Most Expensive Funeral
The death of a loved one is a sad moment. Definitely we wish to depart our loved ones with utmost respect and love. People also come to pay their final respect and pray for the soul f the departed. Some departed souls are so dear to us that we do not mind spending extra thousand dollars to give them a lavish good bye.
There are funerals that actually became an international event that the amount spent on the funeral could not be estimated. Funerals of Former Russian leaders Lenin and Stalin, Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, and Argentine First Lady Evita Peron are a few to be named as international events. Here are the top 10 most expensive funerals in the world. The funerals did not include only the formal rituals but also erecting of statues in the memory of their loved one,
1. Alexander the Great – $600 Million USD
Alexander the Great presided over one of the largest empires in the world. He was a successful commander who never lost a battle. When he passed away he was placed in a gold casket and transported in a gold carriage pulled by 60 horses.
2. Ronald Reagan – $400 Million USD
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States from 1980 to 1988. He was the most beloved President of the state. He died in 2004. The day of mourning was declared as the day off fort the federal workers.
3. Kim Jong-Il – $40 Million USD
Kim Jong-Il was the Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. A large amount of money was spent on changing the signs and adding his name to that of his father. A $10 million-statue was also erected in his memory.
4. John F. Kennedy – $15 Million USD
5. Queen Mother – $12.5 Million USD
6. Princess Diana – $11.8 Million USD
7. Sir Winston Churchill – $4.2 Million USD
8. Margaret Thatcher – $1.8 Million USD
9. Michael Jackson – $1 Million USD