29 Absurdly Extravagant Purchases Made By Mega-Rich Celebrities
Here is a list of 30 disgustingly expensive, strange things bought by mega-rich Hollywood stars. One thing that fascinates us normal people about celebrities is the fact that many of them are absurdly wealthy - so absurdly wealthy that they can afford to buy things that cost more than most of us make in a year. Enjoy these stories of some of the most wild purchases that celebrities have ever bought. Do you know which star bought a gold bathtub? What about the celebrity who bought a custom doghouse for her pooch? Or the actor who owns an ENTIRE TOWN? Read on to find out some of the most expensive things that celebrities have ever bought.
Beyonce's $100,000 Gold Leggings
Beyonce wore these pricey leggings, covered in real gold, at the 2007 BET awards. They were designed by Balenciaga. I hope she got to wear them again, like to yoga or something.
Bono's $1700 Plane Ticket For His Hat To Sit In
Bono is supposed to be a humanitarian who wants all the inequality and injustice in the world to be wiped out; at least that’s what he tells the media from time to time and claims in his songs. So what would such a humanitarian do if he went on vacation and accidentally left his favorite hat at home? He’d spend a ridiculous $1,700 to have it delivered by airplane.
Nicolas Cage's $276,000 Dinosaur Skull
The eccentric actor is somewhat infamous for his wild purchases, but one of the wildest was the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Bataar. He beat out Leonardo DiCaprio for the fossil, but unfortunately, there's been some question as to its authenticity since the sale went through.
Kanye's Pricey Teeth
While on the Ellen show, Kanye told the talk show host that he'd had gold and diamond tooth implants installed instead of his front bottom teeth. We wonder why, but we guess its just because it's what rock stars do.
Angelina Jolie's $1 Million Helicopter
The Oscar-winning actress bought her ex-husband Brad Pitt a helicopter. Just a normal present, right?
Daniel Radcliffe's $17,000 Mattress
The Harry Potter star indulged in a mattress that costs as much as a car...but to be fair, you do have to sleep on it every night. Just a small price for comfort.
Soulja Boy's $250,000 Diamond-encrusted Remote Control Car Necklace
The rapper got a necklace featuring a diamond-covered model Lamborghini as a present from his jeweler. So he didn't actually drop all that cash on it - but imagine how much he'd already spent to get such an expensive gift!
Drake's $50,000 Strip Club Visit
The rapper visited a strip club in North Carolina and "made it rain" to the tune of 50 grand!!
Paris Hilton's $325,000 Dog House
Paris had her pups built a miniature replica of her own house. The doggie mansion has air conditioning and heating, mini furniture, and even a tiny chandelier.
Celine Dion's $1 Million Humidifier
Dion's Las Vegas home is, obviously, quite dry, which can wreak havoc on one's singing voice. So the legend had a gold-and-crystal encrusted humidifier installed to ensure she doesn't lose her signature belt. Honestly, we would expect nothing less.
Michael Vick's $85,000 Fish Pond
Mike Tyson – $280,000 Tigers
Tyson has made himself a lot of money in his life, but boy oh boy, has he also wasted a great deal of it. Tyson’s most prominent example may be the fact that he spent $140,000 on two white Bengal tigers…and then needed to spend another $140,000 to hire a trainer for them
Suri Cruise's $850 Purse
While you could argue that Suri didn't buy this, it's still fairly alarming that her mom thought a three-year-old needed a Ferragamo purse. Just give the kid a tote bag and let her use her imagination to pretend it's a Ferragamo purse. Outrageous!
Akon's Multi-Million-Dollar Diamond Mine
The rapper bought an actual diamond mine in South Africa, and while the exact cost of the purchase was never publicized...it was probably A LOT. It's a dang diamond mine!
Jay Z’s 75 Bottles Of Armand De Brignac ($250,000)
Everyone understands what it means to pop a bottle of champagne, it’s a sign of celebration, but what occasion could warrant the popping of 75 bottles of champagne? Not just any champagne, but the “Armand De Brignac” which connoisseurs refer to as the “Ace of Spades” it is practically the Bugatti of champagnes and the 75 bottles cost $250,000
Kim Basinger's $20 Million Town
The 80s icon bought a Georgia town, Braselton, in 1988, hoping to turn it into a tourist attraction. Her plan didn't work, though, and she filed for bankruptcy five years later, selling the town for a measly $1 million.
Donald Trump's $100 Million Plane
Before he was able to ride around on Air Force One, President Trump owned a Boeing 757 jet that can seat up to 230 people, and features a 52-inch TV inside. Supposedly, everything that can be gold-plated inside the plane is.
Amanda Seyfried's Taxidermied Horse
The Les Miserables actress fell in love with a stuffed foal while visiting London on a promo tour, and bought it for an undisclosed price quoted only as "thousands."
