What is the craziest thing that you've spent money on? While you may have tried hard to justify the purchase, everyone has some skeletons in their closet; things that they wish they had not dropped some serious bucks on. Being a celebrity is a double-edged sword, as it seems that you're able to afford anything in the world, but as you'll learn, that also leads to some outrageous purchases.
Do you love your house? That's wonderful, but I wonder if you like it more than the house that Paris bought for her dogs. I'm also going to warn you, her house was also probably significantly more expensive! How about your car? It may be nice, but you'll quickly find that it may not hold a candle in comparison to the car that Miley Cyrus bought for her dogs!
Do you have a favorite hat? What would you do if you were in a different country and realized you left it behind? Your answer may not be to fly the hat first class...but you also aren't Bono.
Are you a father, or at the very least know what a sonogram machine is? It's a wonderful medical invention, but it probably wasn't meant to be bought and stored at home...That didn't stop one of the celebrities on the list.
Some of these purchases are one-time splurges, while others help give insight on just how the stars live: like just how much Rihanna spent on her hair in one year! Overall, it's a comprehensive list on just how the stars live, what they spend money on and why, not surprisingly, some of these stars went broke!
17 Bono - Upwards of $1,000 To Retrieve A Hat
Bono was in Italy for a charity gig with Luciano Pavarotti when he realized that he had somehow forgotten his favourite black trilby hat. This is just not acceptable for a rock star, so he ordered a cab to arrive at his house and pick up the hat which was then delivered to Gatwick Airport.
Bono bought the hat a first class ticket, refusing to allow the chance of it being ruined by other luggage. The flight attendants were still concerned, so the hat ended up sitting up in the cockpit beside the jet's captain for the duration of the ride.
16 Beyoncé – Poured Out $20,000 Like It Was Nothing
As if Beyoncé would not have enough money due to her own success, she just happens to be married to one of the most talented music artists in the world. She also gets to collaborate with other fantastic artists, such as Nicki Minaj, which she did for the music video for “Feeling Myself”.
15 Ke$ha - Thousands A Month On Glitter
Are you struggling to pay rent this month? You would be far from the only one, so perhaps try not to get too upset when you realize Ke$ha spends more on glitter, than you pay for the roof above your head. Yet when you make your mark with such a shine as Ke$ha did, you need to understand that glitter cannot come cheap! In an interview with Vanity Fair, Ke$sha stated “I am shooting glitter from glitter guns and out of every orifice in my body,” but that’s too be expected when you consider she spends thousands of dollars a month on the stuff!
14 Tinie Tempah - Shoes Worth $37,500
13 Michael Vick - Koi Fish Pond, $85,000
12 Beyoncé - $80,000+ On Diamond Barbie
Do you remember what you did with your first toys? If you don’t, I’m sure there are some mangled remains of them somewhere in your house. Kids throw toys, they eat toys, they run them in dirt. Kids aren’t gentle, and you need to hope that the toys they ruin aren’t too expensive.
11 Miley Cyrus - $150,000+ On Range Rover For Dogs
10 Tom Cruise - Upwards of $200,000 On Sonogram Machine
9 Katy Perry - $200,000 Ticket To Space
8 Vince Young - $5,000 Per Week At Cheesecake Factory
7 Paris Hilton – $325,000 For Dog House
6 Rick Ross - $1 Million In A Strip Club For B-Day
There are a lot of celebrities out there who are no strangers to partying (in fact, read more about that here) but when it comes to extravagant purchases, how about the man who spent $1 million in one night? Rick Ross was out celebrating his birthday at the famous Miami Strip Club, King of Diamonds, and the party clearly ramped up as the night went on.
When describing how he was able to go through so much money, Ross stated “We ran through so much money, the Brinks truck came, and that didn’t even help.” It’s one thing to party, it’s another thing to literally make the club shut down because you have spent all of your money and the Brinks truck cannot bring you any more.
5 Rihanna – $1 Million A Year On Hair
4 Kanye West - Bought 10 Burger Kings For Kim
You know, call me crazy but I am not the biggest Burger King fan in the world. It’s not awful, but it’s far from my favourite of the fast food options. Clearly Kanye and Kim would disagree with me, especially when you find out that Kanye bought Kim 10 Burger King locations as a wedding present. The locations were scattered throughout Europe, including France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Why? We’re not too sure, maybe they decided that music and reality television weren’t enough so why not try and get your Whopper on? Kanye is no stranger to fast food, as he also owned several Fatburger locations that were set up around the Chicago area. I’m just not too sure how exactly you deliver this gift.
“Hey baby, you know how you kind of like Burger King?”
“I bought you 10!”
3 Kim Basinger - $20 Million For A Town
2 Jay Z - $55 Million On Racehorse
1 Mike Tyson – Where Do We Start?
Tyson has made himself a lot of money in his life, but boy oh boy, has he also wasted a great deal of it. Tyson’s most prominent example may be the fact that he spent $140,000 on two white Bengal tigers...and then needed to spend another $140,000 to hire a trainer for them.
He claims that between 1995 and 1997 he spent $230,000 on cellphones and he spent $2 MILLION on a bathtub. Combine that with a penchant for drugs and it is easy to see why Mike Tyson found himself without money, despite one of the best boxing careers of all time. His peak may have come in the year in which he started out $3 million in debt and made over $60 million, but still ended the year in debt because he spent all of that money on drugs and outlandish purchases. I suppose when you're Iron Mike, nobody had the courage to tell you when you're wasting your money!
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