Most of us have hobbies or something we like to put our extra time and money towards. When you make obscene amounts of cash, your hobby probably reflects it. Many celebrities out there have a particular hobby that attracts attention and really shows off their status: collecting exotic and luxury cars. If we had that kind of cash, we’d do it too. Although, many of us, if we had a few extra dollars, would probably feel like we’ve attained some kind of level of success if we just had one “toy” car to cruise around in on the weekend. But when you’re a cash-flushed celebrity, just having “one” collectible car is a little mundane. You might have heard about the obscene amount of cars that collectors like Jerry Seinfeld or Jay Leno own; they fill entire huge garages.
With most celebrities, it is not about the amount of cars in their collection, but the types and uniqueness of those cars. Leno might have collected a couple hundred cars in his day, but did he go out and buy an almost $8 million ultra-luxury Maybach? No, but Jay-Z did! So, as with most cases involving cars, it’s not whose collection is the largest, but rather who has the most audacious, eye-catching, ultra-exclusive rides on the road. Here we’ve compiled a list of twenty of the most exclusive celebrity-owned cars, ranging from music stars to sports stars, to whatever Paris Hilton is these days. Some of these are just downright incredible and dare we say it, unbelievable.
20 Justin Bieber’s $250,000 Custom Audi R8
No one can say that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber doesn’t have a sense of style all his own. When he turned 18, he was gifted a $100,000 electric luxury Fisker Karma that he promptly turned over to West Coast Customs to be wrapped in chrome and outfitted with underbody LED lighting. Many weren’t surprised that when Bieber got his hands on a brand new Audi R8, estimated to cost $250,000, he had that premium automobile wrapped in a customized leopard print, with leopard interior accents. It soon became his favorite out of the other exclusive luxury cars he owns, including a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini Gallardo, and a blacked-out Range Rover. His German-engineered Audi R8 550-hp supercar can go from 0-60 in a mere 3.5 seconds, topping out at a top speed of 198 mph. That car was quite the eye-turner, but don’t go looking for it now, as Bieber decided to remove the leopard wrap and the car is not a simple matte black (although he did keep the leopard accents on the interior seats and door panels).
19 Paris Hilton’s $285,000 Pink Bentley GT Continental
As an heiress to the Hilton fortune, Paris Hilton has always lived a life of luxury and owns a small fleet of luxury vehicles. Her favorite, and most recognizable, has to be her custom pink Bentley GT Continental. Valued at $285,000, she had it painted bubblegum pink inside and out, calling it her own personal “Barbie Dream Car.” Just about everyone knows who Paris is and to have done this to her car is nothing shocking. As she drives down the streets of Los Angeles, she loves the attention and this car affords her that indeed. Not only is the car painted pink, inside and out, including the wheels, but West Coast Customs added Hilton’s signature as an accent throughout the vehicle. Always playing the part, Paris can be found wearing a beautiful dress, sporting her pink high-heeled shoes and a pink purse, when she steps out of the pink Bentley, always playing it up for her fans.
18 50 Cent’s $320,000 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago
When you own a Lamborghini, it is not just a car; it’s a pop culture icon in and of itself. Celebrities use them as status symbols, and though many of us cannot afford them, we know one when we see one. Rapper 50 Cent is known for enjoying his luxury cars and though he supposedly is bankrupt, you wouldn’t think it by the cars he still rides around in. Although many say the reason he filed for bankruptcy was his love for these beautiful cars. He owns a Range Rover, a Bentley, a suped- up Pontiac G8, a Rolls Royce, a Ferrari F430, a chrome Lamborghini Gallardo, and more! One of his favs is his blue 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago. It’s a true stunner valued at $320,000. However, it might have been too much, or his accountant advised him to cut back on the autos, because he eventually gave it as a gift to his pal, the songstress Ciara.
17 Kim Kardashian’s $325,000 Ferrari 458 Italia
Never as flashy as her old friend, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian nevertheless has been seen out driving in everything from a Range Rover to a Bentley. In 2011, after returning from a trip to New York City, where she was filming her reality series, Kim was spotted driving her black Range Rover into Platinum Motorsports in Los Angeles. She promptly traded in the Range Rover and picked up a beautiful white Ferrari 458 Italia! These Italian powerhouses normally retail for about $274,000, but Kim’s was rumored to cost closer to $325,000, with all her added extras. We don’t know about you, but after a long week in the Big Apple, we like to buy a new car too! Her Ferrari sports a 4.5L V8, generating a staggering 650 HP, and can go accelerate from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds! Though she also owns two Rolls Royce Ghosts, a white Range Rover, a Mercedes Benz G63, a Porsche Panamera, and a Bentley Continental, it is said this white Ferrari 458 is now her fave!
