Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

7 of the world’s most extravagant toys for grown ups

By Matt Buchel

Do the wealthy really have champagne in their cereal and massages on private jets? Seeing how the other half (or 2%) live can not only be interesting, but inspiring. It can encourage us to work harder to be able to partake in some of the luxuries that the wealthy enjoy. Here’s some inspiration to start working for yourself and earn the big bucks – some of the craziest and most expensive toys of the super rich.

The DTV Shredder

Meet the skateboard motorbike that costs way more than your average car. Priced at a whopping USD 120,000, the DTV shredder is a dual-tracked off-road vehicle with two tank treads, jet ski-like controls and the potential to conquer almost any terrain. It’s not just the rich who are into this vehicle – but the royals too. The prince of Dubai and his two brothers had theirs super-charged with custom aircraft engines!

iPad 2 – Gold Edition

The rich and famous don’t just have Apple products, they have Apple products encrusted with gold and diamonds and worth millions of dollars. The iPad 2 Gold edition was created by London based designer, Stuart Hughes, and sells for over 8 million dollars. The device is made of 24k gold, with the Apple logo on the back encrusted with 53 internally flawless diamonds totalling 12.5 carats. The frame is made from the oldest rock in the world, Ammolite, and is finished off with a single cut 8.5-carat flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. Bling factor: HIGH.

Personal Submarine

This invention is literally a submarine that can fully submerge under water and can fit up to six adults in it. Ride around the reefs in style in the submersible technology that has been in the making for over 20 years and can reach a depth of 1500 metres. Sure, a personal submarine sound super fun, but keep in mind that one will set you back approx five million dollars.

Miniature Custom Raceways

Who said toy race cars were just for little kids? Plenty of rich adults like them too. Slot Mods have created electric race tracks that are mini versions of some of the world’s most famous tracks, like Indianapolis, Le Mans and Monaco. The tracks pay attention to detail, featuring such as details as pint-sized buildings, spectators and even camera crews. However, precision comes at a price – some of these electric race tracks can cost as much as USD 500,000.

Iguana Yacht

Sure, the rest of us may have to tow our boats out of the water and load it onto the car to drive back home. But, the rich don’t need to worry about going to the effort. Cue: the Iguana Yacht. The 30 foot vessel has legs which will take you from sea to shore. It can drive up to 40 knots in the sea and then walk onto land. But the extravagance of the Iguana Yacht doesn’t end there; it can also be decked out with 24-karat gold-plated trim, exotic wood and custom leather seats.