Celebrities are awashed with money and they certainly have a right to spend it the way they want it. Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld have an extensive collection of cars, with Leno focusing on anything that is collectible and Seinfeld concentrating mainly on Porsches. Even Kim Kardashian has a decent fleet of vehicles. Ralph Lauren’s car collection has already been featured in some museums around the world. George Clooney chooses to use his fortune to help people in Africa, while Angelina Jolie adopts babies from different parts of the world. As they say, to each his own.
So when celebrities start handing out gifts to their loved ones, it is all but guaranteed that we will see some of the most expensive and outrageous presents in the world. Here now is a list of the top 10 most expensive celebrity gifts ever.
12 Beyonce Knowles to Jay-Z - $2 million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
Both are rich and famous. Jay-Z was composing and producing songs left and right for different artists, but it was Beyonce who stole his heart. Or maybe, it was Jay-Z who stole Beyonce’s heart. Regardless, Beyonce had been advising girls to demand to their guys to put a ring on it; otherwise, just let him know that nobody is irreplaceable. So Jay-Z did just that and as a result, he now has the girl to go along with his fame and fortune. To top it all, that girl has taste and money of her own, both of which were good enough to buy him a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport worth a cool $2 million. This eight-liter, mid-engine car can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.46 seconds and can brake from 100 kilometers per hour to full stop within 31.4 meters. Definitely, a super car for a super couple.
11 Mike Tyson to Robin Givens - $2 million Bathtub
The relationship of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson and actress Robin Givens were messy and violent. Tyson has admitted that he was a savage and a pig back then. There were allegations of domestic abuse and it is easy to see who was doing all the heavy hitting and who was on the receiving end. Even when they were about to divorce, Tyson would still go to Givens to sneak in a quick round of sex. He actually stopped only when he saw his wife with the then-unknown Brad Pitt. Still, Tyson and Givens may have had their moment or two. Tyson actually splurged a couple of million dollars for a bathtub to give to his wife. Obviously though, it was hard to appreciate even such an expensive gift when you are on the receiving end of a heavyweight boxer’s blow.
10 Oprah Winfrey to Harpo Staff - $750,000 Mediterranean Cruise
Oh, to be on the receiving end of Oprah’s favorite things. Well, it was not actually featured in the show as her favorite things, but still, Oprah was generous enough to give her 100 employees a 10-day luxury cruise to the Mediterranean. No wonder Oprah is their favorite boss.
9 Nick Cannon to Mariah Carey - $400,000 Rolls Royce Phantom
Nick Cannon is a rapper, comedian and television artist whose most famous stints are probably his marriage to pop diva Mariah Carey and his feud with Eminem. Well, the Eminem feud is now over and done with, but Cannon certainly needed assurance that his relationship with Carey will go on hopefully forever. Cannon gifted his wife with a Rolls Royce Phantom. When it comes to luxury vehicles, Rolls Royce will always be one of those on top of the list. Cannon just showed Carey how high she is on his list.
7 Kim Kardashian to Kanye West - $387,000 Lamborghini Aventador
They are two of the most self-centered people on the world. She will do anything to grab the headlines, while he will grab the mic from a defenseless Taylor Swift just because he felt she did not deserve an award. Maybe the two of them are good together. Kardashian showed she loves him enough to buy him a Lamborghini.
6 Jay-Z to Beyonce Knowles - $350,000 Bags
Aside from putting a ring on Beyonce’s fingers, Jay-Z also placed several expensive bags on her shoulder. He certainly knows one of the ways to a woman’s heart. Then again, compared to the Bugatti he got, those bags are really worth a pittance.
5 Paris Hilton to herself - $285,000 Pink Bentley
She comes from a loaded family, so buying a Bentley is not really a problem. Paris Hilton bought herself a pink Barbie Bentley that she uses to cruise around everyday. The makers of Bentley do not really see that as positive advertisement however as they do not see Hilton as part of their target classy market. But Hilton does not care because she has the cash to pay for it. Her Bentley was even smashed when her black SUV crashed into it. Again, she has the cash so there is no problem having it repaired.
3 Jude Law to Sienna Miller - $200,000 Piano with Diamond Ring
To show his love to Sienna Miller, Jude Law had a baby grand piano restored. Inside it was a diamond and sapphire ring. It may have worked for a while as the two got together twice. Too bad, Law couldn’t control himself and had an affair with his kids’ nanny.
2 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Suri - $130,000 Gifts
The adorable daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes once got a pony, diamond earrings and several designer dresses from her celebrity parents. She also got divorced parents along the way, no thanks to Cruise’s passion for Scientology.
1 David Beckham to Victoria Beckham - $129,000 Hermes Bag
When you are one of the highest paid football players in the world, money should be no object. David Beckham needed something elegant enough for her Posh Spice of a wife, Victoria Beckham. A Hermes Himalayan Croc Birkin bag can certainly do the trick, especially if it is encrusted with diamonds.