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  • k

    I wish I was rich 8(

  • Steve

    These are pretty impressive, but have you seen Saddam Hussein`s, Chemical Ali`s and Nicolae Ceausecu`s houses? Granted, they were tyrants and madmen, but their houses were cool as hell. I mean, GOLD toilet seats?

  • Paul. A

    A house is not necessarily a home, and a home is not necessarily a house.

    Nice places though.



  • Fernando

    Maybe the house of Edemar Cid Ferreira should appear in the list. It costed about US$100 mi ten years ago, just to be partially constructed, let alone the unique pieces of art in the project.

  • mimi

    what a waste! as if all those rooms will ever be occupied, unless of course all the family members moved in.

  • Carmen

    Elena Rybolovlev was never married ro Trump. She was divorcing a billionaire from Russia.

    Trump has had only 3 wives: Ivana, Marla and Melania.

  • John

    The picture of #4 is not Hearst Mansion (more correct: The Beverly House) but Hearst Castle (open to the public

    • George Tennessee Wiseman

      John, that was pretty glaring, don’t you think? Before I saw your comment I had written: Hey, guys, what’s the big idea? Surely someone other than me is aware of the fact that you have completely screwed up with #4. Let me explain it, as it’s relatively simple and goes something like this: The caption reads “The Hearst Mansion.” Okay, I don’t have a problem with that, but the “Hearst Mansion” you’re referring to in the story is generally called “The Beverly House,” and it’s in Beverly Hills and W.R. Hearst DID own it, and I believe, in fact, that he died there. The photograph you have under the caption for #4 is NOT that house, but the more well known estate known generally as “Hearst Castle,” and to be more precise, the house in the picture was generally referred to as the “Casa Grande,” as it was the main residence on what Mr. Hearst liked to refer to as “The Ranch.” There are three very grand guest houses on the same hill, and they’re known as the “Casa del Sol,” “Casa del Mar,” and “Casa del Monte.” I’m no Einstein or even a Herodotus, but if I can reel of THESE facts off the tops of my head, you guys are DEFINITELY being sloppy. Hey – can I get a job working for you? Obviously you could use some help. THANKS!

    • AD

      it was the seen a very old age period. the picture of home shows it is before 150 year before.

  • xelestin

    where is buckingham palace or any of the other houses in london not to mention some of the arab royal familys houses in saudi arabia, bahrain ect

    • aviral ashok

      yeah mate, buckingham palace is at #2 behind antilia at1.5 billion dollars and to correct # stands at 1.8 billion dollars

  • Bailey Morton

    I can think of one house that costs twice as much to build as the highest one on this list, or at least it does if you adjust for inflation. Versailles was a house built for Louis the fourteenth and cost roughly 2.5 Billion dollars in today’s money to build.

    • Deshmukh

      Meaningless publicity.. And kind of gelosy…mr.bailey Morton, you must need to update ur knowledge….antilla is one of the richest house in the world… Keep it in ur mind…

      • Bailey Morton

        First of I believe you meant to say jealousy. Second I don’t live in Versailles or Antilla nor do I have any other reason to be jealous as you claim. Third their doesn’t seem to be a time requirement on these houses as one of them was built by King Leopold over 100 years ago so I can think of no reason why I would need to update my knowledge. Finally I’m not desputing that Antilla is one of the most expensive houses in the world I just feel that they should include Versailles on the list.

      • Anna

        Deshmukh, are you Antilla’s architect or are you the owner?

        • abhishek kishore

          Antilla thats my father-in-law’s house..and i’m not joking. u can google it.

  • Jc

    It would be nice if you could tell where these houses are located.

  • Bruce

    I have a cramped condo with a view so I’m happy.

  • Pankaj

    again India’s Mukesh Ambani has the world’s biggest & expensive home, India is again on Top

  • eLPipiMuyGrande

    I’d hate to be on the top floor of the 1 billion dollar house during an earthquake

  • Cesar

    Not one drug dealers house was mention and dam they have tigers in the houses

  • Arshi

    lists top ten happiest home in the world

  • Anonymous

    Ironically, I could have sworn that the $1B was some sort cheap apartment tower at first glance.

  • rami

    if i saw this $1B building without knowing any information about it i’ll say its a project for graduated engineer and its not done yet,its expensive but the most ugly one

  • victor

    The house on number 1 is also no. 1 ugly house among all.

