For the world’s richest, buying a home is of no consequence really. It’s a drop in the bucket for them. Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, recently sold his town house in San Francisco for $31 million, it is unlikely to make a significant contribution to his income, given that he is the fifteenth richest man in the world, valued at $67 billion. But Zuckerberg’s latest sale is nowhere close to some of the world’s most expensive properties. Here’s a list.

Four Fairfield Pond, New York ($248 million)

Built in 2003, the house is in the Hamptons, Long Island. The Hamptons have long been known as a playground for the rich and famous of New York to scurry off to when a vacation is required. The house covers 63 acres of land and comes with 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. Not just that, the house comes with not one but three swimming pools, a basketball court, and bowling alley. The house comes with a garage that fits nearly a 100 cars. Currently, the house is owned by Ira L. Rennert, an American billionaire who is the founder and CEO of the Renco Group.

Villa les cèdres, France ($221 million)

This 14-room mansion sits on a 35 acre property on a French-peninsula that is often called the “Peninsula of billionaires” after the number of extremely wealthy individuals who live there. Initially, the home was priced at $413 million, making it one of the most expensive homes on sale worldwide. The home is now owned by Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov

Villa Leopolda ($750 million)

Sitting on the French Riviera in Villefranche-sur-Mer, is the Villa Leopolda. Initially bought by Edmond Safra in 1987, the detached villa is a historical monument. The house was inherited by Lily Safra following her husband’s death in 1999. Lily herself died in 2022. The estate the house is built on was allegedly owned by King Leopold II of Belgium. The villa saw many parties in the 90s. 

Kensington Palace Gardens, London ($222 million)

Billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal reportedly owns three homes on the Kensington Palace Gardens street, also known as ‘Billionaire’s Row.’ While not much is known about his properties, the area is subject to high security. His neighbours include the likes of Roman Abramovich, the former Russian oligarch as well as the Israeli embassy. 

Ellison Estate, California ($200 million)

The founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison is well-known for his love of purchasing properties. The sprawling estate was built in 2004 and spans 23 acres with 10 buildings, a man-made lake, a Japanese style bath house and even a Koi pond. The billionaire worth $43 billion reportedly has a property portfolio worth $1 billion.

Antilia, Mumbai ($1 billion+)

Estimated at $2.2 billion in 2020 by property surveyors, the 27-floor building was built by Asia’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani in 2010. The house has a 168-car garage, a ballroom, nine high speed elevators, a 50-seat theatre, terrace gardens, a swimming pool and even a temple.