Owning nice cars is a luxury for most but a pre requisite if you’re a celebrity. And who can blame them? Practically every last dollar of my measly paycheck goes right back into my 1969 Pontiac GTO. But to the wealthy it is yet another opportunity to indulge in life’s most fascinating hobbies in the world. From NFL Wide Receiver Antonio Brown’s insanely sick custom Steelers Rolls Royce Phantom to Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am’s $700k customized gull-winged DeLorean, celebrities ride in style. But, these one-offs are not enough for the true automobile collector; and when you have money, you just need more. Below, are some of the most expensive, crazy-cool celebrity car collections in the world. They may not be the most expensive (the Sultan of Brunei comes to mind), but they are sure to turn heads. From exotics, rare classics, hot rods, super cars, you name it and these celebrity car connoisseurs have their garages filled with unbelievable cars that most motorsports enthusiasts can only dream of.
1. Jay Leno:
Jay Leno is probably the most passionate celebrity car collector we can think of. Not only does he own 130 vehicles in his California “Big Dog Garage”, but he personally enjoys driving every vehicle he owns. Even though he is worth around $350 Million, he also doesn’t mind getting a little greasy and has been known to turn a wrench or two. Jay truly is a “car guy” with an appreciation for a broad spectrum of car genres. From his 1986 Lamborghini Countach, to his 1909 Stanley Steamer, Jay appreciates American classics, early horseless carriages, custom one-off’s, and foreign exotics. A few highlights of his extensive collection include a 1955 Buick Roadmaster (that he has owned since 1972), a 1937 Fiat Topolino, Blastolene Special (Tank Car), a McClaren F1 a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, and a GM concept car called the EcoJet.
2. Ralph Lauren:
Mr. Lauren is worth a lot of money, $7.1 Billion to be more specific. With that kind of money he can afford to have a very rare and very expensive collection of vintage roadsters. His collection matches the image of his clothing lines: classic and elegant. Although pieces of his collection sometimes show up in his clothing advertisements, he personally doesn’t spend a lot of time with his automobiles. This is a shame, as the car collection includes some very choice specimens including a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic (One of only 2 in the world), a 1958 Ferarri Testarosa, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia and a 1929 Bentley Blower. His Bugatti alone is estimated to be worth over $40 Million and won the concorso d’eleganza villa d’este Most Prestigious Car award.
3. Snoop Dogg:
One of the most influential rappers of all time, Snoop Dogg lives the epitome of the rapper lifestyle, right down to his prolific collection of low-rider vehicles. Snoop Dogg is estimated to be worth around $135 Million. With that money he can afford some of the baddest rides anywhere. It is not uncommon to see him cruisin’ down the streets of LA or Las Vegas in one of his many low-riders.
Of his 25 cars, the most impressive are his ’67 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible decked out in Laker gold and purple, a ’69 Buick Riviera, a ’74 Cadillac, and a cherry ’59 Chevy Bel Air.
4. Floyd Mayweather Jr:
The boxer’s nickname is “money” for good reason. He is estimated to be worth around $400 Million, and he sports a $6 Million collection of exotic cars just to prove it. Over the years he has owned more than 100 cars and has no question one of the largest collection of cars of any well known celebrity. Currently he keeps a fleet of white cars in his Miami Estate (shown above), and a fleet of black cars in Las Vegas. His collection includes a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, 2 Bugatti 16.4 Veyrons, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, and a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiarano. His 3 Bugatti’s are worth around $4.6 Million and make up the most expensive part of his collection.
5. Michael Jordan:
With an estimated net worth of over $1 Billion, Michael Jordan can afford just about anything he wants. He chooses to use his automobile budget to buy exotic sports cars. His collection is said to include more than 40 cars. A few of his more notable cars include a Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren 722 Edition, a custom M-AIR-J 512 TR Ferrari Testarossa, and a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary Edition (one of only 220).
6. Dan Bilzerian:
He calls himself the King of Instagram and it’s pretty evident that poker champion and aspiring Hollywood actor Dan Bilzerian has a pretty sweet car collection too. With an estimated net worth of a mere $100 million, controversial playboy Dan Bilzerian is not running a shortage of beautiful women and fancy cars. Dan’s collection includes a 1965 AC 800+ horsepower Shelby Cobra, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458, Bentley Continental GT, Brabus 6×6 AMG G63 and numerous other fourwheelers and high end automobiles for his entourage. Dan’s collection is worth an estimated $3.3 million dollars.
Whether it’s MJ or Leno or Dan Bilzerian, these dudes sure do not disappoint when it comes to their garages. Celebrities might sometimes bight off more than they can chew, but their indulgence in automobiles is certainly not going to hear any criticism from us.