So, we’ve shown you the 10 weirdest collections in the world, so we thought it was time we shown you the coolest collections on the planet. These are items that people across the world would love to own. Prepare to become very jealous!
1. The Best Car Collection in the World
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Some people dream of owning just one expensive car – but Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah owns not one, not two, but a mind-blowing 7,000 cars. His amazing car collection consists of 209 BMWs, 574 Mercedes Benz, 452 Ferraris, 382 Bentleys, 179 Jaguars, as well as Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, SS Cicero, BDB Maestro and more.
Not only that but he owns various limited edition cars, such as the Ferrari Mythos, Bentley Java, Pininfarina-designed Jaguar, a Porsche Carma and a 4×4 Dominator, to name but a few. How does he afford it? Well, the Sultan has a whopping $20 billion net worth, and is the owner of the largest royal palace on Earth.
2. The World’s Largest Collection of Sneakers
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Shoe-lovers across the universe, avert your eyes, as you are about to become insanely jealous of Jordan Michael Geller – who owns the world’s largest collection of sneakers. In fact, his collection is so big that he has bagged himself a Guinness World Record. Jordy owns approximately 2,388 pairs of Nike sneakers, housing every pair the brand has produced, including the first Nike prototypes.
which are though to be worth over a million US dollars. He even stores his sneakers in a warehouse that he’s coined “The Shoe-Zeum".
3. The Largest Collection of DVDs
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Derek Davis owns the biggest DVS collection in the world, as he owns an incredible 189,000 DVDs, stating that one day he left a store after purchasing 200 movies for $7. He doesn’t place them away in any old order either, as they are all organised by genre and then listed alphabetically.
So, with all those films, he must never struggle to find a movie to watch, right? Well, it’s quite the opposite actually. He has so many movies that he says he often struggles about what movie to watch.
He once stated: “You know how a regular person maybe has a handful of movies to watch, and still sometimes they can’t decide what to go with? Imagine magnifying that problem by a hundred, or even a thousand," says Davis. “It’s just horrible. I have people over to watch a movie, but we end up spending the whole night debating what to watch, and never even get to the film. It’s causing problems with my friends. They don’t even want to come over for fear of staying up until the wee hours of the morning just debating between whether to watch Re-Animator or Punch Drunk Love."
First world problems, right?
4. Largest Collection of Beer Bottles
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There’s nothing better than a ice cold bottle of beer. If you’re a big beer lover, you’ll be greener than the Incredible Hulk when you check out Ron Werner’s collection on unopened beer bottles. Ron set the Guiness World Record in 2012 for his collection of 25,855 individual bottles of beer, and he adds an estimated 1,000 bottles to the collection each year.
It’s not just beer bottles he collects. Ron also collects other beer memorabilia, such as beer signs, mirrors, cans, tap handles and mirrors.
5. The Biggest Harry Potter Collection on Earth
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We here at The List Love are massive Harry Potter fans, so we’re green with envy at Asher Silva Vargas, who owns the largest Harry Potter collection on Earth. He owns the Guinness World Record for collecting a staggering 3,097 Harry Potter items. Asher, who is a lawyer in Mexico, has spent 14 years of his life building up his collection, which consists of everything from Harry Potter clothing, wands, figurines, books and more.
6. Biggest Lego Set Collection
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Marine Kyle Ugone set the world record for the largest Lego set collection in 2012, as he owns 1091 Lego sets that boasts over 5,000 individual pieces. Kyle has collected Lego since he was 5-years-old, and is a hobby and passion that has continued through to adulthood. Now that’s cool!
7. The Largest Collection of Candles
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Who doesn’t love a good candle? Well, we’ll tell you someone who loves them and that’s Lam Chung Foon from Hong Kong, who set the Guinness World Record on 23rd December 2011 for owning 6,360 different candles. He stated he started the collection in 1980 and she now houses her candles in four temperature-regulated showrooms. Why candles? It’s a passion that’s in the family, as they have ran a candle manufacturing company since 1968. We bet their houses smell nice.
8. The Largest Collection of Beatles Memorabilia
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There are plenty of massive Fab Four fans out there, but no-one loves The Beatles more than Rodolfo Renato Vazquez from Argentina, who had 7,700 Beatles items in 2011, setting the Guinness World Record.
He first fell in love with the rock ‘n’ roll band at the age of 10 years old, when he received the ‘Rubber Soul’ album. You can even visit many of his items in the Beatle Museum in Buenos Aires, which opened in January 2011. His memorabilia consists of numerous items, such as autographs, videos, books, records, CDs, photographs, posters, life-size figurines, programs, concert tickets and more.
9. The Largest Converse Collection
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It’s not just Jordy Geller who loves shoes, but Joshua Mueller from the United States is partial to Converse sneakers. In fact, he owns the largest collection in the world at 1,546 different pairs. So, does he keep them nice and pristine in a box? Nope, he wears a different pair of Converse each day, and he has done for four years. However, he does go to extraordinary measure to keep his shoes clean, wrapping plastic bags on his feet when visiting dirty places.
10. The Biggest and Best Collection of Santa Claus Memorabilia
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Santa Claus is not just for Christmas, not to Jean-Guy Laquerre from Canada, anyway! He has a total of 25,104 different items of Santa Claus memorabilia, which he has been collecting since 1988. He has 2,846 Christmas cards and postcards from 33 different countries, 2,360 figurines, 1,312 serviettes and 241 brooches and pins. We want to go to his house for Christmas!
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