The rich and the famous do everything in style. And why not, when you have the means to do it? From luxury villas set in the middle of crystal clear waters on an exotic island to private luxury jets to take them around the globe in no time, there’s no end to the unimaginable luxury they enjoy. And when it comes to gifting, they don’t hold back. We looked at a few insanely expensive gifts bought by the rich and famous for their loved ones and our jaws are still on the floor.
David Beckham Bought A Whole Vineyard For Wife Victoria
In 2008, the UK football star gifted his wife Victoria Beckham an entire winery in Napa Valley as a birthday gift. The exact price of the winery was not revealed but it was said to be a seven figure. That’s not all; he is believed to have gifted Victoria a platinum vibrator worth $1.8 million. The vibrator which has a base encrusted with 10-carot diamonds was developed by London strip-club owner Peter Stringfellow and is from a limited edition.
An Island For Beyoncé
Famous rapper Jay-Z bought a beautiful island for his equally famous wife Beyoncé on her 29th birthday. The 12.5-acre island in Florida Keys cost him $4 million (roughly Rs 27 crore). The much-in-love couple got married in 2008 and have been going strong ever since.
3. A Plane For Jay-Z
Not to be left behind, Beyoncé gifted her husband Jay-Z a Bombardier Challenger 850 jet worth $40 million (approx Rs 2.7 billion) on Father’s Day in 2013. The swanky jet has a living room, a functional kitchen, two bathrooms and a bedroom. Not surprisingly, in 2009, Forbes magazine listed Beyoncé and Jay-Z as Hollywood’s top-earning couple.
4. Angelina Jolie Bought A Waterfall For Brad Pitt
It’s not just men who shower their wives and girlfriends with expensive gifts. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has bought Brad Pitt many a luxury purchase. In 2012, she bought a waterfall (A WATERFALL!) for Brad Pitt as a Christmas gift. The cost of the Californian waterfall was $1.6 million (approx Rs 11 crore). The very same year, Jolie also gifted a $1.6 million helicopter to Pitt.
5. Aamir Khan Gifted Kiran Rao A Holiday Home In Beverly Hills
Perfectionist Aamir Khan bought a luxury holiday home worth Rs 75 crore for wife Kiran Rao in Hollywood’s posh neighbourhood Beverly Hills. The place is home to the who’s who of Hollywood and is one of the costliest residencies in the country.
6. Russian Billionaire’s Rs 7-Billion Painting
Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich bought a sculpture worth $104.3 million (approx Rs 7 billion) for his then-wife Dasha Zhukova (they married in 2008 and split in 2017). The sculpture titled Walking Man I was by famous Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
7. Katy Perry Literally Got Russel Brand A Ticket To Space
In 2010, Katy Perry bought her then-fiancé Russel Brand a ticket onboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two, for his 35th birthday. The ticket cost her $200,000 (roughly Rs 1.3 crore).
8. Tom Cruise Bought A Jet For Katie Holmes
The ‘Mission Impossible’ star gifted a Gulfstream jet worth $20 million to Katie Holmes who he married in the year 2006. Tom Cruise loves flying but sadly, Holmes barely used the jet.
9. Mukesh Ambani’s Rs-250-Crore Gift To Wife
This list wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Ambani family. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, gifted his wife Nita Ambani a luxury jet on her 44th birthday. The jet houses a master bedroom, a swanky bathroom, a bar and a cabin fitted with gaming consoles and music system. It cost him $60 million (approx Rs 250 crore).
10. Anil Ambani Gifted His Wife A Yacht Worth $84 Million
Anil Ambani, chairman of the Reliance Group, gifted his wife Tina Ambani a luxury yacht worth $84 million (approx Rs 400 crore) in the year 2008. The yacht is named ‘Tian’, taking the first two letters from the names of the couple.