When people become rich and famous, they often find new and exciting ways to spend their millions. A spot as a fan-favorite character on a TV can set you up for years. Even sports stars can enjoy their limelight and earn tens of millions each year until they retire.
Below is a list of cars that Hollywood homeowners have bought for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hey, people can do what they want with their hard-earned cash. But you can’t buy taste.
Queen Latifah – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – $370k
Queen Latifah is one of the highest-paid hip-hop artists of all time and has even dabbled on the big screen with her acting abilities. It makes sense that she would want to indulge after years of working hard for loyal fans. Her first car, a Mercedes-Benz S63 was stolen in 2016, but she used the insurance claim to upgrade to this beast. Today, she can be seen cruising in the massive car that’s three times more expensive than her last.
Beyonce – Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II – $1 million
When you’re worth $400 million, you can afford to splash out a measly one on your mode of transport. As well as this beautiful car, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z also own a jet, yacht, and more cars including some vintage and classic cars. This doesn’t even begin to touch on the added costs of insurance – especially with her toddlers running around! We have a feeling the power duo can afford it quite easily.
Lebron James – Lamborghini Aventador Roadster – $400k
Lebron James is one of the most famous NBA stars who also happens to love a good car collection. He is worth $275 million and decided to splash out on a customized Lamborghini, seen above. The unique twist on the Aventador Roadstar was also applied to nine other cars that he owns. All the money in the world can’t buy style – as conveyed excellently in this photo. Would you design a car like this?
Chris Brown – Lamborghini Aventador – $400k
Another celebrity to customize his Lamborghini is singer-turned-convict Chris Brown. The pop star is known to beat expectations when creating music or leaving a mark on his possessions. He is known to hit back at criticism he faces on his color choice, such as this gold on black scheme he apparently chose unironically. With a net worth of $30 million, Brown has plenty of spare cash to play with between cars, jets, and lawsuits.
Kylie Jenner – Ferrari 458 Spider – $250k
This 21-year-old has been on our screens for 10 years and has racked up a $930 million fortune in the process. Today, she is seen driving in this baby blue Ferrari which often turns heads. Before settling on blue, the 250k car has been silver and red, too. She also owns a Mercedes G-wagon, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Ghost, and a rather modest Range Rover. Overall, her insurance policy must be a nightmare but can rely on her new $150 million contract to cover the costs.
Dr. Dre – Cadillac Escalade ESV – $400k
This fully-customized 2016 Cadillac is worth around $400k, which is peanuts for the third-richest hip-hop artist in the world. Over his career, Dr. Dre made some stellar investments, including Beats which earned him $800 million. Today, he uses some of that money to innovate cars, like the one we see above. It even has space for a cinema room! Now that is cruising in style! His transportable home cinema probably costs more than the average home in middle-America.
Nicki Minaj – Lamborghini Aventador – $400k
This rapper’s music is an acquired taste – much like her $400k car modeled after her favorite bubble gum. Another Aventador to hit our list, this is clearly a popular choice of transport. The bright pink cover and matching rims would fit in perfectly in a Barbie universe and is probably the dream car for young girls everywhere. With a fortune of $70 million, it’s definitely an investment she can afford! Would you like one?
Jay Leno – 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe – $1.8m
This former chat show host is one of the most high-profile car lovers in Hollywood. He’s been known to have hundreds of cars collected from years of research and experimentation. He has an estimated fortune of $350 million and carefully picks each one out depending on style, year, color, and engine size. This beauty set him back a bit but is a strong addition to his collection which will surely be worth tens of millions one day!
David Beckham – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – $400k
Another Phanom on our list belongs to one of the world’s most popular soccer stars. As well as being a fashion icon to people all over the world, the British star is also experienced car fanatic. With a fortune amassing up to $450m, he definitely has the time and resources to play with this beast of a car. This is just one of the many cars that belong to the Beckham family, they have seven more!
Jay-Z – Maybach Exelero – $8.8m
If you think some of these cars are more expensive than a house, try this one on for size! Jay-Z’s Maybach Exelero is worth 16 houses at a massive cost of $8.8m! Overall, his entire collection is worth more than $15m, which is more money than most of us will see in a lifetime! He and his wife, Beyonce, can retire happy knowing they can always sell one of these beasts if they ever need some extra cash one day!
