The World's Most Expensive Items: From Houses to Space Stations

TLDR From the most expensive home and private aircraft to the most expensive painting and car, this episode explores the world's most unaffordable items, including the International Space Station with an estimated cost of $150 billion.

Timestamped Summary

00:00 The episode discusses the world's most expensive items that are often unaffordable for the average person.
01:23 The discussion of really expensive things excludes items that can be made more expensive by amassing more of it, encrusting it in jewels, or making it out of gold, and focuses on things that can or have actually been purchased or created, starting with houses.
02:44 The most expensive home in the world currently on the market is The One in Bel Air, California, with an asking price of $500 million, but the most expensive residential home ever built is India's Antilla, valued at $1.2 billion and costing potentially $3 billion to construct.
04:14 The most expensive private aircraft ever designed was a customized Airbus A380, costing $500 million, but it was canceled for financial reasons.
05:35 The most expensive yacht in the world is the Mega Yacht Eclipse, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, with an estimated cost of $1.5 to $1.9 billion dollars, featuring two helipads, two swimming pools, and a missile defense system.
06:55 The most expensive painting ever sold is believed to be the Salvador Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci, with the buyer suspected to be the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the most expensive car ever produced is the Pagani Zonda HP Marchetta, with a reported cost of $17.5 million dollars per car.
08:19 The International Space Station is the most expensive thing, costing an estimated $150 billion dollars, and it's possible that there may be a small, private space station in orbit in the future.
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