10 Most Expensive Cars in The World

Here is a compelling list of the most expensive cars in the world of 2019.

Cars are a means of transport, used to get people from where they are to where they want to be. But for some, it’s not just about transportation, cars are also a piece of art, cherished even decades after its production and acquisition.

Some of them are very expensive and are manufactured specially for a certain class of people. These cars come at very high prices, but one interesting fact about them is that they are often sold before they get to the public. Brands like the Lamborghini, Bugatti, Aston Martin and of course, Rolls Royce are big names in the industry.

Although most of the cars listed here are wildly out of reach for most, it will definitely give you a sense of pleasure just to look at them. Preparing a list of the most expensive cars can be difficult because most producers often keep the prices of their newest and latest models exclusive to potential buyers alone. And if these cars get to end up in auctions, their prices are most likely to be set way higher than the original. So with that said, here is a list of the 10 most expensive cars in the world 2019.

Most Expensive Cars in The World

10. Bugatti Chiron
Worth: $2.9 MILLION

With a top speed of 268 mph, this 8.0 liter turbo-charged W-16, 1,500-horsepowered engine is the ideal replacement for the veyron model of the Bugatti super cars. Its new and gorgeous body makes the opinion of those who thought the veyron was the last of its kind, laughable.

Though, the Chiron is still not the fastest car in the world, its top speed is yet to be tested as is limited to 268 mph, and it sure redefined what an automobile could do, pushing beyond the boundaries of performance and elegance. Equiped with speed, power and luxury, it is the most advanced version of its predecessor, the veyron.

This supercar is quite high-priced and starts at around $2.8 million. So I ask, how do you follow up a classic, well built mechine? You make an even better one.

9. PAGANI HUAYRA BC
Worth: $2.8 MILLION

The Huayra Bc is a lighter version of the Pagani Hauyra, made with extensive use of carbon fibres and other lightweight materials, this beast is the most expensive Pagani cars ever made. The new Huayra Bc has a wider rear track, new side tracks, and many other cool aero features. Named after the Ican god of winds, the Hauyra BC comes with a 6.0 litre V-12 bi-turbo engine of the BC is sourced from AMG, and produces 790 horsepower and 811 lb-ft torque.

This power is run to the rear wheels through the tripod drive shafts leveraging a 7-speed Xtrac transmissionth. It made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However, only 20 units of this incredible super vehicle was made, and all 20 are already sold out.

8. FERRARI PININFARINA SERGIO
Worth: $3 MILLION

One cool fact about the ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is that, only six models were made, and the owners of all six models made were chosen by the manufacturers themselves, making this one of the rarest of the rare invite-only vehicles. This idea and design of this car is based on the Ferrari 458 spider, making it definitely one of the coolest Ferrari’s cars ever made. The car comes with no roof, side windows or winshield, plus is 330 pounds lighter than the 458 spider.

However, it has the same 4.5 litres F136F V-8 engine as its ancestor, which transmit 562 hp to the rear wheels. The interior of this extraordinary vehicle is renovated and comes with some rather exciting new features like aerodynamic headrests built directly into the roll cage. With an asking price of $3 million, the Ferrari Sergio is not the most expensive cars on our list. But, however, it is one of the most highly coveted vehicles in the world.

7. ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE
Worth: $3.2 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

The Valkayrie is a V-12, 1,000 horse-powered hybrid super car, a product of a partnership between Aston Martin and the Redbull Formula One racing team. Although, the actual price of this vehicle is yet to be announced, experts have estimated the price of the car to cost about $3.2 million.

The car is not yet released, as both partners aim to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, equipping the Valkayrie with a lightweight carbon fibre chassis, and a 6.5-litre V-12 engine.

Currently, Only a 150 units of this model has been planned by the company, including 25 track versions and a few number of prototypes set to deliver unprecedented levels of downforce on the track. The deliveries are expected to begin from 2019 onwards.

6. LIMITED EDITION BUGATTI VEYRON BY MASORY VIVERE
Worth: $3.4 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

The Mansory Vivere edition of the Bugatti Veyron delivers a top speed of 268 mph, making it not just one of the fastest cars in the world, but one of the most expensive cars. Modelled on the Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, this upgrade of the original version of the Bugatti Veyron is designed by German witch doctors, Mansory.

It has an awesome carbon-fiber body, a new spoiler package, upgraded LED lights, a revamped cabin, and a redesigned front grille. The original version was named car of the decade 2000-2009 and could reach a top speed of 253 mph.

5. LYKAN HYPERSPORT
Worth: $3.4 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

It’s definitely no surprise why the Lykan Hypersport is at number 5 on our list. This car is like the luxury version of the Bat-mobile, with customized headlights and LED blades, all made of 240 15-carat diamonds. This car made its feature in the ‘Furious 7’ movie and is used currently by the Abu Dhabi Police for patrol duty.

The Lykan Hypersport is built by W Motors in Lebanon, making it the first ever Arab-built supercar. This car is not just about its awesome looks, its performance is quite impressive too, as it can deliver a 62 in a mere 2.8 seconds, and can reach speeds up to 240 mph with its twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8 liter flat-six boxer which can produce 780 horsepower through the rear wheels, and a 708 pound-feet of torque.

4. MCLAREN P1 LM
Worth: $3.6 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

The Mclaren P1 LM is a street-legal version of the track-only version of the Mclaren P1 GTR. Designed and manufactured by British firm Lanzante, who acquired the original P1 built by Mclaren.

The car was built for a selected number of buyers in the US, Japan, U.K, and the U.A.E. The P1 LM has a number of similar features with the P1 GTR and the legendary Mclaren F1 roadster like the gold plating that surrounds the engine bay with a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 and weighs 132 pounds. Making it 60 kg less than the P1 GTR.

There are only five units of this car currently produced, and all five of them are sold out.

3. LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER
Worth: $4.5 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

Veneno is a Spanish word for ‘Poison’, and Lamborghini had to put that into detail with their deadly design of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Built to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary, this vehicle looks entirely like an alien space capsule featured in a sci-fi movie.

This badass can reach a top speed that’ll literally give buyers a run for their money. The only problem is, only 9 units were made. It comes with a 6.5 liter V12 with a seven-speed single clutch ISR automated manual transmission can spin at 8,400 rpm to yield 740 horsepowers and 507 pound-feet of torque. This implies that this car can cover 60 mph at 2.9 seconds. Inspired by the LP700-4 Aventador, the monoque is made of carbon fiber.

Driven by a full All-Wheel-Drive system, this car weighs merely 3,285 pounds. Due to its limited availability, its resell rates are crazy, as some are sold for as high as $11 million. The vehicle was the most expensive cars upon its release, having only three available to customers in its first batch, there was a mad scramble to get hands on the remaining ones left.

2. KOENIGSEGG CCXR TREVITA
Worth: $4.8 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

Koenigseggs’ are my personal favourites when it comes to supercars. Their unique design and performance are extremely overwhelming. They are the most expensive cars in the world, and more interesting to know is that this car, without exaggeration, is

coated with real diamonds. So if you’re wondering, why so much money for the CCXR Trivita? You have your answer, Diamonds!

Packed with a 4.8 liter, dual-supercharged V8 having a total output of 1,004 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque, the carbon fibers are coated with a diamond dust-impreganted resin, called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave.

Also, the cars come with a host of other features which includes a one-of-its-kind dual carbon rear wing, iconnell exhaust system, airbags, ABS powered carbon ceramic brakes, paddle-shift, infotainment system, chronometer instrument cluster, tires monitoring systems along with a hydraulic system.

The initial production plan for this car was three, but due to the difficulty and time-consuming of the carbon fiber used to produce it, it was later reduced to two.

1. SWEPTAIL BY ROLLS ROYCE
Worth: $13 MILLION

Most Expensive Cars in The World

Before you go gasping at the price of this heavy luxurious masterpiece, do note that this car was made on the recommendations of a particular customer, one the company has refused to disclose the identity. So, it’s off the markets. But if your wallet is fat enough maybe, to pay for a $13 million dollar car, then Rolls-Royce will build you another.

The Sweptail is the most luxurious Roll-Royce car ever made by the company. Everything about this particular exclusive car is custom made, built for over four years from start to finish, this car can only seat two people. I guess that’s what they mean by being ‘exclusive’.

This car has a rather 1920s based design and looks like a yacht from behind. It sits at number 1 place in the list of the most expensive cars in the world.

16 Most Richest Drug Dealers of all Time

Drugs dealing is one of the deadliest, riskiest, most unsafe but quickest way of making a lot of money. People who have engaged in real time drug smuggling in the past and present have used this medium to amass a lot of wealth for themselves and family that would last them a lifetime or even more.

It is one profession you do not need a college degree or any degree to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful persons on earth, but it is also the kinda profession where people are trying to kill you every day, and if you manage to escape that, you are hunted for by the DEA.

Drug dealers in the past are known to be notorious, deadly and cunning, leaving no chances to anyone or anything that could affect their business, as there is always competition for power and who gains the larger share of the market. So, who are the wealthiest drug dealers of all time? We have compiled a list of 16 of the richest and deadliest drug kingpins, and you’ll be shocked by their various estimated net worth.

The 16 Richest Drug Dealers of all Time

16. José Figueroa Agosto – Net Worth: $100 Million

José Figueroa Agosto also is known as “José David Figueroa Agosto”, “Junior Capsula” and “the Don Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean” is a Puerto Rican

drug trafficker and smuggler, born June 28, 1964. He is the head of a major drug trafficking organization that made 90% of cocaine in Puerto Rico.

Considered to be one of the most dangerous drug dealers of Puerto Rico, José Figueroa Agosto is number one on the most wanted fugitive in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. He is married and is a father of four.

15. Paul Lir Alexander – Net Worth: $170 Million

Paul Lir Alexander is the richest drug dealers in Brazil having a net worth of over $170 million. Also known as El Parito Loco, Paul Lir Alexander was born in Santa Catarina in 1956, he later joined military service in the Israeli Army and the Mossad. It is rather ironic to know that this drug lord once worked as an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) before becoming the leader of a drug-smuggling ring in Brazil.

Alexander was arrested in 1993 by the DEA and spent 17 years in prison. After he was released from jail, He was arrested again in Brazil, and sentenced to 42 years’ imprisonment before disappearing while on a temporary release from a Brazilian prison in 2010.

