Most Expensive Shares in the World

15 Apr 2021by Pradeep U

Most Expensive Shares in the World

As an investor have you ever wondered which is the most expensive share in the world?

In our previous article, we took a detailed look at the companies with the highest share prices in India. 

In this article, let’s take a detailed look at the most expensive shares in the world. In case you are wondering whether any Indian stocks are featuring in the list of most expensive shares in the world, the answer is yes and it is none other than MRF.

Here is a list of the 10 most expensive shares in the world:

Berkshire Hathway

Share price on 14/04/21 - 4,03,000 USD

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, Berkshire Hathaway is an American multinational holding company that wholly owns companies such as Duracell, Helzberg Diamonds, Long & Foster, GEICO, Dairy Queen, BNSF, Lubrizol, International, NetJets, Pampered Chef etc.

Berkshire Hathaway also holds significant stakes in leading American companies like Kraft Heinz Company, Bank of America, American Express, Apple and Coca-Cola.

It is one of the most valued companies in the world, which comes as no surprise given the fact that its CEO is none other than legendary investor Warren Buffett.

Lindt & Sprüngli

Share price on 14/04/21 - 89,700 USD

Founded in 1845, Lindt & Sprüngli is a chocolate and confectionery manufacturing company headquartered in Kilchberg, Switzerland. The company manufactures and markets a variety of chocolate bars, desserts, liqueurs, and ice creams.

Lindt & Sprüngli markets its chocolates and confectionery products through its specialty stores, as well as through retail outlets. The company’s products are marketed globally through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and Asia and international distributors across other regions in the world.

Next PLC

Share price on 15/04/21 - 8024 USD

Founded in the year 1864, Next PLC is a British multinational clothing, footwear, and home products retailer, headquartered in Enderby, UK.

With over 700 stores, in the UK, Next is the largest clothing retailer in the UK in terms of sales. The company also operates over 200 stores across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

NVR Inc

Share price on 14/04/21 - 4821 USD

Founded in the year 1800, NVR Inc. is a Fortune 500 company engaged in home construction, mortgage banking, and title services business. The company primarily operates on the East Coast of the United States the brand names of Ryan Homes, NV Homes, and Heartland Homes brands. Based on the number of homes closed, NVR Inc. ranked as the 4th largest home construction company in the United States as of 2020.

Seaboard Corporation

Share price on 14/04/21 - 3736 USD

Headquartered in Merriam, Kansas, Seaboard Corporation is a diversified player in multinational agribusiness and transportation. Its primary business in America includes the production and processing of pork and ocean transportation. Along with its subsidiaries, the company is also into the business of commodity merchandising, grain processing, sugar production, and electrical power generation internationally.

Amazon Inc

Share price on 14/04/21 – 3333 USD

Founded in 1994, Amazon is an American multinational technology company with business interests spread across e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. The company is known for its disruptive business model through technological innovation.

Amazon is the world's most valuable brand and features in the list of Big Five companies in America’s technology sector with titans such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. From its humble beginnings in a garage, Amazon has gone a long way to become the largest Internet company in the world in terms of revenue and the 2nd largest private employer in America.

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon is currently the richest man in the world.

Booking Holdings Inc.

Share price on 14/04/21 - 2454 USD

Booking Holdings Inc. is an American Travel technology Company that ranks 216th in the Fortune 500 list in terms of revenue. The company owns and operates travel and travel metasearch engine websites in about 40 languages across 200 countries such as Booking.com, Agoda.com, Kayak.com, Cheapflights, Rentalcars.com, Momondo, and OpenTable to name a few.

The company generates the majority of its revenues from commissions on hotel and flight bookings and advertising.

Alphabet Inc.

Share price on 14/04/21 – 2241 USD

Headquartered in California, Alphabet is an American multinational conglomerate and the parent company of Google. In terms of revenue, it is the world's fourth-largest technology company by revenue features in the list of Big Five companies in the American technology sector.

Markel Corporation

Share price on 14/04/21 – 1198 USD

Founded in the year 1930, Markel Corporation is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations globally. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and its principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. Through its group company Markel Ventures, the company allocates capital for investment in opportunities beyond insurance.

MRF

Share price on 13/04/21 – Rs. 80,981

MRF is India’s largest tyre manufacturer in India, and the 6th largest tyre manufacturer in the world. Headquartered in Chennai, MRF also manufactures treads, tubes, sporting goods, conveyor belts, paints, and coats.

Closing thoughts about the most expensive shares in the world

All the above stocks feature among the list of top 10 most expensive shares in the world for two reasons. Firstly they are very fundamentally sound companies. Many of the companies listed above are market leaders in the industry in which they operate. Secondly there has been no split in their shares with the exception of one or two in the list. 

Due to their high share prices, such high quality stocks may be beyond the reach of many investors at this stage. However the good news is that many such high quality stocks are still available in the Indian stock market for reasonable valuations. 

Click here if you wish to invest in them. 

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