Everybody has a favorite body part. However, not everybody has a body part that is worth millions. Many A-list celebrities have their favorite feature insured and it makes sense since they depend on their bodies to make a living. According to MTV, the process is simple. First, they need to contact a specialized company. Then define what they want to protect and for how long; for example, if it is for an event or lifetime.
Although it is a popular thing among celebrities and athletes, other specific professions can have their body parts insured as long as they make a living of it. So it is possible to see some photographers and famous dancers doing it too. Curious? Here is a list of the celebrities who had their body parts insured.
10 Keith Richards - $1.6 Million Hands
Keith Richards has a net worth evaluated on $360 million. The legendary Rolling Stones musician make his fortune as a guitarist and co-vocalist on the band. Unsurprisingly, he wanted to protect his hands in case something happened. According to CNBC, he has his hands insured on $1.6 million.
The musician has arthritis, but according to him, it doesn’t affect the way he plays. “I feel absolutely no pain at all… I think it came as a result of hitting things, including my guitar,” he told during an interview with The Guardian.
9 Daniel Craig - $9.5 Million Body
Daniel Craig often puts himself at risk when he is playing James Bond. He does not use a stunt for most of the scenes and he was often full of bruises afterward. The James Bond role demands a lot of his body, and he could get seriously injured. So he decided to have his whole body insured for $9.5 million.
“He does a lot more than Pierce used to do,” stunt coordinator Gary Powell told The Guardian, “and he’s allowed to because he’s capable of doing it. He thinks, ‘You’re paying to see me, and that’s me doing it.’ He wants the audience to know.”
8 American Ferrera - $10 Million Smile
Back in 2007, America Ferrera was at the top of her game. She played the main character on Ugly Betty and signed a contract with the home teeth-whitening Aquafresh White. The company decided to have her smile insured and Ferrera found out it was worth $10 million. An astronomical number, especially considering that the public often saw her on television wearing braces because of her character.
"It's very flattering to have my smile insured for $10 million. It's not something that I ever imagined happening," she said in a statement on the company's website. "I'll try my hardest to take care of it."
7 Julia Roberts -$30 Million Smile
Julia Roberts has one of the most beautiful smiles in Hollywood. Some people would describe it as priceless, but actually, it is worth $30 million. Although the actress never confirmed it, many sources affirmed that Roberts has insured her smile.
Her smile became her most outstanding feature on-screen and also in advertisements campaigns. However, on her most recent show, Homecoming, the public can hardly see a glimpse of her smile. The intention is to keep the mysterious atmosphere on the thriller. It is probably the first time the audience has seen Roberts playing such a serious role.
6 Adam Lambert - $48 Million Voice
Adam Lambert almost won American Idol in 2009 and he never left the spotlight after that. Lambert is also one of the highest-earning artists from the reality show. He knows his voice is worth millions and had it insured on $48 million since his million-dollar contracts depend on it. The amount is higher than Bruce Springsteen's voice, which is worth $6 million.
“That’s my bread and butter man, I got to ensure this,” he told during an interview with The National. “J Lo insured her booty, right? Listen — this is what I’m making my money on.”
5 Kate Moss - Hands
Kate Moss is one of the most famous models of her generation. She is fantastic on campaigns and runways. However, there is a specific part of her body she is appreciated for the most: her hands.
Although she doesn't reveal how much they are worth, she explained what motivated her to have them insured. "I did it because my hands are my livelihood and my career and I'm very well known for it," she told MTV, "so I need to keep them perfect and look after them just in case, God forbid, anything happened. If I'd break a finger or break my wrist, then I couldn't work for a long time."
4 Taylor Swift - $40 Million Legs
Taylor Swift is famous for her voice and also for her long legs. And she is aware of that. The "Bad Blood" singer decided to insure her legs, and she expected the company would say that they were worth $1 million. According to close friends, she was shocked to hear they are evaluated on $40 million.
The singer had her legs insured in 2015. She had just been about to start the 1989 tour and she wanted to be protected just in case something happened.
3 Jennifer Lopez - $27 Million Backside & Legs
What is Jennifer Lopez's most famous body part? There is no doubt about the answer. Jennifer Lopez has decided to have her backside and legs insured. According to People Magazine, they are worth $27 million, but some sources say the amount is nearly $300 million.
The singer is proud of her features. She already revealed in interviews that her family always praised her for it. "In my family, curves were glorified and part of the culture,” J.Lo said during an interview with InStyle’s. “It was just like, ‘Jennifer has a big butt, and it’s good.’”
2 Cristiano Ronaldo - $144 Million Legs
The Portuguese superstar is currently the best soccer player in the world, and some specialists defend he is the best player in Champions League history. So it does make sense he wants to protect his legs. According to Time magazine, his legs are insured on $144 million.
As an athlete, Ronaldo takes good care of his body and training is part of his daily routine. “In training we do a few laps of the pitch, stretching, and cardio exercises,” Ronaldo told Business Insider. “Make sure you do something similar in your training, even if it is jogging to the gym or a warm up on the treadmill or bicycle.”
1 Mariah Carey - $1 Billion Legs
Mariah Carey is the ultimate diva. The "Hero" singer has a reputation for her lavish lifestyle and she probably has the most expensive pair of legs on earth. In 2005, she signed a contract with Gillette and insured her legs on $1 billion. This is by far the most valuable body part on this list.
Mariah also knows she depends on her five-octave singing voice to make a living. Carey indeed has one of the most powerful voices on earth. In 2016, she insured it on $70 million.