The Strangest Lavish Purchases Made By Celebrities
Stars have all the money in the world and tend to spend it on the strangest and most expensive items. Celebrities will purchase anything that they are into, no matter the cost, such as a dog house mansion or a dinosaur head. You will be pretty surprised with the price tag of some of these items as they are more than most people's houses.
Celebrities always spend their money on the strangest items, but who wouldn't if you had money like them? So if you are interested in finding out more about strange lavish purchases made by celebrities, be sure to check out this article!
Tracy Morgan Owns A Shark Tank
Tracy Morgan is one of the funniest men in Hollywood and has had quite a successful career as an actor and comedian. Morgan has always been a shark fan, so he decided he wanted a shark tank in one of his homes. The 20,000-gallon shark tank costs anywhere from $50,000 to $1 million and is filled with all of Morgan's favorite shark species, such as leopard sharks, white tips, black tips, and many others.
The massive shark tank is located in the backyard of Morgan's house and has a team that takes care of the sharks and the tank. Morgan is one big fan of sharks, so it won't be surprising if he pops up on a show during Shark Week.
Kylie Jenner Bought A $15,000 Teddy Bear
Kylie Jenner is one of the wealthiest women of her age, and it is no surprise that she bought her daughter a $15,000 Louis Vuitton teddy bear. The teddy bear is worth so much because it is made out of monogrammed brown velvet, and only a limited number were made. Anything Louis Vuitton makes is costly and that is no different when it comes to their teddy bear.
Kylie Jenner's daughter is going to be a spoiled kid as she already has several lavish items that are priceless. We will see what Jenner buys her next, as we already know it will be outlandish.
Nicolas Cage Owns A Tyrannosaurus Rex Skull
Nicolas Cage is one of the top actors in Hollywood and has a large bank account. When the actor isn't filming movies, he is hunting for dinosaur bones. One of his most expensive purchases was a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull that sold for $270,000 at auction. The funny thing is that Cage was actually bidding against Leonardo DiCaprio at the auction, who is also a fan of dinosaurs, and ended up winning the bid.
Sadly, Cage had to hand over the dinosaur skull to the government of Mongolia because they figured out the skull was stolen many years ago, so Cage is on the hunt again for a dinosaur skull.
Paris Hilton Bought Her Dogs A Mansion
Paris Hilton is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. She owned many companies within the industry and was already wealthy as she was part of the family that owns Hilton hotels. Being a big dog lover, Paris Hilton built a dog mansion in her backyard that cost her around $325,000.
The dog mansion is only 300 square feet but is loaded with luxurious furniture and all the amenities a dog needs. Hilton loves her dogs, which shows in the amount of money she spends on them and their mansion.
Celine Dion Bought A $2 Million Humidifier
Celine Dion is one of the top singers in the world and was recently invited to perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. Since she would be in the hot desert, she decided to purchase a $2 million humidifier that she had installed on the stage she performs on. The reason was that it would help prevent damage to the singer's voice as the hot, dry desert air wasn't to her liking.
Crazy that she spent more on the humidifier than most people do on their dream homes, but Dion has the money to do so and has to save her voice as that is her money maker.
Tamara Ecclestone Bought A $1.5 Million Crystal Bathtub
Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, who is the Formula One boss and one of the wealthiest men in the world, purchased a crystal bathtub for $1.5 million. Tamara explained that the workers had to get the crystal from the Amazon before it was carved out to her liking. There are only a few people in the world that can say their bathtub is crystal and that it came all the way from the Amazon.
Ecclestone has the money for such a bathtub as her father makes more money than you can possibly imagine and she actually earns her own money through the many businesses that she owns.
Victoria Beckham Bought A Gold Plated iPhone
The former Spice Girls star, Victoria Beckham, has a custom-made gold plated iPhone that Stuart Hughes designed, costing her around $33,000. The iPhone is made of 150 grams of 24-karat gold. Money doesn't fall short when it comes to Victoria, as her music career paid off, and she is married to one of the most famous soccer players in the world, David Beckman.
There are only a few hundred of these iPhones, so they are pretty rare since they cost so much money. Victoria will need an upgrade in the future and she will probably get another gold iPhone as she has the money to do so.
