Most Expensive Funerals in the World
Funerals are the most painful moment for the person. People are now spending millions of dollars to give a last goodbye to their beloved ones. The event became so famous that people around the world check them out to know more about it. Many celebrities have enjoyed the most expensive funerals till date.
This article lists down the most expensive funerals in the world:
1. Alexander the Great- $600 million
This ancient Macedon king who presided over the largest empire in the world from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas enjoyed the most expensive funeral till date. He passed away in 323 BC and was placed in Gold Casket and transported in a gold carriage pulled by 60 horses.
2. Ronald Reagan- $400 million
He was the President of US from 1980-1988 and he led an arms race against the Soviet Union reducing. He died in 2004 and was given expensive funeral costing $400 million.
3. Kim Jong II- $40 million
The supreme leader of North Korea from 1994-2011, was given the most expensive funeral. Government spent massive amounts changing the signs in the Towers of Eternal Life. Moreover, million dollars were also spent to bring in Russian embalmers and buy a special glass casket.
4. John F. Kennedy- $15 million
One of the beloved US Presidents, he was killed by an assassin in 1963, which shook the entire world. His burial plot in Arlington National Cemetery which costs $15 million was the expensive funeral.
5. Queen Mother- $12.5 million
Passed away in 2002, she was given ceremonial funeral in Westminster Abbey. Though the total amount wasn’t revealed, the total cost was $12.5 million.
6. Pope John Paul II- $11.9 million
7. Princess Diana- $11.8 million
8. Sir Winston Churchill - $4.2 million
9. Margaret Thatcher- $1.8 million
10. Michael Jackson- $1 million
These funerals of high profile people cost millions of dollars to the authority. However, they deserve a royal and memorable goodbye.