Hot, expensive, and sleek rides are a dime a dozen in the entertainment industry. So it is completely understandable why Hollywood celebrities, with all of the money that they make, can afford to spend hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars for such cars. From Ferraris to Maybachs to Veyrons, here are the famous personalities who drive the most expensive cars in Hollywood today.
10. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian places tenth on this list for owning a Ferrari F430 worth $186,925. While the reality TV star may be seen mostly with her Bentley Continental GT, her Ferrari is more expensive. Aside from being a TV star, she is also an endorser for a wide variety of products, such as her own perfume line and diet pills. She also makes appearances on many other shows and events. All of these make her someone who can afford to make a monthly payment of $3,800 on the car.
9. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, the heiress to the Hilton Hotels, bought herself a Christmas present in the form of a Bentley GT Continental. However, it was not just any ordinary Bentley. The socialite wanted her car to be so special that she placed an order for a diamond-encrusted dashboard worth $285,000. In reports, she said that she had always wanted a pink car after having owned a Barbie Corvette when she was a child. She said that her reason for buying such an extravagant car was because of her being a long-time fan of Barbie. Every inch of the car is pink, something that is to be expected from an avid Barbie fan.
8. P. Diddy
Sean Combs, who is now known more popularly as P. Diddy, may not be the owner of the $360,000 worth Maybach, but he was the one who bought it in the first place. He gave it as a birthday gift to his son, Justin, when he turned 16. Not only did he get a brand new car; he also got a driver that would escort and chauffeur him around while he did not have a license yet.
7. David Beckham
David Beckham is often seen cruising around the Beverly Hills area with his sons while driving his custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. This magnificent beast, when he first bought it, cost him $407,000. However, it is now even more expensive with all the customizations that he had installed in it, like the wheels and the other accessories. It sports a set of custom built Savini Forged wheels.
6. Jay Leno
Jay Leno, aside from being known for his late night show, is also an avid car fan. His property, which includes a garage measuring 17,000 square feet, houses numerous cars of different years, makes, and models. His collection includes a 1906 Stanley Steamer as well as a 1970 Dodge Challenger. His most expensive automobile though, is the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which erased almost half a million dollars from his bank account. It is not only the most expensive in his collection, it has also been reported that it’s his favorite.
5. Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage went into a serious financial crisis, with all the debts that he had accrued despite being one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. However, before that, he owned a Ferrari Enzo, which was worth $670,000. It went up to 217 mph, or from 0 to 60 mph in just 60 seconds. The model that he owned sported an F140 Aluminum V12 engine, one of the 399 that was ever manufactured. Unfortunately, he had to eventually sell the car because of his money problems.
4. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is famous for being an avid car collector and an extreme automobile enthusiast. He owns an impressive Porsche collection – one of the largest in the world. Out of the 46 cars that he collected, the Porsche 959 is his focal piece. This model, one of the 337 that were manufactured, cost him $700,000. However, you will not see him driving around in it because the car has not passed the required U.S. emissions test.
3. Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell, who is one of the judges on the international talent show American Idol, owns a Bugatti Veyron. The model that he owns cost him $1,700,000. He may always appear cranky while judging the hopeful contestants on the show, but you will never see him in the same manner when he is driving his extremely expensive car. His ride can reach 60mph in just 2.5 seconds. From there, he can rev it up to about 267 mph. This makes the Veyron one of the fastest cars in the world. Simon Cowell’s car collection also includes the Rolls-Royce Phantom as well as a Ferrari.
Birdman, born Bryan Williams, drives a Bugatti Veyron, the particular model being worth approximately $2 million (more expensive than what Simon Cowell drives). In addition to being one of the most expensive automobiles in the world, it is also the fastest on the planet, in terms of legal street cars. The rapper takes as many photos of himself driving around in it as possible. All in all, the Cash Money Records’ CEO is doing very well since he can afford a car worth millions.
1. Jay Z
Rapper Jay Z gets top rank on this list of celebrities who drive the most expensive cars in Hollywood with his Maybach Exelero. This should no longer come as a surprise, seeing that he is always included on the annual Forbes’ lists of the wealthiest people in the world. The first thing that a lot of people think when they see the $8,000,000 car is ‘Hey, it’s the bat mobile!’ Yes, it definitely is reminiscent of Batman’s trustworthy vehicle. The rapper can be seen driving his Exelero in his own music video of the ‘Lost One’. The car can reach a whopping speed of more than 218mph, despite the fact that its weight is more than 2.66 tons. Within 4.44 seconds, the car can also accelerate from 0 to 60mph. While the Maybach Exelero has been originally manufactured as a one-off back in 2005 for Fulda Tires, the company now offers it to the public.