14. Zhenli Ye Gon – Net Worth: $300 Million

Born January 31, 1963, in Shanghai, China, Zhenli Ye Gon is a Chinese-Mexican businessman currently under suspicion of trafficking pseudoephedrine or ephedrine precursor chemicals into Mexico from Asia. Ye Gon became a Mexican citizen in 2002 and is a highly recognized wealthy businessman in Mexico, and having no criminal records. He was alleged to be a member of the Sinaloa Cartel, but he denied all allegations of the fact.

However, in October of 2016, Ye Gon was extradited to Mexico, after nine years of fighting extradition to Mexico from an American prison.

13. Joseph Kennedy – Net Worth: $400 Million

Joseph Kennedy was an American businessman, politician, and investor, but what you didn’t know was that he was also one of the most notorious criminals of all time. He used his connections and wealth to increase his net worth by millions during his forbode. Like any other drug baron, Kennedy sold a bootleg of alcohol to people who weren’t allowed to have it.

It was also alleged that he once raped a woman so he could frame someone else to eliminate the competition. He was friends with some of the most dangerous and most influential drugs and crime families in the world.

12. Rafael Caro Quintero – Net Worth: $650 Million

Rafael Caro Quintero was born on October 3, 1952. He is a Mexican drug trafficker and a co-founder of the now-disintegrated Guadalajara Cartel with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and other drug traffickers in the 1970s. He is the brother of a fellow drug trafficker, Miguel Caro Quintero, the founder and former leader of the defunct Sonora Cartel.

Also known as “Narco of Narcos”, Rafael Caro Quintero was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, Camarena’s pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar, the American writer John Clay Walker, and dentistry student Alberto Radelat in 1985. He is currently wanted by the U.S, Mexico and several other countries with a huge $20 million bounty for his arrest.

11. Joaquín Loera AKA Chapo Guzman – Net Worth: $1 Billion

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera A.K.A “El Chappo” is a Mexican drug dealer and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, an international crime syndicate.

He was once seen as the most dangerous drug trafficker in the world. Born 4 April 1957, Guzmán was raised in a poor farming family and endured physical abuse at the hands of his father. He began his drug trafficking during his early adulthood through his father by growing marijuana for local dealers. He founded his own drug cartel in 1988 as the leader of the dreadful Sinaloa Cartel.

Guzman managed the operations of his cartel and was producing massive tons of cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin, smuggling them into and distributed throughout the United States and Europe, the world’s largest users.

10. Al Capone – Net Worth: $1.3 Billion

Al Capone, famously known as ‘Scarface’, was an American gangster and businessman born January 17, 1899, in New York City, the U.S. He served an 11-year sentence in Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary and Alcatraz. Al Capone was branded “Public Enemy No. 1”. after the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, in which seven gang rivals were murdered in broad daylight. This terrible act damaged Chicago’s and Capone’s image.

On January 25, 1947, Capone died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

9. Griselda Blanco Net Worth: $2 Billion

This Columbian and cocain-godmother is the only woman to have made it to our list of wealthiest druglords of all time. Be advised that she is as wealthy, influential and also deadly as the other drug kingpins. Also known as La Madrina, the Black Widow and the Queen of Narco-Trafficking, Griselda Blanco was the drug dearler of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld during the 1980s, all the way to the early 2000s.

She even has a movie made to tell her story. It will shock you to know that she was responsible for up to 200 murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. She was shot and killed on September 3, 2012, at the age of 69.

8. Carlos Lehder – Net Worth: $2.7 Billion

Now serving Life imprisonment since 1987, plus 135 years, Carlos Lehder was the founder of the Neo-Nazi Political Party, the National Movement as it’s also called, whose main function according to the Colombian police force, is to force Colombia to abrogate its extradition treaty with the United States. He was born September 7, 1949, in Armenia, Colombia.

He was a Drug trafficker for the Medellín Cartel and a prominent member of the MAS. ‘MAS’ stands for “Muerte a Secuestradores”, a paramilitary group whose focus was to retaliate against the kidnappings of cartel members and their families by the guerrillas.

Carlos Lehder is considered to be one of the most important Colombian drug kingpins to have been successfully prosecuted in the United States.

7.The Orejuela Brothers – Net Worth: $3 Billion

Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, famously known as the Orejuela brothers were Colombia’s second largest smugglers of cocaine into the United States. After the death of Pablo Escobar in the 1990s, the became the biggest smugglers of cocaine into the states and were bringing in billions of dollars yearly, cornering over 90% of the cocaine market internationally.

At the height of the Cali Cartel’s ‘success’ in 1996, Gilberto was captured and sentenced to fifteen years. The two brothers were both sentenced to 30 years in prison and an additional 87 months for money laundering after their security guard played an informant to the DEA. On a plea bargain, immunity was granted for 29 members of the Orejuela family who were implicated in the illegal drug trade.

6. Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha – Net Worth: $5 Billion

Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha is one Colombian druglord that is most fascinated for his love for Mexican culture, earning him the title ‘El Mexicano’. He is a member of the dreaded Medellin Cartel in Bogota, Colombia. His title was further fitting because of the smuggling routes that

Gacha controlled ran from Mexico to the United States. Gacha has a number of cocaine labs set up in different parts of the jungles of Colombia.

There he has hundreds of his workers who live and manufactured cocaine.
In 1998, Gacha was listed on Forbes’ list of billionaires but was shot and killed a year later by the police.

5. Khun Sa – Net Worth: $5 Billion

Khun Sa A.K.A ‘Opium King’, was the King of the heroin empire. He operated the biggest and largest heroin empire the world had ever seen. During the 70s and 80s, 90% of the heroin in New York City was being smuggled from the Golden Triangle in Asia. The triangle that spread across Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand were headed by Khun Sa, the who had unified a large portion of the region with the help of his drug-funded private army.

It was reported that in the late 90s, Jhun Sa offered to sell his Opium empire to the Australian government for $50 million a year over 8 years, which would have ended the heroin trade in Australia. But the government refused, on the grounds that they wouldn’t pay a criminal.

He later proposed the sale to the U.S, who also rejected the offer. Reports have it that Khun Sa gave himself up to the Burmese Authorities in 1996, but was never extradited. He went on to live a normal life and peaceful life in Rangoon before he later passed away in 2007 of natural death.

4. The Ochoa Brothers – Net Worth: $6 Billion

The Ochoa brothers feature at number four among the wealthiest drug barons of all time. They are – Fabio, Jorge and Juan, all three are famous members of the Medellin Cartel and had their major operations in the 1970s. The Ochoa brothers amassed a lot of wealth during their time, with Jorge named on the Forbes’ Billionaire list with an individual net worth of $3 billion.

In 1991, the Ochoa brothers became wanted by the law enforcement authorities after they became suspects in the death of cartel pilot-turned-informant Barry Seal. They all surrendered to the authorities in 1991 and thanks to a plea bargain, they only served six years in incarceration.

After their release, much wasn’t heard of them again until 1999, where the youngest of the brothers, Fabio Ochoa was arrested and sent to jail for drug smuggling.

3. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar – Net Worth: $6.7 Billion

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is the leader of organized crime ring ‘D-Company’, whose operations includes counterfeiting, drug dealing, extortions and arms deal trades. Born 26 December 1955, he is a Mumbai underworld criminal mobster and drug dealer originally from Dongri in Mumbai, India.

He is ranked as the third richest drug dealers in the world and a global terrorist, alleged to be linked with Osama Bin Laden. D-Company is rumored to fund the Indian film industry or ‘Bollywood’. He is currently wanted by Interpol for his involvement in organized crime, but his current whereabouts are yet unknown.

2. Amado Carrillo Fuentes – Net Worth: $25 Billion

Amando Carillo was a Mexican drug Dealers and was among the top drug traffickers in Mexico. He was popularly known as “El Señor de Los Cielos” (“The Lord of the Skies”), because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs. Known for transporting tons of cocaine to several municipal airports and dirt airstrips in Mexico, via 22 private 727 jet airliners, his wealth, though unknown, was rumoured to have grown to the tune of $25.

Before his death in 1997, Carillo was highly tracked by the Mexican and U.S government. As a means evade arrest, he had plastic surgery and underwent liposuction. But he died during his operation.

1.Pablo Emilio Gaviria Escobar – Net worth: $30 Billion

Pablo Emilio Gaviria Escobar is the richest drug dealer of all time. There’s no argument when it comes to who the richest drug dealers of all time are, or was, as the case may be without a mention of ‘El Patrons’ name.

He is the king of kings in the world of drug trafficking. Even those who have no interest in the shocking world of international drug trafficking knows his name. Pablo Escober was not only stinking rich but was very influential and very dangerous. He even had a special military force name “Search Bloc” created to hunt him down by the Colombian government.

He was eventually hunted down and killed by the search bloc with the help of the American Authorities. During his time, Forbes magazine estimated that Pablo Escobar controlled over 80 % of the cocaine business globally. Although he was a heartless killer, Pablo Escobar had a soft spot for his family. In fact, at one time he burned over $1 million cash to keep his young daughter warm when he was running from the police.

Now you know why he is at number spot for the richest druglords of all time. No drug trafficker alive is yet to reach the milestone in which Pablo crossed, a $30 billion dollar drug empire. Even in death, he remains the worlds’ wealthiest drug kingpin.

25 Business Ideas That Will Make You a Millionaire

Looking for business ideas small or Big? here is a well comprehensive list of business ideas that will make you a millionaire in 2019. These business ideas presented, are well compiled after we did profound research. Why not pick one of these business ideas and become a millionaire today.

These business ideas presented, are well compiled after we did profound research. Why not pick one of these business ideas and become a millionaire today.

Top 25 Business Ideas

Are you tired of working 9-to-5? Do you look forward to starting up your own business and owning all rights and patents? Are you having difficulties thinking of the right business ideas that you can startup? Well, search no more, because we are going to take you through a list of 25 business ideas that will make you a millionaire.

With the advancement of the internet, and the increasingly dynamic development of modern technology(the cell phones, laptops, tablets, wifi, and a host of others), the difficulty in entering into the world of business has been lowered, if not eliminate completely as anyone with a business idea can jump onto the train and kickstart their own business from the comfort of their homes, small office spaces or even their garages.

But, however, while technology has reduced drastically, the problems of launching a business today, there are still some areas of difficulty waiting to be conquered by potential entrepreneurs. The fear of taking a risk, paperwork for some, are factors that limit them from taking the most important step to any business startup-Execution.

