The rich and famous are known for being showy. They have oodles of money burning holes in their pockets, so why not fork it over for the best of the best?
For the cars they drive, these rich celebrities had a no-holds-barred approach. They went all out and flaunted their wealth, buying the coolest, craziest, most expensive cars they could get their hands on.
The Drool-Worthy Top 7 Cars of the Rich and Famous
Some celebrities are eco-conscious with their cars and only spend a cool $100,000. Others aren’t afraid to lay down the cash for the coolest rides you’ve ever seen.
1. Larry Ellison (Oracle Founder) – McLaren F1
Larry Ellison, founder of the tech company Oracle, is known for being a car collector. One of his most expensive rides is the McLaren F1, which, for a time back in the 1990s, was the fastest car on earth. It clocked in at 231 miles-per-hour. Only 106 of these were made, which makes it a rare purchase. It’s worth about $4.3 million.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio – Fisker Karma
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty well-known for his environmentally-friendly outlook. Naturally, when he upgraded his ride, he went with the Fisker Karma. This is a sleek car that runs on a battery-powered motor and costs about $100,000 on average.
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Mercedes Benz Unimog
Is it surprising that the Governator chose a military-grade vehicle known for its power rather than its looks? Commonly described as a “monster on wheels,” the Mercedes-Benz Unimog goes for around $270,000. The actor-turned-politician sold it in 2014, however, and it went on the market again in 2016 for around $360,000.
4. Nicki Minaj – Lamborghini Aventador
A big personality needs a similarly-outfitted car. Lamborghinis are known for being ostentatious as well as supremely fast. Nicki Minaj’s own model can go from zero-to-60 in three seconds. Of course, she also gave it a custom pink paint job and flashy rims. It’s worth around $400,000.
5. Will. I. Am. – Custom DeLorean
When you have enough money, your dreams can literally become reality. That was the case for rapper Will. I. Am. and his replica of the time machine featured so prominently in the Back to the Future movies. This car was custom-built from the ground up, and it came with a price tag to match – in the neighborhood of $700,000.
6. Jay Leno – GM EcoJet
For known car enthusiast Jay Leno, buying a coveted, expensive car wasn’t enough. He had to have one made that was totally one-of-a-kind. As such, he worked with General Motors to come up with the EcoJet.
Only one was made, and it was made with power. It combines a turbine engine with two fuel sources, a sleek exterior look, and an interior tricked out with every type of technology imaginable. The inspiration for the EcoJet reportedly came from the 2002 Cadillac Clien as well as 1950s Firebird jet cars, according to Popular Mechanics.
7. Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group Mogul) – Gibbs Aquada
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is known for his extravagant lifestyle – he owns his own private island! His choice of amphibious car, therefore, should come as no surprise. His Gibbs Aquada can hit speeds up to 100 miles-per-hour by land, and up to 30 miles-per-hour by sea, or so says Popular Mechanics.
To go from roadway racing to speedboat mode, all you have to do is press a button. This retracts the wheels and switches the power from its V6 engine to water-jet propulsion. Branson has been spotted numerous times crossing the English Channel in this crazy-cool car/speedboat.
The Top 7 Cars of the Rich and Famous Prove What’s Possible
When you have the money, you really can fuel your dreams. Whether you want to race by land or by sea, zoom around in a military-grade powerhouse, or show off in a Barbie-pink custom job, there’s no end to what money can buy in the world of automobiles.