The Most Expensive Hobby in the World
If you think that the most expensive hobbies in the world are collecting jewelry, rare wine and luxury cars, then you are mistaken, because all of the above is not included even in the top ten of these hobbies. But do not worry, once you finish reading this article until the end, you'll know everything about fabulously expensive hobbies, or at least, some of the most expensive.
The fact that the purchase of such historical objects is not only costly, but this really not many can afford, as the turnover of ancient artifacts is usually carried out under strict state supervision. Although it is believed that the most valuable findings of the archaeologists go to collectors, passing the podium of the auctioneers and state agencies that monitor the turnover of antiquities. And the true value of these artifacts simply can not be named.
Collection of contemporary art
It’s hard to understand why a normal person would pay hundreds of millions for a three-meter coil of rusty wire, or a few indistinct spots on a bullet from a gun brass canvas? However, among the world's richest people fashion for contemporary art does not stop here already about 50 years, and therefore samples of this constantly increase in price.
Collecting the recognized world masterpieces
Such collecting is much more predictable, though not so fashionable. Judge for yourself - who can now surprise "Sunflowers" by Van Gogh, or "Madonna" by Rubens? But despite of this, there are still people willing to pay tens of millions for Renoir or Salvador Dali.
Passion for Planes
Rich people are hardly surprised by collecting planes, especially when it comes to double gliders, which can be hidden in the garage of small size.However, those who buy their own real "Boeing" to fly it personally always deserve special attention. Anyway, true plane lovers are much more for low-speed aircrafts built before 1940.
Sail boat and ship
Well, the cost of present collection of boats vary a lot: note that the largest of the existing basketball courts placed yachts in full-size tennis courts, pools of 30 meters, jogging tracks and even tracks for motorcycle racing.Also take into consideration the fact that the yacht itself is decorated with rare woods, gold, platinum and silver, and only its annual insurance costs of 2.5 million dollars.
Collecting antique books
The largest collection of ancient tomes and manuscripts owned by the Vatican, and all thanks to Dan Brown.In the world there are about 700 collectors, whose collections of ancient literature, and if inferior to the Vatican, is it that only the number of collected books.Price they can hardly be lower.For example, the most expensive to date, belongs to Bill Gates, founder of the "Microsoft", bought for $ 30, 4 million in 1994, is the work of the famous Leonardo da Vinci, called "Leicester Code" - "A Treatise on the water, earth and celestial bodies" ( known as Codex Hammer). It is the most expensive book ever sold.
Collecting old knight's castle
The most interesting is that an usual half-destroyed Castle of XII-XIV century can now be bought for only 30-50 thousand dollars.The thing is that people who collect them, are rarely satisfied with the purchase itself, they still need to separate into individual stones and blocks, which are carefully put in boxes and then transported to their Collector homeland - to China, America or Arab Emirates, and there re-assembled. Thus the price of such operations can be tens of millions of dollars, and it turns out that this is also a lot of collecting can afford only the wealthiest people of our planet.
Well, only after all those mentioned go cars, jewelry, wines, furs and exotic islands in the oceans. But with such trifles a genuine millionaire will never waste his time.