So, follow me as I take you through 25 business ideas that can help you become a millionaire.

25. Boat Cleaning/Repairs

If you’re wondering how on earth a person is going to make millions from cleaning or repairs of boats, then wonder no more. Because, no matter the season or weather, boats that are hauled out from the water will need cleaning and repairs. From the decks, the head, the holds, and sleeping quarters, every nook and cranny of the boat will need proper cleaning. And cleaning or repairs of boats aren’t cheap.

Boat cleaning rates vary depending on the size of a boat, the boat’s state and the services requested. Most businesses charge between $8 and $40 per foot. For instance, a 30-foot boat might cost between $240 and $1,200 to clean, depending on what was involved in the cleaning.

So, if you consider yourself capable of executing the task, you can start by approaching any homes that own a boat on their property or working with a local marine to contract your cleaning and repairs services.

24. Online Marketing Services

Online Marketing Services is one of our business ideas on the list. There are tons of opportunity online for anyone willing to seize them. Even though you are a newbie to online marketing, there are dozens of free or cheap online courses, particularly with SEO, that you can take to learn before getting started.

The online marketing industry is very competitive, but if you focus on a niche area, like Influencer marketing, brand promoter, Adwords, etc, it’ll help you to stand out. How much you are able to make depends on the type of niche you are offering.

23. Food Truck/Trailer/Cart

People take less consideration of this business idea but are one which pays a lot, in time anyway. While you may enjoy cooking but avoid the risk of opening a restaurant, you can invest in a food truck, a trailer, or a cart.

However, food trucks may be expensive, but you can get yourself a trailer or something like a hotdog car for lesser amounts. you can make a hell of money from these business ideas.

22. Landlord/ Bread and Breakfast

Rent money is easy money, even though you have to wait a couple of months, or weeks, depending on your agreement to collect it. So, if you have a room, a private area or an extra space you can rent out, then you can always become a landlord or even start your own bread and breakfast.

This business idea can be really profitable if you are located around tourist areas.

21. Childcare Services

Looking for something quite out of the box, this is one business with lesser competition in the market. If you can get all your required licenses and permits, this is one business that you can start at your home. This business is very lucrative in areas with a lot of rich people who are very busy and have less time for their little kids.

People who run childcare earn an average hourly wage of $9.40. This hourly pay rate translates to an average annual wage of $19,560. Other options if you don’t want to run a daycare at your home includes services like babysitting, nanny, or a tutor.

20. Homemade Goods

This business is for the very talented, creative, and crafty people who can engineer stuff like handprinted shirts, furniture, jewelry, natural soaps or organic food to sell. If you’re capable of any of these, you can launch your eCommerce site or roadside stand where you can sell the things you make.

19. Hairdressing/Makeup

If you are good at cutting hair, or current with the latest and trending styles, or you know a thing or two about makeup, then you can start your own salon right from your home, or rent a small space, a shop to promote yourself. You can also launch your own beauty channel on YouTube where you can share your ideas and skills on simple makeup and hairstyling tips.

18. Drones

Drones are hot selling currently and are vastly becoming an indispensable tool in different industries. As a matter of fact, drone sales more than doubled since 2015, from 225% to almost $200 million in 2016.

You can capitalize on this opportunity and venture into the drone business. Start your own drone repair shop, engage in customization, photography, security surveillance, mapping, or even become a retailer.

17. Currency Trading

Currency trading is becoming a lot easier with the number of tutorial videos and courses online, with different applications that offer step-by-step guides. This is one start-up that can generate a lot of cash in the near future if you will be ready to learn the basics and practice more often.

You do not need any office or equipment to start this business. Just a small amount of cash, and a laptop, a phone or a tablet will do just fine to get you started.

16. Referral Services

Simply tell people about new places, exclusive hotels, fancy restaurants, account offices, law firms, babysitters or even vendors and you can stand a chance of creating a referral brand for yourself. And it is easy to start to, all you need is to market yourself to the community, a good social network, and placing of adverts on different online platforms.

15. Even/Project Planning

Event planning is always an on-demand business venture and is profitable. If you know how to organize and manage an event, why not take up this venture. You can take care of arrangements for birthdays, weddings or even retirement parties.

You could also become a project manager for a business without an in-house project manager and help to keep the focus of their teams on track.

14. Graffiti Removal

While this business idea may not really sound the type that will make you a million dollars, Remove It Restoration made $2.6 million dollars in revenue in 2016 by simply removing graffiti.

13. Training/ Instruction

You can make cool cash from becoming an instructor, or launching a website where you can sell contents of the knowledge you possess like instructional videos to customers.

12. Window Cleaning

Personally speaking, cleaning windows is my worst chore around the house. It is very stressful and what’s worse, they never seem to look clean enough.

However, thanks to cleaning services, I don’t need to stress myself about cleaning both at home and in the office. Pretty cool huh? Yeah, and they charge pretty fair too.

So, if you think you can handle cleaning windows, you can choose, like the cleaning service, to do residential or commercial, or both properties to double up your revenue. And it doesn’t cost much to start.

11. Personal Concierge

Although this kind of business idea turns you into some sought of an errand boy, (or girl, as the case may be), it can fetch you some real serious dough by the end of every service rendered.

From picking up groceries from the store to taking the cats to the vets, to taking clients to the airport, you can gather a lot of tips from running different errands for your client.

10. Flipping Websites

Flipping websites is a business idea that kinda sounds silly but, if you look on the positive side, there’s a lot of advantages to it. And you really don’t need to go into it full-time.

You can start off by using sites like flippa to buy an already built website, rebuild it even better, and sell it off, cash made. It’s very lucrative and I, for one, have been able to earn an additional $15-22k in the last eight months just flipping websites on the side.

9. Pet Care

Do you love animals? Can you take care of other persons’ pets? If you can, you can tap into this industry by starting off with the traditional ideas like dog-walking, grooming, pet training or sitting.

It might interest you to know that, Americans spend a mouth-watering $62.75 billion dollars on their pets in 2016 alone. A figure that is expected to rise to $92 billion by 2020. Convinced yet? However, the real money in this business lies in the production of organic pet foods and treats.

8. Door-to-Door Delivery

You can become a delivery agent for businesses who allow their customers to order products online. Many businesses today allow customers to order products online from their websites, but most of them don’t deliver or are short staffed to get these orders to their various destinations.

That’s where you can come in, you can apply to deliver these products for the company and earn cool cash. You might even get lucky with tips along with different deliveries.

7. Tour Guide

If you live in a place that is a sight for tourist attraction, and you also know your way around than most, then you should start your tour guide service. All you need to get started is a website, and some business cards to get it going. You can also register with websites like Vayable.com to help you scout for clients, for an agreed amount that is.

6. Handy-man/Home Repairs/ Restoration


If you’re a handy-man or have the skills and equipment to fix simple home problems, then why not consider starting up your own home repairs and restoration business? You can decide to choose a specific area that will set you apart from other construction businesses.

You won’t be needing to invest much on inventory since you will be more focused on a particular type of installation or repairs.

5. Graphic Design

In a world today, where businesses are looking for creative minds to help them design their logo or promote their brands through advertisements, newsletters, magazines, flyers, or information sheet created to talk about them.

Graphic designers are making a lot of money from their work and the abundance of clients in the markets. You can become a graphic designer by taking on classes on graphic designs online, and in no time, you will become good at it with much practice and start making some cool cash from the comfort of your home. All you need to start after learning is just a laptop and inspiration.

4. Internet Security Consultant

Millions are made from Internet Security Consultant. this business idea can fetch you lots of money
If you know how much data is at risk every day thanks to hackers, scammers, and viruses, you will know that businesses and corporations are willing to pay huge amounts of paychecks just to keep those data safe and secret.

If you have any prima knowledge of internet security and management, you can offer your expertise in handling sensitive information and taking care of your client’s hardware and software protection needs.

3. E-commerce Store

You don’t need to start like Jeff Bezos did by selling from your garage, or need to open a brick-and-mortar storefront. An eCommerce site is easy to build and requires less financial investment and time commitment.

Plus, you’re not tied or limited to a particular location or business hours, as anyone with an internet connection can access your services anytime, any day, anywhere in the world.

2. Property Management

You can start up a property management firm, not necessarily a big one, just a small firm to manage the properties of landlords and landowners who don’t have the time to check on their properties or maintain them.

You can take up these tasks and ensure that these properties are well looked after since their owners are really busy or don’t live near them.

1. Bicycle Repairs/Sales/Storage

Not really the kind of business ideas you are expecting to be on number 1 spot. But, however, in 2015, the bicycle industry raked in over $6 billion dollars.

People purchase bicycles every day, and with the increasing number of people who own a bicycle, the number of people bringing them in for repairs when they breakdown. And you could also store bicycles, for instance, if you live near a beach, for people instead of having them transport their bikes to and fro every time. That is if you have a large enough space for that.

And with the increasing rates of bicycle purchases these days, you could consider buying and reselling used bikes either in-person or via the internet.
So, there you have it. A list of 25 business ideas that you could consider starting if you are looking for for a startup that could guarantee you millions in the long run.

15 Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

Having Skill will take you places, but here are 15 Skills that are Difficult to Learn; but if you do learn these skills they will pay you for life

Life has no instruction manual. There is no predefined path, or strategy put in place to make it easier for anyone (even for those born into wealth too). And even though the best of things in life may be free, they don’t come easy. They require time, sweet, and perseverance to acquire.

Learning and mastering some basic important life skills could help you become the best version of yourself. So, I ask, what are these basic life skills one has to learn that is so important? Well, to ascertain which of these skills are worth investing in, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of 15 life skills that are difficult to learn but will pay you for life

Skills that are Difficult to Learn

15. Enough Sleep

Enough Sleep

Sleep is one very important aspect of human life. So, if you want to be stronger, happier, and more productive, focus on improving your sleep. This is because, at the end of a stressful day, your body system needs to rest and refresh from all the workload it had to go through.

And even though, there are a number of sleep hacks online to keep track with, it is advisable to form one of your own, a ritual that can help you ensure you have a good rest at night and be ready in the morning for a new day. According to recent studies, consistency with your sleep schedule makes it easier for you to fall at sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Plus, it helps Improves brain function, Aids in muscle recovery, Balances your hormones, Fights fat, and Protects your heart. Good sleep is a pillar of high performance.