Lady Gaga Bought A $50,000 Ghost Detector
One of the strangest things that Lady Gaga has purchased in the past is a ghost detector that cost her around $50,000. The world-famous singer is a big fan of the paranormal and tries to interact with ghosts on the device. The device is an electromagnetic field reader that is meant to pick up spirits that are near.
This isn't surprising as Lady Gaga is a strange individual. Still, she has always been into paranormal activity and she finally had the chance to purchase something that would help her with interacting with ghosts. Who knows if the device actually works, but she spent a lot on it.
Bill Gates Purchased Da Vinci's Journal For $31 Million
Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men in the world and has a lot of spare money to buy historical artifacts. One of his most prized possessions is Leonardo Da Vinci's journals which contain notes and drawings. The 30 journals cost Gates $31 million, making it the record for the most expensive books ever sold, but it was worth it in Gates' eyes as it is one of a kind.
Gates had all the journals scanned so that people could see the documents digitized. Who knows what Gates will do with the notes? Maybe he will try to create one of Da Vinci's inventions.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Bought A Diamond Encrusted Barbie Doll For Their Daughter
Jay-Z and Beyonce love their daughter and spoil her with some of the most lavish things. The power couple's net worth is around $1.5 billion, so they can buy their daughter whatever they want. When it was Blue Ivy's first birthday, she was given a diamond-encrusted barbie doll that cost the couple around $80,000, making it one of the most expensive.
Amazingly, Jay-Z and Beyonce spent so much money on her first birthday, so it wouldn't be a surprise if she gets more as she gets older. But one thing is for sure, the couple has enough money to buy the little girl a whole island.
Bono Paid For A Flight Ticket Just For His Hat
Bono is the singer of the world-famous band U2 and has all the money in the world due to his band's success. One time, when Bono was traveling to Italy, he forgot his favorite hat in London and paid for a $1,500 plane ticket to get it the same day.
The man has always been a hat lover and being without one makes him feel like he has no style, so the musician had one of his assistants grab his hat and deliver it to the airport. It was then put in the pilot's cabin to ensure that no one would steal it and that it was in good condition.
Kanye West Has Gold Plated Toilets
Kanye West has always loved to show off and enjoys lavish things. He is one of the top hip-hop rappers who has made millions over the years and has a lot to show for it, including his toilets. West has several gold-plated toilets in one of his homes and spent around $750,000 on them.
The gold-plated toilets are plated with 24 karat gold and are one of the fanciest toilets ever made. This was when West was with Kim Kardashian, so who knows if he still owns the house, but he sure did spend a lot of money on them.
Tom Cruise Purchased A Sonogram Machine For $100,000
When Tom Cruise was with Katie Holmes, he bought a sonogram machine that cost him around $100,000. The reason was that Homles was pregnant with their first daughter and wanted to see the baby on their own accord. Cruise even hired a couple of medical professionals to help the couple learn how to use the machine properly.
Once the baby was born, Cruise donated the sonogram machine to one of the hospitals by him. Tom Cruise can say that he is one of the few celebrities who can operate a sonogram machine, which adds to the number of skills the actor has acquired.
Amanda Seyfried Bought A Taxidermied Miniature Horse
One of the strangest things on this list is that celebrity Amanda Seyfried bought a taxidermied miniature horse that cost her several thousand dollars. While Seyfried was promoting her movie Red Riding Hood, she came across a local taxidermied store selling a stuffed three-week-old baby horse. Being a fan of horses, Seyfried immediately bought it and had it shipped to her home.
This may be weird to a lot of people, but it is something that Seyfried is very interested in as she grew up in a home where taxidermied animals were all over the house.
Brad Pitt Purchased A World War II German Motorbike
Brad Pitt is one of the top actors in Hollywood and is a massive fan of World War II relics which explains his love for acting in World War II films. The man was so interested in historical artifacts that he bought a World War II German motorbike used in Greece.
Pitt ended up paying around $400,000 for the historical relic, which still has all its original parts and is in good condition. It is great to see actors so interested in historical relics, and hopefully, we will see Brad Pitt in more World War II films as he loves that era.
