by Damilola Jagun
A US website comparecamp.com, has compiled the list of the most expensive homes in the world.
From the Queen’s Buckingham Palace to grand mansions and stunning tower-blocks, the world’s most valuable residences are mind-boggling.
Most notable is that four of the top 10 most expensive residences are all within a mile of Hyde Park, in London.
Coming first on the list is the Buckingham Palace which experts say is worth more than £1billion.
The ultra-modern Antilia building in Mumbai, India, which is owned by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani comes second, while Villa Leopolda, the extravagant home of Brazilian socialite Lily Safra in Cote D’Azure, France, is third on the list.
Below is the full compilation.
Buckingham Palace is the most expensive property in the world at just over £1billion
The 27-story Antilia tower, built by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai, is the second-most expensive home, the research states
The Villa Leopolda, built by Belgian King Leopold II around at the end of the 19th century for his mistress, is valued at £500million
The huge Fairfield Pond mansion of American businessman Ira Rennert in New York State is valued at £156million in the new list. It has a power plant, and three swimming pools and a bowling alley
The home of Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal in Kensington Palace Gardens, London – dubbed Billionaire’s Row – comes fifth in the list
The beautiful, Japanese-style Woodside estate of computer software billionaire Larry Ellison in California is valued at £126million
Hearst Castle, Beverly Hills, built for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1919, came seventh and is valued at £120million
Roman Abramovich’s London’s home, not far from Chelsea’s home ground Stamford Bridge, is worth £88million and came ninth in the list
An £80million coverted school in Upper Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London now owned by Ukrainian oligarch Elena Franchuk, came tenth in the list