Hollywood celebrities get paid millions of dollars. As they live the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, they can afford anything: even the most costly rides. Here are some of the most expensive cars owned by famous personalities:
9 Jay Z and Birdman's Maybach Exelero: $8 million
Jay-Z is one of the most financially successful celebrity rappers and he has put this fortune to good use with the purchase of the Maybach Exelero, a high-performance sports car that Jay-Z reportedly purchased for $8 million. Jay-Z even mentioned this in his record called “Lost One.” The rapper rode a Maybach car costing $ 300,000 in his music video ”Otis”, with Kanye West.
This luxury car has a twin turbo V12 engine that can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. Jay-Z can surely afford this ride because he is the part-time owner of the upcoming NBA team Brooklyn Nets and he has sold over fifty million albums worldwide with 14 Grammy Awards to boot. He’s also a committed husband to the star songstress Beyonce and their child Blue Ivy Carter. Rapper, Birdman also reportedly spent $8 million on the one-off Maybach Exelero coupe.
8 Birdman and Simon Cowell's Bugatti Veyron: $2 million
The Bugatti Veyron is the fastest street legal production car in the world. Its air of exclusivity restricts its ownership to a few capable celebrities such as the rapper Birdman and the former American Idol judge Simon Cowell.
The rapper Birdman has a reported net worth of $125 million is one of the few celebrities around the world to buy a $2 million car such as the Bugatti Veyron, seem like loose change. The Bugatti Veyron features a quad-turbocharged W16 engine that lets it achieve a top speed of 408.47 kilometers per hour.
The abrasive talent judge Simon Cowell got himself a Bugatti Veyron too at a lower price of $1,700,000. On top of this luxury car, Cowell also has a Ferrari and Rolls Royce Phantom. Reportedly, Cowell is eyeing the 100EX Cabriolet.
7 Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 959: $700,000
As far as jokes are concerned, the last laugh seems to belong to the stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld. His passion for humor has delivered him quite a fortune and one of his major investments is his sports car Porsche 959 worth over $700,000.
For people unfamiliar to Jerry Seinfeld, he is an avid car collector and he has about 46 cars that he keeps in a rented hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in California. But the cream of the crop is the Porsche 959 that is one of only 337 units created in the world.
6 Nicolas Cage's Ferrari Enzo: $670,000
Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance is the most recent movie of Nicolas Cage and it may have flopped in theaters because Cage is actually more into cars than motorcycles. He once bought a $670,000 Ferrari Enzo and it can accelerate from zero to sixty kilometers per hour in only 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 217 miles per hour. There were only 399 units of its F140 Aluminum V12 engine. Eventually, Cage sold this luxury sports car.
5 Jay Leno's Mercedes SLR McLaren: $450,000
Laughter is not only the best medicine; it can also earn someone a very rich fortune. Stand-up comedian and TV host Jay Leno has used his humor to amass a significant fortune enough to buy the $450,000 Mercedes SLR McLaren without batting an eyelash.
Leno also has a 17,000 square foot garage for his car collection that includes a 1906 Stanley Steamer 1970 Dodge Challenger and the EcoJet, a product of Leno’s collaboration with General Motors.
4 David Beckham's Custom Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead: $407,000
Global football superstar David Beckham is the proud owner of a customized Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead that has a price tag of $407,000. He has even turned this sports car into a family vehicle as he is often seen cruising this ride in Beverly Hills with his three sons with Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
This particular Rolls-Royce model has customized 24” Savini Forged wheels that are color matched to the exterior trim. Beckham’s jersey number 23 is also embroidered on the seats.
3 P.Diddy's Maybach : $360,000
Sean “P.Diddy/Puff Daddy” Combs is another successful celebrity rapper that invested his money on the German luxury car Maybach. But this $360,000 ride he bought was not for him but for his 16-year-old son Justin. When he gave it as a gift it came wrapped in a red bow with its own driver to escort Justin all over New York City.
There are various Maybach models but these luxury cars typically have a navigation system with voice recognition and a 21-speaker premium sound system.
2 Paris Hilton's Bentley GT Continental: $285,000
Some may view Paris Hilton as a mere socialite and celebrity sex tape actress. But she is actually a hotel heiress and her wealth seems to know no bounds. She recently bought a $285,000 Bentley Continental GT and to make it extra special, Paris requested a dashboard encrusted in diamonds. It was a Christmas gift for her self and she made sure everything about it is laced in pink from the sheet metal, grille, wheels and even the interiors.
Even though Paris exudes a reputation as a sweet and cute girl, her ride has a powerful 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in no less than 4.8 seconds. Its top speed is a reported 318 kilometers per hour. This ride also has on-demand steering assistance, weight reduction and eco-tyres.
1 Kim Kardashian's Ferrari F430: $186,925
Kim Kardashian, another Hollywood socialite and reality TV star, is known to own a Bentley Continental GT. But she has since ditched this Bentley for the Ferrari F430 (in the same way that she ditched her erstwhile husband Kris Humphries for the more famous Kanye West).
The base line price tag for the Ferrari F430 is $186,925. This luxury sports car features a 4.3-liter V8 petrol engine with designs from Maserati. It has the Alcoa Aluminum chassis and classic Ferrari distinctions in its design from its taillights to interior vents.