14. Positive Talk

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

A self-talk is an act of talking to yourself aloud or mentally. It could help encourage you or discourage you with respect to what you tell yourself. Mastering to always remain positive and void your mind of negative thoughts is one sure way to improve on your mental health and help you grow.

According to Dr. Magdalena Battles, “You live the words you tell yourself in your mind.” And if those words are words that would encourage you, you certainly would feel that way. And remember, “Ultimately it doesn’t matter what others think of you, but what you think of yourself certainly does, and it takes time to build that level of confidence and ability to believe in yourself when nobody else does.” -writes Shobhit Singhal.

13. Asking for help

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

A lot of people allow their pride and ego get the best of them, and find it difficult to seek help from others believing they can do things on their own. Meanwhile, others feel shy or embarrassed to seek others aid. But the truth is, in life, no man is an island. Everyone needs someone, and according to a recent study from the Harvard Business School suggests doing so makes you look more, not less, capable.

When you seek for others opinions or advice, you validate their intelligence or expertise, which makes you more likely to win them over- study authors. Louise Christy writes “I once was told in a job interview, ‘You can’t have this job if you can’t ask for help when you need it,’”. “Naturally, I said I could. Later, I found out that the previous person with that job had screwed up big-time because he was in over his head but couldn’t admit it and didn’t ask for help.”

She explains that people find it surprisingly difficult to learn how to know when they need help and asking for it because no one wants to be seen as weak or incompetent.

12. Consistency

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

There’s this old saying, “If you do something over and over again, you will soon become good at it”. That’s the case with consistency. It sounds easy, but believe me when I tell you many people find it difficult to be consistent.

Whether you are trying out a new exercise routine, studying for the LSAT, or working on an important project, consistency is very vital to maintaining any kind of success.

Most people tend to stop working hard when they reach the top or achieve a certain level of success. But to maintain that top position or remain successful is the difficult part because they need to work even harder and be more consistent in their work.

11. Know when to speak and When to be quite

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

Learning to keep your mouth shut and listen more can be very difficult, especially when you always feel you could make a point. But, it is one of the most valuable skills to learn, especially when you’re agitated.

Mastering the art of keeping your thoughts to yourself, staying quiet when you need to, is very vital especially in some situations that would escalate if you speak. For example, you need to understand when to stop talking to someone who is too upset to listen rationally to anything you have to say. At that point, it useless to respond to them.

10. The Act of Listening

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

When you master the art of shutting up when you need to, the next skill to add to your life’s skill set is learning to listen patiently to others. It is one thing to just look at people when they talk, it is another to pay attention and listen to them.

According to the author of “What Keeps Leaders Up At Night,” Nicole Lipkin, who previously told Business Insider, “Most of us in the workplace are so overwhelmed with things to do — instant messaging, phones ringing. I mean, our brain can only tolerate so much information before it snaps,”. It is important to pay attention to others as it makes them feel more confident to talk to you.

“One way for active listening is repeating back what you heard to another person. As it makes thing a lot easier when everyone is on the same page” – Nicole Lipkin

9. Control Your Thoughts

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

It is said that “The greatest superpower of any human is the ability to control your thoughts”, the ability to do what you want to do and accomplish what you want to be accomplished.

Mark Givert writes “The challenge is that we are the product of our past experience and all of our thinking is the result of this. However, the past does not equal the future.” If you could learn to master your mind, to be able to consciously direct your thinking, you will become the best version of yourself and do more with your time than wallow in your emotions and stress.

8. Avoid Gossip

Gossips are responsible for many heartbreaks and loss of trust by many people. It entails talking or listening to someone talk about others behind their back, disclosing information that may or may not be true to the ears of others who shouldn’t hear about it.

According to Jason T Widjaja, “The most important thing in life to me is relationships. And the most important thing about building and keeping good relationships is trust.” One of the easiest ways to lose trust, he says, is to gossip about people behind their backs. Leaning and mastering the skill of resisting gossips can be really difficult to many because it meant missing out on possibly important conversations, and most times, distancing oneself from influential people.

Jason T Widjaja also explains the difficulty in learning to resist some talks and awkwardly having to tell people, “Hey, sorry to interrupt but I really don’t need to know that, could we talk about something else?” “But press on and you will get your priceless reward: trust,” he writes.

7. Minding your business

There is this old saying that the people who grow the oldest are those who mind their business. It may sound funny, but it may be true. But how exactly can you do this, mind your business? It really is simple, according to Aarushi Sharma, all you have to do is simply ignore sticking your nose into other people’s work. “It takes ages to learn and master this,” Aarushi Sharma writes. It is time and resources wasteful. Plus, “You have no right to put forth your two or four cents, even if you are the last righteous person standing,” she says. Here are 3 way you can mind your business.

6. Staying present in the moment

Matt Killing worth, a Happiness Researcher, explains that most people aren’t very good at staying present at the moment. He says that 47% of the time people are thinking about something other than what they’re currently doing. And it could hurt, if not hurting our happiness already.

He says “People are less happy when they’re mind-wandering no matter what they’re doing. For example, people don’t really like commuting to work very much. It’s one of their least enjoyable activities, and yet they are substantially happier when they’re focused only on their commute than when their mind is going off to something else. It’s amazing.”

5. Learning a new language

Language Master

Imagine knowing how to speak and understand up to five different languages, how cool is that? You become open to new kinds of conversations and new opportunities as well.

This is one of the most important skills to add to your curriculum. According to Csigi, the founder and CEO of Balázs Csigi blogs, and also a native-Hungarian speaker and Metaphor English, “Mastering English has been an incredible gift in my life. I received a new mindset, a new set of emotions, and a new way of thinking.”

The same could be said of learning any new language. According to him, the key to learning another language is to master every bit of the culture, no easy feat, but surely a worthwhile pursuit.

4. Learn To Speaking Up

Skills that are Difficult to Learn but will Pay You For Life

Many people find it really tough to express their opinion in public. Some feel too timid, others may feel indifferent about it. But the reality of it is that public speaking is a great skill to harness. It helps boosts a persons confidence and you may never know how far your thoughts shared could go. Warren Buffet, America’s top business mogul said he was once so terrified of speaking in public that it would make him throw up.

According to him, “In fact, I arranged my life so that I never had to get up in front of anybody,” he told his biographer Alice Schroeder in “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.” It took practicing giving speeches numerous times in front of his Dale Carnegie speaking course classmates to finally conquer his fear.

3. Be Honesty To Others

To be completely honest with others can be really compelling and awkward because most times you really don’t have anything nice to say, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t say it. According to Gillet, she suggests that radical candor is the way to practice complete honesty with others. Wondering what the radical candor is? We’ve got you covered. It is using the acronym HHIPP to remember: Radical candor is humble, helpful, immediate, in person, and it doesn’t personalize.

2. Be Honesty with Yourself

Sounds easy right? But truth is, it is surprisingly very difficult to do for most people. So much of what we tell ourselves about ourselves is lies, which explains why most people don’t really know themselves. But if you can learn the life skill of honesty with yourself, and make it a habit to be brutally honest with yourself always, the rewards will be personal integrity and respect from others, both currencies that will take you far in life.

1. Empathy

What is empathy? And why do you need to learn about it? These are some questions people ask when they hear about it. Empathy is the ability to feel what others feel, it is what makes good sales and service people truly great. “You can be the most disciplined, brilliant, and even wealthy individual in the world, but if you don’t care for or empathize with other people, then you are basically nothing but a sociopath,” writes Kamia Taylor.

It is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional states – Wikipedia.

This skill is important to learn but really difficult to understand because, most people like to see from their own perspective, neglecting what others might be going through.

If you could see past your own viewpoint, it would help you understand the different struggles a lot of different people are going through and how

you could actually be of help.

17 Lovely Birthday Messages to Send to Your Loved Ones

If you’re looking for the best love messages to send to your loved ones, well look no futher. Because we have prepared a list of 17 of the best messages to send to your loved ones on their birthday.

Your loved ones could be any member of your family, or your friends or anyone you share a special connection with. But either way, whether it’s the birthday of your loved one or lover, their birthdays are usually very special. Not just for the celebrant, but also for you who are celebrating with them.

You can give them gifts to show how much they mean to you, but one very special way to express your feelings is through words. This is because, the gifts my capture their eyes, but the words will steal their hearts.

So, here is our list of the best lovely birthday messages to send to your loved one. You can copy and paste your choice!

17 Best Birthday Messages & Wishes

17. Words alone are not enough to express how happy I am that you are celebrating another year of your life! My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and always be. happy and healthy! Don’t ever change that. Have a wonderful, happy, healthy birthday now and forever. Happy Birthday!

16. Another year has passed, so let me just say how much we count on you, rather than count the years. I wish you a wonderful birthday.

15. Gifts may fade away but words stick to our hearts. I deem today as the most appropriate day to tell you how much I appreciate your efforts in my life. Thank you for not giving up on me. Happy birthday to you.

14. On your birthday, I want to let you know that there is no one like you. You have been so awesome. May your birthday be beautiful.

13. It is always a privilege to celebrate one’s birthday. You have journeyed through the previous year and another year has commenced today. May you find the strength to go through it unscathed.

12. Blowing out another candle should mean that you have lived out another year of joy and that you’ve made this world a better place. Make every day of your life, and every candle, count! Have a delightful birthday.

11. May your birthday and every other day be filled with sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer.

10. I hope you have a wonderful day that the year ahead is filled with much love, many wonderful surprises and gives you lasting memories that you will cherish in all the days ahead. Happy birthday to you!

9. Wishing you a day filled with love and cheer. May you be surrounded by all your loved ones. May this year bring you prosperity, fortune, and friendship. Happy Birthday to you.

8. On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have, and may you blessed abundantly today, tomorrow, and the days to come! May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come…..Happy Birthday!!

7. Because, today is a very special day, simply sending birthday messages wouldn’t be enough. So am sending you a day when all your dreams come true, and a year that means the most to you. Happy Birthday!

6. Sun likes the Sunday
Moon likes the Monday
But I like one day
That’s your birthday

5. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight and wipes wrinkle away hope u share a lot and receive a lots 4 days 2 come… happy Birthday.

4. The picture of your future is in a mirror, the mirror is in your interior, not to make you inferior but that in your exterior, you may become superior. Happy birthday!

