Top 10 Most Expensive Barbie Dolls in the World

What are the most expensive Barbie dolls in the world?

Barbie dolls, like Beanie Babies or Matchbox Cars, are an inexpensive childhood toy that can be worth a lot.

Although not all Barbies are valuable, there are some rare collectibles that can fetch you an incredible amount of cash.

You might want to double-check that any Barbie dolls you owned growing up are still in good condition.

The Most Expensive Barbie Dolls in the World

This list includes Barbies from trusted sources. Prices have been adjusted to reflect inflation whenever necessary.

Here’s our list of the 10 most expensive Barbie dolls in the world:

10. Karl Lagerfeld Barbie – $6,000

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This Barbie Barbie is a great choice if you love Chanel, the world’s most expensive handbag brand.

The Karl Lagerfeld Barbie doll was released in 2014. It was created in collaboration with the famed fashion designer.

They were limited to 999 units, making them an extremely rare collector’s item. This was not the original intent.

This Barbie was originally designed to be a mass-produced Gold Label doll. But Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, wanted it to be released as a platinum doll.

This Barbie doll was a huge success and is still a sought-after collector’s item.

You can only get one at the moment through eBay. They are nearly four times more expensive than their original price.

9. Lorraine Schwartz Barbie – $7,500

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Mattel and 12 Council of Fashion Designers of America members created the Lorraine Schwartz Barbie doll in 2010.

It was the goal to create 12 high-end Barbie dolls that could be auctioned off to raise funds for charity.

The other 11 Barbies were well-sold, but the Lorraine Schwartz Barbie, also known as the “Bling Barbie”, was the most expensive.

It is interesting to note that the original price of the Lorraine Schwartz doll, originally $7,500, was for $25,000 worth of real diamonds. It is a high price but not nearly as expensive as her accompanying jewels.

It will be interesting to see what the doll’s auction price goes for next time, even though the current owner doesn’t seem to want to part with it anytime soon.

8. Abend Barbie Gala – $13,673

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Due to its limited availability, this Barbie doll was only sold in Europe and Japan.

The Abend Barbie Gala features brunette American girl hair, and the most expensive doll dress ever made in France. It is hard to find one and it is even harder to buy.

One of these Barbies was last offered up for auction in 2006. It was sold at a Christie’s auction and was valued at $13,673.

This is a small fraction of the cost of a Samoyed dog, which is one of the most costly dogs in the world.

We would have to choose between this doll and the fluffy, soft-spoken good boy if we had $14,000, but we think you can get both if we are rich.

7. Barbie In Midnight Pink – $8,557

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This doll sold at Christie’s for $8,557, which is similar to the more expensive Barbie in Midnight Red.

Although this is a lot less than the price of its red counterpart, it’s still very high, making this Barbie doll from 1965 one of the most expensive in all the world.

The Barbie doll was part of a larger collection that two Dutch women put up for auction. We can only imagine how much they made from the sale of this expensive Barbie doll with its pink gown and fur-trimmed pink cape.

It may not be as expensive as some of the most valuable comic books on the planet, but this doll will only continue to grow in value. If you can find one in excellent condition, it might be worth taking to resell in a few decades.

6. Pink Diamond Barbie – $15,000 

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This Barbie doll was created by Phillipe Blond and David. It debuted during New York Fashion Week’s 2013 Blonds Spring Show.

After drawing a lot attention to their fashion show, Pink Diamond Barbie was sold at a charity auction. Proceeds went to the MAC Aids Fund.

The highlight of this Barbie was her bright fuchsia gown, which was blinged with jewels by Phillipe Blond.

The doll came with a long, faux-fur pink dress, pink earrings and a large, sparkling pink ring.

Pink Diamond Barbie’s shoes were also embellished with gems.

This doll was sold at a staggering $15,000 but it came with the condition that it could not be resold or re-auctioned. If you want to purchase this doll, you will need a time machine.

5. Barbie In Midnight-Red – $17,091

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This doll is the more expensive version of Barbie’s Midnight Pink Barbie. Although it wasn’t initially considered a popular model, it was sold for PS9,000. That’s equivalent to $17,091 today, after adjusting for inflation and conversion rates.

The Barbie in Midnight Red Barbie and Barbie Pink dolls are both limited edition dolls. They also come in variants of the Barbie in Midnight Blue.

The red Barbie doll has remained the most expensive and sought-after Barbie doll in history.

