For most of us who are middle class, or who don't make millions or even six figures, a $30-$40,000 car is affordable but still a luxury after you factor in your mortgage or rental payments, credit cards and various utility bills. But for celebrities--actors, musicians, for example--who are worth millions and close to the billions, they don't think twice about dropping $700K for a Porsche, as Jerry Seinfeld did, or another $700K for a Ferrari Enzo, as washed-up actor Nicolas Cage did. But if you think that's bad, how about paying $1.7 Mill or more on a Bugatti Veyron? For celebs and A-listers, this is pocket change, which is why its "affordable price" makes it the most popular and luxurious speedster for the elite. Those who own the Veyron include Jay Z, Tom Cruise, Tom Brady, Jay Leno, Ralph Lauren, Floyd Mayweather and many more.
In the world of show business, the luxury car is a must. It shows the world that you've made it. We don't know what the stars' personal worlds look like--do they hire someone to load the dishwasher?--but with a car, we are given an insight into their posh and decadent lives. We don't need to see their house; we know that by driving a $1.7 supercar that their house is a mansion. So, to see how the other half lives, we've given you 25 roadsters, informed you who owns them, and then, to make your head spin, the full worth of their cars that normal people like us could never afford.
25 Jerry Seinfeld: Porsche 959, $700,000+
Jerry Seinfeld, America's funnyman, loves Porsche. He reportedly has 47 Porsches that, collectively, are worth around more than $15 million. Even the specially-designed garage he made, which was finished in 2004 to keep his Porsches protected, is pricey, costing him $1.4 million for a three-story underground garage in CPW. One of the Porsches that he owns is a 959, which is so rare that you have to do a lot of digging to find your own to purchase. The ultra-rare speedster costs around $700,000. (Source: Complex)
24 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante: $110,000+
A lot of celebs own the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. The highest visible actor who owns the Aston is Halle Berry. Berry, Hollywood's most sought-after actress, is known for hits like Catwoman and Monster's Ball, for which she won an Academy Award. At $110,000, this is actually an affordable car for celebs since most buy luxury vehicles in the millions. Still, not a lot of people can't afford that cost. And the price does go up when celebs want to get their cars fully customized with the best equipment and individualized features. (Source: Ranker)
23 The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead: $407,000
The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has a 6.75L V12 engine and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. When you start the supercar's engine, you'll barely hear a thing. The most famous celeb who owns the Phantom is David Beckham, the most well-known soccer player in history. Beckham paid $407,000 in 2008 and had the car customized, so the price is probably higher. That's unreasonable for us, but Beckham is one of the wealthy and the Drophead is just one car in his collection of luxury vehicles he owns. (Source: Telegraph)
22 The Bugatti Chiron: $3.5 Mill
The Bugatti Chiron is famous for being owned by celebs and rappers. It's built for speed and will accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in less than 6.5 and 0-186mph in under 13.6. This is a serious car for road enthusiasts, but the base price of around $3.5 million makes it instantly out of reach for most of us. But not for the most famous boxer in history, Floyd Mayweather, who enjoys spending his mega millions on cars. The Chiron, first produced in 2016, is an upgrade of the Veyron (another car celebs love). Before it was released, only the most exclusive Veyron owners were contacted and given the option to upgrade. (Source: TopGear)
21 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 Mill
Yep, it's Floyd Mayweather again. When he's out of the ring, he's a respected car aficionado who owns many rare sports cars. One car he owns is the ultra-exclusive Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, which was made specifically for millionaires. And you have to be, because Mayweather dropped $4.8 mill for the car. Initially, the luxury maker planned on producing three limited edition cars. But the process was so complex and difficult that only two were made. So it turns out that the Trevita is not just expensive, but also rare. In 2017, Mayweather put the car up for auction, a thing he does when he's tired of the car, and it went for $2.6 million. (Source: 4WheelsNews)
20 The Pagani Huayra BC: $2.6 Million
The Pagani Huyra BC is road legal, but very much track-focused and is lighter and built from all new materials from its early iteration, the Pagani Huyra. It goes from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 23o mph. The bad news is that only 20 cars were built in 2016, making it one of the rarest cars in the world, as well as the most expensive. The total damage is $2.6 mill. And yes, this is another car normal people can't afford. Who can afford it is Floyd Mayweather. Surprise! Mayweather had no problem dropping millions to buy the car. (Source: BusinessToCommunity)
19 Maybach Exelero: $8 Mill
Jay Z is widely regarded as one of the greatest MC’s of all time. He's also the highest-earning celebrity on this planet, so it doesn't surprise us when the producer and rapper bought one of the most sought-after sports cars in the world, the Maybach Exelero. The car costs $8 mill and is one of the most expensive cars that a celebrity owns. The stunning vehicle can go from 0 to 100 in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 218. (Source: Tonipayeonline)