3. Don’t think of yourself as getting another year older… you are, of course, but it’s better not to think about it! Happy Birthday!

2. The perfect recipe for your year ahead should be 20 percent love mixed with 30 percent luck. Add on top 20 percent courage and garnish it with 30 percent health. Say cheers to life and have a Happy Birthday!

1. Wishing you happiness To welcome each morning, Wishing you laughter To make your heart sing. Wishing you friendship Sharing and caring, And all of the joy The birthday can bring.

There we go, some of the best birthday messages you can send to your Friends and loved ones on their very special birthdays.

17 Things People Sacrifice to Get Rich

What are those things people sacrifice in order to become rich and successful? In this post, we will be looking at 17 things people have to sacrifice to become rich.

In this post we will be looking a reality, because the truth is, in life, in order to get rich, there are plenty of sacrifices to be made. Success or riches always come at a cost, and if you’re on your journey to getting them for yourself, it’s advisable for you to be aware of these things and plan accordingly.

Getting rich is not for everyone! You’re always free to live a mediocre life if that’s what you want. We’re not going to pretend that life is filled with rainbows or sunshine because it isn’t. Hopefully, at the end of this read, you’ll be able to look at someone rich and successful and be able to give it a second thought, about the things he/she has had to sacrifice to get to where they are today.

So, here are 17 things people sacrifice to become rich and successful…

Things People Sacrifice to become rich

17. They don’t waste much time on social media and Television

Too much of browsing the internet and impulsive watching of television shows are a cause for laziness in most people in society today. Rich people hardly spend time on neither one of these two because they can be of great distraction to their life or their goals.

Unless their goals depend on either, they minimize(in some cases, eliminate) their dependency on them, directing the time they ought to spend there on something else more productive.

16. They Give up the Need to be Liked

People who chase after life’s success and riches don’t always seek after the opinion of others to be liked. They simply see themselves as a market niche. There will be a lot of people who will like that niche, as well as a whole lot who will not. And they believe that no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t make the entire market to like you.

So, they feel no need to justify themselves because it is entirely natural no be liked by everyone. Their primary goal is to remain authentic, improve on themselves and provide value every day.

15. They Give Up Toxic People

By ‘Toxic’ we mean people who do nothing other than lying to you, disrespect you, use you, put you down, drag you down. People who chase success always distance themselves from these people. You want to know why? Because you are the average of the five-person you spend the most time with- Jim Ron.

The people we spend the most time with, add up to who we become. There are people who are more accomplished with their personal and professional lives, and there are those who are not. If you spend time with the more accomplished lot, your average will go up, and so will your success rate.

If you spend time with the less accomplished lot, well, you know how that story goes. So, people after success always go for the former, rather than the later.

14. They Give up on Saying ‘YES’ to Things that Don’t Support Their Goals

Saying ‘No’ can be really difficult at times, but not for successful people. Because they know that in order to accomplish their goals, Saying ‘NO’ to a lot of people, tasks, situations, and even family and friends become a must.

Like James Allen puts it, “He would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly”. So, they know when to sacrifice those instant gratifications, because they know that when their goals come to fruition, it will all be worth it.

13. They Give Up the Need to Control Everything

When people learn to understand that, some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us, being able to differentiate between these two becomes very important. Successful people learn to detach themselves from things beyond their control and focus on things they can control.

Sometimes, the only thing you can be able to control is your attitude towards something.

12. They Give Up Multi-tasking

modern businesswoman replaces several people at once

“You will never get to your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks”-Winston S. Churchill. Successful people know this, and that’s why they focus on one thing until they beat it into submission. No matter what it is, business, work out, the conversion you name it! Successful people don’t handle everything at once, they take steps.

Remember that Jack of all trades became a master of none. They are fully present and committed to one task.

11. They Let go of the Perfectionist Mentality

In life, no matter how much we try, how hard we push, nothing will ever be perfect. Fear of failure(or even success) is responsible for most people not being able to kick start their ideas, fostering it into reality. What rich and successful people know is that a lot of opportunities come every day. And as they come, so they will be lost if they continue to wait for the ‘Right’ time to take action.

10. They Give Up Believing In the ‘Magic Bullet’

Most people dwell on the mindset of the ‘Magic Bullet’, ‘One hit one wonder’. But what rich and successful people know is that there is no overnight success. They believe it’s a myth so they don’t waste time hanging on such folk belief.

Rich people know that making small but continual improvement every day will be compounded over time, and give the desired results. So, they lose the idea of ‘Killing two Birds with one stone’. That’s why they plan for the future, but improve on the days ahead of them, steadily improving on that 1%.

9. They Loose the ‘Fixed’ Mentality

“The future belongs to them who learn small skills and combine them in creative ways”- Robert Greene, Mastery. People get so wrong with the mindset that their intelligence or talents are simply fixed traits, and that their talents alone can create the success they need, without much effort. Successful people know this.

They know that such fixated mentality is vague and will only produce suffocating results. They sacrifice an immense amount of time daily in developing a growth mindset, acquiring new skills, knowledge, and change their perception so that it can benefit their lives. They always know that who they are today, is not who they will be tomorrow!

8. They Give Up Excuses

Excuses! They are the first killers of progress. Rich and successful people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their weakness, starting points, or past failures. Lazy people make excuses for their lethargic attitudes towards their work. Successful people take responsibility for whatever that happens to their work.

Knowing that you are responsible for everything that happens in your life is weirdly frightening and exciting at the same time. But successful and rich people know that taking responsibility is very important to increase their chances of more success because it allows them to grow both personally and professionally.

7. They Give up on Playing Small

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that everyone else will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some f us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give permission to let others do the same. As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others”- Marianne Williamson.

If you never try to take great opportunities or allow your dreams to become realities, you may never discover your true potential. Thus, the world will in turn, never benefit from what that your true potential could have achieved. Rich people know this, so they know not to be afraid to voice out their ideas, and they aren’t scared of failure.

6. They Give Up the Short Term Mindset

Successful people set long term goals because they know that these aims are a result of the short term habits that they need to do every day. Healthy habits aren’t something rich and successful people do for fun, it is something they do because they have to do it. There’s a difference between “Working out to get a summer body” and ” Working out because that’s who you are”. And always remember, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”.

5. They Sacrifice Their Comfort and Stability

People who desire to become rich and successful will always get out of their comfort zone. Most people when they have food, shelter, clothing, and maybe a car, they become too comfortable with that.

There’s really nothing wrong in settling in life, with these things of course. But always remember that you can break beyond your limits, push further, aspire to become much more than you are. That’s one thing that drives rich people. So they, sacrifice their little comfort, push further to achieving so much more than they already have.

4. They Sacrifice Their Sleep

I know you are like…What? Oh, God!! Please, not sleep!… But true, a lot of rich and successful people in the world today had so many sleepless nights to become what they are today. And it’s not because they couldn’t sleep, but because they decided to invest their sleep time in creating something more out of the ordinary for themselves and the world.

I am not asking you not to sleep at all, no! At least 6 hours of a day is a healthy dose, so what’s the essence of doing 10-12 hours? When you have important things you could be doing to make the time worthwhile? Think about it.

3. They Don’t Have Quiet Times

In case you are wondering what a quiet time is? It’s a time when you are probably somewhere in your room doing absolutely nothing. Rich and successful people don’t have the luxury for quiet times because if you’re working on your goals and success, chances are that your life would be filled with busy moments which are often demanding!

2. They Don’t Hurry Family-Life.

Most people who chase success knows that the time for planning a family is definitely not in their early 20’s. They take their time because they don’t want to start adding up many responsibilities that they can’t handle like wife and kids. They postpone it to focus on becoming great.

1. They Give up on the Unhealthy Lifestyle

Everything you want to do or become in life starts here. Your health! Your health comes first, because, without good health, you simply cannot do anything. Rich and successful people know about this that’s why they take care of their health more than anything. And what ways do they do this? Through a healthy diet and physical activity.

12 Tallest Building in the World

What are the tallest buildings in the world? Now here’s what we know. These skyscrapers are the modern day ‘Towers of Babel’. Join us and see the most incredible architectural creations of man

Be advised that the list was not structured in order of height but all-encompassing the top 12 tallest buildings in the world.

Tallest Building in the World

12. Gherkin Building

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This skyscraper is situated in London’s main financial district. It was fully completed in 2003 and is 180 meters (591 ft.) tall, with 40 floors. The name of the build reflects the highly unorthodox layout and appearance of the building.

11. Bank of China Tower Building

The bank of China is indeed one of the tallest buildings in the whole of Hong Kong. It was the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992 with a height of 305.0 meters(an outstanding 1,000.7 ft.).

Due to the buildings’ sharp edges and its negative symbolism by the numerous ‘X’ shapes in its original design, the building has been a subject to criticisms by some practitioners of Feng Shui.

10. Sears Tower Building

Chicago, UNITED STATES: The Chicago skyline featuring the Sears Tower is seen from one of several Marine helicopters participating in moving the party of US President George W. Bush to the shore of Lake Michigan 06 July 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. A US judge on 05 July 2006 denied bail to six Miami, Florida men charged with conspiracy to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago because he considered them a threat to the community. The men arrested here on June 22 pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges, and their lawyers have tried to set them free by arguing that the whole case was fabricated by the government, which inserted an informant into the group who posed as a member of Al-Qaeda. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sears Tower was once the tallest building in the world as at the time of its completion in 1973, surpassing the WTC towers in New York. The tower is located in the City of Chicago and stands at a height of 442 meters tall(1,450 ft.). The tower is a 108-story building and is one of the most famous tourist’s attractions in Chicago.

9. Shanghai World Financial Center Building

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The Shanghai World Financial Center is located in Pudong, Shanghai, China. The skyscraper is a mixed-use building consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls. The Skyscraper was topped out in 2007 to be at 492 meters high(1,614.2 ft.), becoming the tallest structure in all of Hong Kong, and China as a whole.

 

8. Taipei 101 Building

In 2007, the Tapei 101, standing at an incredible 508.0 meters(1,667 ft), was the tallest building in the world, before it was overtaken in height by Burj Dubai.

This incredible structure was designed and built to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors common in Taipei and Taiwan. Some of the features of the tower include a series of eight segments of eight floors each. The number ‘8’ in Chinese-speaking cultures is associated with abundance, prosperity and good fortune.