Kelly Rowland's $5,200 Crystal-Encrusted Baby Tub
The former Destiny's Child member bought her friend Beyonce an amazing baby present for Blue Ivy: a Swarovski crystal-covered baby tub.
Mike Tyson's $2 Million Gold Bathtub
When the boxer was married to Robin Givens, he installed a gold bathtub in their house for her.
Chris Brown's $1.5 Million Sports Car
The singer and abuser of Rihanna bought a flashy red Bugatti Veyron that cost a ridiculous amount of money, even for the super-rich.
LeBron James' $100,000 Bar Tab
The NBA star bought 33 bottles of Cristal in one night out in Vegas. His entourage must be huge - or very good at drinking!
Madonna's $10,000-A-Month Bottled Water
The Material Girl reportedly drinks only blessed "Kabbalah water," which costs about $5 per bottle. This means she could be spending up to $10,000 per month just on drinking water.
Tamara Ecclestone's $1.5 Million Crystal Bathtub
The daughter of the head of Formula One racing had a custom bathtub carved out of Amazonian crystal, then installed in her home for some reason.
Lady Gaga's $50,000 Ghost Detection Machine
Gaga believes that a ghost named Ryan is haunting her home, so she invested in some electromagnetic equipment to see if she can detect when he's in the room with her.
Victoria Beckham's $35,000 iPhone 4
The fashion designer and former Spice Girl had her iPhone covered in 24k gold. Unfortunately, it's now completely obsolete!
Rihanna's $1 million Yearly Haircare Bill
The pop star has seemingly ever-changing hairstyles, all of which look stunning, so it's no surprise that she spends a pretty penny on her coif each year.
Jay-Z's $250,000 Bottles of Bubbly
The exclusive brand Ace of Spades costs a cool quarter-mil a bottle, and Mr. Beyonce actually bought a few bottles! Hope the celebration is REALLY fun!
Roman Abramovich's $100 Million Yacht - That He Almost Ruined
The Russian billionaire and owner of the Chelsea Football Club accidentally filled his yacht with the wrong kind of fuel - a mistake that cost him about $165,000 in fuel and cleaning costs.
Chad Ochocinco's $100,000 Super Truck
The NFL star had a custom truck made for his birthday. It's branded with his name and number, and has an extra-big truck bed. It gets about 6 miles per gallon.
Miley Cyrus's $24,000 Hair Extensions
The pop star revealed in 2013 that her long, flowing locks were never real, and that she had "350 extensions" in it. She's rocking a short 'do now that we think suits her much better anyway!
Steven Spielberg's $60,000 Sled
To be fair, the sled was THE SLED from Orson Welles' cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane, so when acclaimed director Spielberg bought it in 1982, we really shouldn't have been surprised. Directors love to idolize other directors.
Blue Ivy Carter's $80,000 Barbie Doll
Beyonce and Jay-Z bought their eldest child a diamond-encrusted Barbie for her first birthday. A one-year-old is going to have way more fun with the box Barbie came in anyway!
Tom Cruise's $200,000 Home Sonogram
When Cruise's ex-wife Katie Holmes was pregnant with Suri, the action star actually bought a sonogram machine to just, like, have in their house. She was their only child, so once she was born, what did he do with it? I hope he donated it to a low-cost clinic.
Brad Pitt's $960,000 Painting
Fancy art is notoriously expensive, but learning that do-gooder Pitt has a painting by Neo Rauch that cost almost a cool million made us look at him in a different way.
Magic Johnson's 30 Burger Kings
In 2004, the former NBA star put some of his basketball money into fast food - and he's apparently doing okay at it, since he still has them today!
Katy Perry's $200,000 Space Ticket
Perry bought her ex, Russell Brand, a ticket to SPACE on Richard Branson's company, Virgin Galactic. They then broke up, and neither of them has gone to space, so we're wondering if that ticket is up for grabs...
George Lucas' Personal Fire Department
To protect his $100 million ranch, Skywalker Ranch, the Star Wars impresario has a full-on fire department, complete with 12 full-time firefighters, a few trucks, and some volunteers. Is there a dalmatian too?
Charlie Sheen and $25,000 Football Team of Barbie Dolls
Boys play football and girls with dolls? With this you can bet. Famous actor Charlie sheen for a long time looked to the table football in one of the biggest toy stores new York city FAO Schwarz and finally bought it. But football this is not easy: instead of the usual players to play Barbie dolls. Assistant to Charlie sheen announced that Charlie loves games, especially if they are attended by ladies. And, he has organized “Women’s Day: an Annual event for Charlie sheen in a game of table football Barbie”. As they say: “what would the child have anything he wants…”.