16 P. Diddy’s $360,000 Maybach 57
A few years back, rapper/producer P. Diddy was in the news for going out and picking up an ultra-luxury Maybach, the most deluxe version of a Mercedes Benz. The car cost $360,000, and is known for the being the ultimate in opulence and comfort. However, Diddy didn’t buy it for himself; he bought it as a birthday gift for his 16-year-old son Justin. Justin was just turning driving age and Diddy wanted to give him a gift to go along with the lavish party he threw him at the mega-trendy New York nightspot, M2 Ultralounge. He also tossed his son $10,000 in cash as party money! Wow, what a father! When asked about it, Diddy responded, “I think it's appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids. I feel the way I raise my children, I don't have to explain to you or anyone else, 'cause nobody knows the way I raise my children. So nobody knows the lessons that I've taught my children to understand, if they are mentally ready for that."
15 Nicki Minaj’s $400,000 Pink Lamborghini Aventador
In 2013, taking a page out of the Paris Hilton playbook, Nicki Minaj went out and purchased a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, completely decked in out with a flashy bubblegum pink paint job! She even had the custom Forgiato wheels accented in pink! She’s actually known for her pink fleet of luxury cars, which include another pink Aventador, a Bentley Continental GT, a Range Rover, and a red Lamborghini Gallardo. This latest addition was in celebration of the launch of her eponymous clothing line at Kmart. For the line’s unveiling she pulled up to a Los Angeles Kmart in the stylish Lambo head-turner, posing and primping for the cameras. Her Aventador is a real monster, with a 6.5L V12 engine, putting out an incredible 691 HP. It can go from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, and has a top speed of about 217 mph. With her own sense of outlandish style, we know she isn’t copying Hilton, but she definitely knows how to make a splash on the scene!
14 David Beckham’s $407,000 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
Famous footballer David Beckham owns ten cars and a motorcycle, all beautiful and guaranteed to make a head turn. His impressive auto collection includes a Bentley Mulsanne, a Cadillac Escalade, an Audi S8, a Range Rover, a Bentley Continental Supersport, a Chevy Camaro, a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Porsche Turbo, and a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. One of his most prized cars is his $407,000 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Rolls Royce has long been known as the pinnacle of luxury, before Maybach came on the scene, and Beckham’s coupe is no exception. It is a true beast on four wheels with a 6749 cc V12 engine, automatic 6-speed transmission, and fancy rearward-opening “coach” doors. Top speed is only 150 mph, but if you’re in a Rolls Royce, you’re not in it for the speed.
13 Jay Leno’s $500,000 SLR McLaren
Jay Leno is known worldwide for his extensive car collection and is a true aficionado. He has collected and refurbished hundreds of pricey cars and motorcycles over the years and houses them in his own private garage, a huge one at that. His collection includes a vintage Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic SC, valued at $29 million! He also has a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S, valued at $1.4 million! In fact, his entire car collection has been estimated to be worth about $50 million! You won’t see him driving around town in any of those vintage rides, though. One of his go-to cars is his prized $500,000 SLR McLaren. It’s designed and built by Mercedes Benz and McLaren and absolutely eye-catching. This bad boy McLaren has a 5.4L engine, generating 620 HP. Looking to go out and pick one up for yourself? Good luck! Since only 3,500 were made, they’ll be hard to find for sale anywhere.
12 Nicolas Cage’s $670,000 Ferrari Enzo
Nicolas Cage is kind of known for some of his more outlandish purchases. He bought an island, a dinosaur skull, some Pygmy shrunken heads, a jet, an octopus, a shark, a haunted mansion, etc. We could go on. However, you can forgive Cage for purchasing his bright red Ferrari Enzo. At $670,000, this 6.3L 650 HP V12 engine and can go 0-60 is 3 seconds. The Ferrari Enzo was built to mark Ferrari’s Formula One successes and the exclusive list of buyers had to be selected and approved by Ferrari’s executive leadership. Built with carbon fiber parts, with silicon carbide reinforcement, its construction is a testament to advanced Ferrari Formula One engineering. As only 400 of these powerful supercars were made, if Cage wanted to sell it now, it would easily get over $1 million.
