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18 Expensive Mistakes Made By Individuals That Cost Them A Fortune

We all make mistakes, it’s a part of being human. But some mistakes are more costly than others. Imagine spilling a cup of coffee on a brand-new laptop or buying the wrong size shoes. Those are minor setbacks compared to the mistakes on this list. These are the kind of mistakes that can cost millions, even billions of dollars. From mismanagement in major corporations to costly miscalculations in construction projects, these mistakes will leave you in disbelief. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself the true cost of these costly errors.




1. Cruise ship MTS Oceanos sinks off the coast of South Africa, 4 August 1991

Photo: © RLoret

2. McLaren paired with the unskilled driver

Photo: © YerekYeeter

3. What happens when you drive into a house

Photo: © Tickle86

4. The ship Pasha Bulker beached itself at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, NSW after a storm in June 2007

Photo: © flynnfx




5. Aston Martin was worth £1.5m

Photo: © Jorarl

6. Yes sir, I can confirm that your package is currently en-route on a container ship

Photo: © EndersGame_Reviewer

7. The SS Princess May was a steamship built in 1888. The ship is best known for grounding in 1910, which left the ship sticking completely out of the water. This is one of the most famous shipwreck photographs

Photo: © Sleeeepy_Hollow

8. You have three words to save your job, what do you say?

Photo: © Lingenfelter




9. This used to be a $150,000 McLaren

Photo: © zottars

10. $28 million Sikorsky MH-60S

Photo: © licecrispies

11. Ever Given gets stuck in the Suez Canal backing up a large chunk of global trade

Photo: © nick-techie

12. When you live in Svalbard, Norway, and forgot to close the window to the home office

Photo: © Kjakan




13. I guess the tide came in faster than they thought

Photo: © Ikafri

14. An offshore oil rig that drifted to the coast of the Isle of Lewis due to extreme weather in 2016

Photo: © bdemin

15. 3.6 million dollar yacht down the street from my house

Photo: © Donkeylovergoat

16. Audis guys are lucky to be alive!

Photo: © duncan_D_sorderly




17. Now the bridge has a cool wavy thing going on

Photo: © duncan_D_sorderly

18. The poor little thing just wanted a belly rub

Photo: © EndersGame_Reviewer