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The stock markets of the world exchange countless stocks throughout the business week. Monday through Friday, the stocks go up and down. And billions, if not trillions of dollars are exchanged during this time.
There are ten of the most expensive stocks in the world. This list below is accurate to reflect the current figures. If you have plenty of cash to burn, you might consider purchasing a share.
Some of these stocks may be the most valuable for the long term. Let’s take a look now at the following list below.
1. Berkshire Hathaway
This stock is listed at $303,100. It is the most expensive stock in the world to date. It’s a Class A stock that is exchanged on the NYSE. Berkshire Hathaway is an Omaha, NE based firm led by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.
The firm is known for its minority holdings in several world-renowned companies. These include but are not limited to – Coca Cola, Apple, American Express, and Wells Fargo (among others). Buffett uses his investing abilities to grow his net worth.
As of 2023, Buffet is believed to have an estimated fortune ranging from $100 to $113 billion. This makes him one of the richest people in the world alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos (who we’ll mention a bit later).
Every year, the shareholders travel to Omaha for a meeting. It is here where Buffett and Munger will discuss their financial movements among other events surrounding the firm and their shareholders.
2. Lindt & Sprungli AG
The next stock is Lindt & Sprungli AG. This Swiss-based chocolatier company is known for making so many different chocolates and confectionaries. The stock price as of 2023 sits at $72,037.79. The company has been around since 1845.
Throughout the 1990s, they had acquired several prestigious chocolatiers around the world. They operate factories in Europe and the United States. They even have chocolate cafes with eight in Australia alone.
In fact, Sydney and Melbourne split them all with four cafes a piece. The stock may be just as sweet as the chocolate itself. If you’re holding on to a share of this stock, it may be worth hanging on to.
It may come as no surprise that stocks related to chocolate are this high. Chocolate is something that lots of people love.
3. Next Plc
Next is based in the United Kingdom. It is a multinational company that focuses on clothing, footwear, and home goods. They offer 700 stores worldwide. 500 are in the UK and Ireland while the remaining 200 are in other parts of the world (exclusively Europe and Asia).
It operates under the Next name under three different channels. Next Retail is the name of their retail branches based in the UK and Ireland. Their international stores are fittingly known as Next International.
Lastly, they have an online directory known as Next Directory – which handles online only orders. There are three million customers through this channel alone. They also own Next Sourcing and Lipsy.
The group has an estimated net worth of $10.74 billion. The stock price is estimated at around $6,800 a share.
4. Seaboard Corporation
This Fortune 500 company is based in the United States and employs over 24000 people. It has over 30 container vessels that are used for imports and exports. It also has a hand in plenty of industries including sugar production, commodity merchandising, power generation, and grain processing.
Currently, the stock price sits at around $3715 per share. Their net worth is around $4.3 billion. While it’s not like Berkshire Hathaway, the corporation does have an involvement in several different industries (and even well-known brands).
Their main role is in the production of pork and transporting goods by sea. This company may not be as well known as some of the others on the list. Yet, they are responsible for making moves in the supply chains of the world.
Stockholders can enjoy dividends of up to $12 – which is a bit generous compared to others.
5. NVR Inc.
This 80-year-old company became NVR Inc. in 1980. They make their money in the homebuilding industry. They also offer mortgages to prospective homeowners.
They have built nearly 400,000 homes in the United States alone. Their stock price is around $5250 at the time of this writing. They have a net worth of $17.25 billion.
Despite being an underperforming stock lately, it still commands a pretty high price. Thus, it is still one of the most expensive stocks on the market today.
With the housing market always changing, this stock will be fun to watch. Even if you don’t hold onto the stock, this should be on the watchlist of any real estate enthusiast and investor.
6. Booking Holdings
The company was once known as the Priceline Group. It has since changed to its current name to place emphasis on Booking.com, the company’s largest brand.
The company has over a million and a half properties listed online. Even better – their Booking website is one of the largest travel agencies online. They provide travel services worldwide under different online-exclusive brand names.
The stock price is around $2440. Their net worth as of 2023 sits at around $93.4 billion. With the travel industry recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s beginning to look a lot like a promising future.
If you are looking for a stock to watch, Booking Holdings might be something to add to the list. While this isn’t financial advice, a stock in the travel industry may be fun to watch (or even good to buy for now). As of right now, they are in direct competition with AirBNB.
7. Amazon Inc.
Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos – who had held onto the World’s Richest Person title for a long time. Even though he was usurped from the role by Elon Musk, Amazon still reigns supreme.
What started as an online bookstore is now one of the largest e-commerce companies in the United States. The Seattle-based company offers plenty of items ranging from video games, toys, electronics, software, and more.
You name it – there’s a good chance that Amazon might sell it. The stock has been on the market since the ‘Dot Com’ boom. It has also risen through the years – making it one of the most valuable stocks in the world.
Currently, the stock price sits around $90. At one point – it was well over $3000. But the stock had split 20 for 1.
If you’re looking to purchase stocks in one of the largest most valuable companies in the world (currently close to $1 trillion), now might be a good time. At the price it goes for, it’s a steal of a deal.
8. Markel Corporation
The Markel Corporation is a company that is responsible for insurance and investments. Their stock price is right around $1240 per share. The company was founded in order to provide insurance for ATVs, yachts, motorcycles, and more.
It also provides insurance for even the most complex situations. For instance, you can get coverage on goods being transported by sea. If something happens such as a shipwreck at sea, the assets in question will be covered.
Insurance has its purposes. Yet, Markel has you covered in situations no one might ever talk about. The net worth of the Virginia-based company is currently $17 billion.
9. Autozone Inc
Autozone is known for providing aftermarket auto parts. So it comes as no surprise that their stock price is close to $2445. Their net worth sits at around $45.44 billion.
They have plenty of stores in the United States although they have locations in Brazil, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They have built up the company to help solve one of the most critical needs today – the need for someone to keep their car running.
10. Chipotle Mexican Grill
Who would have thought a fast food chain would command a price of $1574 on their stocks? Well, it’s Chipotle that does it. The company has a net worth of nearly $43 billion.
They have several restaurants in the United States. But they also established a presence in continental Europe and the United Kingdom as well. All told, they have about 2000 restaurants throughout the world.
If you want the best Mexican food prepared right in front of you, Chipotle is the best place. Even after 30 years in business, they are still going strong.
These are the ten most expensive stocks in the world as of 2023. If you are an investor, some of these may look appealing to you. Maybe it’s for long-term holding or you just want to buy it low and sell it high.
If you plan on investing in stocks, make sure you do your due diligence. Even with high-priced stocks, it’s still risky. These stocks are also fun to watch for a few good reasons.
For example, some industries affected by the pandemic are making a return. So it would make sense to watch stocks in the travel industry (for example) as they make a return trip back to being more valuable.