11 Jerry Seinfeld’s $700,000 Porsche 959 Twin-Turbo
Jerry Seinfeld is a big name in Hollywood and when you’re still rolling around in Seinfeld syndication cash, you can afford to go out and indulge in a passion or two. One of Seinfeld’s chosen indulgences is his car collection, which is valued at about $15 million. One of the rarer pieces includes his vintage Royal Blue 1955 Porsche 550 RS, which is valued at a whopping $3.2 million! Another of his rare autos is his Porsche 959 Twin-Turbo. He picked it up for a steal at only $700,000! This Porsche was known for its design and style. It has a 2.85 L, 2874 cc, twin-turbo flat-6 engine, and can reach speeds of over 200 mph. This production model actually cost Porsche more to build than they sold them for and they eventually discontinued the model shortly after their debut in the late 1980s. This makes them ultra-rare and a must-have for a car collector.
10 Kanye West’s $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador
Rapper and self-described “voice of a generation” Kanye West is known for his, well, high-spirited lifestyle. As such, you know he has to get himself some attention-grabbing cars. We weren’t disappointed when his wife, Kim Kardashian, presented him with a custom $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador, in matte black. Designed by Filippo Perini, this Lamborghini exotic is futuristic-looking and has a 6.5 L V12 engine, putting out an impressive 700 HP! It can go 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. Back in 2013, when Kanye was away working in New York, his black Aventador was being delivered by a driver back to Kim Kardashian’s Los Angeles home. The car didn’t make it all the way inside before the heavy wooden security gates closed too early, damaging the car! Sources say a repair shop was contacted quickly and hopefully the damage was repaired before Kanye returned. We wouldn’t have wanted to be the one to have told Kanye.
9 Steven Tyler’s $1.1 Million Hennessey Venom GT Spider
The Hennessey Venom GT went head-to-head with Bugatti for the title of fastest car in the world. With a top speed of 270 mph, the Hennessey was victorious. That kind of power doesn’t come cheap however. When the car debuted as a Spider coupe at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Eleganve, rocker Steven Tyler first laid his eyes upon it and was instantly smitten. Later that year, while filming American Idol down in Texas, home to Hennessey’s performance track, Tyler contacted the automaker and requested a test drive. They obliged and hours after putting the car through its paces, Tyler became the first person to order one, setting him back a whopping $1.1 million! Later, to raise money for charity, Tyler decided to part with his prized Hennessey and sell it at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winning bidder bought the car for $800,000, and the Aerosmith frontman even threw in a band-signed guitar and a week’s vacation at Tyler’s Maui beach house. The proceeds all went to Janie’s Fund, a charity set up by Tyler to support abused girls.
8 Dwayne Johnson’s $1.4 Million Pagani Huayra
Dwayne Johnson is one of the most popular men on the planet. He went from WWE wrestling fame to Hollywood super stardom. In 2016, he arrived to the premiere of his hit HBO series Ballers, in a $1.4 million Pagani Huayra. The hulking barrel-chested Johnson seemed a little cramped in the low-to-the-ground exotic supercar, and it proved to be challenging for him to get out of the vehicle. With cameras flashing away, Johnson managed to make his way out, laughing the difficulty off and posing for photos. As it turns out, Johnson wouldn’t have to carefully make his way in or out of the flashy vehicle very often as it was actually owned by Brett David, CEO of Miami’s Prestige Imports. Johnson remarked, “It took me 16.8 seconds to exit the vehicle cause I don’t fit in it.” It appears that the second season of Ballers would be featuring quite a few supercars, including another Huayra and a McLaren 650S, and Johnson was just showcasing one for fans a bit early.
7 Samuel Eto’o’s $1.6 Million Aston Martin One-77
Samuel Eto’o, the Cameroon-born professional footballer, currently playing for the Turkish club Antalyaspor, is arguably one of the best in the game. He has amassed quite a fortune from his years successfully playing for Chelsea and in Russia. What does Samuel choose to spend his money on? Luxurious cars, of course. His collection includes some of the most famous rides in the world: a Hummer, a Lamborghini, a Porsche, and even a Bugatti Veyron. However, one of the more exclusive cars in his collection is his $1.6 million Aston Martin One-77. This lavish Aston Martin features a naturally aspirated 7.2 L, V12 engine, which tops out at about 220 mph. Only 77 of these beauties were produced, with Samuel owning number 49. In 2012, Eto’o’s One-77 broke down on the road in Paris. Being a true baller, he was seen leaving the car on the side of the road and driving off in a Maybach 57S Xenatec, which he had brought to him.