The Game Purchased A Diamond Encrusted RC Car
Being The Game's son has its perks, especially regarding gifts. His son always asked for a Bentley, so The Game decided to get him something that he could use and bought him a diamond-encrusted RC car that cost him around $100,000. The famous rapper got his son the best RC car imaginable and made it one of a kind as nobody else owns a diamond-encrusted RC car.
The $100,000 RC car is nothing compared to the net worth of the legendary actor, and he will most likely spend even more on his son when it comes time for him to finally drive a real car.
Conor McGregor Owns A $100,000 Polar Bear Coat
Conor McGregor is always known for being the center of attention; it is the same when he purchases clothing. McGregor spent over $50,000 on a polar bear coat that Gucci made. The flashy fighter first appeared with it at one of his media events for a fight.
It is unsure if McGregor still wears the polar bear coat, but he should be, as he spent a good amount of money on it. Who knows what McGregor will wear next as he always tries to be the flashiest guy in town. His next fashion piece will probably be worth more as he always wants to be the center of attention.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Owns A M-47 Patton Tank
Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been known as a badass and what makes him even more remarkable is that he purchased an American tank. Schwarzenegger has been making millions since he first came to America, and what better way to prove that he loves this country than to buy an M-47 Patton tank? The enormous tank cost Schwarzenegger about $20,000, including shipping, as it was coming from Europe.
Not many celebrities can say they own a tank, but Schwarzenegger is lucky enough to. Schwarzenegger even lets kids ride on the tank as a way to keep them in school.
Mike Tyson Owns A Solid Gold Bathtub
Mike Tyson is known to be one of the best boxing champions in the world, and with success, comes a lot of money. He wanted to make his bathroom even more lavish and decided to purchase a solid gold bathtub that cost him around $2.2 million. The bathtub is made out of 24 karat gold and weighs a reasonable amount.
This is just one of the significant purchases that Tyson has made throughout his career. He is often known for spending ridiculous amounts of money on simple things, but who wouldn't if they were in his position?
Leonardo DiCaprio Purchases Millions of Dollars Worth of Art
Leonardo DiCaprio is an art enthusiast and spends millions of dollars on different pieces of artwork. The man has the money for it as he is one of the top actors in Hollywood that has captivated people ever since he first started acting. In the past, he has bought several paintings, but one that stands out is an Ed Ruscha painting that cost him $125,000.
The painting was sold in a charity auction funded for people in need in Haiti, so the money went to a good cause. But this is just one painting that he added to his massive collection.
Justin Bieber Converted His Cadillac Into A Bat Mobile
When Justin Bieber turned 18, he bought himself a customized Cadillac CTS-V Blackout Coupe that was made into a batmobile lookalike. The conversion cost him $100,000, which is nothing compared to his bank account. The result was a unique car that was one of a kind. Almost everything on the car was blacked out, and the seats even had purple stitching.
This is just one of Bieber's many cars, but this one stands out as not everyone can say that they drive a batmobile around. This is a pretty awesome car to have at 18, but Bieber deserved it as he works hard for his money.
Kendall Jenner Purchased A Knitted Sofa For $52,000
Kendall Jenner is one of the top names in the fashion industry and has become one of the wealthiest women of her age as she is smart with her money. Kendall isn't afraid to spend big money on lavish things as she purchased a knitted sofa for her home that cost her around $52,000.
The knitted sofa isn't what you think as it looks like a bunch of rolled yarn, but the celebrity paid big bucks because it is a unique sofa that famous fashion designers designed. The amount of money she spent on the couch is more than most would spend on multiple couches throughout their lifetime.
Akon Purchased A Whole Diamond Mine
Akon was one of the biggest names in the music industry during the early 2000s but has been off the radar for quite a while now. That doesn't mean that Akon isn't working hard; he owns several companies, including a whole diamond mine located in South Africa. The famous musician bought the mine for an undisclosed amount, but it had to be worth several million dollars as the return investment is outrageous.
Akon is also known to help different African countries by funding projects to help the people in small communities. The man is doing a lot of good with his money, which is few and far between.
George Lucas Purchased His Own Fire Department
George Lucas made a large majority of his money from the Star Wars films, making him one of Hollywood's wealthiest directors. Lucas has a large ranch called the Skywalker Ranch near Nicasio, California that sits on many acres of land. Hence, he decided to build his own fire department on his ranch so that firefighters could protect his land from any fires.
