10 Priciest Streets on the Planet Have the World's Glitterati as Neighbors

Which U.S. street made the list?

ByABC News
November 20, 2013, 11:09 AM
Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Cap Ferrat, France
Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Cap Ferrat, France
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Nov. 20, 2013 — -- intro: Is it any surprise that the world's 10 most expensive streets happen to be home to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and the duke and duchess of Cambridge?

You don't have to be a billionaire to live on these streets, but it certainly makes it easier to afford these pricey addresses.

Check out which neighborhoods made Wealth-X's list of priciest streets on the planet:

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quicklist: 1category: Average price per square meter: $120,000title: Pollock's Path, The Peak, Hong Kongmedia: 20954650 text: With some of the best views of Hong Kong Island, Pollock's Path on The Peak is the world's most expensive street. Famous residents include actor Stephen Chow (pictured), star of the film "Shaolin Soccer" among other martial arts action and comedy films.

quicklist:2category: Average price per square meter: $107,000title: Kensington Palace Gardens, London, UKmedia: 20952224text:

Among the notable residents in this historic London street: Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George), Lakshmi Mittal, and Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Tamara.

Wealth-X says that the arrival of the royals has helped boost prices in the area. The street is also home to French, Russian and Japanese embassies.

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quicklist:3category: Average price per square meter: $86,000 title: Avenue Princesse Grace, Monacomedia: 20952191text: Among the notable neighbors: Andrea Bocelli, Roger Moore, Lewis Hamilton, and Helena Christensen. "Glamorous Monaco, host to the F1 Grand Prix and the annual Monaco Boat Show, is a melting pot for Europe's super-rich," Wealth-X says. "The most-exclusive street in this tiny principality is iconic Avenue Princesse Grace, which winds along the sea front."

quicklist:4category: Average price per square meter: $79,000 title: Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, Cap Ferrat, Francemedia: 20952204 text: Besides notable residents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, investor Paul Allen reportedly owns a holiday home there, as did Charlie Chaplin. "The highly exclusive peninsula of Cap Ferrat may be the most-sought-after piece of land along the Mediterranean Côte d'Azur, resulting in it being the world's priciest non-urban location," Wealth-X writes. "Situated about 15km from Monaco, the Cap, as it is affectionately known, has long been a Mecca for the rich and famous."

quicklist:5category: Average price per square meter: $42,500title: Paterson Hill, Singaporemedia: 20952293text: Notable neighbors in Singapore's "Billionaire's Row" include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and former Miss Singapore beauty queen Rachel Kum. Last year, Saverin made headlines for renouncing his U.S. citizenship, which rallied members of Congress to criticize taxpayers who abandon the country.

"My decision to expatriate was based solely on my interest in working and living in Singapore, where I have been since 2009," Saverin said in a statement last year. "I am obligated to and will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the United States government. I have paid and will continue to pay any taxes due on everything I earned while a U.S. citizen."

quicklist:6category: Average price per square meter: $37,000title: Chemin de Ruth, Geneva, Switzerlandmedia: 20954615text: Notable residents include France's Peugeot family, former French tennis player Henri Leconte (pictured) and former French alpine-skier Jean-Claude Killy. "Located in the heart of Switzerland's Cologny, close to the shores of Lake Geneva, the prestigious Chemin de Ruth is Switzerland's most-expensive street," Wealth-X says. "The mansions on this stone-walled street come with more land than most other streets of Cologny, many with beautiful landscaped gardens and large swimming pools. Many properties on the street overlook the lake, with views of the famous Jet d'Eau, the United Nations buildings and the headquarters of the World Economic Forum."

quicklist:7category: Average price per square meter: $32,900title: Romazzino Hill, Sardiniamedia: 20954605 text: Among the residents of Romazzino Hill are Saudi Arabian politician Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Ural steel tycoon Alexei Mordashov (pictured), and Qatar royal family members.

"The Aga Khan turned the Costa Smerelda, Sardinia, into his holiday retreat in the 1960s; ever since then it has been known as the quintessential billionaire's holiday playground," Wealth-X writes.

quicklist:8category: Average price per square meter: $29,000title: Ostozhenka, Moscow, Russiamedia: 20952234text: Russian oligarch Alisher Usmarnov is one of the wealthiest residents of this area. "The darling of Muscovite aristocracy and wealthy merchants, Ostozhenka in downtown Moscow is one of the oldest streets in Russia and its most expensive," Wealth-X says. "Dotted with Art Nouveau buildings and famous landmarks, including The Kremlin, the Pushkin Museum and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, this street is Muscovite heritage at its finest."

quicklist:9category: Average price per square meter: $28,000title: Fifth Avenue, New York, USmedia: 20952214text:New York City is home to the most billionaires in the world, according to Wealth-X: 96 with a primary business address in New York City, to be exact. But you don't have to have billions to snag the best property here. Among the residents: news anchor Tom Brokaw and actor Bill Murray.

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quicklist:10category: Average price per square meter: $26,000title: Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Francemedia: 20952167text: Before she died in 1992, actress Marlene Dietrich was a resident of Avenue Montaigne. The Canadian Embassy is also on this street.

"Located in the 8th arrondissement in the Champs Élysées quarter, this 350-year-old avenue is steeped in cultural history," Wealth-X says.

But it has also been the target of some of the largest jewel heists due to the famous business on the block: Harry Winston.

In 2008, jeweler Harry Winston (located at number 29) was robbed of more than $108 million worth of diamond rings, necklaces and luxury watches, the second robbery within two years for the store, Wealth-X reports.