We all know celebrities are sitting on mammoth amounts of money. While we can only dream of what their luxurious lives might be like, their car collections give us an insight into their opulence. For the average middle class car buyer, owning a vehicle above $25,000 seems like a massive expense. However, the highest paid celebrities buy cars that easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars — sometimes millions.
Celebrity cars also offer insight into the character of our favorite musicians, actors and actresses, and reality television stars. Some prefer the class of vintage cars while others prefer extravagance and speed with cars reaching well over 200 miles per hour.
Here is a rundown of 25 of the most expensive celebrity cars, chosen not just for the sake of making your salary feel inferior, but to give a feel for how the world’s celebrities express themselves through their prized vehicles.
1. David Beckham – Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
Over the past decade, David Beckham has shot from niche soccer fame to full-on celebrity stardom. With an onslaught of endorsements, the English superstar has been able to afford an impressive coterie of luxury vehicles. His sleek and extravagant Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead is one of his most expensive modes of transport due to numerous customizations and a set of Savini Forged Wheels.
2. Rick Ross – Maybach 57
The Maybach 57 Coupe is one of Mercedes-Benz’s most ostentatious cars to date, so naturally Rick Ross owns one. The wildly successful rapper stuffs his verses with braggadocio about wealth and power, which is undeniably validated by the Maybach 57’s ultra-premium features.
3. Jay Leno – Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Since his exit from the late night television circuit, Jay Leno has continued to expand his fame through his unprecedented car collection. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of Leno’s favorite luxury toys, due to its high performance and sleek design. Its handling is unmatched and manages to provide comfort while steering like a dream around hairpin turns.
4. Nicolas Cage – Ferrari Enzo
Nicolas Cage is well known for being one of the highest paid actors in the movie business. Therefore, it only makes sense that his affection for cars matches his staggering pay. Cage’s Ferrari Enzo matches his flashy and show-stealing attitude with its massive doors and extreme curves.
5. Jerry Seinfeld – Porsche 959
Since the end of Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld has found ongoing success with his popular YouTube series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In the show, Seinfeld interviews everyone from Barack Obama to Steve Martin while cruising in ridiculously expensive cars. The Porsche 959 is Seinfeld’s own big-ticket vehicle, which nets a high price due to its outrages top speed of 195 miles per hour.
6. Kanye West – Lamborghini Aventador
While birthdays can seem mundane for those without beaucoup money, celebrities get to enjoy Richie Rich-style presents every year. When they first started dating, Kim Kardashian surprised Kanye West with the high-performance Lamborghini Aventador. Unfortunately, the jet black car suffered severe damage when Kardashian’s electric gates closed on it.
7. Simon Cowell – Bugatti Veyron
Price: $1.7 million
The highly-coveted Bugatti Veyron is a favorite of many celebrities due to its unmatched performance and unmatched design work courtesy of Volkswagen’s Jozef Kaba?. Buyers have the option to customize Veyrons, leading some to tack on exorbitantly expensive additions. Reality TV mogul Cowell owns one of the most expensive versions, which blends well with his other flashy vehicles such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
8. Birdman – Bugatti Veyron
Price: $2.5 million
Cash Money Records is one of the most influential hip-hop labels in the world with alumni including Lil’ Wayne and Nicki Minaj. As a co-founder, rapper and executive Birdman has been able to reap the rewards of his label’s massive successes in the form of a multi-million dollar Bugatti Veyron. Currently, the Veyron is the fastest car permitted on the road with a top speed of 253 miles per hour.
9. Kim Kardashian – Ferrari F430
The Kardashian media dynasty is flush with wealth, and its family members aren’t scared of flaunting their opulence. Kim Kardashian can often be seen driving around in her powerful Ferrari F430. While $186,925 is much more than most make in a year, the high price is a drop in the bucket for the popular reality TV star.
10. Justin Combs – Maybach
Justin Combs might be the most spoiled teenager in the world. While most are lucky to receive a clunker on their sixteenth birthday, P. Diddy gifted his son a brand new Maybach. However, reports say the young Combs can only drive it on special occasions, which is a wise choice given its absurd price tag.
11. Jay Z – Maybach Exelero
Price: $8 Million
Jay-Z has never been one for modesty. The world-famous rapper and businessman has consistently been one of the wealthiest musicians in the hip-hop sphere. He often flaunts his wealth and status with help from his $8 million Maybach Exelero. In the music video for “Lost One,” Jay prominently featured the car to amp up his legendary braggadocio.
12. Lil’ Wayne – Black Bugatti Veyron
Price: $2.7 million
Not to be outdone by Cash Money counterpart and former mentor Birdman, rapper Lil’ Wayne has his own pricey Bugatti Veyron. His version features a matte black finish and other customizations that contributed to the outrageous $2.7 million price tag.
