David “Deathifier” Storey became the Guinness World Record holder for “Most valuable object that is virtual” when he purchased an island in the virtual world Entropia for 265,000 Entropian dollars, or $26,500 at current exchange rates.
What is the most you’re willing to pay for a virtual item in a videogame or virtual world? Five, ten dollars? How about $26,500?
That’s the amount David Storey, a 27-year-old graduate student living in Sydney, Australia, paid for a virtual island, the “Most valuable object that is virtual,” according to Guinness World Records.