Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Toys of the ultra rich: what they cost

Sure, it's expensive to buy the toys of the rich and famous. But buying them is just the start - once you have them they cost a small fortune to keep.

1 of 9
BACKNEXT
Mega Yacht
Mega Yacht
Purchase price: $6,750,000
Yearly operating costs: $1.025 million

This 127-foot used mega yacht can be picked up for $6.7 million, a relative bargain. But it could cost over $1 million a year to run, said Justin Onofrietti, the broker at Fort. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Denison Yacht Sales that's selling the ship.

While actual costs will vary depending on use and location, Onofrietti said the captain on a typical yacht could make $145,000 a year, with an additional $70,000 for the first mate, $55,000 for the cook and $35,000 for the stewardess.

Throw in another $180,000 a year for fuel, $240,000 in dock fees and $300,000 in insurance, and it's easy to see why this is a rich man's hobby.
NEXT: Private jet
Last updated August 23 2010: 10:00 AM ET
More Galleries
This Indian university cranks out top-tier tech execs Many graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology have gone on to start and lead global tech companies. Here are a few of the most notable alums. More
Most valuable American car up for auction Carroll Shelby's own very first Shelby Cobra will be sold in August. It's almost certain to be the most valuable American car ever sold. More
Kilts business wants to end "tyranny of trousers" for men Utilikilts founder Steven Villegas wants utility kilts to replace pants as mainstream menswear. More

Special Offer