13. Paris Hilton – Custom Bentley GT Continental
Paris Hilton is known for many things, but modesty is not one of them. The international celebrity and reality TV superstar extends her flashy personality into the cars she drives. The car tuners at West Coast Customs tweaked her Bentley GT Continental to be completely pink. While the color looks almost nauseating, it’s a fitting complement to Hilton’s fame.
14. 50 Cent – Lamborghini Murciélago
50 Cent may be sliding into irrelevancy without any recent chart-topping hits, but the New York rapper can still afford to ride in extreme luxury. His custom-painted Murciélago features a slender build with a high-powered engine, combining style and strength into one complete package.
15. The Game – Bugatti Veyron
Price: $2.2 million
Sometimes even wealthy rappers need a little boost from reality TV shows in order to fund their dream cars. The Game went to Instagram after he purchased his own Bugatti Veyron to thank VH1 for, “pitching in on the Bugatti for my bday.” The Veyron adds to his impressive collection of expensive cars including a leather-wrapped Ferrari F430 and Porsche Panamera with a gold chrome finish.
16. Flo Rida – Golden Bugatti Veyron
Price: $1.7 million
Since the breakout success of his 2008 single “Low,” Flo Rida has steadily became one of the most successful rappers to date. His newfound success has afforded him a gold-wrapped Bugatti Veyron, a popular status symbol among wealthy musicians. Some even speculate that the wheels are 24 karat gold, which would fit in nicely with Flo Rida’s extravagant lifestyle.
17. Nick Mason – Ferrari 250 GTO
Price: $25 million
While most celebrities veer towards the latest sports cars, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason went backwards in time to find his dream car. Mason dropped a cool $25 million on the famous Ferrari 250 GTO. The classic sports car remains one of Ferrari’s most coveted vehicles for its iconic design and high-performance capabilities.
18. Steven Tyler – Hennessey Venom GT Spider
Price: $1.1 million
In 2012, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler purchased one of the fastest cars of all time. The Hennessey Venom GT Spider features a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine, which recently set a new record for speed that reached 265 miles per hour. One can only imagine where someone would find the space to reach such a speed, but it must make Tyler feel good knowing he could top 250 miles per hour if he felt like it.
19. Floyd Mayweather – Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Price: $4.8 million
Boxer Floyd Mayweather’s nickname is “Money,” and his opulent car collection reaffirms that title. In 2015, Mayweather purchased a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, which is only the third car of its model in the entire world. Boasting a race car-styled design and a top speed of 254 miles per hour, the Trevita is one of the rarest and most expensive celebrity cars out there.
20. Gianna Jun – Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Most notably known for her appearance in the rom-com My Sassy Girl, the South Korean actress Gianna Jun is one of the most popular celebrities in her home country. She is known for landing lucrative endorsement deals, which have allowed her to enjoy a life of financial comfort. That life includes a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, a high-class vehicle valued for its extravagant luxuries.
21. Kendall Jenner – Range Rover
The children of celebrities will never have to know the hard-earned gratitude that comes when dealing with a first car that barely works. Instead of a rough hand-me-down, Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian clan received a $90,000 Range Rover SUV on her sixteenth birthday. Jenner has since upgraded her model, but her birthday present remains a stark signifier of extreme wealth.
22. Miley Cyrus – Porsche Cayenne GTS
Most people try to keep their car for its entire lifespan, but most celebrities ditch their cars in a couple years. Singer Miley Cyrus has held onto her Porsche Cayenne GTS for roughly three years now. The spacious SUV is a far more sensible vehicle than other celebrity super cars, but still maintains a comparable level of luxury.
23. P. Diddy – Phantom Drophead Coupe
Considering he purchased his son a $400,000 Maybach, it only seemed fitting that P. Diddy owned a car with an even bigger price tag. His Phantom Drophead Coupe is the most expensive car in the Rolls-Royce arsenal, with a luxurious interior and stylish design.
24. Joe Johnson – Ford F650
Some celebrities go for the high-performance sports cars, some go for the throwback classic cars, and others just want a giant souped-up truck. Atlanta Hawks players Joe Johnson dropped a whopping $200,000 on a Ford F650 that reached its astronomic price tag through numerous add-ons and ridiculous customizations.
25. Beyoncé Knowles – 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Convertible
Price: $1 million
Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles’ combined wealth probably outpaces the GDP of numerous countries. As a result, a purchase like a million dollar Rolls-Royce convertible from 1959 is only a minor expense. Knowles’ throwback Rolls-Royce touts lush leather seats and a powerful 6.2-liter engine, which gives her luxury ride comfort and stellar performance.