7. Chrysler Building Building

Located on the east of Manhattan, standing at 319 meters(1,047 ft), the Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. It was once the tallest building in the world in 1931 before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building after 11 months. The building was constructed at a time in New York when the scramble for the tallest building was most intense. But, despite the frantic pace, no worker lost their lives during the construction of this skyscraper.

6. Burj Dubai Building

This magnificent structure of human capability will become the worlds tallest structure when it is complete by 2021 and will stand at an incredible 818 meters(3,281 ft). More can be read about this amazing structure here!

5. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Building

The hotel is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and stands at an amazing 1,972 ft. The hotel was constructed to accommodate wealthy Muslim pilgrims making the Hajj. One factor that adds to the incredible height of this structure is its gigantic footprint-a broader base which supports for greater height.

4. Lotte World Tower Building

The Lotte World Tower became the first 100-story building in Korea. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the building is 1,819 ft. tall and has 123 floors. The steel building is curved inwards as it rises, and the glass used was meant to serve as a reminder to Korean ceramic history. The tower consists of a mix of retail offices, hotel, residence, and event space.

3. One World Trade Center Building

Completed in 2014, the spire of the One WTC stands at a height of exactly 1,776 ft with 104 stories and is the tallest building not only in New York City, but also the whole of the United States and the Western Hemisphere. The tower was named after the North Tower of the Original Trade Center. It was built in honor of the 9/11 terrorists attack as a functional building. The building is praised for its use of renewable energy such as rainwater.

2. Petronas Twin Towers Building

Before the Petronas Twin Towers were surpassed in 2004 by Taipei 101, they were the world’s tallest building. However, with an incredible 88 floors constructed with reinforced concrete, steel, and glass facade that were designed to look like motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion, the twin towers still remain the tallest twin buildings in the world.

1. Burj Al Arab Building

The Burj Al Arab is the second tallest building in the world with a height of 321 meters(1,050 ft.). But here’s one amazing fact of this skyscraper, it is used exclusively as a hotel. It is the worlds’ tallest hotel. The hotel stands at an artificial island and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It’s truly an amazing tower, designed to display Dubai’s incredible urban transformation. [Also Read:]

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the 12 Tallest Building in the World:

  1. Burj Al Arab
  2. Petronas Twin Towers
  3. One World Trade Center
  4. Lotte World Tower
  5. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
  6. Burj Dubai
  7. Chrysler Building
  8. Taipei 101
  9. Shanghai World Financial Center
  10. Sears Tower
  11. Bank of China Tower
  12. Gherkin

How many of these Buildings did you expect to appear on this list of the Tallest Building in the World? Leave a comment below.

17 Reasons Why People Fail to Reach Their Goals

Ever wondered why some people fail to meet their goals and objectives they’ve perfectly planned out for themselves? Here’s 17 reasons that could

make people not be able to reach their planned out goals in life.

17 Reasons Why People Fail to Reach Their Goals

According to Winston Churchill, “ Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” But if you have the courage and still take the same steps you’ve always been taking, you’ll keep arriving at the same results that you’ve always been, failure!

So, why not retrace your steps, look back and check to see where you’re not getting it right? If not, these are the 17 reasons why people fail to reach their goals.

 

17. They are not specific

Most people suffer this problem of not being sure, specific about what they want to achieve. Not being specific or having a specific goal you want to reach is one of the reasons people fail. You hear people talk about vague wishes like they want to be happy or rich and successful when they are asked what they want to achieve in their lives.

That’s is good, to be rich, happy and successful is not a bad idea, but how will you do that? What people fail to see is that vague goals will produce vague results, and it will surely affect your strategy.

So, if you do not have a specific goal or goals, you cannot create the ideal plan to reach them. Therefore, always try to ensure that your goals are as specific as possible first.

16. They Have Doubts

Doubt destroys the goals before you can even begin with them. A lot of People struggle with the belief that they have the ability to achieve their goals, they set a goal and the first thing they consider are all the things that could wrong, rather than clinging on all the ones that could go right. You hear them saying “What if’s”…What if I fail? What if it goes south and I can’t bounce back?… When you doubt yourself on your goals before you even try, you will never be able to maximize your full potential to reach for what you want.

Look at this way, if you sell a product, but you are a skeptic that your product can’t perform, will you go all out to promote or advertise it? Certainly not! Think about it, if Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, etc., never believed in their products or services, they would never have pushed to see it through and guess what? We wouldn’t be having the likes of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, etc..as we have them today.

So, you have to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals.

15. They are not working for it


This very reason is most common in a lot of people who end up failing to reach their goals. You hear talk about big dreams, talking about how they are going to be rich, be famous one day, change the world, they talk about achieving their goals but are not doing anything about it. This is where procrastination is absolute.

They continue to see a future tomorrow that they are not working for today! What you must understand is that results don’t come without action, because only actions produce results. Watching motivational shows on tv’s and reading motivational quotes will fetch nothing if you don’t get up, get out, and get something! Decide today, to take one action to move forward, no matter how small.

14. Their goals are not motivating

Ask yourself this question, do your goals motivate you to want to achieve them? Are you excited about what you have set out to achieve? This is one important aspect of succeeding most people don’t pay much attention to, and in the end, they fail. According to Tony Robbins who once said, “People are not lazy.

They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” If your goals aren’t inspiring to you, you will sometimes find it difficult to take action or work on them. To make sure your goals are motivating or inspiring to you, you need to associate it with some strong and emotional reason why you need to achieve them. That reason thus becomes the driving force that fuels your motivation.

13. Lack of Commitment

One thing is to be motivated, be inspired about something, another is to commit your all to make it work. Lack of commitment is what kills the dream of most people, but for successful people, they are 100% committed towards their dreams and their goals. You must be ready to do whatever it takes to reach your dream.

The difference between a successful person and someone who is not is that the successful person is always ready to do what must be done, even when they have every excuse not to, but the unsuccessful person will do what is convenient at their own time. Because most people feel they are alright and don’t feel anything when they fail to reach their goals, they are like “Well, that didn’t go as planned” and just move on, this is why most people fail to reach their goals.

So, in other to beat your limitations, you have to raise the bar so that reaching your goals becomes your ultimate priority. Because, if you make something a ‘Must’, you will do whatever it takes to reach it.

12. Lack of Focus

See, let me tell you something about being focused! You can come up with a lot of dreams, ideas, plans, and strategies, but if you don’t identify which is the most important and focus on building that one first, you will just have a lot of work on your hand and end up achieving none.

You’ll struggle with success if you choose to become ‘Jack of all trades’, because even he, was a master of none. It is always best to have one completed goal rather than a hundred failed ones. Mastering your craft is one of the remarkable traits of successful people, and it helps them produce remarkable results.

Thus, identify your most important result-yielding goals and focus on achieving it first, before moving to another.

11. Unfavourable Environmental Influences During Childhood

There’s this old belief that a person’s environment plays a huge part in determining a person’s future. Family background, poor parenting, rough neighborhoods, corrupt society, and other vices, etc. These factors may seem as though they can only affect a person when he/she, but will not if the person relocates. True! But most times, psychological trauma sticks in the mind of most people whose environment may have had an integral part of their growth.

You may hear this before “You can take the boy out of Chicago, but you can’t take Chicago out of the boy”. What this means is that most people fail due to the environment they grew up in. Although negative environmental factors do not entirely affect everyone, it does let these circumstances dictate their future. It’s not a death sentence, because something can be done about it.

10. Procrastination

Procrastination is a major dream killer. “I will do it tomorrow” “Maybe I’ll start next week, let me just take this time out to observe” so says the man that never got anything done. Procrastination is very deadly because it makes a person believe that they can still do something about nothing, while they waste the little time that they have.

Everybody has a dream, but I’ve come to realize is that most people rather than few always find a reason to procrastinate rather than take action. They prefer to wait for when they’re “Ready” or the “Perfect Time”.

There is no perfect time, or time to get ready, the world is a jungle, you should always be ready, always be prepared for any opportunity because of you’re not, even if an opportunity comes knocking at your door you may not be able to see it! Stop Procrastinating!! Time goes by, but they’ve gone nowhere.

9. Negative Personality

A negative mind will reveal itself through a negative attitude. People who always seem to complain about things but never try to change them! When you always think of the negative things, it will do nothing other than bringing you a negative life.

Here’s another disadvantage of a negative personality, it doesn’t just fail, it will make you lazy, which will make you find a reason not to do anything about your failure. One should always try to change their mindset from negative to positive at all times.

Try to see the advantage in every disadvantage. Because a negative personality will lead you straight into quick failure if you don’t convince yourself otherwise.

8. They don’t plan

As pointed out earlier, one of the reasons people fail is because they are not specific about what they want. But what if you know what you want, what next? Do you just sit back and wait for it to come to you? Even if you go out to get what you want, would you do that without planning on how to go about it? Certainly not.

But most people fail to do so and continue with vague intentions. Mind you, vague intentions are always open to interpretation. A lot of people just like to dwell in the success of their dreams without being mindful of their reality and planning rightly to achieve that dream. An improvised living will deliver unexpected results. But, when you plan, you have a better chance to succeed in anything you set your mind to.

It increases your chances of success but also increases your chances of failure when you fail to. Remember, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, and that sums it up right!

7. Fear

‘Fear kills faster than death itself’ so they say. Fear must be cold because it freezes people, that is true! But is fear? Fear is simply a strong uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion that is caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.

Deers are famous for freezing right before a car hits them, that is fear killing them before the car did. Freezing in tough and challenging situations isn’t a smart strategy in life. People who fear challenge and find an excuse not to try are always the first to fail.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Face your fears, head on and you’ll find success right behind them. Because, overcoming fear is a success in itself, and it opens doors to more. Always remember to confront your fears, because “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

6. They give too many excuses

Excuses are next to procrastination. People complain about everything when they are convinced they can’t do them. You hear people say the economy is bad, things are tough, or the competition is too high that’s because all they see are excuses not to do anything.

Yes, the economy is bad, and things are tough, the competition is high, so what about it? You can’t change everything or solve all the problems in the world, but what you can do is to accept what is, and then come up with a better strategy to cope with it. Excuses only give room for more excuses, thus limiting you from moving forward. Unsuccessful People fail because they make excuses for why they are incapable of handling their responsibilities and challenges.

Always remember that successful people work hard and keep moving forward, while unsuccessful people always look for excuses or something to blame for their failures.

