The things I could do with $450 million – I mean the list is ridiculous. Seriously, just imagine the student loans and credit card debts balances drop to zero, the amount of McDonald’s french fries I could buy, the shoe collection I could have. The world would be so much more tolerable, but I guess we weren’t all blessed to just have a few million lying around as spare change. Some people, however, are blessed enough to have this amount of money to spend on things like on a painting. Yes, on one painting.
May I introduce you to the most expensive painting sold to date – The Salvator Mundi. Also known as the last painting ever made by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Only a few Da Vinci paintings remain intact to this day from the Renaissance Era and they are considered to be some of the most famous in the world. The Salvator Mundi also was known as “Savior of the World,” and just recently sold at Christie’s Auction House in New York City for a grand total of $450 million during a bidding that started at $100 million. This makes it the most expensive painting ever sold.
Mundi was actually discovered back in 2005 in Louisiana after being practically dubbed in hiding. Robert Simon, a New York art collector thinking that it was just a copy, purchased it for only $10 thousand and immediately submitted it through a whole restoration process that lasted about six years to only come to the conclusion that it was not a copy as originally thought – but a genuine true painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. Sounds like he was blessed with good luck because he just made a boatload of money off this sale.
While it’s fascinating and interesting that the painting has a story behind it and it is the latest painting Da Vinci had ever created, people on Twitter were pretty butthurt that someone could afford to spend this on just one painting.
78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and someone just bought a painting for $450 million
— Fishbones (@Fishbones2017) November 16, 2017
the anonymous buyer who bought that painting for $450 MILLION dollars could’ve actually just donated it to people struggling in Puerto Rico & could’ve gained more satisfaction…just sayin.
— 😇 (@intofIatline) November 19, 2017
When a painting sells for $450 million dollars … this may be a good time to have a look just where the heck the world is heading #Are you kidding me?
— Ron Lafleur (@RonLafleur2) November 19, 2017
Really? Someone just paid $450 million for a damn painting. If you ask me (and you probably won't) that is fucking stupid!!
— Ed Jones (@jones7955) November 16, 2017
People are spending $450 million on a stupid painting while the world is in the state that it is, shit people are selfish.
— GrayBrennan (@GrayBrennan) November 16, 2017
THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS GOD DAMN FUCKING WORLD…THERE'S NO HOPE LEFT. 450 MILLION FOR A PAINTING. IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT COULD BE FED & SHELTERED WITH THAT MONEY. INSTEAD THE STUPID SELFISH PIECE A SHIT SPENDS IT ON A PAINTING? INSANE BACKWARDS WORLD WE LIVE IN. #F2B https://t.co/3YCKtKB46N
— REVELATIONS (@BadCompany709) November 16, 2017
I'm all for valuing art in our society but imagine being so stupid wealthy you spend $450 million on a PAINTING
— Rachel. (@realllyrachel) November 18, 2017
i mean lets be real here….. 450 million for a painting NO MATTER WHO PAINTED IT is just fucking stupid, I get that its important and a massive part of history…… but for fuck sake all it would take is a fire or a flood or something to ruin it. its not THAT cool….. IMO
— ACS (@invitix) November 17, 2017
450 MILLION DOLLARS…MILLION I REPEAT …
YOU STUPID RICH PEOPLE….
THAT AMOUNT COULD CURE POVERTY IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES AND YOU ARE HOYYING IT ON A PAINTING…
— Nev Johnson (@nevvy28) November 16, 2017