Being a celebrity means being famous. While there are a lot of good things that come with fame, there are also some drawbacks. For one, famous and rich people must constantly worry about their personal safety. As a result, many spend huge sums on security. Check out the following list to find out who has the most advanced security teams.
10 Victoria and David Beckham: $1 Million/Year
9 Jennifer Lopez: $1.4 Million/Year
8 Tom Cruise and Family: Baby Suri has a Body Double
7 Rihanna: Difficult to Protect
6 50 Cent: $20,000/Week
5 Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Has 4 Bodyguards with Him at all Times
4 Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: 24/7 Security for baby North West
The “Kimye” of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian draws attention like few other couples. Both are extremely famous in their own rights, and when you combine them, they seem to magnify each other. Add in the new baby North West, and you've got a heck of a lot of star power. Since adding a baby to the family, the couple also added a million dollar armored vehicle to their fleet. They also staff security guards 24/7 and North West will even have her own security detail. There security system for their home is also rumored to cost in the millions of dollars alone.
3 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: $2 Million/Year
“Brangelina” is the nickname used for the high profile couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They are estimated to spend about $2 million dollars a year on security. As two of Hollywood's most famous actors, and arguably its most famous couple, the two are certainly in need of high level security. At the same time, the couple have six children that need looking after. With houses in the United Kingdom, and Los Angeles, among other places, the couple also has a lot of property that needs to be taken care of. Add in high profile visits to countries in Africa and elsewhere, and the costs can add up very quickly. The couple is known for employing ex-SAS soldiers and even having finger print readers equipped for their homes.
2 Jay Z and Beyoncé: Upgraded Security to $4 Million
Two of the music industry’s two most powerful names, Jay Z and Beyoncé certainly don't skimp when it comes to security spending. Constantly surrounded by armed guards, Jay Z is particularly careful when it comes to looking after his wife. Jay Z reportedly upgraded his security spending with an additional $4 million invested on expanding staff and buying two armored vehicles. This is in addition to who knows how much the couple was already spending on security.
1 Mukesh Ambani: $25,000/ Month
Short of the President of the United States and a few other key political leaders, no one has a security team quite like Mukesh Ambani’s. India's richest make spends RS 15 lakh a month on his salaries for his security team alone. In U.S. dollars that's about $25,000 dollars. It's important to remember, however, that dollars stretch a heck of a lot farther in India. So what does Ambani’s security force look like? He has 28 highly trained and skilled professionals at his disposal. These security members are the same ones that protect high level government officials, with Ambani picking up the tab instead of taxpayers. With a fighting force like that, Ambani could consider invading a small country. On top of that, there are the armored cars, security cameras, and everything else a billionaire needs to stay safe.