When it comes to the world of celebrity, a flashy car is one sure sign that you’ve made it big. And these 20 stars have all spent more money on a single vehicle than many of their fans would earn in a lifetime…
20. Kylie Jenner – Mercedes-Benz Maybach ($200,000)
As a member of the most famous reality TV dynasty in the world, you’d expect Kylie Jenner to possess a fine set of wheels. And the youngest of the clan doesn’t disappoint. The star’s rapper boyfriend Tyga gave her a Ferrari for her 18th birthday, which is generous enough. But on her next birthday Jenner’s present was upgraded even further, when he surprised her with a Mercedes-Benz Maybach worth a whopping $200,000.
19. Jermaine Dupri – Bentley Continental GTC ($275,000)
Of course, just because a celebrity shells out a fortune for a particular dream car, that doesn’t mean that they won’t trade it in for a newer model down the line. Jermaine Dupri, for example, reportedly spent $275,000 personalizing this white Bentley Continental GTC convertible, only to list it on eBay for less than half of that.
18. Nicki Minaj – Lamborghini Aventador ($400,000)
From her outlandish hair to the title of her debut album, Nicki Minaj is obsessed with all things pink. It stands to reason, then, that her very own car would come equipped in the same bright color, as the urban star spent $400,000 on a dazzling Lamborghini Aventador fit for an oversized Barbie doll.
17. P. Diddy – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe ($400,000)
Few have exemplified the high-flying megabucks rap lifestyle more than P. Diddy. The hip-hop legend has an enviable collection of luxury vehicles, including a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and a Maybach 57. His costliest car, however, is a white-colored version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe: the British company’s priciest model, and one which comes with a pretty hefty price tag of $400,000.
16. Marshawn Lynch – Lamborghini Aventador Roadster ($400,000)
While shooting a movie in Oakland in 2014, Marshawn Lynch parked his Lamborghini Aventador Roadster in between his very own pair of velvet ropes. But you can perhaps forgive the Seattle Seahawks star for being so precious about his beloved vehicle – it reportedly cost him a whopping $400,000.
15. David Beckham – Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe ($407,000)
David Beckham paid seven grand more for his Rolls-Royce Phantom than Diddy did in 2008, but it looks like he may have only used it to get to and from his training sessions. Indeed, the soccer star had clocked up just three miles in the vehicle by the time he sold it three years later.
14. Rick Ross – Maybach 57S Coupe ($430,000)
Rick Ross is such a fan of Maybach cars that he even named his record label imprint after the German manufacturer. And the larger-than-life rapper is reportedly the only driver out there with more than one Maybach Coupe, after he splashed out on this 57S model for a cool $430,000 in 2012.
13. Jay Leno – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ($500,000)
Jay Leno entered the big league of keen car collectors when he forked out half a million dollars on this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The vehicle was later showcased on a NBC web series that allowed viewers a sneak peek into the former king of late night TV’s personal garage.
12. Nicolas Cage – Ferrari Enzo ($670,000)
Nicolas Cage is used to putting the pedal to the metal on the big screen in the likes of Gone in 60 Seconds and Drive Angry. But he’s also an avid motorhead in real life and, before his career hit the skids, he paid $670,000 for a Ferrari named after the company’s Italian founder Enzo.
11. Jerry Seinfeld – Porsche 959 ($700,000)
Jerry Seinfeld made an astonishing amount of money from his eponymous ’90s sitcom, of which a fair chunk has gone into his garage. The star has bought a staggering 46 Porsches over the years, including the $700,000 959 model above. And he gets to show them all off on his hit web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
10. Kanye West – Lamborghini Aventador ($750,000)
It’ll come as no surprise to discover that the man with the biggest ego in showbiz also has one of the biggest car collections. However, rapper Kanye West might just have regretted splashing out that $750,000 on his Lamborghini Aventador after the flashy vehicle became jammed in the electric gates of wife Kim Kardashian’s pad back in 2013.
9. Beyoncé – Rolls-Royce Convertible ($1 million)
You’d expect a star of Beyoncé’s stature to be chauffeured everywhere, but in 2013 she was actually pictured ferrying around her family on a break in the Hamptons. You can’t blame the multiple Grammy winner for wanting to get behind the wheel, though, when she has a $1 million Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Convertible at her disposal.
8. Steven Tyler – Hennessey Venom GT ($1.1 million)
Steven Tyler hasn’t entirely given up the fast-living lifestyle he enjoyed during Aerosmith’s wild heyday. The rock icon paid $1.1 million to get his hands on the Hennessey Venom GT, which can reach speeds of 270mph and rivals the Bugatti as the speediest car on the planet.
7. Simon Cowell – Bugatti Veyron ($1.7 million)
Simon Cowell appears to be just as ruthless with his choice of cars as he is with his record label signings. The media mogul spent a hefty $1.7 million on the Bugatti Veyron; the novelty of owning the vehicle appeared to wear off extremely quickly, however, and he sold it after only taking it for a spin twice.
6. Birdman – Bugatti Veyron ($2 million)
Spending $300,000 more than Cowell, the heavily tattooed Birdman appeared to get a little more out of his Bugatti Veyron purchase. The rapper not only showed off the world’s fastest convertible in a 2010 video, but he also – rather generously – let Justin Bieber borrow it.
5. The Game – Bugatti Veyron ($2.2 million)
In 2012 the Game also decided to get in on the Bugatti Veyron action, snapping up his own luxurious set of wheels with a little help from VH1. The rapper, who has become renowned for blinging up his array of motors, spent $2.2 million of his hard-earned cash on the vehicle, which came in the favorite colors – black and yellow – of his one-time collaborator Wiz Khalifa.
4. Lil Wayne – Bugatti Veyron ($2.7 million)
However, Birdman’s Bugatti Veyron still seems like a relative steal compared to the $2.7 million that fellow rapper Lil Wayne paid for his set of wheels. One can only assume that the hip-hop entrepreneur pimped his ride to the max. And he loved his new car so much, in fact, that in 2013, he dropped a freestyle track named after the Volkswagen sports car.
3. Floyd Mayweather – Koenigsegg CCXT Trevita ($4.8 million)
Floyd Mayweather is renowned for splashing his cash and so probably thought nothing of spending $4.8 million on a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita in 2015. And given its hefty price, it’s little wonder that the boxer is just one of two people to have bought the car, which reportedly goes from 0 to 60 in just 2.9 seconds.
2. Jay Z – Maybach Exelero ($8 million)
Although he destroyed a Maybach 57 Sedan in the video for his Kanye West collaboration “Otis,” Jay Z was presumably a little more respectful with the manufacturer’s Exelero model. The rapper paid a staggering $8 million for the Batmobile lookalike, which can reach speeds of up to 281 mph.
1. Ralph Lauren – Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic ($40 million)
Avid car collector Ralph Lauren has dozens of costly vehicles stored in his massive Bedford Hills complex, and doubtless many of them never see the light of day. However, the fashion designer has been much more willing to display his true pride and joy: a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which cost him a breathtaking $40 million.