This Barbie doll, like its pink counterpart is outfitted with a long gown with fur-lined sleeves and a long white cloak.

Although it may not have diamonds on it, it is still one of the most expensive Barbie dolls ever made.

It’s also vintage and will only get more valuable over time. Mint dolls will become even more rare.

It may be worth looking for this doll in your grandmother’s attic and asking an appraiser to help you find it!

4. Original Barbie (1959) – $27,450

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The doll Barbie Millicent Roberts was first introduced to the world in 1959. Since then, it has been a worldwide sensation.

Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel created the Barbie doll. It was initially designed for young girls to play with and envision their futures as independent, career-driven women.

All Barbie dolls made between 1959 and the 1960s are highly sought-after in vintage collections. However, the first Barbie doll is the most prized.

This doll is highly sought-after today and has a value of $27,450. It is one of the most important childhood toys in the entire world.

A mint-condition Barbie doll in her original Barbie bathing suit with white swimsuit will fetch you a lot, but those with minor defects like this Christie’s Number 1 Barbie are still very expensive.

3. De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie – $85,000

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The De Beers Barbie was created to celebrate Mattel’s 40th anniversary in 1999. It was a highly sought-after Barbie doll that you wouldn’t want your children to own.

This Barbie is one the most extravagant ever made. She is dressed in a pink and gold skirt with 160 diamonds and a bikini top in white gold.

With her long dark hair, and high-end gems, this doll breaks the mould of traditional dolls.

This doll is not the most expensive Barbie doll, but it is certainly more than worthy of its place at number 3.

This doll is $85,000 so you would need to be P Diddy rich to afford it.

2. Barbie And The Diamond Castle – $94,800 

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Barbie and the Diamond Castle was released in 2008 and is the 13th installment in the Barbie movie series. To promote the film, Mattel released one the most sought-after Barbie dolls.

While there were standard Barbies available to promote the film’s release, this doll was not intended for retail. It was instead used to promote and promote the film.

It was never sold, but its value is $94,800.

This doll costs more than a night in some of the most luxurious hotels around the world, such as the $80,000 per-night Royal Penthouse in Geneva.

It is not because it is unique, but the diamonds included with the doll are what is causing the extremely high price.

The Barbie doll comes with 318 real diamonds totaling 20.66 Carats in her dress, necklace and tiara.

This doll is so valuable because it contains genuine diamonds. However, we can only imagine what a doll would cost if she had a diamond castle.

1. Stefani Canturi Barbie – $302,500

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You may be shocked to hear that you spent $94,800 on the Barbie doll with the highest value.

This Barbie cost an amazing $302,500 and was created by Stefano Canturi, an Australian jewel designer.

Although it may not be immediately obvious, this designer’s work has been worn many times by celebrities. He also created many pieces featured in major movies like The Matrix or Moulin Rouge.

Stefani Canturi Barbie’s price tag is due to her elaborate cubism necklace, which the jewelry designer spent six years creating.

This necklace is a great alternative to other expensive Barbies that have included diamonds. It contains three carats pure white diamonds and is arranged around a large, emerald-cut rose diamond.

The doll’s asking price was boosted by the rare pink diamond that came from Australia’s Argyle mining. It is worth approximately $3,000 alone.

Canturi was not content to create one of the most costly Barbies for profit. He instead took the commission with the condition that proceeds be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

The Barbie by Stefano Canturi was up for auction in 2010. It sold for $250,000 but still set a record for being the most expensive Barbie doll.

If you feel you can own the Barbie doll that is worth more than Bill Gate, then you should keep your eyes open for the chance to purchase this rare gem.


We hope that you enjoyed our list with the top Barbie dolls worldwide!

Although Barbie dolls may have been a favorite toy when you were a child, it is unlikely that you would have thought they could be as costly as those on this list.

You might be able to check if any of these Barbies were still around as children, especially if you have one of the vintage versions. $27,450 is a great deal.

Here’s a quick recap of the 10 most expensive Barbie dolls in the world:

  1. Stefani Canturi Barbie
  2. Barbie And The Diamond Castle
  3. De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie
  4. Original Barbie (1959)
  5. Barbie In Midnight-Red
  6. Pink Diamond Barbie
  7. Barbie In Midnight Pink
  8. Abend Barbie Gala
  9. Lorraine Schwartz Barbie
  10. Karl Lagerfeld Barbie

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