The Bugatti – one of the vehicles that drives everyone crazy. It looks small, but is a behemoth of a machine under the hood. The description on the official Bugatti website describes it as a brand which is a perfect blend of artistry, and superior technical innovation in sport. Perhaps this explains why celebrities are driven and desperate to have this in their garage. Founded by Ettore Bugatti, these cars are a work of fine French beauty. To be precise, Ettore comes from a long line of artists and as a result, he described himself as a constructor and an artist at the same time. This is where the inspiration for the amazing Bugatti designs emanate.
His death in 1947 signaled the end of the original Bugatti concept, and since his son passed in 1939, there wasn’t an heir to the throne. The company struggled until Volkswagen purchased it in 1998. Since then Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S has been quite the spectacle in production and on the road. The last Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, named La Finale was sold in 2015 February.
Knowing celebrities and their celebrity habits, we narrowed down a list of some of the celebrities who own this luxurious sportscar.
10. Tom Cruise
Funny story about Tom Cruise and his Bugatti, either people just like to pay attention to him too much or he really must have been high on something. If you scour your Google lazily, you will probably come across videos of him, apparently not being able to open the door to his Bugatti. Come on people, leave Tom alone; whether he can open the door or not, at least he owns one, and wait for it….it’s an addition to his collection of super cars, and PRIVATE JETS! If this is not the true definition of being an A – list celebrity, we do not know what is!
9. Chris Brown
If he’s not pulling stunts on the dance floor, he’s probably somewhere spinning off in a really, really fast car. Welcome to the life of Chris Brown! Since production started in 2005, only 200 Bugatti Veyron models have been released and Chris owns one of the $1.5 million sportscars. Hate him or love him, he does what he does best. However, let’s hope for all humanity’s sake he does not intend to pull a similar stunt he did with the Lamborghini Spyder during the Grammy Awards, banging Rihanna’s head on the window. Even if the good girl’s gone bad, remember to be a gentleman, Chris!
What’s the most flamboyant gift your significant other has ever bought you? Let’s stop you right there before you say anything. Picture Jay-Z, in all his giant of a 6’2” body and a Bugatti. Well, love knows not any boundaries. For his 41st birthday, wife Beyonce decided to surprise him with a $2 million white Bugatti Veyron. Good luck getting the latest model Mustang from your significant other though. Any woman in their right sense would not wish to get her man such fast a car, because it’s as close to a death wish as she will ever come. Anyway, whether he can fit inside or not, he owns one!
7. Simon Cowell
Correction, Simon Cowell owned one, he doesn’t own it anymore! But how many of us will ever live to own one, right? At least Simon knows what it feels like to drive around in one. The X-Factor Judge sold his 2008 Bugatti Veyron for more than $1.3 million. According to sources, Simon put his Bugatti on sale without qualms, because he never really wanted to buy one in the first place. Apparently he bought one because a friend told him to do so. Interesting fact: at the time of the sale, Simon had driven this vehicle only twice in 4 years!
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
He’s one of the fastest footballers in the world, one of the greatest footballers of all time, one of the greatest everything in football that you can think of. When it comes to naming all-time greats in football, woe unto thee if you fail to list his name. Add to his accolades some incredible records created and broken wherever he has played, in Portugal, Spain and Manchester, Cristiano surely is living the life most would only dream of. In his car collection, the most expensive vehicle so far is the $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron, which is pocket change for a man who bought his best friend and agent an island as a wedding gift.
He started from the bottom, now we see where he’s at! Back in the day while watching Canadian teen drama Degrassi, who would ever have imagined Drake, then playing the role of Jimmy Brooks, would turn out to be the Drake we know today? As life would have it, he came, he saw and he conquered. He features on our list of celebrities who own a Bugatti Veyron. What’s amazing about the guys who own these vehicles is the fact that there’s usually quite a long time waiting for the vehicle to be released, as long as a number of months.
4. Roustam Tariko
What’s it with Russians and proving a point? If it’s not Putin it’s Roman Abramovich buying an entire world of players to build a super team, or having one of the biggest ever luxury yachts being built in his name. Roustam Tariko, who happens to wine and dine among the elite in the Russian oligarch circle, is not a surprise entry on our list. Popular under the Russian Standard Vodka tag, he apparently did not mind racking up an additional $200,000 bill on his credit card, to make sure that he would be the first ever Russian to own a Bugatti – This is not big news for someone who owns a personal Boeing 737!
3. Katie Price
What do you do when you have an estimated net worth of more than $66 million and want to spoil yourself? Well, you would definitely not stop at anything to buy yourself whatever you want. This is exactly the kind of dilemma that befalls Katie Price. She did what any other celebrity would do, buy herself a Bugatti Veyron. Perhaps what she did to it later on, most celebrities would shudder at the mere thought of. Ideally, these are vehicles that leave production as close to perfection as you can ever imagine, but not according to Katie, who splashed pink on the $1.6 million beauty to match the color of her other cars.
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Maywheather Jr. of TMT (The Money Team) fame has more than $15 million in vehicle net worth sitting in his garage. It is no surprise that he owns not one, but several Bugatti Veyrons. However, while we might stare in awe at pictures and videos of his massive collection, one Obi Okeke, his car dealer of Fusion Luxury Motors is probably the guy who goes through a lot to make sure all this happens. Imagine Floyd calling you up and giving you a 12 hour deadline to have a Veyron sitting in his driveway. Well, either for the money or for the sake of your pretty face, you have to make it happen!
1. Jay Leno
This comes as no surprise, considering that Jay Leno does have an entire section in his garage that has been devoted to Bugatti vehicles. When you have so much money on your hands, there is nothing wrong with pulling such stunts. These are things that only celebrities are allowed to get away with, not us normal folks. Unlike most of the other celebrities who own Bugatti models under $2 million, Jay’s garage features a $3 million Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, a unique selection, and one of the finest ever built so far. Such is his affiliation with the company that he has the Marketing Director of the American segment visit his garage.