6 Simon Cowell’s $1.7 Million Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Reality TV judge and music mogul Simon Cowell loves his cars and really knows his stuff. When Cowell wanted something fashionable and elite, he chose the German-designed, factory-made Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. With an incredible 8.0 L, turbo quad W-16 engine, this experience cost a monstrous $1.7 million (when it’s a Bugatti, it’s an experience, not a car). It might not as flashy as some of the other cars on this list, but it is definitely in a class all its own. Accelerating from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, the Veyron even held the title of the fastest car in the world for quite a few years. As one of the richest people in the UK, Cowell’s Veyron joins his already impressive collection of 25 exotic and luxury cars. The whole collection is valued at about $15 million.
5 Birdman’s $2 Million Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Bryan Williams, also known as the rapper Birdman, has come to be known as much for his expensive car collection as he has for his popular rap songs. His collection includes a Mercedes Benz Sprinter and a Maybach 62S Landaulet. However, if you’re in the Miami Beach-area of Florida, you might have caught a glimpse of Birdman cruising around the hot spots in his ultra-exclusive Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Similar to Simon Cowell’s Super Sport version, Birdman’s model is a bit less of a monster, only topping out at 254 mph (slow, compared to the Super Sport’s 267 mph). Birdman dropped down an impressive $2 million when he had this exotic delivered to him at the Hit Factory recording studio in North Miami. With its custom red paint job and upgrades, Birdman’s Veyron cost about a million dollars more than the average Bugatti. At that price, you can rest assured that when he parks this car at events, there are plenty of security stationed around to keep onlookers and photographers from getting too close.
4 Flo Rida’s $2.7M Golden Bugatti Veyron
As a popular rapper, Flo Rida has enough cash laying around to throw some away on a custom automobile or two. His modest collection includes a few Ferraris, a Mercedes Benz CL, as well as his eye-catching golden Bugatti Veyron. Flo Rida, born Tramar Lacel Dillard, originally purchased the Veyron for $1.7 million, but stock isn’t his thing. He went all-out and turned the car over to customizers Metro Wrapz in Hollywood, Florida. Originally painted white, he then had it wrapped in chrome. That got boring after a while so he decided to change it up, having Metro Wrapz wrap the Bugatti in gold. He even bought some 24-inch, 24-karat gold custom Forgiato rims to complete the visual. In 2011, Flo Rida messed around and wound up with a DUI while driving his million-dollar gold centerpiece. He better be careful!
3 Cristiano Ronaldo’s $2.6 Million LaFerrari 2014
When you’re one of the biggest football superstars in the world, and we're talking about soccer here, you can afford to pamper yourself. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best-paid athletes in the world and he can pretty much buy any car out there that he wants. What did he choose? Ronaldo chose himself a striking $2.6 million Ferrari LaFerrari 2014. Featuring two electric motors, one powering the wheels, the second handling everything else, this 963 HP, 6.3 L V-12 engine can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, and tops out at about 217 mph. This car made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and immediately became a sensation, and with a multi-million dollar price tag, destined to be an exotic catering to an exclusive clientele.
2 Floyd Mayweather’s $4.6 Million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Floyd Mayweather does everything over-the-top and is one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. As such, you can expect him to own some of the more exclusive automobiles in the world. The undefeated boxer has admitted he has a thing for white-colored cars, with his $15 million car collection sporting more than a few. In fact, some of the vehicles in his collection have never even been driven! One of the most exclusive cars Mayweather owns is his $4.6 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. With an aluminum 4.8 L V-8 engine, the CCXR tops out at 254 mph. The post-modern Swedish car creator, Koenigsegg, manufactured only two CCXR Trevitas and has been termed a “hypercar.” With Mayweather owning one of only two models ever made, he gives the term “exclusive” a whole new meaning.
1 Jay-Z’s $7 Million Maybach Exelero
When you’re net worth is close to a billion dollars, it is easy to have the best in life without having to make exceptions. Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce have spent around $15 million on luxury cars. In their pricey garage you can spy such exotics as a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Ferrari F430 Spider, a Bugatti Veyron, and a Maybach 62S. That’s basically a who’s-who of the most expensive cars in the world. But for Jay-Z that’s not enough. The crown jewel of his auto collection is his Maybach Exelero. Boasting a 700 HP V-12 twin turbo engine, it accelerates from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, a bit slow for an exotic but if you’re in a Maybach, you’re not in a hurry. Many believe that the rapper Birdman originally owned this car but sold it to Jay-Z for over $7 million!
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