18 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
The Porsche 911 is the classic Porsche that you buy when you want a Porsche. It has been in production since 1963 but has undergone several changes and upgrades throughout the years. It can go from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 149 mph. Because of that, it quickly became one of the most popular cars amongst racing teams and avid collectors. Only 49 models were made and one owner who could afford the price tag--from $500,000 to $1.4 Mill depending on the year it was built--is Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld loves Porsches and this is one he can add to his collection of other Porsches. (Source: CarAndDriver)
17 Bugatti Veyron: $1.7 Mill
The Bugatti Veyron is famous for being owned by celebrities, like Simon Cowell. It reaches speeds up to 260 miles per hour and it can go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, holding the title for a while now as the fastest car in the world. Yep, it's that fast. Simon Cowell bought the car for $1.7 mill in 2008 and owned it for four years. In 2014, he later sold it at an auction, but it only fetched around $800,000. (Source: Pursuitist)
16 Mercedes SLR Mclaren: $500,000
The Mercedes SLR McLaren is one of the finest vehicles ever built. McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz worked together to build the car, and at $500,000, it's a steal compared to other sports vehicles in the same vein but which are pricier. The SLR has a top speed of 220 mph and can go from 0 to 100 in 3.5 seconds. Jay Leno is famous for owning the McLaren. He is an avid car collector and he owns around 170 different vehicles. But his favorite car is the McLaren. (Source: CarAndDriver)
15 Ferrari F430: $200,000
Kim Kardashian is best known for her family's popular reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It's still the hottest show on cable, as it just released the 15th season this past month. She's also known for breaking the internet and being worth in the high millions. Kardashian owns the Ferrari F430, which was in production from 2004 to 2009. It can go from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 196 mph. The car costs only around $200,000, which is chump change for Kim. (Source: CarAndDriver)
14 Rolls Royce Ghost: $350,000
Irishman Conor McGregor is one of the most famous fighters in the UFC. He grew up in poverty and is now living the life. The Rolls-Royce Ghost was first introduced in 2009 and replaced the Phantom. This custom made car was actually a gift to him--we want friends like that!-- and costs $350,000. It has a V12 engine with 453 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds. It also includes a custom wrap with his nickname “Notorious” and his face on the side.
13 The Bugatti Veyron -- Again/$1.5- 2 Mill
The Bugatti Veyron was made for those who have deep pockets and a need for speed. That's because it's also known as being the fastest car on earth, reaching speeds up to 260 miles per hour. Simon Cowell is not the only star who once owned one. Seemingly everyone in Hollywood does. Beyonce gave Jay-Z a Bugatti Veyron worth over $2 million for his 41st birthday. Tom Cruise, Tom Brady, Jay Leno, Ralph Lauren and Floyd Mayweather all own one too. There are also many more who own this luxury car. (Source: Ranker)
12 Ferrari 458 SP 12: $4.7 Mill
So you can buy a Ferrari, but did you know that the company has a Special Projects Division that will build you a one-of-a-kind Ferrari personalized to your preferences? Eric Clapton collaborated with Ferrari to create a one-of-a-kind car made especially for the iconic singer. The fully customized Ferrari 458 SP 12 is designed to look like, and is a tribute to, the old-school Ferrari 512 Boxer and its final cost, after all the detailing, was $4.7 Mill. Because only 1 was produced, the Eric Clapton's car costs more than that these days. And because someone famous is attached to the car, it could be sold at auction at a price that will blow your mind. (Source: TopSpeed)
11 The Kim Kardashian Car Collection
Kim Kardashian is back! With her continuing to purchase new sports cars, she may become like Jay Leno. And she will buy because she's worth like a gazillion dollars! So what does Kim own besides the Ferrari F430? Well, here's our list, thanks to Celebrity Car Blog. Kim owns a Blacked-Out Bentley Continental GTC, a black Range Rover, a white Range Rover, a black Rolls Royce Ghost, a Mercedes-Benz G63 and a Porsche Panamera In Paris. She probably owns more, but no new ones have been noted by the press.
10 Maybach 57: $430,000
Samuel Jackson, who needs no introduction, owns a Maybach 57 that he bought for $430,000. It's one of Mercedes-Benz's most indulgent luxury car that the brand has made. For example, it has a plethora of entertainment features inside. We turned to Car and Driver, and here's what you'll find. The car features cloth curtains in the rear windows and a miniature refrigerator, as well as "two video screens, one DVD player, 21 speakers, two independent air-conditioning units, one remote control, two mobile phones, two champagne-flute holders, 12 combustion chambers, two turbochargers, and one umbrella." The only thing missing is the champagne chiller. The Rolls-Royce Sweptail has one. Just saying. (Source: CarAndDriver)
9 Ferrari Enzo: $670,000
The Enzo Ferrari has a curious history. The sports car company gave His Holiness Pope John Paul II the Ferrari. Auctioned by RM in 2005, it sold for $6,050,000 and the pope wanted it to go on auction to give the money to the victims of a tsunami that had ravaged Southeast Asia. As a result, all sale funds were donated for charity. Troubled actor Nicolas Cage--he's high in debt and hasn't made a successful movie in a while--also owns the bright red Enzo, but it was an early version, so it cost him $670,000.