Lucas has 12 firefighters in his department and those firefighters probably have one of the best jobs in the world as there are hardly any fires and their boss is George Lucas.
Miley Cyrus Bought A Car For Her Dogs
Miley Cyrus is another famous celebrity that loves her dogs more than anything. She loves them so much that she bought them their own Range Rover, so she wouldn't care if the car gets dirtied up or damaged by them.
The Range Rover cost her around $100,000, and she was getting tired of having a bunch of scratches and pet hair in her cars, so the best solution for her was to buy them their own car. There are not too many celebrities that can say that they have bought their dogs a car, but there are many that can relate to spoiling them.
Mike Tyson Owned Two White Tigers
Almost everyone knows that Mike Tyson owned two white tigers as it was all over the tabloids . The legendary boxer is known to make lavish purchases, and his two white tigers cost him around $140,000. The amazing thing is that Tyson bought the two tigers while in prison in the 90s.
It costs around $200,000 a year to keep the two tigers well fed and taken care of, which added up over time. Tyson recently revealed that he had to get rid of one of his beloved tigers because it ended up attacking someone and ripped off their arm.
Kim Kardashian Bought One of Michael Jackson's Jackets
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought their daughter, North West, one of Michael Jackson's original jackets for one of her birthdays. The legendary singer's jacket cost the couple over $65,000, and that wasn't the only thing they bought for their beloved daughter, as she was also given one of Michael Jackson's hats.
The couple bought both items at an auction and were pleased that their daughter was thrilled about it as Michael Jackson is one of her favorites. North West will be getting lavish gifts for the rest of her life as both her parents are multi-millionaires.
Daniel Radcliffe Purchased A $20,000 Mattress
When it comes to purchasing an expensive mattress, Daniel Radcliffe knows all about it. The Harry Potter star is not known for spending his money on lavish things, but when it comes to sleep, the man will drop thousands. Radcliffe has a mattress that was specifically designed for him and cost him around $20,000.
The $20,000 is nothing compared to what the actor made from the Harry Potter films. In his eyes, sleep is the best part of living; you might as well get the best mattress when you are as rich as he is.
Jay-Z Purchased His Own Race Horse
Jay-Z has put his money into multiple things throughout the years, and one of his strangest purchases was a racing horse named California Chrome. The magnificent racing horse cost the rapper around $55 million, which doesn't include the cost of taking care of the horse.
California Chrome is a Kentucky Derby-winning horse, so it has a good reputation for being a fast horse. The good thing about this investment is that Jay-Z gets a large portion of the winnings if the horse wins.
Donald Trump Has Gold Plated Sinks And Seatbelts On His Private Jet
Everyone knows that Donald Trump owns a Boeing 747 that is his own private plane, but not too many people know that the seatbelts and sinks are actually made of 24 karat gold. The Boeing 747 alone cost the former president around $75 million but with all the gold touches that he added, it is estimated to be around $100 million.
Gold is one of Donald Trump's favorite colors, and he is known for having gold in almost every home and vehicle he owns. The private jet also has a master bedroom, a conference room, and several seats for his team of assistants.
Nicolas Cage Purchased LaLaurie Mansion
Nicolas Cage is known for his weird taste in things and that is no different when it comes to being a fan of the paranormal. Cage purchased the LaLaurie Mansion, which is well known for being the house that belonged to Madame LaLaurie, a serial killer in the 19th century. Cage purchased the haunted mansion for $3.4 million and lived in it for a few days.
Cage bought the haunted mansion because he thought it would be the perfect place to write a horror novel, and boy was he right, as the place was more haunted than he imagined.
Ashton Kutcher Purchased Himself A Ticket To Space
Ashton Kutcher has had a successful acting career and accumulated millions over the years. One of his most extravagant purchases was a plane ticket to space that cost him around $500,000. The Hollywood actor always dreamed of going into space, and that opportunity arose when Virgin Galatic announced that they would be taking people into space with their new rocket plane.
Kutcher was the 500th and last person to sign up for the limited number of space tickets. Unfortunately, Kutcher didn't end up going to space as he didn't think it would be best to go as he had just become a father at that time.
