The 10 Most Expensive Pets in the World

1. Thoroughbred Racehorse - $16,000,000

The American thoroughbred racehorse Green Monkey is the most expensive pet in the world. He was auctioned for $16 million in 2009!

2. Tibetan Mastiff – $1,500,000

Most of the time, these dogs can be purchased for only a couple of thousand dollars, but it’s still very difficult to find a true-blooded Tibetan Mastiff. In 2011, the most expensive dog was sold for $1.5 million.

3. Miss Missy – Cow – $1.2 Million

Miss Missy is a world-famous Holstein Cow, that sold for $1.2 million in 2009.

4. Cloned Dog – $155,000

Usually, it costs between $50,000 and $100,000 to clone a dog. To clone their dog, Sir Lancelot, one couple paid $155,000. 

5. White Lion Cubs – $140,000

How about a "White" Lion if you thought owning a tiger or lion would be cool?

6. Arabian Horse – $100,000

The Arabian horse is one of the most expensive pets by far, as it’s the first pet on our list to break the $100,000 mark.

7. Stag Beetle – $89,000

While the price to own one is generally very reasonable, a Japanese breeder once sold this bug for around $89,000! 

8. Chimpanzees – $60,000

Many nations around the world view owning chimpanzees as completely legal, but if you want one, you'll need to be willing to spend upwards of $60,000 for it.

9. Savannah Cat – $20,000

Females of these cats are typically more expensive than males, with prices ranging from $12,000 to $20,000 on average. They are regarded as the biggest and most expensive breed of domestic cat.

10. Hyacinth Macaw – $14,000

It is undeniably one of the most expensive pets in the world, factoring in the purchase price, food bills and housing. A good quality cage will set you back $2,000.