2. 2nd Most Expensive House in the World: Villa Leopolda
Until the Indian business man decided to build his own world’s most expensive house, Villa Leopolda occupied the first position in this top. Bought in 2008 by Mikhail Proklhorov, a Russian millionaire, the luxurious residence is situated in the French Riviera after a court in Nice refused to return the lump sum. At this moment, the house is estimated to worth 500 million dollars.
The house was initially built by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902. Only its garden uses no less than 50 men who take care of all those countless olive, cypress and lemon trees situated on 20 acres. Rumors are saying that this house was also owned by Bill Gates. It has 19 bedrooms, huge bathrooms, antique furnishings, walk-out terraces, and fireplaces.