What is one of the first things you do when you have exorbitant wealth? Aside from buying a mansion or some form of commercial real estate, you go out and buy a car. Not just any car, but the most expensive car you can get; and the ones that there were few made in the first place. This list picked out eight celebrities with the most expensive vehicles. Other than a couple of females, most of the list is men because they tend to be more fascinated by the automobile.
8) Kim Kardashian
Kim comes in at the bottom of the list because her Ferrari F340 is the least expensive car and is only valued at $186,925. This is still more expensive than her Bentley GT convertible. Kim Kardashian generates enough income from endorsing her own perfume line and diet pills, not to mention her TV show, that she can easily afford the $3800 monthly car payment. You think just because you have most of the wealth in the world means you do not finance vehicles? In the world today, there is always someone willing to lend someone money for material gain on both sides.
7) Paris Hilton
In case you have not noticed, the bottom of the list is made up of women. This is because men are more fascinated by the automobile than women. That being said, you can guess the rest of the list is all men. Paris Hilton, the second and last woman on this list, drives a hot pink Bentley Convertible GT that reminds her of the Barbie Corvette she had as a child. The diamond-encrusted dashboard she had installed by itself is worth a whopping $285,000.
6) Jay Leno
Everyone who watched the Tonight Show during the 1990’s knows about Jay Leno’s impressive collection of automobiles. Did they know his homestead in Southern California features a 17,0i00 square foot garage that houses vehicles of all makes and models, all the way back to a 1906 Stanley Steamer (sounds like a vacuum cleaner). Jay’s personal favorite is his Mercedes SLR McLaren which is valued at a half a million dollars.
5) Nicolas Cage
At one time, Cage was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. That is, until he had some financial trouble and was forced to sell his $670,000 Ferrari Enzo. This car had an F140 Aluminum V12 engine and could go 216 mph. Not to mention it went from 0-60 mph within a minute. Nicholas had only one of the 399 that were ever manufactured. Technically he should not be on this list, but then again he is Nicolas Cage and still fits here.
4) Jerry Seinfeld
Remember the actor/comedian who purchased the million dollar apartment in New York after his show ended its nine year run back in 1998? Well, in addition to the apartment, Seinfeld owns an impressive Porsche collection. At last count, there were 46 Porsches in his inventory. The centerpiece of the comic’s collection was the Porsche 959 which cost him $700, 000 and one of the 337 ever made. Unfortunately, Jerry Seinfeld cannot drive this car until it passes emissions. All that money and he cannot afford an emissions test for one measly Porsche?
3) Simon Cowell
The American Idol may look cranky when he is hosting his show, but he is far from it when he is behind the wheel of his $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron. This is just one of three of Cowell’s vehicles. It is slower than Nicholas Cage’s as it takes 2.5 seconds to go from 0-60 mph but it does kick Nick’s Ferrari’s ass by going 267 mph. Simon’s other two cars are a Rolls Royce Phantom and a Ferrari, but who cares about them now? If you think his cars are badass, wait until you read the next two.
2) Bryan “Birdman” Williams
The CEO of Cash Money Records also drives a Bugatti Veyron that is worth $2 million and the fastest car on the planet, at least as far as being street legal is concerned. Hmmm. . .whose car can beat this one.
1) Rapper Jay-Z
The car the rapper Jay-Z drove in his video Lost World is his own personal Maybach Exelero. This car is valued at $8 million, practically more than the personal favorites of every car on this list combined. When people first see Jay Z’s car, their first thought is that it is the Bruce Wayne’s car, the Batmobile. Z’s car only weighs 2.66 tons, goes 218 mph, and takes 4.4 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. It is the slowest car on the list but the most expensive and the fanciest.
There you have the top 8 celebrities with the most expensive and flashiest cars. As expected, the male celebrities top the list since they are more fascinated by the American Dream, being the automobile. If they have a car payment, such as Kim Kardashian, one month’s payment could put a sizable dent in the average American’s car payment. You think you would never spend that much money on a car but if you had a net worth that was 8-10 figures, what else would you do with it? Buy a nice house and a nice ride.