50 Cent – Lamborghini Murcielago – $2m
50 Cent invested quite a few bucks into some fantastic deals which have paved the way for this amazing vehicle. Today, he has an estimated worth of $20m, so it was fairly easy for him to splash out on this blue beauty. As well as this toy, he has a Parker Brothers’ Speed Racer 3-Wheeled Concept, customized Pontiac G8, Chrome Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430 and a Rolls-Royce. In 2015, 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy after being unable to pay a $32m debt.
Flo Rida – Bugatti Veyron – $2.7m
Flo Rida, the Floridian rapper, racked up quite a fortune after hits such as ‘Right Round’, and ‘My House’. He’s bought a few cars since his career expanded from outside the Sunshine State, most notably this… thing. The gold that wraps itself around this Bugatti was inspired by the actual sun – and also hurts our eyes when we look at it for too long. His other cars include a Mercedes-Benz CL, Chrome Bugatti Veyron, and a Ferrari 458.
Peyton Manning – Cadillac Escalade – $90k
One of the more modest entries on our list belongs to NFL hero Peyton Manning. With a fortune of $400m, his $90k Cadillac must have felt like a drop in the ocean when he dipped into his earnings to get this red beauty. The former quarterback clearly remains humble and true to his roots as he sees no reason to invest in such extravagant items. He’s had a few cars over the years, but this one sticks closest to his heart.
Diddy – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – $440k
Diddy, formerly Puffy, formerly P Diddy, formerly Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs has this white Phantom. He was, at a time, one of the richest rappers in the world racking up a fortune of $810m. He is also an investor, often putting money into real estate and companies. His bright white and gold car is enjoyed by the whole family as they cruise around in one of the family’s many cars. Do you like it?
Blac Chyna – Rolls-Royce Wraith – $400k
Blac also likes white. This $400k car is just one in a collection of cars for the reality TV star. She also invested in a motorcycle, a pink Ferrari, and an SUV. Blac Chyna obviously loves riding – let’s hope her insurance policies cover such an extravagant lifestyle! She is often seen taking these things for a run around town – have you seen her in West Hollywood? Let’s see what her next car will be, it could be anything!
Kanye West – Mercedes SLR – $850k
One half of one of America’s most popular couples, rapper Kanye West is often seen out and about in this beast. The Mercedes has recently been pimped out with an additional $2.5m. With his recent requests for more money, notably to Mark Zuckerberg on his ‘great ideas’, it’s unclear if he took a loan out for this. Either way, Kanye will continue to entertain us through his appearances and tweets. Do you agree with what he says?
Gigi Hadid – BMW M2 – $65K
The first BMW on the list comes from Gigi Hadid, who is coincidentally also the face of the car company. The 23-year-old model enjoys this vehicle free of charge, which means she hasn’t had to dig too deep into her bank account to cash out the $65k it’s worth. In 2016, she was voted ‘Model of the Year’ by the industry and so BMW was wise to invest in her endorsement, at least until someone else takes her place.
T-Pain – Bugatti Veyron – $2.5m
T-Pain’s Bugatti is a pain on the eyes. This extravagant Veyron is just one of the 32 cars that the rapper owns, alongside a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Ford F650, Scion xB, Ferrari F430, Oldsmobile 442, Cadillac Hearse, 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Buick Lucerne, 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle, and Bugatti Veyron. With a net worth of $35m, he doesn’t need to worry too much about his bank account and can always use these as an insurance.
Ronda Rousey – Honda Accord – $21k
This one definitely isn’t the price of your home – but if it is we feel sorry for you. Ronda Rousey has remained humble despite her success and had not yet upgraded to a fancy sports car like other celebrities until much later in her career. The Accord isn’t exactly known as a ‘luxury’ car, but it was sold for $21.3k at an auction. It turns out her relation to the car added some extra value! In total, there were 77 bids on her car.
Shaquille O’Neal – Cadillac Escalade – $150k
The NFL is no stranger to large purchases, including his car collection full of customized luxury cars. His ‘Superman Cadillac Escalade’ set him back $150k, but that meant nothing to the man whose bank account is almost as large as he is! With $350m stored in his account, he can certainly spend a bit on the car’s maintenance and insurance policies. It makes sense that such a big guy would have such a big car – and we love him for it!
Drake – Bugatti Veyron – $2.5m
With so many celebrities owning the same cars, it’s no wonder they all get them customized! Drake owns a few cars, but his most famous vehicle is the Veyron with a price tag of $2.5.We think he got a group discount on some of his insurance since he is also the owner of a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Mulsanne, Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe, Maybach 62S, and a Rolls-Royce Phantom.