her lifetime. However, one of the gifts presented to her by her erstwhile husband in 1972 stands out from all others. Richard Burton gifted Taylor a 69.42 carat pear shaped diamond on her 40th birthday and it was estimated to be around $1,050,000 in worth at that time. That was 40 years ago!

 


King Abdullah’s gift to Obama

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One of the most expensive gifts in the modern history, King Abdullah bestowed a total of $300,000 on the Obama family. The gifted items included rare gems, gold jewellery, diamonds and other valuable items.

 

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