5. They don’t know how to handle failure

Have you ever been excited about something from the start and midway it crashes or goes bad, maybe a business or a car, or a new job? How you handle it shows a lot about your emotional strength, and that is really important if you must succeed in anything in life.

Too often when people fail in their job, their business, or even when they fail to win a video game match up, they let their emotions drain them of their self worth and ability to bounce back. They become so weak, they feel no need to try anymore. When they try business and see no result, they don’t hesitate to change and venture into a new one, switching business from one to another because they don’t know how to handle their failures.

They lack the determination to go on. The same goes for goals. Many people will change their goals, their plan when they face difficulties or are not getting any result, so they give up and go on to chase the next big thing. People need to understand that failure is not the end of success but are feedbacks, lessons to show you the right path to success.

4. They Listen to the Naysayers

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More often than not, people on the verge of breakthroughs always receive the biggest of criticisms. They are told of how much their chances of failures are rather than show how much they can succeed.

Most people fail not because they can’t do what have in mind, the dream they have, or the goals they’ve set up, but because they pay much attention to those who discourage them than they pay to themselves. People will always have something negative to say about a person’s idea, creativity, or opinion.

If you continue to allow their opinion to dictate your actions, you will end up giving up without even trying. Avoid the naysayers, you want to know why? Because they will always have something negative to say. You don’t need all those negative vibes around you else you will fail.

3. Failures Surround themselves with Failures

They say you become what you mix yourself around with most of the time. An old adage says “You are the average of the fifth person you spend your time with” and that is so true. If you mingle a lot with people who have no dreams, no ambitions or intent or whatsoever, you will eventually throw away your dreams and your goals just to try and fit in where you are meant to stand out.

When you fail to meet your goals, you don’t feel any different because you keep telling yourself “it’s alright, everyone is the same”. On the other hand, if you always fix yourself in the midst of other successful people who always engage in positive conversations, talking about their dreams and goals, you find yourself becoming inspired by their talk and in no time you realize you are on your way to becoming like them.

This is why you have to be very careful who you chose to invest your time in. If you want to fly like the eagle, stop messing around with ducks. If you want to want to develop your skills in tennis, play with those better than you. I remember one time, this friend of mine would always come to my house so we could play FIFA together and I’ll always beat him.

So, he went and start playing with my brother, who is better than me at FIFA, when am not around. And in no time, when he comes to play with me again, I began to experience difficulty beating him like I used to easily.

2. They focus on the result instead of the progress

Focus is essentially vital for anyone to succeed in anything. But sometimes, people get lost in their focus, and they concentrate on the results rather than the process. It is a very common mistake people make when it comes to achieving their goals.

A blogger who sets up a goal to get a thousand subscribers at the end of the first month will feel like a failure when he did not hit the target by the end of the month. But, what should be more important is the progress he may have made thus far, maybe he got 800, or 500. That’s something and should count. Success just doesn’t fall from the sky or becomes attained because you structured your plan well enough for it.

This is why most people fail. They feel because their achievement didn’t meet their set-out goal, they are a failure. TWhat actually will make anyone achieve their goal is the progress and not the result, because, without the progress, there will be no result.

1. They Give up Way Too Soon

Let me guess, everyone’s favorite motivational quote right? Don’t give up! But how many are actually doing it? I mean, not giving up. So many people have failed today, in their business, their jobs, their families, even in life because they gave up too soon. Sometimes it’s good to give up, but not after trying. And even if you try and still fail, try again! Because you never can tell when, or how your breakthrough will come.

Like Michael Jordan said “If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” People just chose to give up on their goals and dreams of finding ways and improving their strategies to get what they want.

Remember, failures give up and then complain, transferring the blame for their failures to someone or something else rather than accepting the responsibility. But successful people always try again, and again, and again till they finally get it right. And they don’t stop their, at it “Right”, they still continue to improve and develop themselves despite achieving their goals and dream.

Reaching your goals, living your dreams and achieve success in life are not something easy. It takes a lot of hard work and you must be willing to go through the hard times without giving up.

Finally, I leave you with this popular but mind-opening quote from Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Do not stop because you failed, or are failing, continue to try and be better because every day gives you a new opportunity to be better than you were yesterday.

Leave us a comment in the comment section if you have encountered or still encountering any of the above list reasons why people fail. And if you like what you just read, please don’t forget to share this article with friends and family.

17 Most Expensive Jewelry in the World

What is the Most Expensive Jewelry in the World? Here’s is what we know. Jewelry has been a symbol of wealth, and Kings and queen from century have a strong tie to it. But What do you think is the most expensive jewelry piece in the world and how much do you think it would worth?

We’ll be giving you an answer today that’ll clear the thought in your head as we take you through a compelling list of the most expensive jewelry in the world.

I’ll like to clear you on this, that none of these pieces on this list is what you’d casually wear as your regular jewelry.

Ever walked into a ballroom and you could see on the necks and wrists of every gorgeous lady, something that catches your eye! What is that? A piece of jewelry glittering from its distance, that’s what it is! They are easy to spot as their beauty can’t really go unnoticed. And as easy as they are to spot with their lots of sparkle, there’s usually an expensive price tag attached to them. Their very expensive price tag is a means to indicate social status, familial roots, and significance.

However, in contemporary times, people wear expensive pieces of jewelry for a various reason other than the ones mentioned. To some, it could be just an additive to their fashion sense(if you’ve seen the movie ‘Oceans Eight’ you’ll have a better understanding of what am talking about), while others could rock a couple of bracelets and a matching necklace to express their individuality.

But, however, a piece of jewelry is worn, what is most important is the value it adds to the wearer’s personality. So, without wasting much time, let’s take you through our list of the most expensive jewelry pieces in the world today. Check them out!

Most Expensive Jewelry Piece in the World

17. Briolette Diamond Necklace
Value: $11.1 million

Talk about a necklace with so many smaller pieces of diamonds in it. The Briolette Diamond Necklace has a flawless briolette diamond as its centerpiece, and another amazing marquise diamond of a purple-pink shade attached to it.

It weighs more than 75.36 carats. When it was sold at an auction, it was sold for $11.1 million, after much expectation that it would be sold for less. It became one of the most expensive jewelry pieces in the world.

16. Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet
Value: $12.4 million

The Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet was designed by Cartier Paris in 1952 but owned by American socialite and Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson. The bracelet, which is shaped like a panther, studded with onyxes and diamonds, was auctioned at $12.4 million, which is rumored to be thrice its original value, even though the bracelet was not in its best condition when it was sold.

When auctioned, some stones were missing. The bracelet is believed to belong to Madonna, the director of the film about Simpson and her lover King Edward VII.

15. Emerald and Diamond Tiara
Value: $12.7 Million

Emerald and Diamond Tiara was commissioned in 1900 by German Prince Guido Count von Henckel, as a gift from him to his second wife, Princess Katherina Henckel von Donnersmarck. This incredible piece of jewelry is believed to be owned by the wife of Napoleon the III of France.

It is also believed that the 11 rare Columbian emerald pear-shaped drops of 500 carats may have belonged to a Maharajah. As part of Empress Eugénie’s personal collection, it was sold at a staggering price of $12.7 million at the Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale.

14. Heart of the Kingdom
Value: $14 million

The Heart of the Kingdom is made by one of the most respected jewelry companies in the world, Gerrad, and is one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry. It features a remarkable Burmese ruby of 40.63 carats, shaped like a heart and is currently valued at $14 million.

This is because, the ruby is extremely rare, and is mounted on a 155-carat diamond necklace, studded with 150 diamonds. The authenticity and rarity of the ruby are confirmed by a Swiss Laboratory.

13. Bulgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring
Value: $15.7 million

The Bulgari Two-Stone Diamond Ring is an original Bulgaria collection created in 1972, and it has two triangular diamonds– one, a vivid blue diamond weighing 10.95 carats, and the other, a colourless one weighing 9.87 carats. The piece of a diamond ring has got some incredible verification from the Gemological Institute of America, clarifying the colour, clarity, and flawlessness of the two diamonds to the best.

It was sold to an Asian collector after a really intense bidding battle, making it ranked among the most expensive jewelry pieces ever.

12. Chopard’s 201-carat Watch
Value: $25 million

Chopard’s 201-carat Watch is not just a wrist watch, it a masterpiece of timekeeping and jewel-crafting. It’s made of 201 carats, from 874 diamonds, making this colorful cluster of a diamond to be worth roughly $25 million. What a price for such a beautiful and colorful piece of jewelry, and we’re just getting started.

11. Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace by Cartier
Value: $27.44 million

Next up on our list is the Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace by Cartier. It is worth an eye-popping $27.44 million. The necklace, which dates back to the early 1990s, was created by Frank Woolworth as a wedding present for his daughter, the famous socialite Barbara Hutton, upon her marriage to Prince Alexis Mdivani.

The 27 jadeite beads range in diameter from 15.4 to 19.2 mm, and the necklace is made even more beautiful today, and more valuable by the diamond and ruby clasp.

10. The Zoe Diamond
Value: $32.6 million

Without the need to mention, Diamonds are very expensive. This one, in particular, the Zoe Diamond is one of the most expensive deep blue diamonds in the world today and was once the star of Mrs Paul Mellon’s collection.

The ring, which is shaped like a pear, is a 9.75-carat diamond ring and is currently priced at a whopping $32.6 million dollars. Imagine paying for such a piece of jewelry! The name ‘Zoe’ was derived from the Hong Kong seller who sold it to Sotheby’s.

9. The Art of de Grisogono
Value: $33.7 Million

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The Art of de Grisogono is the largest of its kind to be auctioned for a whopping $33.7 million at a Christie’s event on Nov. 14, 2017. The 163-carat diamond was designed by Swiss jewelry maker de Grisogono, and the white, matchbox-size stone was suspended on the emerald and diamond necklace. The diamond was discovered in 2016, in the Lulo mine in Angola.

8. The Orange
Value: $35.5 million

The Orange, which was sold at auction for $35.5 million, is the world’s largest vivid orange diamond. The rare gem was auctioned by Christie’s in 2013. It is currently the world’s priciest-per-carat gem. Each carat is worth $2.4 million.

7. The Graff Pink
Value: $46.2 million

Such a simple name for such an expensive piece of jewelry. It was sold at Sotheby’s auction in 2010 at a mind-blowing $46.2 million, despite being estimated at no more than $38 million.

