15 Most Expensive Things in the World
In 2004, "Garçon à la pipe" -- a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso -- became the most expensive Picasso painting ever sold when it fetched a whopping $104.2 million when it was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York.
The second most expensive home in the world is the Villa Leopolda on the French Riviera at a price of $506 million. The current incarnation of this villa was designed and built between 1929 and 1931 on an estate that was once owned by King Leopold II of Belgium and was used as a set in Alfred Hitchcock's film "To Catch a Thief".
At $35 million, the 1962 Ferrari GTO became the most expensive car in the world when it was purchased by collector Craig McCaw, whose fortune comes from selling telecommunications company AT&T in 1993 for $11.5 billion.