Being a celebrity definitely has its perks. Famous people have millions of adoring fans, they get invited to all of the hottest parties, and many of them have more money than they know what to do with. They could pretty much walk into any store and purchase anything they want without making a dent in their bank accounts. Aside from dropping tons of money on sprawling mansions, another common way that celebs spend their dough is on their flashy fleet of cars.
Sure, there are some stars who ride around in affordable whips, such as Conan O'Brien and his 1992 Ford Taurus SHO. But as for other celebs, some of them prefer to plunk down six figures, while others are spending millions of dollars just to get behind the wheel of some of the priciest vehicles on the car lot. We're going to show you all of the celebrities who not only ride in style but also the ones who have spent oodles of cash on the type of automobiles the rest of us can only dream about owning. Here are the pictures of Cardi B's $230,000 Bentley and a host of other celebrities who ride in style.
15 David Beckham (And His Kids) In His Pricey Rolls-Royce
If you're ever wandering around Los Angeles and you see a Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe drive past you, there's a good chance that former football star David Beckham is behind the wheel. He was once photographed taking the expensive car for a spin with his kids chilling in the backseat. While passersby probably watched the car drive by in complete awe, it was just another typical day for the Beckham brood.
A $407,000 car that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds is just no big deal to this uber-rich family.
The fully-customized vehicle may cost more than most houses, but when you're a millionaire former athlete who's married to a pop-star-turned-fashion-designer, this car's price tag is nothing more than just a drop in the bucket.
14 Justin Bieber's Fisker Karma
Justin Bieber has a ton of cars in his collection, but perhaps the most flashy ride he has ever taken for a spin is his all-chrome Fisker Karma. The Karma became available to U.S. customers in November of 2011 with a starting price of $95,900; and that was for the most basic model! For all the bells and whistles, car enthusiasts were looking at a cost upwards of $116,000. Bieber, who was making waves in the industry before he was even old enough to drive,
bought the vehicle as an 18th birthday present for himself.
He also added some modifications, such as underbody lights and the chrome wrap which has made him a target whenever he takes the car out during the daytime. He was even photographed getting pulled over while driving the blinding car on one occasion.
13 Lady Gaga's $200,000 Audi R8 GT Model
At first glance, it appears that Lady Gaga is driving one of the more affordable Audis in the German manufacturer's lineup. But the "Born This Way" singer actually spent a ton of her hard-earned money to get her hands on this R8 GT model. This sporty car made its debut in the United States back in 2011, and in order to call this baby yours, you'd have to pay close to $200,000. For a car lover, the vehicle is worth every penny.
The automaker touted its 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and its top speed of 199 mph.
We don't know if Gaga has ever put the pedal to the metal, but if she ever needs to get somewhere in a jiffy, this car is definitely the answer.
12 Beyoncé's Vintage Ride
In her hit song "Partition," Beyoncé sings about being driven around town by her driver while she and her hubby, Jay-Z, partake in some extracurricular activities in the back seat. But in real life, the Queen Bey is behind the wheel and burning rubber all over town in her custom Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible.
The 1959 vintage ride was given to the star for her 25th birthday by Jay-Z, and reports suggest that the custom vehicle was priced at $1 million.
The car has wide leather seats, can go from 0 to 60 in 10.9 seconds, and has a 6.2L engine. The whitewall tires complement the vintage feel, and Beyoncé reportedly loved the car so much she took it for a spin through the Hamptons during a vacation with Jay-Z and their daughter, Blue Ivy. Now that twins Sir and Rumi are in the mix, we imagine things would be quite cramped in this convertible. These days, we wouldn't be surprised if the vintage Rolls only sees the light of day during Bey and Jay's date nights away from the kiddos.
11 Check Out Nicolas Cage's Sweet Ride
Using Formula One technology, the Enzo was created in 2002, complete with a carbon-fiber body and electrohydraulic shift transmission. This vehicle has a lot of power—we're talking 651 hp and the ability to go from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds.
Only 400 of these bad boys were built,
and actor Nicolas Cage is one of the lucky celebs who became a proud owner. At the time, it was reported that the actor spent $670,000 on his red Enzo, and we sure do hope he enjoyed it while it was in his possession. After suffering from many financial issues, he was forced to sell the car, as well as other possessions, at auction.
10 Usain Bolt - All-Gold Nissan GT-R
It's only right that the fastest man in the world has an equally fast vehicle, right? In 2013, Usain Bolt, who was already the owner of a black Nissan GT-R, sat down with the car maker to design an all-gold version of the vehicle that was to his liking. The car was also customized to suit his driving style after they recorded his driving behavior during a test ride of a similar GT-R. The finished vehicle was equipped with 542 hp and could go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds.
Despite the car's power though, Bolt promised to "drive as slow as possible"
while taking the vehicle out for a spin.
9 Paris Hilton's Bright Pink Bentley Continental GT
There was once a time when Paris Hilton was able to make a living simply by being herself. Companies couldn't wait to sign her to endorsement deals, and nightclubs across the globe paid her just to make an appearance. Although she came from a wealthy family, she was able to attain some success on her own. And when the checks started rolling in, she decided it was time to treat herself to a custom Bentley Continental GT. People in Los Angeles and surrounding areas couldn't miss Hilton's car even if they tried. It was customized by the body shop West Coast Customs and painted in a bright pink hue in honor of the socialite's favorite color.
