What is the most expensive product in the world? This is one of the questions that are popping out of my curious mind. And every time I had this kind of interesting question, I can’t help myself but to seek for its answer. So I made some research to enlighten my brain, and I found the following facts I want to share with you.
Firstly, defining a product can be universal. It can be tangible, intangible and even spiritual. Well, everyone can produce true love, and this thing is so priceless that it can be the immediate answer for the intriguing question we are trying to find here. But for the purpose of monetarily pricing the most expensive product we are seeking, we restrict our search to the type of products that can be quantified in terms of money spent in manufacturing the product or can be valued based on its market value, such as diamonds, platinum, gold, lands, et cetera.
Secondly, we should also consider the proportion of the size of the product or the object. The International Space Station, which is expected to be completed this year, has an estimated cost of over a $100 billion. Antilla, a 27-floor personal home (considered as the most expensive home) owned by India’s richest man and business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, is also worth a billion US dollar. They are extremely expensive because of their size, so we need to proportion them for fair comparison with other objects.
The most expensive product
A gram of this substance is even more expensive than the International Space Station or a hundred units of Antillas! I’m talking of Antimatter, specifically Antihydrogen. According to the information gathered by Wikipedia, Antimatter is said to be the costliest substance in existence, with an estimated cost of $25 billion per gram for Positrons, and $62.5 trillion per gram for Antihydrogen! The production of these substances is very difficult and extremely costly. They can only be produced in tiny quantities using multibillion dollar “particle accelerators”.
Antimatters are potentially the most useful substances in the Universe because they theoretically possess the greatest energy density among any energy source. The energy reaction of 1 kg of antimatter with 1 kg of matter is equivalent to a 47 megatons of TNT, similar to Tsar Bomb (50 megatons), the largest and most powerful nuclear bomb ever detonated. The detonation of this bomb resulted to a mushroom cloud nearly seven times the height of Mount Everest.
There you are, the most expensive things ever produced on Earth. To know more about Antimatters, you can visit this article from Wikipedia. For now, these are the costliest substance ever produced on the planet. And because the human race is not stopping from exploring even the smallest scales of the quantum physics, expect the future to introduce more of these amazing matters. By the way, an antimatter is also considered as a matter.