  • Isaac

    The most expensive one is the ugliest one.whooo I will not pay even a tenth of that price.

  • I like the 7 one The Maner it really away some home. In my review it should the most expensive in the world.

  • iknowthesethings

    The Silicon Valley Mansion is 13310 La Paloma Road in Los Altos Hills. He chose the home is in a very expensive neighborhood, and picked the most coveted street in that enclave. Now that I have said my piece, let me go back to home sweet home aka Villa Leopolda. Want to visit? You will have to buy yourself a ticket to the French Riviera. Did you expect me to send you a private jet from my fleet?

  • Anna

    The Manor is so pretty! The others, not so much…

  • Michael Murphy

    I would give you 10 cents for anyone of these monstrositys….talk about human sickness…who needs anything this big? Rich people aren’t the brightest are they?

  • Steve

    Easy folks.

    Yes, these homes are ostentatious, but if you had all that money, would you put it in the STOCK MARKET???, a place where you could lose a good chunk of all that money in a day?

    Real estate is a place to park cash. It often does well as an investment. You can entertain people there and you can house your family, or in this case, 163 families.

    If you’ve paid for one of these monstrosities, and the market dives, so what? You still have a place to live.

    It makes sense from the perspective of someone who has made a billion dollars.

    Easy. Remember, the people who own these houses are human beings too.

    • Fernando

      If I had that kind of money to spend, I would exactly do so. Maybe not only in stocks, but I would spend it all in equities for sure. A share is a piece of a company, even if the market goes sour and then crashes, you are still the owner of something just like in a house. And if you aren’t in a dire need of cash, you will eventually get some money back from dividends sometime later, so even if you are not a billionare anymore, you’ll still make enough money to make a living as long all the companies you own doesn

  • Fernando

    By the way, one more for the road: Tour Odéon. 256 million pounds for a penthouse and it’s still under construction.

  • Monty

    Super like for Rybolovlev Estate a dream home.. Sorry Mr Ambani more jobs would have been generated if money could have been invested in expansion of your venture……

  • Jane

    Incredible homes but what about Asetti’s ” James Bond House”. I think that had a projected cost of around $250 million. And that was without the land to build it on. Have to say it is the most spectacular home design I ever seen. Straight out of a James Bond movie. Awesome man.

  • ally

    I really wouldn’t want to live in a huge house even if I were rich.
    That’s a considerable waste of space and materials, and what an impact on the environment!
    I believe a medium-sized home would be ideal. Too cramped would probably be uncomfortable, but too big would be a burden and a waste.

  • Zakirova f

    There’s an odd-looking building in South Mumbai in India that looks like it’s under construction, only that it’s finished and furnished. And by how much. Called the Antilia, after mythical island in the Atlantic, the building is famous not for its odd structures of extra high ceilings and protruding floors; it’s the second most expensive house today at $1 billion. Barring the Buckingham Palace, which is valued at $1.55 billion, it would have been our most expensive house in our list, as has named it in 2014. In fact, Forbes cited that it’s the first house (other than palaces) to breach the $1 billion range.

    Our infographic of the world’s most expensive houses compares the home values against the British Royal’s residence. Interestingly, the palace is not the most ornate or opulent among palaces; Saudi royals and sheiks are known to live more lavishly, beating their European counterparts. But property value is not just about what the house is, but who lives in it. The Queen of England lends to the palace a value higher than the structure’s worth.

    Likewise, property value is all about where it is. It’s no surprise that Kensington in Southwest London has three entries in our list, a known favorite playground by the world’s billionaires. The usual suspects, Aspen, Beverly Hills, and Palm Beach, are also included.

  • Cal Jamerson

    There is a house under construction in Los Angeles (Bel Air) that will reputedly list for 1/2 Billion USD. There is another house in Beverly Hills (on 25 ACRES IN BEVERLY HILLS)!!! It was initially listed at $195M, but was dropped to a measly $150M, and is now no longer listed. I assume it sold. Certainly these two should find their way onto your list, along with a $115M house in Bel Air, 15 Bed, 57,957 Sq Ft, Baths20 Full, 16 Half Bath, Lot Size 2.99 Acres.

    I love your articles they are at the same time enlightening and very entertaining.

  • Jessica Knorr

    I think there is an error on the home built by King Leopold. It says it has 27 stories but I dont see how that is possible. Im guessing you meant 27 bedrooms / 19 bathrooms?