Here's a look at the most expensive mistakes in history that changed the course of history.
Selling of Alaska
Considering this as a mere swampy land, Russia sold Alaska to America for $ 7.2 million in 1867. Today, Alaska is a treasure of billions of dollars of natural resources.
Partition of India and Pakistan
This is a mistake for which both India and Pakistan are still paying. Fighting on Kashmir, two bloody wars and loss of peace, both countries have suffered tremendous losses.
Muhammad Gori v Prithviraj Chauhan
Prithviraj Chauhan, one of the bravest warriors of Indian history, defeated Muhammad Gori in the first battle of Tarain in 1191, but under his glorious Rajput tradition, Prithviraj allowed him to go. Ghori again waged the war the next year, and the result was that India had to live in Islamic rule for some 800 years.
61,000 shares sold at 1 yen rate
Mizuho Securities, a business company in Japan, wanted to sell a stock in ¥ 61000 (about $ 5,000) in the Tokyo Stock Exchange. A stock broker by mistake sold 61,000 shares for 1 yen, which caused $ 225 million in loss.
Sinking of the Titanic
If the information about the icy rock was marked as 'Warning' then the entire crash could have been avoided.
Bitcoin came in 2009 and no one knew that their price would increase so much in a decade. At that time, an Englishman named James Howell collected 7500 bitcoins of this digital currency. As long as bitcoin's value reached its peak (in 2013), it was revealed that James dumped that hard drive in which his Bitcoins were stored.
Selling Apple's shares by Ronald Wayne
Ronald Wayne was one of the founders of Apple and he sold his share of the company in 1976 because he feared that the company is moving towards bankrupcy. His 10% stake was sold for $ 800. Today, he would have been a billionaire.
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