Beyonce Spent $100,000 On Her Gold Leggings
When it comes to spending money for Beyonce, there is no limit, and this was proven when she paid $100,000 for the gold leggings that she wore at the 2007 BET Awards during her performance. These custom-made leggings were made by Balenciaga, known for making high-fashion clothing. The famous singer could have bought a new expensive car for the price of her leggings.
It really doesn't matter for Beyonce as her husband, Jay-Z, is one of the rising billionaires in the world, and she has many years left of bringing in her own money from her music career.
Celine Dion Has Her Own Waterpark
Celine Dion is known for spending her money on lavish things, and it comes as no surprise that she owns her own waterpark. The custom waterpark was built in Florida on the land of one of her homes. The project cost her around $7 million to build and even included a huge home right off the beach.
The waterpark is a private resort for Dion and her family and features everything that you need when you are on vacation. The fantastic singer has a reputation for spending the big bucks, so who knows what epic purchase she will make next?
Tom Hanks Owns Several Vintage Typewriters
Tom Hanks has a passion for collecting old typewriters; they have fascinated him since he was a child, and he has over a hundred vintage typewriters. One of the most expensive typewriters that the famous actor bought cost him around $75,000, which is just one of the many he owns.
It might seem a little strange that Hanks collects typewriters, but everyone has their hobbies, and Hanks doesn't mind spending thousands of dollars on antique machines. Hanks' collection is still probably growing as he has enough money to buy several thousand more. It is nice to see an actor that is into such a unique hobby.
James Cameron Purchased His Own Farm In New Zealand
James Cameron is one of the top directors in Hollywood and is the creative mind behind movies such as Titanic and Avatar. Recently, the ultra-rich director purchased himself a farm in New Zealand for $20 million and is looking to be a farmer as the profession has run through his family for many years.
The 2,470 acres are used for cow grazing, which you wouldn't expect the Hollywood director to be into, but he has dedicated a lot of money to the farm. Who knows, maybe his next big film will have something to do with farming.
Steven Speilberg Purchased The Sled From Citizen Kane
Steven Speilberg is one of the most beloved filmmakers in the industry and he has a lot of money to show for it. The director is such a movie nut that he bought the sled named Rosebud from the legendary film Citizen Kane for $65,000. Speilberg thinks that the film is one of the greatest that was ever made and was one of the reasons why he wanted to become a filmmaker.
Speilberg is known to collect relics from the movie industry, and his collection has grown over the years, especially because all of his movies have become blockbuster hits.
Jamie Foxx Purchased A Crocodile Jacket For $18,000
Jamie Foxx is known for his excellent acting skills and an extraordinary singing voice that has earned him millions of dollars throughout his career. Foxx is also known for his style, and he doesn't mind spending thousands of dollars on something that is going to make him look good.
Foxx purchased a crocodile jacket for $18,000 and actually admitted that he bought it on impulse and didn't even like the way it looked on him. It is a good thing that Foxx never wore the crocodile jacket in public as it may have rubbed some people the wrong way.
Madonna Spends $10,000 A Month On Water
Madonna is one of the more exciting celebrities in Hollywood and tends to spend her money on things you wouldn't imagine. Madonna is known to spend over $10,000 on water a month as she purchases special water that is kosher blessed. This water is supposed to be healthier for you and is believed to give you good energy.
It is unsure if this is just a business that is swindling money out of rich people's hands, but Madonna swears by it and has stated that it makes her feel like a healthier person and gives her positive energy.
Johnny Depp Spends $30,000 A Month On Wine
Johnny Depp has been the center of talk recently, but one thing that people might not know about him is that the man spends over $30,000 a month on wine. Depp is living a lavish life and is able to spend thousands of dollars on his favorite wines. Let's say that the man is a wine fanatic and consumes more wine in a month than some people do in a year.
Being a rich celebrity has perks, as the man can just chill at home and drink wine all day if he wanted to. Depp also has an extensive guitar collection that contains some pretty expensive guitars.
Tinie Tempah Bought Marty McFly's Sneakers
Famous British rapper Tinie Tempah is a massive fan of the Back to The Future films, so big that he even bought Marty McFly's sneakers from the film. The sneakers cost Tempah around $37,000, which he acquired at an auction. The sneakers that Tempah bought were the ones Michael J. Fox wore in the second film, Back to the Future Part II.