Even the leather seats, dashboard, and wheels were all decked out in the feminine shade too.
When it was all said and done, Hilton's Bentley was worth $220,000, and she was said to be more than happy with the results.
8 Cardi B Has A Nice Whip, But She Can't Legally Drive It
Even though she's considered a newcomer in the music industry, Cardi B hasn't wasted any time splurging on a $230,000 Bentley Bentayga SUV. The "Bartier Cardi" rapper debuted the car and its "peanut butter" interior on her social media pages and boasted about how hard she had worked to be able to afford her new wheels. But it was soon revealed that there was one huge issue with her purchase—she wasn't legally able to drive it! During an interview with the NY Times,
the rapper admitted she "didn't know how to drive," and her publicist let the cat out the bag that the rapper didn't even have a driver's license.
Thankfully, she has more than enough money to hire a topnotch driving instructor so we're sure it won't be long before she's legally able to take her Bentley for a drive around New York City.
7 Steven Tyler's Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
With a top speed of 265.57 mph, the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is one of the fastest cars in the world. And one celeb who was attracted to the car's rapid speed was none other than Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler. He was reportedly filming for American Idol when he rang up the car maker and asked if he could take it for a test drive. After falling in love with the car, he asked if they could design one with an open top. After a few structural changes, the vehicle was finished, and
Tyler became the first person in the world to become the owner of this model. He reportedly paid $1.1 million in total!
His fun with the Venom GT Spyder came to an end when he put the car up for auction, and he reportedly took a loss on it as well when the winning bid only reached $800,000.
6 Nicki Minaj's Lamborghini Aventador
We can imagine that Nicki Minaj's main mode of transportation is a private plane, but even celebs who jet-set the most need a pair of wheels in their transportation arsenal. The "Superbass" rapper has topped the charts and made hit after hit since the start of her career, so she definitely deserved to spoil herself with a luxurious Lamborghini Aventador. Just like Hilton, Minaj has a thing for the color pink, and she made sure that her car was coated in her trademark color. It also joins her fleet of similarly-colored vehicles that she currently owns, including a pink Bentley Continental GT and a pink Range Rover. As for the price tag,
Minaj reportedly spent $400,000 on her Lambo,
and we're sure it was worth every penny.
5 J.R. Smith Is Ready For The Unknown
You won't find Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith driving around in an inconspicuous vehicle during his off days. The shooting guard reportedly purchased a Gurkha F5 Armored Truck. This car looks like something you'd see on a battlefield, so we can only imagine what people think when they see Smith pull up in this tank at the local grocery store.
The car, which is worth about $450,000, has an eight-cylinder diesel engine, 300 hp, and weighs well over 13,000 pounds.
This just may be the least practical vehicle on our entire list, and we don't even want to imagine how much it costs to fill up the gas tank.
4 Jay-Z Dropped $8 Million On A Maybach Exelero
If you thought Beyoncé's $1-million vintage Rolls-Royce was impressive, then just wait until you see which car her husband, Jay-Z, is driving. The rap mogul went all out when it came time to buy his own automobile—to the tune of $8 million! The Maybach Exelero is a two-seater coupe that has a top speed of 218 mph, and can go from 0 to 62 in 4.4 seconds. The car, which was originally commissioned by Fulda and built in 2005, was designed to pay homage to the automaker's sports car from the '30s. Jay-Z is also in good company with fellow rapper Birdman who is also the proud owner of this high-performance beauty.
3 Car Lover Jay Leno's MBZ Is Super Expensive
As of 2014, TV personality Jay Leno owned 130 cars and 93 motorcycles—a collection that's valued at $50 million. To call him a "car lover" is an understatement. He's more like a car fanatic! Each whip holds a special place in his heart, especially since he has handpicked every automobile that he owns. But
one of his favorite vehicles is his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and only 3,500 of them were made.
While speaking about the $500,000 car, Leno said the McLaren was one of the best performance cars he had ever driven and even equated the vehicle to the prowess of the Porsche Carrera GT. We still can't get over the fact that he spent half a million dollars on one car, but with a net worth of $350 million, he's definitely not strapped for cash.
2 Kylie Jenner's White-On-White Ghost
Kylie Jenner may be the youngest in the Kardashian-Jenner family, but she's making just as much (if not more) money than her older siblings. The reality star and makeup guru famously received pricey vehicles from her former flame, Tyga, and she also has a few cars in her collection that she purchased herself.
One of her standout pieces is a Rolls-Royce Ghost that cost a staggering $320,000.
When speaking about the car, Jenner explained that she had white leather installed to match the white paint just because "you can't have a Ghost and it not be white...like, come on," she said. She also said the car made her feel "so boss," especially with all of the "light wood" and the double-R emblems inside of the interior.
1 Simon Cowell Flashes A Smile In His Flashy Car
In 2008, Simon Cowell went car shopping at Beverly Hills dealership and became the owner of an immaculate Bugatti Veyron. And get this, he paid a whopping $1.1 million to drive it off the lot. With the custom black paint and black interior, Cowell's car was one of the few all-black Veyron's in America. Yes, in the entire country! It also has a top speed of 253 mph, so Cowell never has to worry about being late for his appointments or lunch meetings in and around Hollywood.
Now that he's a father, we wouldn't be surprised if he traded the Bugatti in for a mini-van. We're joking, obviously.