"Buyer's Market" is a relative term when you can afford to buy your own private island. While the 2010 housing market presented its fair share of obstacles to the average homebuyer, the world's richest had a great year in real estate. To prove it, AOL Real Estate compiled a list of 10 of the priciest and over-the-top purchases of the year. From the richest man in the world buying up the last true mansion on New York's Fifth Ave., to a certain NBA franchise owner selling his Manhattan high-rise for a record price, 2010 was anything but ordinary for the world's elite.
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