8 The Jay-Z and Beyonce Car Collection: $15 Million
Apparently, it's not enough for Jay-Z to have a Maybach Exelero (see above) worth $8 mill. Both he and his ultra-famous wife Beyonce have spent around $15 million on supercars. These include the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, the Ferrari F430 Spider, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Bugatti Veyron (a $1.8 mill gift from Beyonce to her husband), the Maybach 62S and a Jeep Wrangler. We wonder what the Wrangler is for. Do they use that car when they want to look poor?
7 Bentley GT Continental: $285,000
Paris Hilton has 2 cars. Her Lexus LFA was a gift to her from her then-boyfriend Cy Waits for her 30th birthday. That's a $375,000 present, plus you need to get that big red ribbon on the car! She bought herself her second car, the Bentley GT Continental for around $285,000. The Bentley is stately. But the car tuners at West Coast Customs painted the car entirely pink, with pink details inside customized to fit her lifestyle, so now it's just like Pepto Bismol.
6 Black Bugatti Veyron; $1.9 Mill
The high-stakes rapper Lil' Wayne is known now for collecting luxury vehicles. He owns the following: Bentley Mulsanne, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Cadillac CTS, Campagna T-Rex 14R motorcycle and a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. But his most prized possession, which happens to be his most expensive, is the Bugatti Veyron, which costs around $2.7 Million. So many celebs have this car! But it turns out that Lil' Wayne's purchase made history: he's the first black rapper to purchase the vehicle.
5 Lamborghini Aventador: $750,000
Hmm. When it's someone's birthday, we usually give them a bottle of wine or take them out to dinner. But when you're Kim Kardashian, you usually aim higher. During their early years of dating, Kim was so besotted by Kanye West that she gave him a Lamborghini Aventador worth $750,000. Not to worry, since she's swimming in it. But this is a serious car. The Aventador is a 6.5-litre V12 supercar that goes from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds. (Source: CarThrottle)
4 Lamborghini Murcielago: $300,000
Sure 50 Cent kind of fell off any of the hot lists ranking celebs and musicians, but he's still driving in style. He bought a Lamborghini Murcielago for $300,000 in 2005 to celebrate the release of his second album The Massacre. But we think he should make up his mind and save money at the same time. See Fiddy, New York's most famous rapper, bought the Lambo in charcoal grey, but he didn't like that color and had the car repainted in chrome before settling on metallic blue. (Source: AutoSaur)
3 Golden Bugatti Veyron: $1.7 Mill
Okay, so the Bugatti Veyron, if you haven't yet guessed already, is THE car that most celebs and musicians buy for themselves. But who wants to drive one when you're parking and there's another Bugatti there! Like 50 Cents, Flo Rida got bored with his $1.7 million and really wanted it to look custom-made. That way, his Bugatti would be a limited-edition. The car was painted white when Flo Rida bought it and then had it finished in chrome. And then, like Paris Hilton, he ruined his car when he had the car finished in gold chrome. Then, to make everything match, he installed a set of gold-plated wheels from Forgiato. (Source: MotorAuthority)
2 Ferrari 250 GTO: $39 - $70/80 Mill
Nick Mason, from the legendary rock group Pink Floyd, went back in time to find his dream car. He bought his GTO for $47,677.64 in 1977 and admits, “It was a lot of money back then and people said I was mad, but it’s turned out to be a pretty good investment." Indeed it was. His GTO now costs $38 Mill. And this year, a 1963 version sold for around $70 Mill+ in a private sale. In 2014, the car was sold for $38.1 million at auction, around double the price of the 1963 version. Mason enjoys driving luxury cars, particularly when he can drive fast while racing it. He uses the GTO, as well as his other Ferraris, rather than stowing it away in his garage. (Source: AutoWeek)
1 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder - $800.000
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler purchased The Hennessey Venom GT Spider in 2012, for $1.1. mill. One of the fastest cars of all time, and featuring a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine, Tyler put it up for auction where it sold for only $800,000. But while the price was significantly lower than the purchase price, the sale was made to raise cash for Tyler's Janie's Fund, "a resource for girls who have faced abuse and need a place to turn to for help." Now that's something we can cheer about. And no, we can't afford this car either. (Source: MotorTrend)