The ring, which was once owned by Harry Winston features nearly 25-carat pink diamond. The pink color is very rare, and it’s believed to be one of the greatest pink stones ever discovered.

6. Blue Moon of Josephine
Value: $48.4 million

Imagine paying $48.4 million for a blue diamond! This piece is the rarest of all diamond pieces and the most expensive too. So expect a hefty price tag whenever you spot a blue diamond.

However, as expensive as it may be, it didn’t stop a billionaire tycoon from buying his daughter an absolutely spectacular 12.03-carat blue diamond ring for about $48.4 million at an auction. He renamed the stone in her honour.

5. L’Incomparable Necklace
Value: $55 million

With a name like ‘L’Incomparable’ Necklace, there’s really no dispute why this astonishing piece of jewelry is on our list. Like its name, L’Incomparable, there’s no competition to it as the most expensive necklace in the world. It is valued at $55 million.

The Necklace was created by the Mouawad Jewelry Company, but the gemstone; that is the heart of the necklace, was discovered by a young Congolese girl among a pile of diamond by-product.

The L’incomparable Necklace features 407-carat stone and is the largest internally flawless diamond in the world. The 102 smaller stones set into the necklace only add to the glory of the pie.

4. Pink Star Diamond Ring
Worth: $72 million

This piece of gorgeousness is currently the most expensive ring ever sold at auction. Thus, making it one of the most expensive jewelry pieces in the world. The diamond, which is oval shaped is a breathtaking pink stone that weighs almost 60 carats.

It was cut from a 132.5 carat stone from South Africa, and it’s believed to surpass anything in both royal and private collections. Interesting to know; the ring is currently valued at $72 million, as paid for by its last bidder. But was actually sold for a whopping $83 million at its initial auction. But the buyer had to default on the purchase.

3. Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond
Value: $80 million

Such an expensive price for such an extraordinary piece of jewelry. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond started as a 35.56-carat diamond of a gorgeous deep blue, one that was part of both the Bavarian and Austrian Royal Jewels.

When it was bought for a mind-blowing $23.4 million in 2008, the buyer, a British Jeweller, removed close to 4.5 carats. The act really got every jeweler infuriated, but surprisingly, it ended up increasing the value and clarity of the Diamond. It was later sold in 2011 to Qatari Royal Family for a staggering $80 million.

2. Peacock Brooch by Graff
Value: $100 million

$100 Million Peacock Brooch by Graff Diamonds

The Peacock Brooch by Graff is crafted by a London-based diamond company with more than 1,300 gemstones. Let’s drop it’s featured because you are not going to believe that a brooch could sell for $100 million. So, to the features; the brooch weighs 120.81 carats, and has a deep blue 20-carat diamond at its heart.

And as earlier mentioned, it’s made with more than 1,300 gemstones, making this piece of jewelry so expensive, it’s worth more a private jet, or two at most, or the GDP of some nations.

1. Hope Diamond
Value: Unspecified

Even though the Hope Diamond has an unspecified worth currently, due to the fact that it has never been bought or sold in hundreds of years, this piece of jewelry is believed to be valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars range.

The Hope Diamond was originally in the collection of Louis XIV but was eventually donated by Harry Winston to the Smithsonian Institute back in 1958. The diamond has been held on display by the Smithsonian ever since. It is truly a magnificent piece, weighing in at 45.52 carats, but its value goes beyond just its weight and appearance.

It is a highly valuable cultural item worthy of being mentioned as one of the most expensive jewelry in the world.

Which of this expensive jewellery in the world are more interesting to you?

17 Egyptian tattoos That are Adorable – Tattoos Designs For Male & Female

These Egyptian tattoos are amazing and they are for male and female.

In our recent post, we looked at the Coolest Tattoo with Meaning. So today, we will be turning our attention specifically to the ancient land of Egypt, looking at some of the best Egyptian tattoos that are suitable for both male and female.

Best Egyptian Tattoos Design For Male & Female

17. Nekhbet the Goddess

The Egyptian goddess Nekhbet the vulture is the most ancient of Egyptian oracles, dating back to before the dynastic era of the nation Egypt. The goddess-themed tattoo is simply stunning and symbolizes beauty, grace, and truth. The tattoo would fit perfectly on a woman’s arm or back, as well as a man’s biceps, back, or anywhere.

16. Flying Ma’at

The Flying Ma’at is an Egyptian goddess of truth, justice, and order. Her image symbolizes law and morality. It is believed from ancient Egyptian lore that the goddess Ma’at is responsible for controlling the heavens and the seasons. Thus, without her, chaos and destruction will reign upon the world of gods and men. The image of the goddess Ma’at would fit well on the back across the shoulders of both males and females, anyone who loves order, harmony, value for the realm of law, morality, and justice.

15. The Sphinx Egyptian Tattoo Designs

The Sphinx Egyptian Tattoo could be placed on various ranges on the body. It is the ancient Egyptian mystical character that shows the head of a human on the body of a lion, which may be the Egyptian version of the Celtic Griffons.

However, the actual meaning of this character is yet known by astrologers and archeologists alike, it is believed that the Sphinx was a watchman over the ruler who once laid in the adjacent pyramid. A full-figured Sphinx could be a full back piece and is one of Egypt’s best tattoos for men and women alike.

14. Multiple Symbol Egyptian Tattoo

Lovely plan and general design with this bit of craftsmanship. The blossoms lacking shading implies something specifically however it might be lost to everybody except the craftsman himself. This Egyptian tattoo is loaded with imagery. The sun means it’s ensuring whatever its beams touch.

The eye implies quality and force. In the event that you have a one dollar greenback from the United States with you, take it out and investigate it. It’s the same eye. The pyramids likewise connote force and power

13. The Phoenix

The Phoenix is a legendary Egyptian creature that is believed to have ascended out of its own cinders to start life once again. The imagery is used by tattoo enthusiasts to represent resurrection or conquering great hardships throughout life. The tattoo of the Phoenix will be great on the upper arm or spread over your back. It is truly one of Egypt’s most beautiful tattoo designs ever.

12. Horus Egyptian Tattoo Design

The Horus is an ancient Egyptian deity, known as the god of war, the sky, and the Falcons. He is regarded as the ruler of flight, and even if you’re not a war person, the depiction of the Horus on you would look awesome anywhere you decide to put it!

11. Little Nemes

Are you looking for something less imposing and large, I suggest you get the smaller variants of the Nemes. The Neme is the actual name of the headdresses worn only by Egyptian pharaohs in ancient Egypt. The Nemes symbolizes royalty and power.

They are a perfect way to pack a lot of power into a small, but unique tattoo. The menarche tattoo design would fit perfectly on your finger as shown in the picture above, or some small area of your body.

10. The Winged Solar Disk

The winged solar disk is an ancient Egyptian tattoo that symbolizes eternal light and life in Egyptian myth. If you are looking for something to depict power, eternality, then this Egyptian tattoo design is best for you. There’s really nothing like it. The Winged Solar Disk would fit greatly across the shoulders or on the chest region for both males and females.

9. Anubis

Anubis is the Egyptian god of the dead who ruled over the entire realm of the dead. He is most revered by the ancient Egyptians. Anubis, which is a jackal-headed god, was believed to have control over every aspect of death; the spirits of the dead, even the ancient burial rites, all of it! So, if you need something to represent true power, the god of death, Anubis is the perfect design for you. His appearance would look a wonderful anywhere you place it.

8. The Scarab Without Wings Tattoo-Design

The Scarab is one of ancient Egypt’s most famous monuments. They symbolize resurrection and have been an essential pool of data for archeologists and lovers of the history of the old world. The Scarab would be an incredible engraving you should try out. It will give you that special feel like you’ve just been revived.

7. The Egyptian Ba Tattoo

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One of the most off-looking tattoo-designs, the Egyptian Ba Tattoo is seen as a symbol representing “soul”. The ba is one of the particular segments of the individual as comprehended in Egyptian thought.

In the New Kingdom, the ba was an otherworldly part of the person who survived or appeared at death. It was invested with the individual’s distinction and identity. The ba incidentally returned to the tomb of the perished, for the dead body was its legitimate home.

6. Egyptian Cat Tattoo Designs

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There are many tattoos that can be found about ancient Egyptian cats. These cats were given high prominence in the ancient Egyptian civilization. The cats had uncommon features that the tattoos successfully cover. The Egyptian cat tattoo design would be fitting with the color combination of black and golden.

5. Set meets Horus

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This particular tattoo-design is the meeting of two opposites, Set, the ancient Egyptian god of disaster and storms, and Horus, the god of war, the sky, and the Falcons. The meeting of these two deities symbolizes the harmonization of the two sides of the same personality- the wild side and the calm side. Getting a double tattoo such as these two will symbolize your inner balance or acceptance of all facets of your character.

Both can be placed on both wrists, as shown in the picture but would still work out just fine in any place where the two ancient gods can just face each other.

4. The Wadjat Egyptian Tattoo

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his ancient Egyptian symbol is believed to have long existed before the pharoahs came to rule Egypt. It is an ancient Egyptian symbol for the circle of life which actually predates dynastic Egypt.

If you have a high value for the sanctity of life, the Wadjet Egyptian Tattoo is the perfect tattoo for you with its elegant depiction of the circle of life, surrounded and protected by two cobras, and guided by the eye of the sun. It is the perfect ancient tattoo-design of the Egyptians and is good for both a man and a woman.

3. Arrows

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Almost every ancient culture uses an arrow. We’ve seen them being used by ancient Indians, and so on, but the ancient Egyptian arrows contain a certain flair that distinguishes it from the others.

The ancient Egyptian arrow tattoo is a good symbolical representation for victory in war or hunting prowess. Place it on the armor maybe shoulder, it will fit well on both men and women alike.

2. The Ankh

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The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol of eternal life. It’s another iconic symbol of ancient Egypt which signifies its holder as the reigning pharaoh and represents life, breath, and air. Be it as it may, this stunning tat would be great anywhere it is placed on the body, but would look perfect on the wrist.

1. The Eye of Ra

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The Eye of Ra is also known as the eye of God, in ancient Egypt, that their god, Ra, was always watching. He has his eyes everywhere and sees everything. The Eye of Ra placed in the center of the pyramid is the quintessential symbol of eternal divinity! This tattoo will fit well on the chest or across the shoulders if you wish.