These aren't the only Back to The Future sneakers that have been sold at auction, but around 1,500 sneakers were produced during filming and sold off throughout the years. We can bet that this won't be the last expensive rare item that Tinie purchases.
Liam Payne Purchased The Flying Car From Harry Potter
Liam Payne, the popular British singer, purchased the flying car from the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as he is a massive fan of the books and movies. The young singer bought the car for an undisclosed amount, but it must have cost him several thousand dollars as there is only one in existence.
Payne told reporters that he put the car in his garden and loves to see it every morning. Liam is such a big Harry Potter fan that he even had his last birthday themed around the film and had everyone dress up.
Michael Vick Purchased A Fishing Pond That Cost Him $85,000
Michael Vick is one of the most controversial names in the NFL and is known for getting in trouble for dog fighting. But one thing that you might not have learned is that he purchased a massive fish pond that cost him around $85,000. The man is an enormous fish enthusiast and built the home fishing pond in the backyard of his home.
Vick spent an additional $40,000 on the landscape to make the fishing pond look natural, and the end result was beautiful. Vick has several fish in his pond and he has said that it is his relaxing escape from reality.
Nicolas Cage Purchased A Superman Comic Book For $150,000
Nicolas Cage has a lot of things that he collects, including comic books. Cage has thousands of comic books that he has collected over the years and has some pretty rare ones in his collection. Cage purchased Action Comics No. 1 which was the first comic book to feature Superman for $150,000 at auction. But some years later, the comic book was stolen from Cage and was missing for quite some time until it resurfaced 11 years later.
Once Cage was in possession of the comic book, he decided to sell it at auction which sold for an amazing $1.5 million, and was reported that it sold again for $2.1 million, making it the most expensive comic book in existence.
Cardi B Purchased A $100,000 Necklace For Her Daughter
Cardi B is one of the top hip-hop artists that is constantly releasing hit songs that make it to the top of the charts, so you know that she has a lot of money. Cardi B is known to spend her money on some of the strangest and most lavish things. She bought her daughter a $100,000 necklace that features some of the anime characters from the children's show Word Party.
The expensive necklace was custom-made for her daughter, Kulture, who loves the show and also loves diamonds. Let us say that Cardi B isn't afraid to spoil her daughter.
Rod Stewart Spends Thousands of Dollars On His Model Train Set
Rod Stewart has a passion for model trains and is often building it up when he is not making music. The legendary musician has spent thousands of dollars on his model train diorama that takes up a whole room in his house. The man has spent thousands of hours building his models and has been passionate about the hobby since he was a young child.
When Stewart decided to move back to the UK, he paid $80,000 to ship his model train diorama from Los Angeles. Stewart is still building his diorama up, and it is getting bigger every year.
Nicole Kidman Spends Millions of Dollars On Her Judean Coins Collection
Something that might surprise you is that Nicole Kidman is a vast coin collector and owns some of the rarest coins in the world. Kidman is lucky enough to say that she holds a collection of Judean coins that date back to the BCE era and cost her a couple of million dollars. The coins that Kidman owns are pretty rare as they date back to a period before the birth of Jesus.
These aren't the only coins that Kidman has in her collection, as she owns several rare coins from around the world. Kidman's collection has grown over the years as her career as an actor has paid off.
Leonardo DiCaprio Has An Action Figure Collection
Leonardo DiCaprio has many hobbies; one that stands out is that he collects rare action figures. The Hollywood star has a vast collection of some of the most irregular action figures ever made, such as figures from the Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
DiCaprio has spent thousands of dollars on his collection and is quite proud that he owns so many action figures that he loved while he was growing up. The man has a lot of money to spend, so it's not a surprise that he owns just about every rare action figure that you can think of.
Brad Pitt Purchases Artwork All The Time
Besides being a collector of historical relics, Brad Pitt also enjoys collecting expensive paintings from around the world. The Hollywood star is known to have a vast collection of art that has cost him millions of dollars over the years. Pitt has bought several paintings with a price tag of $1 million and is always looking for new art to collect.
Pitt has the money to spend on collecting art as he always makes hit movies that make him millions of dollars. It won't be long until you hear that Pitt has bought another painting because it is something he is passionate about, and he has the money to do so.